By DOUG EADS
For the first time of the 2019 high school football season, the Somerset Briar Jumpers tasted defeat last Friday night.
Playing on the road at Lexington Christian Academy, the top-ranked Jumpers lost in a heart-breaker, thanks to an LCA two-point conversion late in the game that gave the Eagles a one-point advantage — a lead that would wind up being the final score of the game in favor of LCA, 35-34 over Somerset.
For Somerset, it was the Briar Jumpers first loss of the season, as Robbie Lucas’ club fell to 7-1 on the year, dropping a very important district contest to the Eagles in heartbreaking fashion.
Quarterback Kaiya Sheron completed 10-18 passes through the air for 274 yards, with those two scores going to Kade Grundy and Carson Guthrie.
Grundy hauled in three catches in the loss for 89 yards and a TD, while Guthrie had two receptions for 66 yards and a touchdown.
On the ground, Cam Austin led the Somerset rushing attack with 61 yards on six attempts, while Jase Bruner ran for 59 yards on eight carries.
Somerset — 7-1 on the season — will return home on Friday night, taking on Washington County.
Kickoff for that contest is set to get underway at 7:30 p.m.