Louisa, Ky. — Three Bulldogs ran for over 100 yards each as Lawrence Co. ( 8-3 ) rolled to a 47-6 victory over Magoffin Co. ( 6-4 ) in the first round of the playoffs Friday at Luke Varney Jr. Memorial stadium.
Luis Chicko led the Dawgs in tackles on Friday night.
The Bulldogs led 40-0 at halftime behind touchdown runs from Dylan Ferguson for 10 yards, Blue Fletcher 34 yards, Kaden Gillispie 3 yards, Alex Strickland 1 yard, Dougie Hall 25 yards, Cody Crum 22 yards.
Fletcher scored from 22 yards out in the third quarter to close out the scoring for the Bulldogs.
Logan Southers went 3 for 5 on extra point kicks. Dougie Hall converted one two point conversion run.
Magoffin Co. scored with 1:39 left in the game to avoid the shutout when Lucas Litteral went in from 5 yards out.
Ferguson led the Dawgs in rushing with 136 yards on 8 carries, Hall carried 8 times for 110 yards, Fletcher carried 9 times for 106 yards, Crum 18 yards on 2 carries, Strickland 3 yards on 3 carries, Gillispie 3 yards 1 rush, Lawson Baisden 2 rushes for -5 yards.
#40 Caden Ball looks to make another tackle on fourth down.
The Dawgs will travel to Belfry ( 5-6 ) next Friday for the second of the playoffs after the Pirates steamrolled Pike Co. Central 57-0.
The two teams met just a few weeks ago on Pond Creek with Belfry winning 42-13.
Lawrence Co. Head Coach Alan Short
“… Always great to win in the playoffs. It is never easy. Very proud of our entire team. Great team win in all three phases of the game.”
“… Defensively to have five interceptions is a huge accomplishment by our defense. Overall I thought it was our best defensive outing of the year to this point.”
“… Offensively, we were able to move the ball on the ground almost at will. I’m not sure how many different kids scored a touchdown but, I know it was quite a few. We have been very balanced this year in terms of our rushing distribution.”
“… A month ago after not playing as well as we know we are capable of, our team set a goal to get another shot at Belfry. This is the week! Looking forward to a great week of practice, and the opportunity to compete with those guys again next week.”