This past weekend saw the opening round of the playoffs in high school football. Estill County and Madison Southern hit the road while the Indians were at home. The Engineers went to Bell County and were tied at 14 at halftime with one of the top teams in the class. Unfortunately the Bobcats put it together in the second half winning 61-14. Estill rushed for 176 yards led by Chris Rigdon and his 53 yards. The Eagles of Madison Southern went north to Ft. Thomas Highland and fell 36-7 to the Bluebirds. Madison Central, winners of the district, hosted a Seneca team that was winless on the season. After a strong opening quarter the Indians rolled to a 50-0 win. They will welcome district rival Tates Creek this Friday at home. Indians defeated the Commodore’s earlier this season 33-18 in Richmond.
Eastern Kentucky traveled to Clarksville Tennessee and no they didn’t take the last train to get there! Colonels were down at halftime but the defense once again stepped up to fuel the comeback. Midway through the 3rd quarter Leodis Moore picked off a pass and returned it 35 yards for a touchdown to put the Colonels down 13-10. Colonels came into the game shorthanded at quarterback and in the third quarter Alphonso Howard went down with an injury and true freshman Parker McKinney came in and went 8-9 passing for 89 yards and he engineered the game winning drive in the fourth quarter hitting Dan Paul for a 20 yard TD pass with 4:23 left in the game. Austin Peay had one final drive to try to win but TJ Comstock picked off a pass to seal the win. The win was the 600th in Colonel football history. EKU is now 600-386-38 in 105 seasons of football.