After two weeks of the high school football season, it's apparent Boyle County is among the class of 4A. After dismantling Rockcastle County on Saturday, 42-22, the Rebels appear to be in mid-season form.
In one of the greatest performances in school history, Rebels running back Reese MacShara broke the Boyle County rushing record with 356 yards on 13 carries. MacShara found the end zone five times as Boyle County improved to 2-0.
MacShara was nearly untouchable, if not unstoppable. On his first 11 carries, MacShara was tackled just four times. One of those runs, a 61-yard touchdown, was called back on a penalty. If not for the flag, MacShara would have eclipsed the 400-yard barrier, putting him near the top of the state's rushing record and among some of the all-time greats.
After the Rebels managed just nine yards of offense in the first quarter, MacShara exploded, gaining 224 yards on the ground in the second quarter alone. In all, MacShara scored on runs of 80, 41, 57, 60 and 59 yards.
Larry French is in his second season at the Danville school and has his team reminding fans of some of the great Boyle County teams of the past. The Rebels are quick and sound in all phases of the game.
The Rebels have no cupcakes on their schedule, either. Next up is Pikeville, and after an open date, Boyle County plays at Mercer County and at Danville, before returning home to host Lafayette and Lexington Catholic.
Those stretch of games could determine if the Rebels have what it takes to win the school's sixth state title. The feeling here is when a 4A champ is crowned in Bowling Green this year, Boyle County could be the last team standing.
Those are the highlights... Stay tuned.