Saturday, August 19, 2017

FOOTBALL: Red Devils drop season opener on road 49-28

SOMERSET, Ky. – Jeffersonville lost its season opener Friday night in the Don Marshall Bowl at Southwestern (Ky.) High School, losing 49-28 to defending Class 5A state runner-up Pulaski County.
Red Devil running back Kam Fuller scored three touchdowns, with two of them coming on kickoff returns in the third quarter. With Jeff down 35-7, Fuller made a 90-yard TD return at the 1:41 mark.
After Pulaski County freshman Tristan Cox had a 1-yard TD scamper with 17 seconds left in the third to put the Maroons up 42-14, Fuller answered with a 79-yard TD kickoff return 12 ticks later.
Fuller’s lone rushing touchdown came with 8:58 left in the first, running 65 yards to the end zone for Jeff’s first score. Fuller wound up with 107 rushing yards, with 92 happening in the first half.
Red Devil sophomore quarterback Shaun Wimberly completed 50 percent of his passes (12-of-24) for 176 yards. Jeff wide receiver D’Andre Rutherford made seven receptions for 146 yards. Red Devil sophomore Ronald Brown had a 4-yard touchdown scamper with 30 seconds left in regulation.
Jeff will face Seymour (1-0) in its home opener at 7 p.m. next Friday at Blair Field. It will be the Hoosier Hills Conference opener for both squads. The Owls defeated visiting Evansville Harrison on Friday night, 40-20.

Jeff                      7 0 14 7-28
Pulaski Co.       21 7 28 7-49
First quarter
PC – Jake Sloan 17 pass from Wiley Cain (Jaxson McAlpin kick), 10:30.
PC – Cain 5 run (McAlpin kick), 9:10.
J – Kam Fuller 65 run (Seth Scott kick), 8:58.
PC – Tristan Cox 4 run (McAlpin kick), :34.
Second quarter
PC – Sloan 5 pass from Cain (McAlpin kick), :00.
Third quarter
PC – Matt Hendricks 39 pass from Cain (McAlpin kick), 1:57.
J – Fuller 90 kickoff return (Scott kick), 1:41.
PC – Cox 1 run (McAlpin kick), :17.
J – Fuller 79 kickoff return (Scott kick), :05.
Fourth quarter
PC – Hendricks 9 pass from Cain (McAlpin kick), 9:03.
J – Ronald Brown 4 run (Scott kick), :30.

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