Mercer County Football Take Down Taylor County Cardinals

Mercer County running back Donald ‘D’ Smith ran the ball in the Titans 21-0 win over Taylor County Friday, Oct. 17. Smith had 62 yards on 11 carries and one touchdown.

The Mercer County football team won a ‘must-win’ game Friday, Oct. 17, as they beat the  Taylor County Cardinals 21-0 in the Titans’ final home game of the season.

The Titans had been struggling to find their identity all season as they got off to a 1-6 start, but they appeared to have found it Friday night when they dominated the Cardinals on both sides of the ball. The win keeps Mercer in contention for the playoffs.

Both teams were forced to punt on their first two possessions of the game, but the Titans took full advantage of their third of the game.

On the third play from scrimmage, Mercer County quarterback Drew Davis scrambled and found senior wide receiver Layne Peavler wide open in the middle of the field, and Peavler took it in for a 65-yard touchdown, with 3:17 left in the first quarter.

“I saw that Drew was in trouble, so I ran across the middle and he spotted me, the rest was history,” said Peavler.

Check out this weeks edition of The Harrodsburg Herald for the rest of the story.

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