Roundup: Bullitt East knocks off intra-county rival North Bullitt on final play

It came down to the final play of the game.

The Bullitt East High School football team, which had been retreating down the field on a late North Bullitt drive, came up with a game-winning stop on a two-point conversion attempt with no time left on the clock to hold off the Eagles, 44-43.

“We’re happy for the football program,” Bullitt East coach Mark Sander said. “That’s the kind of game we’d normally lose earlier in the season and I was really happy for the staff and the moves we were making. To see the players have the confidence in ourselves (was great).

“We were down going into halftime and flat in the first half, and then to come out and get the lead, lose it, and get back (was crazy). We just didn’t win those tight games earlier in the year. We needed a good win because we’re going into the playoffs. We’ve just got to keep doing it each week.”

It was a back and forth game all night, especially in the final quarter of the game, in which 39 points were scored combined between the two teams.

Chargers quarterback Zak Kessler was 5 of 8 for 118 yards and a pair of fourth quarter touchdowns in the air to wide receiver Konnor Polson, and running back Hunter Purdue ran for 285 yards on 25 carries, with one touchdown.

“You don’t know who’s going to win until the last second ticks off,” Sander said of the emotions of the game. “You’ve just got to keep your composure. It’s high school football a lot of crazy things happen. Luckily we have players we’re putting in situations that finally stepped up and made big plays for us.”

South Oldham 39, Bullitt Central 7: The Dragons (8-0) remained unbeaten with a rout of the Cougars (6-3). Dragons quarterback Drew Zaubi threw four touchdowns and ran for another while freshman running back J.T. Benson scored on the ground.

Trinity 58, Seneca 0: The Shamrocks (9-0) remain undefeated after holding off the Redhawks (1-7), 58-0. The Shamrocks scored five touchdowns in the first quarter alone, making it difficult for the Redhawks to get on the scoreboard. The Shamrocks completed 13 out of 14 passes for a total of 173 yards.

Collins 54, North Oldham 22: The Titans (5-3) scored eight touchdowns to defeat the Mustangs (0-9), who remained winless. Collins’ J.R. Lucas passed for 460 yards and leading receiver Payton Hawk ended with 180 yards. In addition NaSean Roseberry had 176 yards with three scores.

DeSales 55, Washington Co. 0: The Colts (6-2) routed the Commanders (2-5) 55-0. Carlos Ordway had a big night with seven carries for 120 yards and two touchdowns for the Colts. For the Commanders, Jason Anderson led the team with 53 yards rushing.

CAL 65, Shawnee 6: The Centurions (7-1) blew out the Golden Eagles (0-7). The CAL defense allowed only five yards of offense, while CAL raced ahead to a 37-6 lead after one quarter.