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FOOTBALL: Bearcats slide past Woodford

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Anderson now 5-1, 2-0 in district play

By John Herndon

Anderson County erupted for two third quarter touchdowns on the way to a 21-7 district win over visiting Woodford County Friday night.

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Despite dominating the stat sheet, the Bearcats were only up 7-0 just past the midway point of the third quarter when Ross Cox ran two yards for a touchdown. Granville Hayes set the score up when he motored for 61 yards the play before.

Just over three minutes later, Anderson quarterback Zachary Carmichael found sophomore classmate Dusty Puckett open for a 39-yard touchdown pass the first play after Puckett had recovered a Woodford fumble.

Playing on a soggy field, Anderson put up 367 yards of offense, but held Woodford to 169 yards. “This is the third straight game where our defense has held someone to a touchdown or less,” said Anderson coach Mark Peach.

Woodford's only touchdown came in the fourth quarter when Conrad Smart found paydirt with 8:42 to play. By that time, Anderson led 21-0 in its homecoming game.

Anderson had taken the lead when Carmichael and Puckett connected on a 24-yard score late in the first quarter.

Carmichael went 13 for 22 in the air but had a pair of drives stopped by interceptions deep in Woodford territory in the first half. Puckett caught three passes for 75 yards while Carmichael threw for 169 yards.

“We made some mistakes but the good thing is they are correctible mistakes,” Peach said.

The Bearcats, now 5-1 on the year and 2-0 in district play, travel to West Jessamine, which upset Montgomery County, next Friday. Woodfored fell to 3-3, 0-2.

For a complete report, see the Oct. 5 edition of The Anderson News.