Louisa, Ky. — Lawrence Co. ( 3-1 ) and Pike Co. Central ( 4-4 ) will kickoff the KHSAA football playoffs tonight at Luke Varney Jr. Memorial stadium at 7:00.
The two teams played a wild one back on October 9th as the Dawgs prevailed 29-28 as Alex Strickland found Andrew Tackett for a six yard touchdown pass with 12 seconds left and Logan Southers tacked on the PAT for the victory.
Lawrence Co. hasn’t played since a 40-24 road victory over Floyd Central which clinched the #2 seed in Class 3A District 8 and a home playoff game in the first round.
Pike Co. Central hasn’t played since October 30th when they beat Breathitt Co. 54-34 at home.
Players to watch for tonight: Lawrence Co.
Junior QB Alex Strickland has scored 5 touchdowns and had a good year and has gotten better each week. Junior RB Blue Fletcher has been solid all year and scored 2 touchdowns, Sophomore Dylan Ferguson has been consistent throughout the season and is the Dawgs leading rusher with 439 yards he has also scored 4 touchdowns. Junior Douglass Hall has scored 3 touchdowns.
Senior Danny Hall is the leading receiver 121 yards on 7 catches. He has also been a leader on defense.
Seniors Brandon and Kyle Davis have been steady along with Sophomore Caden Ball on defense.
Players to watch for tonight: Pike Co. Central
Sophomore RB Matt Anderson has rushed for 1,325 yards and scored 20 touchdowns including a state record 9 in a 82-52 victory over Magoffin Co. Senior Keegan Bentley has rushed for 875 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Junior Noah Iricks is the leading tackler for the Hawks.
As of this morning tickets were still available to the public but you have to purchase online
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