Corbin falls to Boyle County in 4A Championship

Boyle County wins their second straight title.
Boyle County wins their second straight title.(Courtney Layne Brewer/WYMT)
Published: Dec. 2, 2022 at 10:33 PM EST
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WYMT) - The Corbin Redhounds came up just short of a championship.

Boyle County beat the Redhounds 32-26 to win their second straight title, denying Corbin their first championship since 1982.

“Our guys, they left it all on the line,” said Corbin head football coach Tom Greer. “They played 110 percent all night and I’m super proud of them. We just, we didn’t make some stops when we needed to make some stops and we’re disappointed but I can tell you I got 80 football players that are champions.”

The Rebels opened scoring up with an 11-yard pass from Sage Dawson to Cooper Brummett, capping a clock-draining 13-play, 80-yard drive.

Corbin responded quickly, moving down the field quickly on a handful of chunk yardage plays to end up in the end zone with a Kade Elam to Eli Pietrowski four-yard strike.

Rain and wind plagued both teams in the next couple of drives, but the Redhounds finally cracked the end zone again with an Elam sneak into the end zone mid-way through the second quarter. Jacob Baker’s PAT attempt was blocked to put Corbin up 13-7.

Boyle County responded on a quick strike from Avery Bodner to Dawson. Cole Andrews also missed his PAT to even things back up at 13.

The Rebels would put another one in the end zone after a seven-yard touchdown run by Bodner just before the half to take a 20-13 lead going into the break.

Elam would even things up and the end of the Redhounds first second half drive with a one yard touchdown run to tie things up at 20.

As rain let up, the break out plays would take center stage, first for Boyle County. Montavin Quisenberry cruised into the end zone from 21 yards away to give the Rebels a 26-20 lead.

Less than a minute later, Elam threw a bomb to Brody Wells for a 56-yard touchdown, once again tying the game at 26 all.

Boyle County would respond on their next drive on a seven-yard touchdown rush to go up 32-26 with 9:31 left to play.

Corbin’s drive would stall on Rebel 35, forcing punt with 7:13 left on the clock. On the Rebel’s third down on the ensuing drive, Baker intercepted Dawson, returning to near midfield.

Cameron Combs rushed up for a 14-yard gain to get the Redhounds in Boyle County territory, but Corbin went three-and-out from there.

Elam’s fourth down pass to Zander Curry fell incomplete, giving the ball back to the Rebels who drained the rest of the clock.

Elam played lights out for Corbin, passing 12 of 17 for 159 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for two more.

The Redhounds finish with a 14-1 record, a program high for most wins.

A replay of the game will air on Saturday at 8 p.m. on H&I.