McCracken Crushes Muhlenberg in 6A Playoffs
By West Kentucky Star Staff
WESTERN KENTUCKY - The McCracken County Mustangs wasted no time at all putting away (3-8) Muhlenberg County, coasting to a 48-0 win in the opening round of the Class 6A KHSAA State Football Playoffs. The Mustangs advance to the regional semifinals to host Daviess County next Friday night at 7pm. 

On the opening drive for McCracken County, sophomore quarterback found senior receiver Lawson Parrish for a 62-yard touchdown strike to make it 6-0. On the following drive, the Mustangs found the end zone again, this time TaeShawn Allen used his legs for a 10-yard touchdown run to make it 13-0 with 6:27 left in the first quarter.

Allen would score again just minutes later, this time running 28 yards for a touchdown to make it 20-0 with 3:52 left in the 1st quarter. Junior running back Zander Hamby scored the first of his two touchdowns on a 4-yard run with 11:49 left in the 2nd quarter to make it 27-0 McCracken County. Just under two minutes later, Elijah Wheat found the end zone again, this time with his legs as he ran 11-yards for a touchdown to make it 34-0.

Minutes later, Wheat found senior receiver Eli Crider with an 11-yard touchdown reception to make it 41-0. And with 2:52 left in the first half, Zander Hamby scored his second touchdown of the game, this one on a 52-yard touchdown to make it 48-0 just before halftime. This was the second consecutive shutout for McCracken County.

The Mustangs outgained Muhlenberg County on the night by a margin of 352 yards to 56 yards.

The season came to an end tonight for the Graves County Eagles, dropping the opening round playoff game to South Warren, 38-12. The opening drive for the Spartans ended in a field goal, but the following possession for Graves County ended in a Ryan Mathis interception, giving the Spartans great field position.

South Warren would score just a few plays later to give the Spartans a 10-0 lead. The Eagles would respond with a drive of their own. Cody Goatley rushed for a 1-yard touchdown to cut the South Warren lead to 10-6 in the opening quarter.

Another Graves interception would give the Spartans great field position once again. Christian Winn would rush into the end zone for South Warren to give the Spartans a 24-6 lead just before halftime. Not much would change in the 2nd half for South Warren as Christian Winn picked up where he left off, running for a 50-yard touchdown to make it 31-12 Spartans. Then Winn would do it one last time, scampering into the end zone with just seconds left in the 3rd quarter for the final score of the game.

Here are scores from Friday night's other local playoff games:

Class 1A
Bethlehem 48, Fulton County 0
Campbellsville 49, Fulton City 0
Crittenden County 69, Caverna 0

Class 2A
Hancock County 62, Ballard Memorial 12
Mayfield 55, Todd County Central 0
Murray 49, McLean County 27
Owensboro Catholic 74, Webster County 0

Class 3A
Caldwell County 43, Hart County 14
Elizabethtwon 47, Trigg County 6
LaRue County 14, Union County 0
Paducah Tilghman 45, Edmonson County 0

Class 4A
Franklin-Simpson 43, Hopkins County Central 6
Madisonville 28, Allen County-Scottsville 7
Hopkinsville 21, Warren East 7

Class 5A
South Warren 38, Graves County 12
Christian County 54, Barren County 6
Bowling Green 48, Owensboro 14
Greenwood 51, Apollo 31

Class 6A
McCracken County 48, Muhlenberg County 0
Henderson County 21, Meade County 14

Published 12:47 AM, Saturday Nov. 04, 2017
Updated 06:12 PM, Sunday Nov. 12, 2017

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