The Mason County Royals committed six turnovers in a 24-13 district loss to the Bourbon County Colonels tonight in Paris.
Mason County lost a fumble on the first play of the game. Bourbon County threw an interception on its first play. The Colonels lost a fumble on the second play of its second series.
Mason County took a 13-0 lead on touchdown runs by Tyrion Fox and Malkolm Devine. The Royals had driven from their own 31 yard line to the Bourbon County 36 yard line when they lost a fumble with 3:28 left in the first half.
Quarterback Trevor Lucky got the Colonels on the scoreboard with a four-yard touchdown run with 12 seconds remaining in the half.
Mason County was unable to take advantage of back-to-back opportunities deep in Bourbon County territory in third quarter.
After the Colonels punted from the end zone, Mason County started on the Bourbon County 24 yard line, but could not pick up a first down.
Three plays later, Bourbon County lost a fumble on the Colonels' 25 yard line. But on 3rd down and 17 from the 32 yard line, Chandler Dunaway threw an interception.
Bourbon County drove to the Mason County 10 yard line, but had to settle for a field goal.
Mason County lost a fumble on their own 35 yard line, and seven plays later, Bourbon County took lead on a one-yard run by Lucky.
On the ensuing drive, Keaton Edwards returned an interception for a touchdown,
Mason County drove to the Bourbon County 15 yard line, but Edwards picked off another pass near the goal line with 30 seconds to play.
Bourbon County overcame four turnovers.
The Colonels had 280 yards of total offense. Mason County had 235 total yards.
The Royals fall to 2-4 overall and 1-1 in district play. Mason County hosts Harrison County next Friday night.
MC 1st Q 7:27 Tyrion Fox 41 yard run (Travis Whisman kick) MC 7, BC 0
MC 2nd Q 7:54 Malkolm Devine 60 yard run (kick missed) MC 13, BC 0
BC 2nd Q 00:12 Trevor Lucky 4 yard run (Landon Bowman kick) MC 13, BC 7
BC 4th Q 11:23 Landon Bowman 28 yard field goal MC 13, BC 10
BC 4th Q 3:25 Trevor Lucky 1 yard run (Landon Bowman kick) BC 17, MC 13
BC 4th Q 2:22 Kenton Edwards 40 yard interception return (Landon Bowman kick) BC 24, MC 17