Football

Fern Creek continues strong offensive output in rout of Iroquois

Adam Creech/ Special to The Courier-Journal Fern Creek?s Kyree Hawkins, running against Bullitt Central, is coming off an impressive week on both sides of the ball. Fern Creek running back Kyree Hawkins runs the ball during the game against Bullitt Central at Fern Creek's Veterans Field. Adam Creech/ Special to The Courier-Journal

Adam Creech/ Special to The Courier-Journal
Fern Creek?s Kyree Hawkins, running against Bullitt Central, is coming off an impressive week on both sides of the ball.
Fern Creek running back Kyree Hawkins runs the ball during the game against Bullitt Central at Fern Creek’s Veterans Field.
Adam Creech/ Special to The Courier-Journal

Fern Creek High School’s football team looks to be peaking offensively as it gears up for a postseason run.

On a rare Saturday evening game due to scheduling issues with the Kentuckiana Football Officials Association, the Tigers rolled past Iroquois, 42-12, on senior night at Fern Creek. The win was the fourth consecutive in which the Tigers scored 40 or more points and it was also Fern Creek’s fourth straight win.

Iroquois running back Demetris Booth gave the Raiders the early first quarter lead when he ran in a score from five yards out, but four minutes later, running back Kyree Hawkins answered for the Tigers with a five-yard score of his own.

Fern Creek went on to score 35 straight points to put the game well out of reach, though Booth did score once more late in the third quarter. Booth finished the game with six carries for 13 yards and one catch for five yards.

For the Tigers, quarterback Shamar Bryant was 14 of 20 for 176 yards and three touchdowns, while Hawkins put up numbers on both sides of the field. The senior had eight carries for 64 yards on offense and had three assisted tackles, one tackle for loss, and one interception on defense.

Fern Creek finishes the regular season at Atherton next Friday, while Iroquois travels to Fairdale.