The Russell County Laker football team, coming off their first win of the season last week over East Jessamine, went on the road Friday night to Campbellsville for a matchup against district opponent Taylor County. The outcome was never in doubt as the Cardinals crushed Russell County 44-6.
Taylor County scored first with 3:42 to go in the first quarter on a 2 yard run by Keyshawn Smith. The two point attempt was successful and Taylor led 8-0. Taylor scored again with 9:57 in the second quarter on a huge 88 yard run by Peyton Smith. With the extra point good, Taylor County led 15-0, then increased their lead to 22-0 just before halftime on a 9 yard touchdown run by Peyton Smith.
In the second half, Taylor County scored on a 29 yard run by Keyshawn Smith, a 39 yard run by Kayden Smith, and 14 yard run by Kayden Smith to make the score 44-0. Russell County finally got on the board with 5:09 remaining in the game when freshman Tanner Stringer scored on a 3 yard run. Final score: Taylor County 44, Russell County 6.
For the game, the Lakers were just shut down offensively. The Lakers carried the ball 36 times for just 76 yards, and passing, the Lakers were 5 for 21 for 73 yards to finish the game with 149 total yards. Meanwhile, Taylor County, scored six touchdowns on 25 carries for 289 yards, and completed 7 of 9 passes for 126 yards. Taylor County finished the game with 415 total yards.
The Lakers will be at home Friday night to take on one of the state’s top teams in the Boyle County Rebels in another district matchup.