Cannon's late TD lifts North Bullitt over Bullitt Central

Cannon's late TD lifts North Bullitt over Bullitt Central


Cannon's late TD lifts North Bullitt over Bullitt Central


North Bullitt’s Darrius Cannon’s 5-yard touchdown run with 1:14 left provided a dramatic finish to a wild game at Shepherdsville, where the visiting Eagles outlasted Bullitt Central 47-44 on Friday night.

The Cougars rallied from a 34-14 halftime deficit to take a 44-40 lead on Timothy Miller’s 3-yard touchdown run with 4:42 left. That advantage came thanks to an 11-play, 59-yard drive that chewed up 3:51. But that gave the Eagles (5-1, 1-0 Class 5-A, District 3) enough time to mount a comeback of their own against their county rival.

While it was Cannon who made the final big play, he was helped by fellow senior Daulton Walls, who has a 27-yard run two plays earlier to put the Eagles inside the Cougars 10.

Logan James led the Eagles with 231 yards rushing and five touchdowns on just 16 carries. His last score, a 41-yard run, put North Bullitt up 40-30 with 1:06 left in the third quarter.

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Bullitt Central quarterback Cameron Dukes struggled early in the rain and finished with 206 yards and two scores on 15-of-35 passing. He also added three rushing scores.

But the Cougars (4-2, 0-1) were also their worst enemy at times. They ended the first half at the North Bullitt 7 when Dukes could not complete a pass in the end zone to Austin Calhoun. On Bullitt Central’s second drive of the second half, Dukes was stuffed on a goal-line stand by the Eagles.

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