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November 9, 2013

H.S. FOOTBALL: Blue Devils hammer Central, 55-6

RICHMOND — By Nathan Hutchinson

Register Sports Editor

LEXINGTON — The Indians came into a matchup with Henry Clay Friday looking to win a road playoff game for the first time in more than a decade.

The Blue Devils made sure that didn’t happen.

Henry Clay scored 35 points in the first quarter and rolled to a 55-6 victory in the opening round of the Class 6A Playoffs. The Indians had just 93 yards of total offense and only 11 first downs.

Henry Clay (8-2) had 479 yards of offense and got two defensive touchdowns.

Madison Central (2-9) hasn’t won a road playoff game since defeating Boyd County in Ashland in 2000. The Indians have lost eight-straight postseason road games.

Central’s only touchdown came on a 2-yard run by senior Caleb McClurg on the final play of the game.

The first quarter with nothing short of a disaster for the Indians.

After Central punted on its first possession, it took the Blue Devils just two plays to get into the end zone. Elijah Bell scored on a 31-yard run only 2:18 into the game.

Henry Clay later scored two defensive touchdowns in a four-minute span. Both times Blue Devils players came up with interceptions, but fumbled near the goal line.

And both times, Henry Clay players recovered the fumbles in the end zone for touchdowns — the first by Quentin Gay and the other by Davonte Robinson.

In between those defensive scores, Davion Jackson got loose on a 70-yard touchdown run.

Henry Clay capped a dominant quarter when Sam Jackson hit Colby Barnes on a 32-yard pass with just 10 seconds left.

Austin Black caught a 54-yard TD pass from Carter mid-way through the second quarter.

Jackson added a 70-yard TD run in the third quarter and Joquise Buford had a 94-yard TD run in the fourth quarter.

Central had five turnovers, including three interceptions by freshman quarterback Zach Hardin.

The Indians had just 10 yards rushing on 29 attempts. Hardin was 5-of-12 for 59 and John Williams had two catches for 55 yards.

Jackson had 153 yards rushing for Henry Clay.

The Blue Devils advance to the regional semifinals and will take on Dunbar next Friday.

The Blue Devils made sure that didn’t happen.

Henry Clay scored 35 points in the first quarter and rolled to a 55-6 victory in the opening round of the Class 6A Playoffs. The Indians had just 93 yards of total offense and only 11 first downs.

Henry Clay (8-2) had 479 yards of offense and got two defensive touchdowns.

Madison Central (2-9) hasn’t won a road playoff game since defeating Boyd County in Ashland in 2000. The Indians have lost eight-straight postseason road games.

Central’s only touchdown came on a 2-yard run by senior Caleb McClurg on the final play of the game.

The first quarter with nothing short of a disaster for the Indians.

After Central punted on its first possession, it took the Blue Devils just two plays to get into the end zone. Elijah Bell scored on a 31-yard run only 2:18 into the game.

Henry Clay later scored two defensive touchdowns in a four-minute span. Both times Blue Devils players came up with interceptions, but fumbled near the goal line.

And both times, Henry Clay players recovered the fumbles in the end zone for touchdowns — the first by Quentin Gay and the other by Davonte Robinson.

In between those defensive scores, Davion Jackson got loose on a 70-yard touchdown run.

Henry Clay capped a dominant quarter when Sam Jackson hit Colby Barnes on a 32-yard pass with just 10 seconds left.

Austin Black caught a 54-yard TD pass from Carter mid-way through the second quarter.

Jackson added a 70-yard TD run in the third quarter and Joquise Buford had a 94-yard TD run in the fourth quarter.

Central had five turnovers, including three interceptions by freshman quarterback Zach Hardin.

The Indians had just 10 yards rushing on 29 attempts. Hardin was 5-of-12 for 59 and John Williams had two catches for 55 yards.

Jackson had 153 yards rushing for Henry Clay.

The Blue Devils advance to the regional semifinals and will take on Dunbar next Friday.

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