It’s a light week for area football, as the only team in action is Apollo. The Eagles are coming off a bye week and will look for their first district win as they travel to Henderson County on Friday.
The main goal for Apollo (2-4, 0-1 Class 6A District 1) during their week off was finding a way to get stops on defense. They’ve allowed 305 points — the most among 6A schools by 49 points — and the fewest the Eagles have given up in a game is 28.
The offense has proven plenty capable of keeping Apollo within striking distance, and they’ve especially shined over the last two contests as they scored 100 points total in those games.
Harold Hogg has been the breakout star for the Eagles in his first year since transferring from Owensboro Catholic. The running back has carried the ball 114 times for 961 yards and nine touchdowns, adding five catches for 60 yards.
First-year quarterback Damian Lovinsky has struggled at times in the pocket but has a strong arm, and he’s dangerous when he tucks and runs. Lovinsky is 50-for-108 passing with 907 yards, eight touchdowns and seven interceptions. He’s also the second-leading rusher with 58 catches for 487 yards and eight scores.
Brandon Husk leads the team with 17 catches for 357 yards and five touchdowns, while Geoffrey Johnson has added nine receptions for 169 yards and two scores.
They Eagles will face a stout Henderson County (5-1, 1-0) defense that has only given up 97 points all year — including four games allowing 14 points or less.
Offensively, the Colonels lead a fairly balanced attack. Through their first five games (no stats have been uploaded for their 42-7 win over Marshall County) quarterback Sam Elliott was 43-for-100 with 918 yards, 12 touchdowns and two interceptions.
Logan Green leads the ground attack with 92 carries for 532 yards, though he’s only scored once. Elliott has a team-high three rushing touchdowns. Receivers Edmund Brooks and Daymian Dixon have combined for more than 600 yards and have three touchdowns each.
Game time is set for 7 p.m.
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2019 football coverage is presented in part by Drew Cunningham, agent at State Farm.