LCA wins a classic over Somerset 42-35
The Eagles beat the Jumpers for the district title.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Lexington Christian Academy is back in the region finals for the first time since 2018 after knocking off defending Class 2A state champion Somerset 42-35.
It was as classic as many of the other meetings in this wonderful rivalry.
LCA quarterback Drew Nieves passed for 239 yards and four touchdowns as LCA built a 21-0 lead on the Briar Jumpers in the first quarter.
Somerset would rally to make it 28-14 at the half on a TD pass and short scoring from QB Kaiya Sheron.
In the third quarter was when the fun began.
The Jumpers cut the LCA lead to 28-21 after a 33-yard punt return from Kade Grundy set up Chase Doan on a seven-yard run with 7:57 left in the third quarter.
Somerset would tie the game at 28-28 with 3:24 remaining in the third period on a two-yard Sheron TD run and that’s when LCA shook off the cobwebs.
The Eagles scored in three plays with the big blow a 57-yard play-action TD pass to Mason Moore who strolled into the endzone. LCA 35-28. Moore with six catches for 101 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Somerset faced 4th and long at the LCA 41-yard line when Sheron connected with Mikey Garland for a 28-yard pass play. Garland would do the honors of tying the game again at 35-35 early in the fourth quarter on a 8-yard touchdown run.
The game’s decisive score came from Nieves when he ran 27 yards and barely crossed the goal line with 8:02 left in the game.
Somerset ends their season at 6-3 while LCA moves on to the state quarterfinal round with a 8-1 record.
The Eagles will host Metcalfe County (6-2) next Friday.
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