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Bearcats take care of business in rout of East Jessamine

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By John Herndon

Anderson County left no doubt concerning its district superiority with a rousing 41-7 win over East Jessamine Friday night in Nicholasville.

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Anderson improved to 8-1 on the year and finished the district portion of its schedule unbeaten at 5-0. It is the first time Anderson has been perfect in district play since the 2007 season that saw Anderson go unbeaten in the regular season.

Ross Cox caught seven passes for 171 yards and three touchdowns while quarterback Zachary Carmichael ran for 134 yards in 10 carries and completed 15-of-20 passes for 282 yards. Carmichael threw for three scores and ran for two more.
Anderson did survive a scare when Cox went down with an injury early in the third quarter. It appeared that Cox suffered a deep thigh bruise and should be back with the team in time for the state playoffs, which start Nov. 8.

Anderson fumbled in the end zone on its first drive then had to settle for the first of two Joe Rose field goals on its second march, but eventually built a 41-0 lead. The Bearcats piled up 506 yards of offense while holding East Jessamine to 108 yards.

The Bearcats close their season next Friday at Collins, a Class 4A power.

For a complete reports, see the Oct. 30 edition of The Anderson News.