The Lindsey Wilson Blue Raiders are currently 6-0, and they have a former Caldwell County Tiger to thank in part.
Junior Jaylen Boyd, the former leading rusher at Caldwell County with 1,165 net yards in 131 attempts with 16 rushing TDs in his senior season in 2014 under former head coach David Barnes, was sensational for the Raiders in their latest 48-6 win over Cumberland (Tenn.) on Saturday in Columbia.
Boyd had the first touchdown scoot of the game for 2 yards in the first quarter as the Blue Raiders also advanced to a 3-0 division record in the Mid-South Conference.
It was Boyd's fourth rushing touchdown of the season for the Raiders, pushing his current rushing yardage to 485 yards in six games this season (almost eight yards per carry). Boyd also had 218 yards on 12 catches and two TDs in the air.
Boyd finished the game with eight carries for 34 yards and two catches for 13 yards.
Boyd's senior year with the Tigers in 2014 saw an 11-2 record (the second best in Class 2A in the state behind DeSales), as the Tigers made a deep playoff run before losing to Murray 47-28 in the third round of the state playoffs. Murray and Caldwell County are set to meet for the first time since that matchup five years ago on Friday night at Ty Holland Stadium in Murray.
Boyd will try to lead Lindsey Wilson to a 7-0 start when it heads out to face Thomas More University at 12:30 p.m. in Crestview Hills.
BOYD AND DOUGHERTY SELECTED AS MSC BLUEGRASS FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Last week, Boyd was also selected as Mid-South Conference Bluegrass Division Football Player of the Week along with teammate Jared Dougherty, conference officials announced last Monday. Boyd earned offensive player of the week honors, while Dougherty was tabbed as the special teams player of the week.
Boyd rushed for 115 yards on nine carries scoring one touchdown in the Blue Raiders' 58-3 victory against No. 14 Bethel (Tenn.).
His longest rush in the game went for 63 yards. Boyd averaged 12.8 yards per carry in the game and recorded his fifth career 100-yard rushing game.
The native of Princeton earned his first weekly honor this season and the second of his career.
Dougherty scored 10 points in Lindsey Wilson's win against Bethel. He connected on a 26-yard field goal and made seven extra points in the victory.
Dougherty had one punt for 55 yards and averaged 53.4 yards on 10 kickoffs.
The native of Fort Thomas earned his fourth honor this season and the 10th of his career.
(Information from Lindsey Wilson Athletics was used in this article).