Warren East 47, Greenwood 19
Warren East, playing in its first season in Class AAAA, turned a seven-point halftime lead into a 47-19 home win over Greenwood in the schools' first meeting since 2004.
Jordan Ellis was the star for the Raiders, completing 18-of-26 passes for 477 yards and five touchdowns. Four of the scores came to Jon Yates, who hauled in four balls for 170 yards on the night.
Terrence Dunn led East's ground effort, carrying 13 times for 113 yards and a touchdown.
The loss diminished a terrific effort by Gators quarterback Cory Henon. He ended the night 8-of-15 passing for 84 yards and a touchdown, carried 18 times for 82 yards and a score and had an 88-yard kickoff return touchdown as well.
Warren East (1-0) hosts Fort Campbell next week, while Greenwood (0-1) travels to Allen County-Scottsville.
Russellville 29, Franklin-Simpson 17
Russellville jumped in front of Franklin-Simpson early with a safety and never looked back, beating the Wildcats at Shadetree Stadium 29-17.
Franklin-Simpson played without junior quarterback Courtney Dalcourt, who sat out the game with an injured shoulder.
Russellville would extend the lead to 16-3 in the second quarter, but the Wildcats scored on the final play of the half to enter the locker room down just six. The Panthers responded in the third quarter, scoring
on a nine-yard scamper by Mikie Benton.
Much of Russellville's assault occurred on the ground. Running back Dustin Sydnor scored touchdowns of 58 and 43 yards, both in the first half, and finished with 119 yards on seven carries.
Benton was just as lethal. He rushed nine times for 152 yards, including the nine-yard score to open the third quarter. The Panthers finished with 37 carries for 363 yards.
Freshman Hayden Williams filled in for Dalcourt., ending the night 16-of-25 passing for 185 yards and a score and rushing for 51 yards and a
touchdown. Patrick Flippin led the running attack with 11 carries for 52 yards.
Both the Panthers (1-0) and Wildcats (0-1) play next week in the Pigskin Classic at Franklin-Simpson. Russellville plays Daviess County while the Wildcats host Barren County.
Butler County 26, Logan County 0
Butler County used a solid ground game and six Logan County turnovers to shut out the Cougars 26-0.
The Bears displayed a new emphasis on passing the ball, but Jason
Byrd rushed for a 151 yards and two touchdowns while fullback J.R. Ford chipped in with 49 yards to account for 200 of Butler County's 333 yards of total offense.
Ford also recovered a Logan County fumble in the 2nd half and scurried 49 yards for the touchdown that capped off a dominating performance from the Bears' defense.
Butler County (1-0) will host Grayson County next week while Logan County (0-1) will host Muhlenberg South.
Grayson County 20, Edmonson County 12
Grayson County quarterback Jacob Hicks accounted for all three Cougar scores in an eight point win against Edmonson County.
Hicks hooked up with Aaron Deviney for a touchdown pass on the second play of the third quarter that put Grayson County up 20-6.
Hicks also ran 45 yards on a quarterback option in the second quarter and threw his first touchdown pass in the first quarter.
Grayson County (1-0) plays at Butler County next week while Edmonson County (0-1) will host Caverna.