BROWNSVILLE - Edmonson County scored 27 first half points to pick up a 27-14 win over Metcalfe County on Friday night.

The Wildcats held a 7-6 lead before scoring 20 unanswered points to take control.

Edmonson got on the scoreboard first to take a 7-0 lead.

Metcalfe cut into the lead with an 11-yard touchdown run from Daniel DeLeon, one of two on the night from the senior running back, to cut the lead to 7-6.

The Wildcats built a 27-6 advantage in the first half before the Hornets scored again.

DeLeon scored on a 30-yard run with 48 seconds left in the first half. Lonnie Thompson ran in the two point conversion to cut Edmonson’s advantage to 27-14.

Neither team scored in the second half.

DeLeon had his fourth straight 200-yard rushing performance of the season. He rushed for 250 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries. DeLeon had 254 of Metcalfe’s 294 yards offensively on the night. He also caught a pass for four yards.

Thompson connected on 5-of-6 passes for 36 yards. Michael Bennett led the Hornets with three receptions for 19 yards.

Matt Blythe had a team-high eight tackles. DeLeon added seven and Nathan Saunders had six.

The Hornets fell to 2-2 with the loss. The Wildcats are now 3-1 on the season.

The Hornets open district play Friday as they travel to take on No. 9 Monroe County (4-0). The Falcons defeated Barren County 21-0 on Friday. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. in Tompkinsville.

Metcalfe rushing

Daniel DeLeon 22-250 (2 TD), Lonnie Thompson 9-0, Nathan Saunders 1-7, Colton Satterly 1-1.

Metcalfe passing

Lonnie Thompson 5/6, 36 yds.

Daniel DeLeon 0/3

Metcalfe receiving

Michael Bennett 3-19, Matt Blythe 1-13, Daniel DeLeon 1-4.

Metcalfe leading tacklers

Matt Blythe 8, Daniel DeLeon 7, Nathan Saunders 6.

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