“Yesterday in Sports” brings you the highlights from sports in Owensboro and Daviess County.
Apollo and Daviess County football both earned shutouts on the road. Apollo volleyball swept a pair of games in their tournament.
Apollo 52, Butler County 0
It wasn’t until midway through the first quarter that the Eagles got on the board, but once they did, the scoring didn’t stop. Apollo (4-0) remained perfect on the year in a dominating road win and was led by another strong outing from Mariano McKenzie.
McKenzie first scored with a short run 5 minutes into the half, and Sam Parm added a 19-yard rushing touchdown 3 minutes later. McKenzie added his second touchdown late in the first quarter.
A fumble recovery set up another scoring drive for the Eagles, and it was McKenzie again that found the end zone on their first play from scrimmage in the second quarter. Colby Clark then connected with Daylin Crabtree for a 15-yard passing touchdown, the first of the night through the air.
McKenzie added his fourth touchdown run later in the second quarter for a 42-0 lead, starting a running clock before halftime. Wes Knott added a field goal early in the third quarter, and the Eagles got a final touchdown on a pass from Damian Lovinsky to Geoffrey Johnson.
Despite the high score, the offense barely gained more than 200 yards. It was a strong defensive effort that was the key, as the Eagles only allowed 29 yards of total offense (21 rushing). Apollo’s Daelin Kennedy had one interception, and Tre Sanders had a fumble recovery.
Apollo now plays host to Owensboro Catholic (2-2) Friday. The Aces are coming off back-to-back wins, including a 45-32 victory over Owensboro two weeks ago.
Daviess County 20, Hancock County 0
The Panthers’ game was cut short, ending after only one quarter of play due to constant lightning strikes. The win will count for Daviess County (3-1).
Landon Newman put the Panthers on the board early with a 5-yard touchdown run, but the extra point was no good. DCHS then recovered a fumble to set up a 26-yard strike from Joey Cambron to Marquel Tinsley for a 13-0 lead. Cambron then found Alex Nalley for a 15-yard score just before the weather delay.
The Panthers return to action Friday when they head across town to face Owensboro (2-2), who is coming off back-to-back losses, including a 45-32 loss at Owenboro Catholic two weeks ago. Daviess County beat the Aces 49-26 in the first week of the season.
Apollo swept a pair of teams to go 2-0 in the first day of the Queens of the Court, played at Central Hardin. The E-Gals beat Taylor County 2-0 (25-13, 25-14) and Nelson County 2-0 (25-11, 25-14).
Stat leaders on the day were Carlee Widmer (30 assists, 9 kills), Jenna McMillen (10 kills), Natalie Ewing (14 kills), Taylor Blair (10 kills), Anslee Hopewell (9 digs), Hallie Wilson (6 digs), Lindsey Hargitt (7 digs) and Brylee Rhodes (4 kills, 3 blocks).
Apollo will play again today, starting with Lakota West (West Chester, Ohio) at 10 a.m. Three wins would earn the E-Gals the tournament title.