Sports News: Prep Football; Baseball Playoffs; College Football

UNDATED (10/16/20) — In high school football from the area last night, Grayson County over Ohio County, 26-7…Meade County falls to Central Hardin, 38-18 and Hancock County held off Owensboro Catholic, 30-29. Other games of interest: Owensboro 42, Graves County 21…Apollo 34, Marshall County 10…Henderson County 63, Daviess County 44…Edmonson County 38, Green County 8…Elizabethtown 53, Larue County 20…North Hardin 38, Barren County 6 and John Hardin 56, Marion County 0. (For scores from around Kentucky, click HERE.)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have forced a Game 6 in the National League Championship Series with a 7-3 win over the Atlanta Braves. The Braves led 2-1 until Will Smith belted a three-run homer off Will Smith in the sixth inning. Corey Seager gave the Dodgers a five-run cushion with his second homer of the night, a two-run blast that followed an RBI single by Mookie Betts.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Houston Astros have become the second team in major league history to force a Game 7 in a playoff series after dropping the first three games. George Springer furnished a go-ahead, two-run single while the Astros scored four times in the fifth inning of a 7-4 win over Tampa Bay. Kyle Tucker homered and Framber Valdez held the Rays to two runs over six innings.

KNOXVILLE (10/17/20) — UK Football looks for a second straight win on the road today at Tennessee. Coverage on WXBC begins at 9 this morning. Also today, Louisville travels to Notre Dame and Western Kentucky faces Alabama-Birmingham. In the AP Top 25 from Friday, 14th-ranked BYU rallied for a 43-26 win over Houston, while 18th-ranked SMU won in overtime over Tulane, 37-34. 

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama football coach Nick Saban has tested negative in a follow-up test for COVID-19. That leaves open the possibility of a return to the sideline Saturday for the Georgia game. If he tests negative again Friday and Saturday, Saban would be allowed on the sidelines for the second-ranked Crimson Tide’s game with No. 3 Georgia Saturday night.