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PREP FOOTBALL: Fourth-quarter rally sends Louisville Valley by LaRue County (11/16)

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By The Staff

 

The News-Enterprise LOUISVILLE The LaRue County Hawks’ first-ever meeting with the Louisville Valley Vikings didn’t end quite as nice as it started out Friday night at Viking Harbor Stadium. The Hawks led by a touchdown in the second half but watched as Valley scored the game’s final 24 points as the Vikings rallied past LaRue County, 36-19 in the first round of the Class 4-A state playoffs. Valley got three touchdowns from versatile senior Gerwan Brewer, who had 175 yards rushing, 70 receiving and 36 passing. He threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to senior tight end Derek Kilgore in the first quarter, ran for a 34-yard touchdown early in the second half, caught a 49-yard touchdown pass from senior Tyler Fleener later in the third quarter and added an insurance touchdown on a 51-yard run in the fourth quarter. Senior receiver Caleb Cobb’s fifth touchdown reception of the season tied the score at 6-6 in the first quarter. A 1-yard run by sophomore running back Alex Lee, who had 68 yards on 20 carries, later in the quarter and a successful extra point by senior kicker Justin Chelf kept the Hawks up at the half. Brewer’s first touchdown run gave the Vikings (7-2) their first lead since early in the game. The Hawks (4-7) took a 19-18 lead into the fourth quarter thanks to a 1-yard touchdown run by freshman fullback Drew Newberry, who finished with 94 yards on 22 carries. The Hawks had more first downs than the Vikings, 15-12, but Valley still managed 351 yards on 55 plays to 243 yards on 67 plays for the Hawks. In the second round this week, the Vikings will host North Bullitt (7-4), which beat visiting Louisville Western on Friday, 18-6. The game marked the end of the careers of nine Hawks: Josh Cecil, Chelf, Cobb, Travis Crim, Jay Eastridge, Tyler Hornback, Reggie Locke, Tyler Moore and Eric Patterson. LOUISVILLE VALLEY 36 LARUE COUNTY 19 LaRue County          13    0    6    0—19 Valley                       6    6    6 18—36 Scoring Summary First Quarter V: Derek Kilgore 4-yard pass from Gerwan Brewer (kick failed) LC: Caleb Cobb 10-yard pass from Lucas Chaudoin (run failed) LC: Alex Lee 1-yard run (Justin Chelf kick) Second Quarter V: Brewer 34-yard run (kick failed) Third Quarter LC: Drew Newberry 1-yard run (kick failed) V: Brewer 49-yard pass from Tyler Fleener (kick failed) Fourth Quarter V: Lee Lee Hayden 20-yard run (run failed) V: Brewer 51-yard run (pass failed) V: Fleener 2-yard run (kick failed) Team Statistics                                     LC              V Yards Rush                   188       46-262 Yards Pass                     55             89 Total Yards                    243           351 Passing                     4-18-1          4-9-1 Fumbles/Lost                3/1           0/0 Penalties/Yds                1/2         7/62 Individual Statistics Rushing: LARUE COUNTY — Drew Newberry 22-94, Alex Lee 20-68, Shaquille Cox 4-20, Cody Williams 2-5, Lincoln Bingham 1-1. Passing: LARUE COUNTY — Lucas Chaudoin 4-18-1, 55 yards. Receiving: LARUE COUNTY — Tyler Hornback 1-21, Lincoln Bingham 1-18, Caleb Cobb 1-10, Alex Lee 1-6.