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South All-Star Team Takes Win

Players from both Henderson County North and Lexington Middle School football teams participated in the Centennial Bank All-Star Game on November 6, 2021, which was held at West Carroll.
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The South offense ran smooth with efficiency during the Centennial Bank All-Star Game at West Carroll on Saturday, November 6, 2021. Led by Henderson County North quarterback Ross McDaniel, the offense drove the length of the field on its opening drive, mixing the pass and the run to score. The big play of the drive was a 65-yard pass from McDaniel to Lexington Middle’s Amarion Arnold. McDaniel would then find Crockett County’s Gabe Dupree on a 12-yard pass for the touchdown. Gavin Moody from Chester County would add the two-point conversion and the South team led 8-0. The next offensive drive would be one for the books, as the South team would march 80 yards as eight different ball carriers ran the ball led by three different quarterbacks on the drive. Henderson County North’s Jayden Fry had two big runs in the series, but the two big plays would be a pass from Ross McDaniel to Amarion Arnold and a pass from South Gibson’s quarterback Cade Allen to Crockett County’s Dupree. Thatcher Crews from Bruceton would have a big run on the drive as well. Dupree would end up scoring from five yards out and McDaniel would add the two-point conversion to make the game 16-0.

The South offense didn’t have their third possession until the third quarter. The drive would be led by quarterback Ben Pruitt, from West Carroll, and started inside their own 20-yard line after a big turnover by the defense. The drive saw big runs by Arnold, Moody, and Nicholas Stafford from North Parkway, and quarterback Tevin Reed from Crockett County. Arnold would be the one to take them into the end zone though from 7-yards out. The two-point conversion failed, but the South All-Stars would be up 22-0. The fourth series for the South offense would be led by Pruitt and started inside Northern territory on the 45-yard line. Big runs by HCN’s Fry and Bruceton’s Crews followed by a 12-yard pass from Pruitt to Dupree put the South on the 26-yard line. That is when Jayden Fry from Henderson County North ran strong off the left tackle for 26 yards into the end zone. Pruitt hit Crews on the two-point conversion pass to make the score 30-0, in favor of the South All-Stars.

The last two offensive series were led by South Gibson quarterback Allen and had success but wouldn’t find the end zone. On the day, the South All-Stars ended up playing four quarterbacks, two running backs, four wide receivers, four slot receivers, and eight offensive linemen, which included Will Burke from Henderson County North, to score on four of its six possessions, amassing close to 300 yards of offense. Four receivers had multiple receptions on the day and ten different players had multiple carries. McDaniel led the team in passing and earned the game’s Offensive MVP Award. Arnold led the team in receiving and earned the game’s MVP Award for his play on offense and defense. Henderson County North’s Jayden Fry was the most productive in the South’s running attack.

Defensively, the South dominated the Centennial Bank All-Star game. As it started on the very first series of defense, Jackson Christian’s own Lucas Witherspoon got a huge sack that set the North team back, and…

For the complete article, see the November 10th edition of The Lexington Progress.

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