The Madison Southern Eagles churned out 353 rushing yards and six touchdowns in a 50-20 win over Woodford County in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs last Friday.
Adrian Jones found the end zone four times, as he paced the Eagles’ attack with 218 rushing yards.
Quarterback Tobias Storm added 125 yards rushing and two scores. Storm also threw for 71 yards in the win.
Defensively, the Eagles allowed the Yellow Jackets 211 total yards while forcing a pair of interceptions, on each by Ayden Willis and Jackson Chambers.
Jayshaun Ethridge also found the end zone on a 20-yard fumble return, to give the Eagles (6-5) a 7-0 lead.
From there, the game snowballed in Southern’s favor.
The Eagles now turn their attention to the East Jessamine Jaguars.
The two teams met on Oct. 4 at East Jessamine with the Jaguars prevailing 49-35.
In that game, the Eagles weren’t able to slow down the East Jessamine rushing attack which pounded out 413 yards.
Coach Jon Clark said stopping the Jaguar running game is a near impossible task.
“East is the top rushing offense in the state,” he said. “Stopping them will be impossible, but we have to slow them down.”
Since the Oct. 4 encounter, Clark said the Jaguars have only punted one time. The key to Friday’s game is to force East Jessamine to punt the ball a few times. The game will be played at East Jessamine (9-2). Kickoff time is set for 7:30 p.m.
KCD too much for Berea
The Berea Pirates’ 2019 campaign came to an inauspicious ending via a 50-0 loss to Kentucky County Day in the first round of the Class 1A playoffs last Friday.
The Bearcats rolled up 357 yards and six touchdowns on the ground, while adding another 62 yards and score through the air. KCD limited Berea’s prized running attack to 101 yards.
In all, KCD allowed just 151 yards to total offense in the game.
The Pirates wrap up the season with a 7-4 mark. The season had many high points, including a six-game win streak.
The seven-win season was the most by a Berea team since it posted an eight-win season in 2008.
This season also marked the first time the Pirates qualified for the playoffs since the 2014 campaign.