South Oldham blitzes Oldham County 42-18

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By Greg Waddell

Welcoming South Oldham to Bell Field Friday night, Oldham County fell 0-2 in rivalry games this season as the Dragons gained control early and never looked back, blitzing the Colonels 42-18.


Three South Oldham players in particular led the charge as as seniors Jack Sherry, Dallas Banks and Kyle Young lit up the scoreboard early and often in the win.

Sherry, coming off a huge performance in his first game back from suspension last week, was just as spectacular in week two, if not more. After throwing for 194 yards and a touchdown against North Bullitt, he was dialed in once again, firing for 207 yards and two touchdowns on 6-of-10 passing. He also added two touchdowns on the ground.

Young was on the receiving end of four of those, racking up 125 yards and a score, while Banks did his work on the ground, totaling 174 yards on seven carries and a pair of scores. Banks also reeled in a 56 yard scoring pass from Sherry.

That said, out of the gates, it looked like Oldham County would be in good shape as an early 45 yard field goal from Sean Neurenberger gave the Colonels a 3-0 lead in the first quarter.

Banks would make sure that wouldn’t last long though, breaking two long touchdown runs on consecutive possessions to take back the lead 14-3. Oldham County had an answer though as a one yard plunge from senior quarterback Brett Strnad pulled the score back to 14-10.

From there it would be all South though as the Dragons reeled off 28 unanswered points over the next two quarters to push their lead to 42-10. OC finally broke that dry spell in the fourth quarter as a one yard Jacob Taylor scamper but by then it was too little, too late. 

Strnad led the way for the Colonels with 99 yards and a touchdowm on 14 rushes, but Taylor proved to be the most effective, racking up 57 yards on 11 carries in a half of action.

 South will try to keep their hot streak going next week as they welcome undefeated North Oldham to Dragon Field, while Oldham County will host 2A power Covington Holy Cross. Both games are scheduled to kick off at 7:30 p.m.