Spencer County ripped touchdown plays of 48 and 40 yards in the first half to solidify a 17-7 win over East Jessamine on Friday night.
The Jaguars defense allowed a 48-yard touchdown pass in the opening seconds of the second quarter as Spencer took a 7-0 lead. Following a three-and-out by the Jags' offense, the Bears went 44 yards on two plays and took a 14-0 lead with 9:36 remaining in the half.
East changed some things up on offense on its next drive. Sophomore Ronnie Carson came in at receiver and took a pass from Skyler Rose 35 yards to set the Jags up at the Spencer County 26. Rose and Kahnen Leslie each had long carries to get the ball down to the 4-yard line. Blake Hinkle punched the ball in on the next play for the score and the extra point made it a 14-7 game with 6:30 until halftime.
The Jaguar offense struggled into the second half and Spencer County hit a 27-yard field goal late in the third to take a 17-7 advantage.
In its four second-half drives, East Jessamine did not collect a first down.
For more on the game, see next week's Journal.