After eight of his football players and one assistant coach were sent to a hospital Saturday for heat-related issues, Doss High School athletic director Danny McCreedy on Monday praised the game-management staff at Pleasure Ridge Park for the way the situation was handled.
“I felt like everybody there did a great job,” McCreedy said. “There are systems in place now since things have happened in the past. There are emergency plans in place. The ice baths were ready. The water was ready. EMS was there.”
PRP beat Doss 28-6 in a game that was suspended Friday night because of thunderstorms. The game resumed at 11 a.m. Saturday and was halted with 7:30 remaining in the fourth quarter because of the heat.
Senior Ramone Kelly and assistant coach Damon Butler were carted off the Doss sideline and taken to a hospital before the game was halted. Seven other Doss players were hospitalized after the game ended.
McCreedy said all eight players and Butler were released from the hospital Saturday.
“No matter how minor we thought it might be, our thought was to get all the kids checked and make sure they were safe and sound,” McCreedy said. “That was the most important thing.”
At one point during the game, Doss ran out of water on its sideline. While game-management staff went to refill Doss’ coolers, a mandatory water break was called and Doss’ players crossed the field to share PRP’s water.
• LeAngelo Sullivan rushed for three touchdowns and Maurice Patterson added two as Atherton won at Lynn Camp 39-14 on Friday, ending the Rebels’ 17-game losing streak.
Atherton’s previous win had come against Shawnee, 36-19, on Aug. 31, 2012.
Hopkins County Central has the state’s longest current losing streak at 27 after falling 40-28 at Webster County on Friday.
• Bowling Green extended its winning streak to 45 on Saturday with a 44-6 victory over Mercer County in the Rafferty’s Bowl at Western Kentucky University. The Purples are five wins shy of tying Trinity’s state-record 50-game winning streak set from 1988-91.
Jacob Yates rushed for 119 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Purples. Mercer County was held to 37 total yards.
The win gave Bowling Green coach Kevin Wallace 250 for his career. The Purples will play at Lexington Catholic on Friday.
• The St. Xavier boys’ and Sacred Heart girls’ golf teams are ranked No. 1 in the state in the Kentucky Golf Coaches Association’s Midseason Top 10s.
Here are the complete rankings:
Boys: 1. St. Xavier, 2. Trinity, 3. Ryle, 4. McCracken County, 5. Franklin County, 6. North Oldham, 7. Lexington Christian, 8. Bowling Green, 9. Union County, 10. (tie) Henry Clay, Scott County.
• Girls: 1. Sacred Heart, 2. Elizabethtown, 3. Taylor County, 4. Henry Clay, 5. Calloway County, 6. Shelby County, 7. (tie) Boyle County, Russell County, 9. Marshall County, 10 Notre Dame.
• Eastern’s Francesca Stovall was named the Wendy Martin MVP of the Green Division on Saturday during the Apple Tournament field hockey event at Sacred Heart.
Eastern beat Male 3-2 in the Green Division final. Sacred Heart defeated Assumption 3-2 in the Red Division final.
Here is the Green Division all-tournament team: Zoe Jessie (Holy Cross); Rachel Austin (Butler); Harriet Sudduth (Atherton); Hana Priddy (Presentation); Madison Cobb, Rebekah Lewis (North Oldham); Victoria Henry, Whitney Schmitt (South Oldham); Brook Thomas, Jenna Fenwick (Male); Sophie Kandul, Caroline Patrick, Francesca Stovall (Eastern).
• Jeffersontown beat Valley 25-16, 25-15 in Sunday’s Silver Bracket final of the Jefferson County Public Schools Volleyball Tournament at Seneca.
Jason Frakes can be reached at (502) 582-4046 and followed on Twitter @kyhighs.