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Cards can't get over hump, lose to Barren 35-20

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TCHS concludes season Friday night at home vs. Green County

By Bobby Brockman

 

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A huge play right before the half seemed to take the wind out of Taylor County’s football sails and the Cardinals dropped a 35-20 decision at home to Barren County on Friday night.
The Cardinals took the opening kick-off and went 11 plays with a fumble to lead 7-0 on Jarrett Benningfield’s 6-yard touchdown run and Aaron Gray’s extra-point kick.
However, the Trojans tallied the next two scores to lead 14-7 early in the second period before Taylor County tied the game on Dylan Bright’s 48-yard run.
It was Bright’s run just before the half when he was caught just short of the goal line as the half ended that seemed to thwart the Cards’ momentum.
Barren County (4-5) tacked on a touchdown after a three-minute drive and added another TD late in the frame to lead 35-14.
Taylor County used a Connor Fair fumble recovery and Bright’s one-yard tally to close out the scoring.
The Cardinals’ campaign ends this Friday when the Cardinals (3-6)  entertain Green County (4-5).

Barren County 35, Taylor County 20
at Taylor County
Barren County    6    15    14    0    —    35
Taylor County    7    7    0    6    —    20

TCHS — Jarrett Benningfield, 6, run (Aaron Gray kick)
BCHS — Jared Hurt, 50, fumble recovery (kick blocked)
BCHS — Cole Payne, 2, run (Payne run)
TCHS — Dylan Bright, 48, run (Gray kick)
BCHS — Chad Eaton, 5, pass from Ellis Wininger (11 kick)
BCHS — Eaton, 9, pass from Wininger (11 kick)
TCHS — Eaton, 5, pass from Wininger (11 kick)
TCHS — Bright, 1, run (run failed)

    BC    TC
First downs    16    12
Rushing    37-232    50-277
Passing    10-15-0    0-7-1
Passing yards    102    0
Total yards    334    277
Punts-avg    2-34    2-32
Penalties    15-107    5-30
Fumbles lost    1    2
    Rushing — Taylor County: Dylan Bright 17-146, Jarrett Benningfield 13-88, Brandon Williams 9-36, Hunter Christie 9-9, Cooper Hall 1-2, Connor Fair 1-(-4). Passing — Taylor County: Christie 0-7-1 for 0 yards. Fumble recovery — Taylor County: Fair 1.