North Hardin took care of Pleasure Ridge Park, 48-20 Friday evening to complete the first perfect regular season in school history.

The Trojans (10-0) now prepare for Barren County (6-4) in the first round of the Class 6-A playoffs next Friday.

The victory also assured North Hardin of the second-best RPI in 6-A, meaning home games for as long as the Trojans remain in the playoffs.

North Hardin defeated Barren County, 55-12 Oct. 18.

Senior defensive back Eian Patry picked off three passes and recovered a fumble to lead another strong defensive effort.

Jordan Lovett and Micah Parmes also recorded interceptions as the Trojans now have 41 turnovers on the season, 28 interceptions and 13 fumble recoveries.

Junior running back Lavell Wright carried the rock 19 times for 174 yards and three scores on runs of 2, 5 and 23 yards. The first two gave the host Trojans a 14-0 lead.

Quarterback Mannie Wim-berly was 20-for-28 for 353 yards, four scores and a pick.

He threw touchdown passes of 72 and 31 yards to Josh Moore and of 23 and 11 yards to Ramaj Adams.

Wimberly again distributed the ball all over the field.

Moore had five receptions for 126 yards, Marcus Harris four for 73 yards, Adams four for 64 yards, Camron Smith four for 36 yards and Wright three for 54 yards.

ELIZABETHTOWN 39, LLOYD MEMORIAL 12. The Panthers racke up 526 yards of offense in winning their sixth in a row and finishing the regular season at 8-2.

Junior quarterback Clay Games was 10-for-13 for 294 yards and five touchdowns.

Love Grimes caught two passes — both touchdowns — for 118 yards. The second one was for 90 yards and gave Elizabethtown a 33-12 lead with 2:03 left in the third period. Camden Williams hauled in five receptions for 82 yards and a pair of scores.

Joseph Becherer ran the ball nine times for 149 yards and a score and caught a 65-yard touchdown pass.

The defense allowed 214 yards. Freshman safety Ryder Gregory intercepted a pass.

The Panthers welcome Thomas Nelson (1-9) at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the first round of the Class 3-A playoffs. Elizabethtown won the first meeting, 54-0 Sept. 20.

MEADE COUNTY 14, LOU. DESALES 10. The Green Wave enter the playoffs with two wins in a row to close the regular season at 4-6.

DeSales came in as the No. 2 team in last week’s Class 3-A Associated Press poll.

Meade County intercepted three Jayden Scroggins passes. He was 7-for-19 for 83 yards and one touchdown pass.

The Green Wave, who held a 6-3 halftime lead, finished with 177 yards of offense.

They won their last game at Hamilton Field in its current state. A renovation project is slated to begin in January to update the stadium, including turf, a new track, the fence moved and a new concession stand.

Meade County visits Central Hardin next week as the Class 6-A playoffs begin.

The Bruins won the first meeting, 43-7 Oct. 18.

JOHN HARDIN 14, GREENWOOD 6. The Bulldogs earned a big home win to gain momentum heading into the Class 4-A playoffs and finish the regular season at 4-6.

John Hardin was 4-3 after starting the season 0-3.

The Bulldogs hit the road next week to face Spencer County at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Nelson County High School.

RUSSELL COUNTY 34, LARUE COUNTY 28. Connor Baker scored three touchdowns and Jeremiah Belton added one, but it wasn’t quite enough for the Hawks.

Baker scored twice in the second period on runs of 11 and 1 yards for a 14-0 lead with 4:35 left before halftime.

Russell County scored with 1:45 left in the quarter, but added a second 71 seconds later when junior Dylan Bland intercepted a Baker pass and raced 82 yards for a touchdown. A two-point conversion gave the Lakers a 15-14 halftime lead.

Belton’s 49-yard run with 6:56 left in the third period gave the Hawks a 21-15 lead, but Russell County answered with three scores for a 34-21 lead with 5:03 left in the game.

Baker’s 55-yard run with 4:12 remaining finished the scoring. Silas Taylor made all four PATs.

LaRue County ran the ball 46 times for 290 yards and never punted.

Baker was 3-for-7 for 61 yards and the pick. Preston Self, Belton and Chance Bowen each caught a pass.

Belton ran the ball 21 times for 125 yards, while Baker carried it 12 times for 121 yards.

LaRue County (5-5) goes back on the road, this time to Bardstown at 7:30 p.m. Friday to begin the Class 3-A playoffs.

SOUTH OLDHAM 43, CENTRAL HARDIN 7. The Dragons scored two first-quarter touchdowns within 76 seconds of each other and cruised to the victory in a contest pairing two 8-1 teams.

The Bruins must dust themselves off as they enter the postseason having lost two in a row and host Meade County, which has won two in a row, at 7:30 p.m. Friday as the Class 6-A playoffs begin.

South Oldham led 28-0 at halftime after JT Benson went 63 yards for a touchdown with 6:56 left in the second quarter.

Central Hardin’s score came on a 43-yard run by Gabe Ramirez. Evan Jones added the PAT.

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I disagree with your comment about North Hardin having home field as long as they are in the playoffs. Male has the highest RPI and is part of the District 1-4 side of the bracket. If North Hardin makes it to the state semi-finals, Male advances, this game would be at the higher RPI seed home field which has already been established as Male.

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