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After last week’s heartbreaking 21-14 loss to Cooper, the South Oldham Dragons needed to rebound with a big win in the district finale and that’s exactly what they got, blitzing Scott 47-21 to secure at least a share of first place.
Early on, the Dragons had plenty of trouble getting started as Scott kept the ball out of their hands for much of the first quarter, scoring at the 3:57 mark to go up 7-0. When South finally did the ball, they didn’t do much with it.
That all changed midway through the quarter though as running back Dallas Banks sparked the offense with a 48-yard scamper down the sideline into the redzone.
TiCorian Williams made it count soon after, plunging in from 10-yards out to even the score at 7-7 with 5:02 left in the half.
Scott had a quick answer though as running back Josh Castleman found space and bounced out to the sideline, where he raced 65 yards to the endzone to push the score to 14-7.
That’s when the Dragons came alive, evening the score on a 47-yard strike from Jack Sherry to Kyle Young and going ahead with :56.4 seconds to play in the half on a 49-yard pass to Banks.
They picked up right where they left off in the second half, extending their lead to 14 just three minutes in with another hookup from Sherry to Banks, this time 29 yards.
It would only get better from there as Banks ripped off another long run minutes later, scampering in from 80 yards out, and Kyle Young added another touchdown shortly after.
Scott did manage to add one more touchdown, but South neutralized it with a 39-yard strike to Davis Culbertson with 6:22 to play.
Dallas Banks was the star of night, racking up 160 yards and a touchdown on the ground and 116 yards and two scores through the air.
Sherry was big as well, hooking up with three different receivers for five touchdown. He finished 11-of-14 for 267 yards.
Five of those passes went to Kyle Young, who finished with 92 yards receiving and a score.
As far as who has the inside shot at the No. 1 seed, here is how it breaks down.
Assuming Cooper and Conner win their remaining district games, that would leave them in three way tie with South atop the standings at 3-1.
In that situation, the tie-breaker would turn to the records of non-district opponents that the Dragons, Jaguars and Cougars earned wins against.
That bodes well for South right now as big wins over 6-2 Bullitt Central and 5-2 North Oldham as well as 3-3 North Bullitt and 3-4 Oldham County give them 17 wins total.
In comparison, Cooper opponents have 15 wins total and Conner opponents have 10 wins total.
South will have a bye this week before closing out the season Oct. 26 against Shelby County at home. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.