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Bears fall to Owensboro Catholic in district battle

OWENSBORO - Visiting Butler County fell behind early and couldn't battle back as Owensboro Catholic pulled away to win 48-12 in a Class 2A, District 2 football game on Friday, Oct. 8.

Following the loss, Butler County slipped to 4-3 overall and 1-2 in Class 2A, District 2. 

Owensboro Catholic improved to 3-5 overall and 3-0 in Class 2A, District 2 after notching the win.

The Aces scored first and never trailed. Owensboro Catholic scored three touchdowns in the first quarter on its way to leading 21-0.

Butler County reached the endzone twice in the second quarter but continued to face a deficit. Owensboro Catholic led 35-12 at halftime and added one touchdown in each of the last two quarters. 

Tut Carrico rushed for two touchdowns and added a receiving TD for Owensboro Catholic in the win.

Pacing Owensboro Catholic through the air, quarterback Lincoln Clancy completed four touchdown passes. 

Braden Mundy hauled in two touchdown pass receptions for the Aces. Contributing to Owensboro Catholic's offensive attack, Hunter Monroe delivered another rushing touchdown and Reid Clark provided a receiving touchdown of his own as the Aces prevailed. 

Butler County compiled 304 yards of total offense in the setback.

Quarterback Jagger Henderson led the Bears, completing 19 of 34 passes for 198 yards and one touchdown. Henderson, who threw one interception, rushed 12 times for 37 yards.

Solomon Flener emerged as Henderson's top target, reeling in eight receptions for 110 yards. 

Henderson completed three or more passes to four different receivers. Zack Silcox was on the receiving end of Henderson's scoring pass. 

Colton Dunnells paced Butler County on the ground, rushing 24 times for 66 yards and one touchdown.

Defensively for Butler County, Landon Binion registered a team-high 11 tackles. 

Providing a lift in the secondary for the Bears, Lonnie Phelps and Luke Laughing recorded one interception apiece. 

Butler County is scheduled to host Todd County Central for a Class 2A, District 2 football game on Friday, Oct. 15. 

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