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The North Oldham Mustangs picked up a a big 16-10 win against rival Oldham County tonight as sophomore Arien Beasley recorded two interceptions on OC's final two drives to seal the win.
Senior running back Josh Smith paced the Mustangs on the ground, registering 97 yards on 11 carries. The team finished with 31 attempts for 191 yards.
For Oldham County, Jacob Taylor was a handful, racking up more than 100 yards in the first half en route to a 17 carry, 123 yard day.
Brett Strnad also added 83 yards with his legs on 16 carries.
The game started on a hot note as Smith ripped off a 61 yard carry on the first play from scrimmage to bring North within the redzone. They made it count a few plays later as Jake Evans scooted in from eight yards out for the opening score.
The Colonels answered back on the ensuing drive, marching down the field to three yard line. Chris Caudill coughed up the ball on the ensuing run but Luke Collins fell on it for the score.
From there, the teams traded a safety and field goal to head into the half with Oldham County leading 10-9.
In the second half, the defenses settled in and neither team mounted much of an attack before North was able to sneak in a 22 yard touchdown run from Nick Thome.
Oldham County threatened twice late but the Mustangs escaped both times with interceptions from Beasley.
North will take to the road next week, traveling to Christian Academy of Louisville for a 7:30 p.m. game, while OC will head to Collins for a 7:30 game.