Saturday, September 18, 1999

Lexington Henry Clay 21, Ryle 14

Raiders miss chance for upset

        In its first season in Class AAAA football, Ryle has moved immediately into the state's hierarchy. But it missed a shot at a big upset Friday.

        The Raiders were doomed by three second-half interceptions, falling 21-14 at Lexington Henry Clay. Ryle is ranked fifth and Henry Clay second in the AAAA state poll.

        Ryle (3-1) saw two drives in the final three minutes die in Henry Clay territory. The first failed at the Blue Devil 40, the second ended with an interception of Ryle quarterback Justin Parr at the Blue Devil 21.

        In the third quarter, Parr was also intercepted when Ryle had fourth down at the Henry Clay 6. He finished 15 of 36 for 206 yards and two interceptions. Ryle also suffered with seven penalties that totaled 101 yards.

        Henry Clay is 5-0. Henry Clay senior QB Shane Boyd rushed for 140 yards and two TDs and passed for 106 yards.

        Ryle ....... 7   7   0   0—14

        Lexington Henry Clay ....... 7   7   0   7—21

        HC—Boyd 57 run (Sucurovic kick)

        R—Alig 2 run (Lageman kick)

        HC—Smith 2 run (Sucorovic kick)

        R—Setters 19 pass from Parr (Lageman kick)

        HC—Boyd 16 run (Sucurovic kick)

        Records: Lexington Henry Clay 5-0, Ryle 3-1.


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