Barren County and Glasgow enjoyed wins in their season-openers in football Friday night.
The Class 6A Trojans dominated Class 2A Metcalfe County 48-6, while Class 3A Glasgow pulled away in the second half to defeat Class 3A LaRue County 35-13.
Here’s a look at some of the official statistics from those games.
n Nick Mitchell picked up right where he left off last season. The senior, who ran for over 2,000 yards in 2018, gashed the LaRue County defense for 166 yards on 15 carries Friday night. He also scored four touchdowns on the ground.
n There was talk about a more balanced attack for Glasgow on offense this season.
That strategy didn’t play out Friday, as Glasgow had just 106 passing yards and no scores through the air. Kynarious Flynt led the Scotties with five receptions for 42 yards. Tanner Abernathy completed nine passes on 16 attempts for 97 yards.
To their credit, Glasgow wasn’t required to throw the ball much in the second half against the Hawks. Glasgow stretched the lead and was able to focus on clock control as opposed to having to press for more points.
n Darian Johnson was a stud on defense for the Scotties. The senior had 11 tackles and was credited with half of a sack against LaRue County. Overall, the Glasgow defense forced four sacks and surrendered just 188 total yards of offense to the Hawks.
• The Trojans’ 48 points were the most they had scored in a game since 2013.
• Barren County racked up 311 rushing yards Friday against Metcalfe County. Notably, junior Dayvion Holloway ran for 166 yards on just seven attempts, two of which went for touchdowns. Senior Tyler Bush added 79 yards on eight rushes including two touchdown carries. Bush and Holloway give the Trojans two nice options in the backfield moving forward to run behind a sizable and experienced offensive line.
• Sophomore Jameson Buie was sensational in his first start at quarterback for the Trojans. He threw for 192 yards and two touchdowns against the Hornets. His only incomplete pass in seven attempts was an interception which didn’t hurt Barren County. Again, the offensive line of the Trojans can be credited for much of the success, as the Trojans gave up just one sack Friday.
• While Metcalfe County running back Gabe Zurmehly did run for 117 yards and a touchdown against the Trojans, Barren County surrendered just one score to the Hornets and dominated the game at the line of scrimmage.
Easton Frazier had an interception for Barren County to help lead the way on defense for the Trojans.
Glasgow will travel to Class 1A Russellville on Friday night to face the Panthers, while Barren County will host Class 5A Woodford County.