PREP FOOTBALL: Monroe County ends Fort Knox's season (11/16)

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By The Staff

The News-Enterprise

TOMPKINSVILLE — The Monroe County Falcons didn’t need 48 minutes to extend the state’s longest active losing streak on Friday night.

Host Monroe County sent Fort Knox to its 32nd consecutive loss with a 48-7 win at Darrell Carter Stadium in the first round of the Class 2-A state playoffs.

“We had some kids that came out and played really hard. There’s a bunch of kids out there that laid it all on the line tonight,” first-year Fort Knox coach Brandon Combs said.

The Falcons led, 48-7 at halftime.

Fort Knox (0-11), which has lost 41 of its last 42 games, hasn’t won a game since the 2005 season finale against Green County.

The Falcons (10-1), however, rebounded from a 2-9 campaign last season. Monroe County will play Bardstown in the second round.

Junior quarterback Devin Jackson scored the Eagles’ lone touchdown on a 5-yard run. Junior Emmy Raney tacked on the extra point.

Fort Knox recovered four Monroe County fumbles, but turned the ball over three times.

“We were playing well on defense, but unfortunately we gave up some big plays,” Combs said.