NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (FOX 56) – On the last Friday night until December without high school football games, a number of teams across the Commonwealth held their final scrimmages to get ready for the season.

West Jessamine went 5-6 last year and is looking to take a step forward this season, hoping to even host a district playoff game for the first time in school history. They took on Russell Independent school at their home field.

Quarterback Jacob Jones is a 3-star prospect and one of the top high school quarterbacks in the state of Kentucky. The senior made a couple impressive throws on a 3rd quarter drive before taking matters into his own hands, scrambling and avoiding tacklers for a nearly 20-yard touchdown run.

Up at Scott County, the Cardinals hosted Central (Lou.) and put on a defensive clinic, holding the Yellow Jackets scoreless in the first half led by some strong plays from senior Cam Kellar.

In next Friday’s Week 1 games, West Jessamine hosts Bourbon County and Scott County takes on Franklin County in the BGO Battle of Elkhorn Creek at Great Crossing’s stadium.