Other football odds and ends from around the state
According to statistics submitted to the Kentucky High School Athletic Association, Bullitt Central’s Trevor Carnell is the state’s leading rusher with an average of 258.3 yards per game. Carnell has rushed for 775 yards and 10 touchdowns on 49 carries through three games. He’s averaging 15.8 yards per attempt.
Madison Southern’s Damien Harris, considered the leading contender for Kentucky’s Mr. Football award, ranks second with 231.3 yards per game. He has rushed for 925 yards and 12 touchdowns in four contests.
THE PURPLE STREAK CONTINUES
Sophomore Jamale Carothers rushed for a school-record 336 yards and four touchdowns on 26 carries as Bowling Green rallied for a 42-34 victory at Owensboro last Friday to extend its winning streak to 48.
It’s the second-longest winning streak in state history, trailing only Trinity’s 50-game run from 1988-91.
Bowling Green will host Chattanooga (Tenn.) McCallie (4-0) on Friday and will be without senior tight end Cameron Wallace, who suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament against Owensboro and will miss the rest of the season. A son of Purples coach Kevin Wallace, Cameron Wallace was the team’s top receiver with 16 receptions for 143 yards and three touchdowns.
FORMER PIKEVILLE COACH LANDS NEW JOB
Dudley Hilton, who resigned as the University of Pikeville’s coach in August for personal and health reasons, has been named the new head coach at Taylor County. He’ll coach his first game for the Cardinals (0-3) on Friday when they host LaRue County.
Former Taylor County coach Eric Graves stepped down earlier this month, citing health reasons.
Hilton is tied for the second-most wins in Kentucky high school history with a 345-101 record in 35 years and won two state titles at Bell County (1991, 2008) and one at Bourbon County (1997). He went 14-18 in three seasons at the University of Pikeville.
Jason Frakes can be reached at (502) 582-4046 and followed on Twitter @kyhighs.