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Friday Night Football Region 1 Recap
By Region 1 Sports Staff
WESTERN KENTUCKY - Murray 35, Caldwell County 28

For the third time in the last four games the Murray High Tigers saw the game come down to the final play.  Caldwell County jumped out to a big 14-0 lead before Murray's Brendan Dahncke punched one in from the two-yard line to get Murray on the board. The game was tied at the half after Murray's Daniel Klukan scored on a 45-yard touchdown off a tipped pass from Rowdy Sokolowski.

Charvelle McCallister had a huge game that featured a 51-yard touchdown that put Murray ahead 21-14 in the third quarter. Caldwell County came back to tie it at 21, before McCallister had another monster run of 74-yards for his second touchdown of the game. 

A pick six put Murray up 35-21 with 4:47 left in the fourth quarter. It's never easy though for Murray as Caldwell County scored with only 1:23 left in the game to make it 35-28. Murray managed to hold on, sacking Caldwell's Russ Beshear to end the game.


Paducah Tilghman 53, Trigg County 21

Due to following the Covid-19 guidlines the Paducah Tilghman Blue Tornado had not played a football game in nearly five weeks before their first round playoff game with Trigg County.  Any rust they may have had never showed as they dominated the Wildcats for the second time this season. 

Tilghman scored 26 unanswered to open the game in game and all but put this one away before the second half. In fact Trigg County did not score until the fourth quarter, and by that point the game was out of reach as the Tornado already had a running clock up 46-7. 

For Tilghman Malachi Rider had over 200 yards, and three touchdowns in just the first half.


McCracken County 21,  Apollo 13

It was a rough opening half for the Mustangs. The long layoff caused some early game issues, and Apollo led every category in the first half, including the score at 10-7. 

McCracken found their game in the second half through senior running back Hunter Bradley. After an early field goal in the 2nd half put Apollo up 13-7, Bradley broke off a 44-yard touchdown to give his team it's first lead of the game 14-7.

Another Bradley touchdown run, this one for 25-yards put the Mustangs up 21-13 with 10:17 remaining in the game. 

The Mustangs finished with 348-yards of offense with 255 coming on the ground and 123 through the air. 


Graves County 42, Grayson County 19

Graves County fell behind early 7-0, but tied things up with a one-yard run from Clint McKee with less then one minute to go in the first quarter. 

Grayson County then answered and took it's second lead of the game going up 13-7 after missing the point after. And then from there it was all Graves County as the Eagles as they went on to outscore Grayson County 35-6 to close out the game.

The Eagles finished the night with 433 total yards of offense. John Ben Brown finished 13-for-16 in the air with 255-yards and three touchdowns. McKee had 18 carries for 143-yards and three touchdowns. Mason Grant had 178-yards recieving and one touchdown.


Hopkinsville 21, Calloway County 17

Earlier this season Calloway did what few thought possible, pull the upset over the fifth ranked team in the state, beating Hopkinsvile 14-7 at home. That win would help Calloway County secure the second seed and home field in the first round of the playoffs. And despite another major underdog effort history would not repeat itself for the Lakers. 

A back, and forth first half had the Tigers ahead 14-6. After a 20-yard rushing touchdown put Hoptown up 21-6, Calloway struck back to make it a 21-14 game late in the third quarter. 

With the game getting late in the fourth quarter the Lakers nearly put one in for a touchdown, but had to settle for a field goal to make it 21-17 with 5:53 left. That was all the scoring Calloway County could muster, ending it's season at 3-4.

Published 10:46 AM, Saturday Nov. 21, 2020
Updated 11:13 PM, Saturday Nov. 21, 2020

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