After struggling in their first game against perennial power Fort Thomas Highlands, DuPont Manual had an outstanding effort in game number two, defeating a loaded Fern Creek team 59-14.
One of the top standouts for Manual was quarterback Ian Wooldridge. Wooldridge threw for 326 yards and three touchdowns in the win. Manual has changed their style of play from a run based offense to more of a passing attack this season under new coach Oliver Lucas and it appears that the Crimsons were hitting on all cylinders Friday night.
The 5-foot-11, 150-pound senior hopes to continue these kinds of efforts through his final campaign.
In what was billed as arguably the best matchup in the state this weekend St. Xavier took on Ballard this weekend. St. Xavier led most of the game and by as much as 28 points before finally winning 35-34.
Kentucky commit Daylen Hall made some big plays in the game for the Tigers in victory. The 5-foot-9, 190-pound defensive back had a 52 yard touchdown return on an interception. He also blocked a punt that was also returned by a teammate for a touchdown.
Without those two touchdowns, Ballard is much closer and very well could have won the game.