BOWLING GREEN -- Heading into Friday's matchup, the Christian County Colonels were still looking for their first win, but that doesn't mean they change the way they practice.

Even with Bowling Green cruising to a 49-0 win on Homecoming, Steve Lovelace and the Colonels will continue to practice the same way come Monday.

"There is nothing to do different," he said. "Same thing we've been doing since I've been here. Until you grasp what's going on, it won't matter. You stay on your own agenda, that kind of thing is going to happen. When you get on our agenda and do what we ask you to do, then things turn out. What we do right is the things we work on every day.

"When we do things wrong, everybody is doing their own thing and you can't do your own thing. It's football, it's a team game. It's not a one-person game. If you want to do one person then you go play tennis or golf."

Both teams struggled to keep their hands on the ball during the first frame as each team had a fumble in the first quarter, but one storyline throughout the game was every time the Colonels made a play, they'd give it right back to the Purples.

BG's Jay'van Collins scored the first touchdown of the game for his team when he ran it in from seven yards out to give the Purples a 7-0 lead.

Conner Cooper had two touchdown passes in the second with one to Elvin FoFanah and the other to BG standout tight end Jordan Dingle.

Each of the Purples' first three scores came with their ball carrier shedding tacklers left and right.

Lovelace said every guy has to be involved.

"We can't stand and watch," he said. "We've got to have 11 men to the ball. That's something we'll go back and do more of, where we run the ball and tackle."

With 1:05 left in the half, County's Stephen Bussell leaped through the air and pulled down an interception from a tipped pass to take over at the Colonels' 25.

But on the very next play, a Donta Abren fumble gave the Purples the ball at the four-yard line.

Scotty Brown then ran it in to give BG a 28-0 lead going into halftime.

"We've got to be consistent about what we're doing," Lovelace said. "That's what we're not doing right now. You get a break, you've got to take advantage of it. You can't give good teams the balls right back."

The Purples had three touchdowns runs in the second half to cruise to victory as they continued to dominate the district.

UK Associate Head Coach Vince Marrow was in attendance to see Bowling Green's DeVito Tisdale and Dingle as they're two standout players on the loaded Purples roster.

Lovelace said he hopes his team gets something out of playing against players like Tisdale and Dingle.

"You get better by playing good competition," he said. "You've got to put in the work. It just doesn't come to you. You got to work to get better. That's the thing they've got to realize … There's nothing new to this game science-wise. If you do the things you're taught to do, you do it. That's what they did tonight. You do the things your taught to do and things happen the way that you work on."

A bright spot for the Colonels was the play of Tyquez Douglas as he reeled in nine catches for 88 yards by going over the middle multiple times throughout the night. Douglas also had a pass break-up in the first half.

Christian County wraps up its district schedule next week as the Colonels return home to take on South Warren.

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Bowling Green 49, Christian County 0

BGHS (5-2) 7 21 14 7 -- 49

CCHS (0-8) 0 0 0 0 -- 0


BG: Jay'van Collins 7 run (Kick good), 2:52, 1Q. 7-0

BG: Conner Cooper to Elvin FoFanah 45 pass (Kick good), 9:45, 2Q. 14-0

BG: Conner Cooper to Jordan Dingle 27 pass (Kick good), 5:12, 2Q. 21-0

BG: Scotty Brown 4 run (Kick good), 49.7, 2Q. 28-0

BG: Conner Cooper 8 run (Kick good), 7:04, 3Q. 35-0

BG: Evan Spader 4 run (Kick good), 4:31, 3Q. 42-0

BG: Matrix Halcomb 18 run (Kick good), 9:04, 4Q. 49-0


Passing: Donta Abren (18-29 for 133 yards, 2 interceptions)

Receiving: KT Pollard (2-25), Tyquez Douglas (9-88), L'Ray Coleman (1-6), Isaiah Forrest (5-12), Austin Grant-Hall (1-2)

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