Titans roughed up by Taylor County

Arpan Dixit
Herald Staff
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Mercer Head Coach David Buchanan (right) high fives Trevon Faulkner (left) and Noah Sheperson (middle) after a Titans’ score during Mercer’s loss to Taylor County on Friday, Oct. 13. (Photo by Arpan Dixit)

The Taylor County Cardinals  (5-2) came in to Alvis Johnson Field on Friday, Oct. 13, and defeated the Mercer County Titans (5-3) by a final score of 47-19.

It was a tough night for Mercer as they struggled to contain Taylor County on the ground.

The Cardinals scored seven rushing touchdowns on the night, including four by sophomore running back Logan Parker. Parker ran for 90 yards on 14 rushes. Freshman running back Wes Oliver ran 17 times for 100 yards and 1 touchdown. Junior running back DeJohn Irvin carried the ball five times for 27 yards and one touchdown. The last rushing touchdown was scored by sophomore running back Tre Goodin. Goodin had 67 yards on 14 carries and one touchdown.

The Titans gave up a total of 303 rushing yards to the Cardinals and struggled to keep up offensively as well.

The Titans were in a good spot after their first drive. Senior wide receiver Aaron Johnson hauled in a 54 yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Gunnar Gillis during the opening drive of the game. Mercer took a 7-0 lead after a made extra point by senior kicker Caleb Morrison. Gillis was 7/15 for 88 yards and 1 touchdown on the night.

To learn more, check out this week’s issue of The Harrodsburg Herald.

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