DeSales wins second straight 2-A football title

DeSales wins second straight 2-A football title

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DeSales wins second straight 2-A football title

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Junior quarterback Austin Johnson rushed for a touchdown, passed for a touchdown and also kicked two field goals to lead the DeSales High School football team to a 26-0 victory over Newport Central Catholic in Friday’s Class 2-A state final at Houchens Industries/L.T. Smith Stadium.

DeSales (14-1) built a 23-0 lead early in the second quarter and cruised from there in beating Newport Central Catholic in the state final for the second straight season.

The Thoroughbreds finished 8-6.

This story will be updated.

Jason Frakes can be reached at (502) 582-4046 and followed on Twitter @kyhighs.

Newport Catholic

0

0

0

0

0

DeSales

16

7

0

3

26

D – Frankie Tharp 3 run (kick blocked), 4:43. D – Austin Craig 35 pass from Austin Johnson (Johnson kick), 2:40. D – Johnson 26 FG, 0:23. D – Johnson 2 run (Johnson kick), 9:07. D – Johnson 27 FG, 4:01. A – 6,188.

NCC

D

Total yards

50

387

First downs

6

19

Rushes-yds.

24-(-21)

56-300

Comp-Att-Int

12-26-3

7-11-0

Passing yards

71

87

Fumbles-lost

1-0

5-3

Penalties-yds.

5-43

3-25

Punts-avg.

6-38.0

2-32.0

Return yards

5

58

Time of poss.

17:32

30:28

RUSHING: Newport Catholic, Smith 16-13, Harris 1-1, team 1-0, Bartels 1-0, Enslen 1-(minus 8), Henschen 4-(minus 27). DeSales, Johnson 13-83, Pirtle 7-63, F. Tharp 10-63, A. Tharp 11-61, Nord 7-27, McDonough 3-9, Gardner 1-1, Nord 1-(minus-1), team 3-(minus-6).

PASSING: Newport Catholic, Henschen 12-26-3-71. DeSales, Johnson 7-11-0-87.

RECEIVING: Newport Catholic, Gray 4-21, Enslen 3-15, Smith 2-14, Bartels 2-13, McHugh 1-8. DeSales, Craig 3-57, Pirtle 2-12, Hunt 1-14, Nord 1-4.

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