LC Middle School Bulldogs Defeat Madison 36-12, win regional championship
October 29th, 2022, Versailles, KY — The Lawrence County Middle School Football team travelled to Versailles KY Saturday for the KYMSFA regional championship to face #2 seed Madison Middle School.
Despite 8 penalties and 2 touchdowns called back by referees, the Bulldogs led 12-0 in the first half. Caven Williams scored on the ground and Mitchell Frazier connected with Carlo Chicko for a touchdown pass during the first half. The Bulldog defense dominated the first half as well.
The third quarter was all Bulldogs who started the second half with a 65-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Hayden Blagg. From that point, Caven Williams, Kaden Johnson, and the offensive line took over the game. During the third quarter, the Bulldog defense gave up no yards and had 2 onside kick recoveries. As has been the case many times through the season, the Bulldogs led 36-0 and were able to achieve the running clock in the fourth quarter.
Mitchell Frazier went 7/11, 145 yards through the air with one touchdown. Carlo Chicko had 6 catches for 110 yards and one touchdown reception. He also had a rushing touchdown. Kaden Johnson led the team with 105 yards on 6 carries. He also had 2 touchdowns and a 2-point conversion called back by the referees.
Caven Williams had 85 yards on the ground, 2 rushing touchdowns, 2 2-pt conversions, and a 20-yard reception. Ty Brooks had one reception for 15 yards. Chandler Preece and Cameron Castle led the team with 3 tackles apiece.
Also registering tackles were Caven Williams (2), Carlo Chicko (2), Caden Muncy (2), Hayden Blagg (2), Ty Brooks (2), Kaden Johnson (1), Colton McDowell (1), Hayden Thomas (1), and Ethan Preece (1). Ty Brooks had the game’s only sack.
The Bulldogs are now 13-1 on the season and will travel to Berea, Kentucky Saturday November 5th to play Corbin at 11am for the state semifinal game.
Coach quote: …Thomas Frazier (HC) — “Anytime we get to play a game, I am grateful. Madison added some wrinkles to their game, but we were able to adapt well. We played well enough to win and I’m happy for that. However, our team knows that to win a state semi-final game, we will have to play much better. So, we will go back to work and fix the things that we can. I am thankful for our parents and school that make sure the kids get to where they need to be and get food. Several people stepped up and donated money for our kids to get a nice meal after the game. I am especially thankful for my wife who helps organize all this.”
Player quote: Ethan Preece (OT/LB) …“We are always happy to play and win. The team is focused on continuing to win. As a captain of the team, I have higher expectations for us. Coach keeps telling us to earn what we get. I know a lot of people doubt us and that’s ok, we don’t doubt ourselves. I am excited to get back to work and prepare for another great opponent. “