Danville wins 10th state championship, destroys Beechwood 42-7

December 05, 2003

Danville won its 10th state football championship with a 42-7 drubbing of Beechwood in the Class A title game this afternoon at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium in Louisville.

The Admirals (14-1) rushed for 500 yards and held the Tigers (13-2) to 22 yards on the ground.

Charles Penix, who was selected as the game's MVP, gained 268 yards on 27 carries and Kelvin Turner gained 186 yards on 27 carries. Penix scored two touchdowns. Turner scored four.

One of Penix's touchdowns came on a 38-yard run in the third quarter and put Danville ahead 20-0. His 73-yard run in the fourth quarter set up another Admiral touchdown.

Danville only attempted two passes and didn't have a completion. Beechwood threw for 189 yards.

The Admirals led 14-0 at halftime, then pulled away from the Tigers in the second half, building a 42-0 advantage before giving up a late touchdown.


They scored both of their first-half touchdowns on six-yard runs by Turner, the last coming with less than 30 seconds remaining in the half.

Danville dominated the half with its defense and running game, gaining 202 yards on 33 carries. Penix was the leading rusher, with 112 yards on 15 carries. Turner had 73 yards on 12 carries.

Beechwood had just 21 yards rushing and 37 yards passing at halftime.

Danville had 12 first downs, while Beechwood had just three.

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