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Big-play Dragons burn Cardinals 51-15

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Taylor County finishes at 3-7 after six consecutive setbacks

By Bobby Brockman

Green County scored a pair of touchdowns and led 18-0 early en route to a 51-15 victory at Taylor County on Friday night.
Two screen passes to Evan Jaggers from Austin Matney went for scores and the Dragons blocked a punt and recovered the fumble for a three-touchdown cushion in the opening frame.
After Connor Fair recovered Brandon Williams’ fumble in the end zone, the dragons added another Jaggers’ tally and a Weston McDermott to lead 32-7.
Dylan Bright’s TD run right as the half ended and Hunter Christie’s conversion tally made it 32-15 at the intermission.
However, Green County (5-5) used two scores in the third period and another score in the final quarter to start the continuous clock.
Bright paced the Cardinals (3-7) with 84 rushing yards as Taylor County ran 25 more plays than did Green County. However, the Dragons averaged over 10 yards per rush (21 attempts for 258 yards) and completed six passes for another 196 yards as Taylor County could find no answer in stopping the Dragons’ elusive runners.
Green County, which lost its opener to Bardstown (8-2) in the Forcht Bank Bowl back in August, hosts the Tigers this Friday in a Class AA play-off first-round clash. The Dragons’ other losses came to  Frankfort (8-2), Danville (5-5), Caldwell County (10-0) and Glasgow (9-1).
The Cardinals, who lost their last six games after a 3-1 start, do not qualify for post-season play but all 10 of their regular-season opponents do.

Green County 51, Taylor County 15
at Taylor County
Green County Dragons    18    14    13    6    —    51
Taylor County Cardinals    7    8    0    0    —    15

GCHS — Evan Jaggers, 70, pass from Austin Matney (run failed)
GCHS — Jaggers, 84, pass from Matney (kick failed)
GCHS — Justice Bishop, fumble recovery (kick failed)
TCHS — Connor Fair, fumble recovery (Aaron Gray kick)
GCHS — Jaggers, 39, run (Duston Bridgewater kick)
GCHS — Weston McDermott, 4, run (Bridgewater kick)
TCHS — Dylan Bright, 5, run (Hunter Christie run)
GCHS — Jaggers, 35, run (kick failed)
GCHS — Matney, 74, run (Bridgewater kick)
GCHS — Savon Brewer, 21, run (kick failed)

    GCHS    TCHS
First downs    4    6
Rushing    21-258    45-146
Passing    6-9-1    3-10-0
Passing yards    196    30
Total yards    454    176
Penalties    9-75    2-20
Punts-avg    4-46    10-36
Fumbles lost    1    2

    Rushing — Taylor County: Dylan Bright 14-84, Brandon Williams 12-30, B. McVay 3-20, Jack Miller 4-11, Connor Fair 1-5, Jarrett Benningfield 3-4, Garrett Haggerty 1-(-1), Hunter Christie 7-(-7). Passing — Taylor County: Christie 3-10-0 for 30. Receiving — Taylor County: Williams 1-23, Fair 1-12, Miller 1-(-5).