MAYFIELD (WSIL) -- The last time Mayfield lost to Graves County was 2008, and the last time the Cardinals started a season 0-2 was 1993 and they were not about to let either one happen.
Mayfield found themselves in a 14-0 hole after a pair of Clint McKee rushing touchdowns gave the Eagles what appeared to be a comfortable lead. McKee made it 14-0 when he turned the corner and found the pylon on 4th and 2 from the 15 yard line in the second quarter.
Momentum changed in the second quarter when it appeared McKee scored for the third time to make it 20-0, only to have points come off the scoreboard due to a Graves County holding penalty. Mayfield took advantage a few plays later when Ben Gloyd came up with an interception. Very next play, the Cardinals go deep when Zane Cartwright throws a long touchdown to make it 14-6.
Third quarter the momentum completely shifted when the Mayfield offensive line imposed their will and the running game began to pick up big chunks of yards. Kylan Galbreath would score on a wildcat play and after a two point conversion, the game was tied at 14. Later in the game Cartwright endured a big hit and hit Daniel Coles with a short pass who found some blockers and took it the rest of the way for the go-ahead score and the Cardinals never looked back, winning 24-14 and picking up their first win of the season.
In Paducah, McCracken County gets another statement win to start the season 2-0 with a convincing 57-0 victory over Marshall County. Star running back Hunter Bradley had a pair of early touchdowns for the Mustangs to set the pace. Bradley scored on a tough run and then on a pass from Pryor Lamb. One of the big highlights of the first half was a one handed catch by Zander Mayes on a long pass by Lamb.
Kentucky scores Mayfield 24 Graves County 14 Marshall County 0 McCracken County 57 Paducah Tilghman 41 Calloway County 14 Crittenden County 28 Union County 12 Madisonville-North Hopkins 49 Ballard Memorial 0 Trigg County 6 Murray 41 Missouri scores Jackson 63 Cape Central 0 Kennett 46 St. Pius X (Festus) 0 Doniphan 0 New Madrid County Central 45 East Prairie 25 Dexter 15 Scott City 42 Portageville 13 Poplar Bluff 30 Sikeston 9 Malden 30 Perryville 35