CLASS 4A STATE SEMIFINALS: Golden Eagles waltz into title game

Johnson Central is headed back to the Class 4A state championship game for the fifth consecutive time following Friday night’s 52-14 dismantling of Madisonville-North Hopkins at Eagle Field.

The Golden Eagles, now 14-0, will face Boyle County next Saturday afternoon at Kroger Field. Kickoff is set for 4:30 p.m.

Johnson Central rushed for 519 yards, including 280 yards and two first quarter touchdowns on 21 carries from Devin Johnson. Dillon Preston followed with 114 yards and a score while Cody Rice added 73 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

Quarterback Ryley Preece ran for once TD and passed for another.

At Paintsville

(Class 4A state semifinals)


MNH (11-3)….0  7  7    0 – 14

JC (14-0)……21  8  8  15 – 52


First Quarter

JC – Ryley Preece, 1-yard run (Jake Headly kick), 9:43

JC – Devin Johnson, 19-yard run (kick blocked), 2:49

JC – Devin Johnson, 15-yard run (Devin Johnson run), :34

Second Quarter

MNH – Marquise Parker, 9-yard pass from Hayden Reynolds (Simen Lind kick), 6:54

JC – Cody Rice, 17-yard run (Devin Johnson run), 2:48

Third Quarter

MNH – Marquise Parker, 73-yard pass from Hayden Reynols (Simen Lind kick), 11:13

JC – Seth Dalton, 39-yard pass from Ryley Preece (Devin Johnson run), 7:30

Fourth Quarter

JC – Dillon Preston, 5-yard run (Devin Johnson run), 7:32

JC – Cody Rice, 2-yard run (Jake Headly kick), 3:08.

Next up: Johnson Central (14-0) vs. Boyle County (14-0), Class 4A championship, Kroger Field, 4:30 p.m., Dec. 7.