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Taylor County High School notched its third win of the season and left Breckinridge County with a 28-7 victory on Friday night.
The Cardinals’ offense used big plays and took advantage of good field position, created by their defense, to tally 359 yards offense — all on the ground.
Seniors Blake Dudgeon and Cody Newton each broke the century yard mark.
Dudgeon tallied two scores, breaking away for 53-yard run for the first touchdown early in the second quarter.
On the next possession, it would be Newton’s turn, going 80 yards.
Defense set the stage in the second half as the Cardinals converted two Tiger turnovers into points.
The first was the result of a Hunter Pelly tipped pass that Jared Peake snatched from the air. From there, Daulton Turpin capped the 47-yard drive with a 17-yard run to push the lead to 21-0 after three frames.
In the fourth quarter, once again the defense gave the offense a boost as Blake Dudgeon returned an interception 67 yards to the Tiger 10-yard line and then Dudgeon ran it in on the next play from scrimmage.
Taylor County (3-1) hosts perennial Class 4-A power Boyle County (3-2) Friday.
At Breckinridge Co.
TCHS 0 14 7 7 — 28
BCHS 0 0 0 7 — 7
TCHS — Blake Dudgeon, 53, run (Raphael Cunha kick)
TCHS — Cody Newton, 80, run (Cunha kick)
TCHS — Daulton Turpin, 17, run (Cunha kick)
TCHS — Dudgeon, 10, run (Cunha kick)
BCHS — Evan Pollock, 3, run (Brady Carlisle kick)
First downs 11 13
Rushing 41-359 33-95
Passing 0-0-0 11-22-2
Passing yards 0 131
Total yards 359 226
Fumbles lost 2 1
Penalties 6-58 5-35
Punts-avg 2-17 2-31
Rushing: Taylor County — Cody Newton 8-140, Blake Dudgeon 11-133, Daulton Turpin 6-40, Alex Gupton 5-32, Hunter Pelly 9-14, Hunter Christie 1-0, Jarrett Benningfield 1-(-1).