Bearcats defeat West Jessamine

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By John Herndon

NICHOLASVILLE -- B.J. Robinson's 78-yard scoring run one minute before halftime propelled Anderson County to a 35-12 win over host West Jessamine Friday night.

Robinson's sprit down the left sideline energized a heavily favored but lethargic Anderson team that was clinging to a 14-12 lead.

Robinson's jaunt was the first of his two touchdowns. The senior led Anderson with 140 yards rushing on 15 carries.

"That run totally changed the complexion of the game," said Anderson coach Mark Peach.

Quarterback Jacob Russell scored on the Bearcats' first two possessions, but West Jessamine suddenly caught fire to draw within 14-12.

"We thought it was going to be easy like that all night," Robinson said of the Bearcats' lull after the quick lead.

After Robinson's score, however, there was little doubt about the outcome. The Bearcats held West Jessamine to 28 yards of offense in the second half.

Anderson improved to 2-0. West Jessamine fell to 0-2.

"I am proud of how the kids responded in the second half," Peach said.

For a complete look at the Bearcats' win and a preview of Friday's district game with Grant County, see the Sept. 10 edition of The Anderson News.