Somerset dropped 40 points on West Jessamine Friday night to defeat the Colts 40-19 in the season-opening VisitNich.com Bowl at East Jessamine High School.
The West defense held Somerset to just seven points in the first quarter, allowing the offense to tie the game 7-7 on a 31-yard touchdown run by Devin Taylor early in the second quarter.
Quick back-to-back scores by the Briar Jumpers gave them a 21-7 lead heading into the half and took away a lot of the Colts' momentum.
West came out of the half strong with a defensive stand and a 77-yard punt return by Will Knight to pull within one possession again. But Somerset scored on its next two drives to pull away for good.
The Briar Jumpers lead 40-13 in the final minute before Ryan Horne hit Taylor for a 14-yard touchdown strike.
For a complete recap, see next week's Journal.