LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Lexington Catholic shut down
record-setting Lone Oak quarterback Corey Robinson, with the
Knights defeating the Purple Flash 49-7 in KHSAA Class AAAA state
championship game on Saturday at Papa John's Cardinal Statium.
Second-ranked Lexington Catholic (13-2) held Robinson - who
entered the game with a national single-season record 90 touchdown
passes and 5,631 passing yards - in check until a meaningless
fourth-quarter TD toss.
Robinson finished the game 21 for 37 for 241 yards and the one
touchdown as he was harassed most of the game by the Knights'
blitzing defense, which sacked Robinson five times.
"They came from all different directions all night," Robinson
Shane Israel, who came in averaging 117 yards per game, rushed
for 194 yards and four touchdowns to lead Lexington Catholic as it
completed a dominating march to its second state title - the
Knights outscored their five playoff foes 236-35. Quarterback Nic
Ward passed for 154 yards and one TD and ran for another score
while senior wide receiver/strong safety Winston Guy caught one TD
pass, ran for another and recorded 2.5 sacks on defense.
Third-ranked Lone Oak (14-1), which came in averaging 53.2
points per game and hadn't scored less than 34 points in a game all
season, got its only touchdown on Robinson's 49-yard touchdown to
Jamarielle Brown with just 3:24 remaining in the game. Brown
finished with 10 catches for 156 yards.
Lexington Catholic led 35-0 at halftime as the Knights
out-gained Lone Oak 315 yards to 92.
Israel rushed for 127 yards and two touchdowns, Guy caught one
TD and ran for another and Ward threw for a score and ran for one
more. Israel added another TD runs in the third and fourth
quarters, the latter of which made for a running clock (which under
state rules happens at 45-0) until Robinson's late touchdown pass.