“The Battle of the Birds” resumes this year between Great Crossing and Scott County. The first game was played in 2019. Both schools are in Scott County and play at the Birds Nest Stadium which made its debut in 2019. Scott County is consistently one of the best programs in the state. Last season, the Battle of the Birds came down to the end where Scott County squeaked out a win 14-6 against their rivals. Upstart Great Crossing looks for revenge and the chance to get their first win against their rival this fall.
The game started out defense heavy, but a 40 yd TD run with a minute and a half left in the 1st quarter put the Cards on the board, 7-0. Scott Co. scored again with just under 4 minutes left in the half. The Cardinals got the turnover after a pick with 2 minutes left in the 1st half and opened up a rushing attack with a great route pass for the TD. After an impressive reverse pass, they land the 2-point conversion to put them up 21-0 with just over a minute left in the half! After a failed punt attempt by the Warhawks, Scott County found themselves back in the endzone two plays later. The Cards were dominating this Kentucky rivalry going into halftime, 29-0 Cards. A 3rd quarter fumble gave Great Crossing the chance to put some points on the board, however they were unable to do so. The Cards showed up with another TD in the 4th, extending their lead to 36-0. Scott County put one more on the board, ending this shut-out game with a score of 43-0.