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Football: Bardstown blasts Shawnee to improve to 5-0

November 15, 2012
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FOOTBALL: Bardstown blasts Shawnee to improve to 5-0

Tigers 1-0 in district play; Ft. Knox on deck

By Peter W. Zubaty, Sports Editor
 

Bardstown forced five turnovers and limited visiting Shawnee to just 105 yards of offense in winning its district opener Friday, 51-7.

 
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“We were really pleased with the way the kids came out with intensity and … took care of business,” Tiger coach David Clark said.

The Tigers scored all 51 points in the first half, instituting a running clock to open the second half. The Golden Eagles’ only score came in the fourth quarter.

Shawnee only seriously threatened once in the first half, recovering a botched option pitch deep in Bardstown territory in the first quarter while down 8-0. But Donovan Nance came up with an interception and a 34-yard return two plays later, and the Tigers ran away after that.

“We had a couple really big (turnovers),” Clark said. “From that point on, it seemed the light switch went on.”

Jayquez Smith also got an interception with a 50-yard return, and Dee Yocum, who sat out last week with an ankle sprain, picked off a first-quarter pass and returned it 56yards to paydirt during the Tigers’ 30-point first quarter.

Austin Mason and Dallon Goldring recovered Shawnee fumbles as the Tigers enjoyed a plus-4 advantage in the turnover department.

Everybody seemed to get into the act on offense. Mason, Donshais Calbert, Marcus Cosby, Seivon Schooling, Deion Tonge and Keano Young all scored touchdowns. Tonge was the Tigers’ leading rusher with 74 yards. Bardstown accounted for 256 total yards of offense.

Bardstown improves to 5-0 overall and 1-0 in district play. They’ll host Fort Knox (1-4, 0-1 dist.) next week.

The school inducted Phil Brawner, Shannon Phillips, Bill Sheckles and Charles Woodson into the Bardstown Athletics Hall of Fame during halftime ceremonies.


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