Paducah Tilghman snaps losing streak: Region 1 football recap

Paducah Tilghman snaps losing streak: Region 1 football recap
By Brian York
Oct. 01, 2022 | WESTERN KENTUCKY
By Brian York Oct. 01, 2022 | 12:48 AM | WESTERN KENTUCKY
Paducah Tilghman 43, Trigg County 10
The Blue Tornado snapped a three-game losing streak with a dominant performance over previously unbeaten Trigg County. The Wildcats had started the season 6-0, the best start for the program since 2007.

Trigg County's offense was averaging 46 points a game through the first six weeks of the season, allowing 26 a game. Tilghman had struggled on both sides of the ball over the last three weeks having scored just 30 total points, allowing 82 points in those three losses. However, Tilghman shifted the tide with their second highest point total of the season, while giving up the second fewest points in a game. 

What looked to be a tight game early with Tilghman up just 14-10 at the half turned into a blowout as the Blue Tornado turned up the pressure and clamped down on the defensive side of the ball to outscore the Wildcats 29-0 in the second half.

Paducah Tilghman (3-3) will play Henry County, TN next Friday. Trigg County (6-1) will have their bye week and face Webster County (2-4) at home on October 14. 

Graves County 62, Ohio County 14
All Graves County all night as the Eagles dominated Ohio County to pick up their third straight win and third district win of the season.

Graves County scored in multiple ways whether it was on the ground, in the air or on a 70-yard interception return for a touchdown.

The Eagles had touchdowns from Cole Katzman, Gavin Newsome, Cadyen Goodman, Kendall Lawrence, and Jack Cope. Katzman found the end zone four times in the game, while Lawrence had the 70-yard pick six. 

Graves County (4-3) will have their bye week October 7, but will travel to Owensboro (5-2) on October 14 for a shot at the top spot in the district.

Daviess County 48, McCracken County 20
The Mustangs saw their two-game win streak snapped Friday with their first district loss on the season at the hands of Daviess County.

The Panthers scored within the opening minute of the game going up 7-0 on a 4-yard run. They added their second score to go up 14-0 at the 8:29 mark in the second quarter on a 67-yard pass.

The Mustangs would find themselves down 21-0 before finally ending the shutout with a 7-yard pass from Pryor Lamb to Jordan Bridges at the 7:22 mark in the second quarter. The Panthers led 24-7 at the half.

McCracken was able to cut the lead to 10 midway through the third quarter as Lamb found Gavin Crass on an 11-yard pass at the 6:18 mark to make it 24-14 Daviess County. That was as close as the Mustangs would get it for the remainder of the game.

McCracken County (2-5) will South Warren (3-3) next Friday.

Russellville 38, Fulton County 32
It was a back-and-forth battle that ended in overtime heartbreak for the Pilots. 

Neither team held more than a 6-point lead through the first half before being tied 12-12 by the halftime break. There would be three more ties in the second half, including 32-32 at the end of regulation. 

Fulton County got the ball first in the overtime period only to fumble the ball and lose possession to Russellville. The Panthers took advantage, scoring on their possession to win the game.

Fulton County (2-5) will have a bye week and return to action on the road at Crittenden County (2-4) on October 14.

Murray 49, Fort Campbell 0
The Tigers snapped a three-game skid with an easy road win over the Falcons. 

The Tigers jumped out to a 21-0 lead at the end of the first quarter and led 28-0 at the half.

Murray racked up 320 total yards while holding Fort Campbell to just 68 yards on the night. The Tigers were also efficient on third and fourth down, as they converted 6-of-9 third down attempts and 1-of-2 on fourth down. Meanwhile the Tigers defense forced three turnovers, an interception and two fumbles. 

Murray (3-3) will host Ballard Memorial (0-6) next Friday.

Other scores
Bethlehem 63, Crittenden County 35
Mayfield 49, Caldwell County 7
Henderson County 49, Marshall County 7

Herrin 48,  Massac County 0

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