NewCath captures 2A state title

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Josh Cain hit Tyler Lyon on a 4-yard touchdown pass with 26 seconds left as Newport Central Catholic clinched a 30-26 win over Caldwell County in the KHSAA Class 2A championship game Saturday at Houchens-Smith Stadium.

It was the Thoroughbreds' fifth state title, and second in three years.

Cain's touchdown pass capped a five-play, 60-yard touchdown drive that came after Caldwell's Brett Seymore kicked a 19-yard field goal to put the Tigers up 26-24 with 2:30 left.

Cain was 14-of-23 passing on the day for 243 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. He also rushed five times for 32 yards.

Dylan Hayes was NewCath's top rusher, carrying 27 times for 106 yards and two touchdowns. Mac Franzen added four catches for 81 yards and a touchdown.

Caldwell's Elijah Snider threw for two touchdowns and ran for another.

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