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While the other local teams picked up losses Friday night, the Oldham County Colonels closed the regular season in style, knocking out host Jeffersontown 16-12.
Senior running back Jacob Taylor got things started for the Colonels, ripping off a 51-yard scoring run just two minutes into the game.
That was short-lived though as the Chargers returned the favor a play later, taking the ensuing kickoff 100 yards to cut the lead to 7-6. Their attempt at the PAT failed however as a bad snap prevented them from evening the score.
Oldham County's Sean Neurenberger extended the Colonels' lead to four seven minutes later, connecting on a 40-yard field goal, but Jeffersontown scored on their next drive as well, taking their first lead at12-10 on 40-yard pass from Kendrick Gardner to Mikal Harper. Their two-point attempt fell short again though.
Chris Caudill's 4-yard scoring plunge to open the second quarter returned the momentum to Oldham County and they never surrendered it again, entering the half with a 16-12 lead.
The Colonels racked up 275 rushing yards on 31 carries in the first half, good for the second highest game total of the season. They would finish with 287 yards on 46 rushes.
Taylor had an impressive achievement in the first half as well, eclipsing the 1,000 yard on his 10th carry with a 27-yard scamper. He would finish with 23 carries for 198 yards and a touchdown, including five runs of 13 or more yards.
Any momentum Oldham County had in the first half, failed to carry over into the second though as OC managed just 12 offensive yards. That wouldn't matter much though, as the Colonel's defense took over, holding the Jtown offense in check the rest of the game.
Addison Deckard paced Oldham County with 82 yards on six carries and Caudill added 30 yards of his own and a score on 12 runs.
The Colonels will open the postseason on Nov. 2 as they travel to Daviess County for a 7 p.m. kickoff.