CAL, St. Xavier, Shelby County, Holy Cross win openers

Cole Hodge passed for 302 yards and three touchdowns and also rushed for a score to lead the Christian Academy football team to a season-opening 28-14 victory Friday over visiting Owensboro.Hodge, a senior who has committed to East Carolina, completed 25 of 35 passes and also rushed for 42 yards on nine attempts.CAL – ranked No. 1 in Class 3A – extended its winning streak to 16 after going 15-0 and winning the state title last season.Junior Connor Hodge, Cole’s brother, had nine receptions for 91 yards and two TDs. Justin Ruffin had 12 catches for 144 yards and one touchdown.Owensboro quarterback Trevor Delacey completed 19 of 37 passes for 228 yards and a touchdown and also rushed for 82 yards and a score. The Red Devils are ranked No. 3 in Class 5A.St. Xavier 52, Floyd Central (Indiana) 13Trevor Havill threw four touchdown passes as the Tigers built a 38-0 first-half lead and cruised the rest of the way against the visiting Highlanders.Cameron Holloway had two touchdown catches for St. X, ranked No. 1 in Class 6A. Sophomore Marlon Harbin had a 31-yard touchdown catch and also returned the opening kickoff of the second half 84 yards for a score.Floyd Central’s Tristan Robertson rushed for two touchdowns.Shelby County 33, Collins 24Gianni Hunter scored a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns as the Rockets rallied from a 24-19 deficit to beat the host Titans.Hunter’s 13-yard touchdown run gave Shelby County a 25-24 lead with 9:54 remaining. With 5:34 left, Hunter forced a fumble and returned it 17 yards for a touchdown. Isaac Estrada’s 2-point conversion run gave the Rockets a 33-24 advantage.Hunter carried 21 times for 215 yards and three TDs as Shelby County snapped a three-game losing streak to rival Collins.Collins freshman quarterback Kade Goodin carried 21 times for 181 yards and two touchdowns and completed 13 of 24 passes for 146 yards.Holy Cross 23, North Bullitt 7Jamari Pennebaker carried 23 times for 158 yards and a touchdown to lead the host Cougars over the Eagles.Holy Cross quarterback Jamie Jones completed 6 of 11 passes for 135 yards and a touchdown. Jayse Hardesty caught three passes for 93 yards and a score.Aiden DeWees led the Holy Cross defense with 10 tackles (seven solo) and three tackles for loss. Rolen Royse added three sacks.Tates Creek 21, Eastern 14Andrew Witherington passed for 131 yards and a touchdown to lead the Commodores over the host Eagles.Witherington’s 47-yard touchdown pass to Luke Cooper with 5:58 remaining gave Tates Creek a 21-7 lead.Cameron Russ’ 4-yard touchdown run pulled Eastern with 21-14 with 2:47 left.Eastern quarterback Zane Wagner completed 13 of 25 passes for 182 yards and a touchdown. Russ had seven catches for 48 yards, rushed for 74 yards and scored two touchdowns.Cincinnati Anderson 44, South Oldham 15Junior quarterback Justice Burnam threw six touchdown passes to lead the Raptors over the host Dragons.South Oldham got an 18-yard touchdown run from Cole Greenwell and a 4-yard touchdown run from Nick Hamilton.Jason Frakes: 502-582-4046; [email protected]; Twitter: @kyhighs.More high school football:Manual’s defense dominates Central for interim coach Josh Gillispie’s first win

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