The Spartans wrapped up a second-straight undefeated season with another dominant performance on Sunday in Lexington.

B. Michael Caudill defeated Corbin, 26-6, at Bryan Station to claim the Kentucky Middle School Football Association eighth-grade Championship.

Kenyatta Hardge scored three touchdowns (two rushing and one defensive), while Brady Hensley also had a rushing touchdown.

The win capped an incredible middle school career for this group of players.

"Most of them came over as fifth-graders and started playing on the sixth-grade team and their combined record is 58-1," Caudill coach David Hensley said.

The Spartans lost in the state championship game as sixth-graders before winning two-straight titles.

Caudill rolled to the region title this season, earning wins over Taylor County, Bardstown and LaRue County.

On Saturday in the state semifinal in Lexington, the Spartans beat Paducah, 36-14.

"It's been an outstanding run," Hensley said. "We struggled a bit today. Two days in a row against two good teams. It's a grind. We came back out in the second half, played much better and got the job done."

In the title game, Caudill took an early 6-0 lead on a 55-yard TD run by Brady Hensley.

Corbin tied the game and had the ball with less than five minutes left in the half.

Hardge gave the Spartans the lead again, though, when he recovered a fumble and went 75 yard for a touchdown.

"That really changed the game," Hensley said of the Hardge defensive touchdown.

In the second half, Hardge took over.

He scored on a 10-yard run in the third quarter and added a 4-yard TD run in the fourth.

"When you give Kenyatta the ball and get him going downhill, he's a load," Hensley said. "He's a heck of an athlete and a great kid."

The victory was extra special for the Hensley family — Sunday was Brady's birthday.

"There's no better birthday present than winning a state championship," Hensley said.

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