Without starting quarterback Andrew Hughes, the Barren County Trojans started in a hole against Christian County on Friday night.
Despite having to rely on backup quarterback Ellis Wininger to try to pick up a first-round Class 5A playoff win against the Colonels, the Trojans played close, but fell 26-12 in Hopkinsville.
It was turnovers that proved to be too much for Barren County to overcome. The Trojans lost three fumbles and had two passes intercepted — one came late in the fourth quarter as they were trying to get within a touchdown score of the lead.
Christian County scored first on a 47 yard touchdown pass from Dixon Craft to Keyron Catlett. The Colonels’ second score of the first quarter was on a 10-yard run by Marcus Cook.
The Trojans responded with a touchdown in the second quarter on a pass from Wininger to Chad Eaton that covered 23 yards.
Christian County scored once again before the end of the first half on a 10-yard run by Jamarius Taylor. A successfull PAT pushed the Colonels’ lead to 19-6 at halftime.
A third-quarter score on a 90-yard touchdown pass play with the PAT pushed Christian County’s lead to 26-6.
Wininger pulled his team closer with a one-yard touchdown run midway through the fourth quarter.
Barren then forced a fumble on Christian County’s next drive and had a chance to pull closer. A long pass downfield, though, was intercepted.
Barren posted 246 total yards of offense, including 135 rushing. The Colonels threw for 219 yards and 356 total on offense. They had only one turnover in the game.
Barren’s season ends with a 4-7 record.
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