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1A Notebook 10/16 - District Showdowns

By Voice of Reason - The name of the game now is district play. The district results are going to set the stage for everything that follows the rest of the season. As each week’s results come in, we will see how the first two rounds of the playoffs line up. With that being the focus, this week’s 1A notebook will follow up on our district summaries from last week and check out how the results from last Friday impacted the district playoff outlook. Weekly Review Here is a quick look at how last week’s top ten fared: 1. Pikeville (7-0) WON vs. Phelps 50-0 2. Hazard (4-2) --- OPEN 3. Paintsville (5-2) WON... Read More →

Bluegrasspreps Mr. Football Watchlist (10/16)

By DevilMayCare - Front Runners Beau Allen (QB, Lexington Catholic) Week 8: Beau knows how to do a lot of things on a football field, including how to spin a spheroid with the best of them. But the knowledge of how to beat Boyle County has eluded him the last three years. Allen's right arm was present and accounted for last Friday against the Rebels, but unfortunately for Lexington Catholic, he doesn't play defense. He threw for 308 yards with three total touchdowns, and the Knights put up a fight early, but were eventually overwhelmed by a force of nature disguised as Boyle County's offense. Season... Read More →

Class 4A Notebook (10/16): Hope Fading for the Field

By DragonFire - When Lexington Catholic played Covington Catholic to a 39-38 result on September 6th behind an incredible Beau Allen performance (455 passing yards, 5 touchdowns), it appeared that perhaps the two-horse race in 4A might be expanded into something more. Their result at Lexington Christian two weeks later (a 43-42 loss) took some of the shine off of that, but their matchup with Boyle County last Friday was still anticipated to show whether or not there was true hope of someone besides Johnson Central to challenge Boyle County’s supremacy. With apologies to Franklin County, that hope is all... Read More →

6A Notebook (10/16): Week 8 Rundown

By Tigerpride94 - The district standings are starting to shape up and after this week should really show how the the first round of the playoffs may be seeded. There are two games of the week among the top 10 ranked teams. The QB rating stat has been added since this can’t be found anywhere else. The current RPI is also included. Let’s check out the district standings. District 1: #10 McCracken County leads the district standings with a 3-0 record and is coming off a bye week. McCracken County this week will play Dyer County (TN) at home. Henderson County is 2-0 after defeating Apollo 20-13. Henderson... Read More →

BluegrassPreps Football Rankings (10/14)

By Ram - Class 1A Pikeville has single-handedly changed the reflection of the Class 1A Top 5 with previous wins over Paintsville and Raceland. The Panthers will look to shake it up one more time when they travel to Hazard to take on the second-ranked Bulldogs. Bethlehem has their own agenda for a ranking adjustment. Fresh off a big win over Louisville Holy Cross, they will square up Campbellsville with gigantic playoff ramifications looming. In southern Kentucky, Williamsburg will look to hold off surprising Pineville with the winner taking claim to the District 8 race. 1. Pikeville at #2 Hazard... Read More →

Class 2A Notebook 10/13 - Three Big Games = Three Big Keys

By ATLCat - The Undercard: Caldwell County at Murray Key #1- Keep it Balanced, Keep it Moving Murray is a team with great Offensive weaponry, particularly in the passing game led by hunter Utley and his dynamic receivers Tommy Waldrop, Jaiden Jackson, and Jorden Duffy. There is no question the Tigers have the proficiency to win a game through the air, but on Friday it may be prudent to be mindful of their running game. Caldwell County has allowed almost equal yardage in both the run and passing games and in both of their losses the run game being established helped to open up the pass and keep... Read More →

BluegrassPreps Western Kentucky Power Rankings - October 13, 2019

By Purple88 - BluegrassPreps 2019 Western Kentucky Power Rankings – Week 8 Edition The top story line this week continues to be the impact of the BYE Week with only 1 game impacting 2 Top 10 teams was played this week! And only 6 teams and 5 games were played in spots 11 through 20, so let’s just say it was a light week overall! But this is a clear indicator that the push to finish the year strong is now upon us! Most teams have big district games still to go! So let’s get ready… Week 8 Western Kentucky Games of the Week: 4A Hopkinsville (5-3) 18 at 4A Madisonville... Read More →

3A Notebook: DeSales Avoids District Reformation in Win over Christian Academy

By gchs_uk9 - DeSales beats CAL in Yet Another Classic One of the best rivalries in recent years has pitted DeSales and Christian Academy of Louisville. Placed in the same district for the first time in 2005, their annual matchup (or matchups, as they've met nine times in the postseason) has typically yielded a battle that comes down to the wire. Friday night was no different as DeSales watched a fourth down catch by CAL be ruled out of bounds which allowed the Colts to win, 35-28 in double overtime. "This was definitely a classic game," DeSales coach Harold Davis told the Louisville Courier-Journal.... Read More →

Class 5A Notebook (10/12): CovCath KO's GCL South Heavyweight

By DevilMayCare - Two way star Mayer shines in huge KY win against vaunted Greater Catholic League Through seven weeks of the season, Covington Catholic (8-0) has been looking up at Frederick Douglass in the BGP rankings. The only thing separating the two teams was a signature win for the Colonels to hang their hat on. As of Friday night, that is no longer the case. Douglass poured it on Scott County two weeks ago, cementing their place at the top of 5A. The La Salle Lancers - unbeaten coming in and ranked among the top 10 in Ohio regardless of class - presented the Colonels with an opportunity to... Read More →

Bluegrasspreps' Eastern Kentucky Power Rankings 10-12

By ATLCat - 1. Johnson Central Golden Eagles (4A, 7-0)- The Golden Eagles have had it coasting in a lower gear and Perry Central was the latest running clock win. Harlan County may make the Eagles stretch their wins, but anything less than another win will be surprising. 2. Somerset Briarjumpers (2A, 7-0)- Danville competed but Somerset simply was in a different class. This week they get LCA in the biggest Class 2A game of the year in the regular season. This will be a humdinger! 3. Bell County Bobcats (3A, 7-0)- Bell just keeps chopping down inferior competition. Garrard County was beat before... Read More →

Louisville Power Rankings - October 11, 2019

By SportsLife - 1. Male (6-0): Undefeated top-ranked Male notched its first shutout win in the 2019 high school football season during Week 7, blanking Pleasure Ridge Park 47-0. Quarterback Elijah Parish led Male to the victory, completing 11 of 23 passes for 135 yards and three touchdowns. Parish completed two scoring passes to Vinny Anthony. Male rushed 34 times for 277 yards an four touchdowns. Quantrell Wright and Jaylin Bross each rushed for over 125 yards for the Bulldogs. Wright led Male on the ground, rushing 16 times for 132 yards and three touchdowns. The Bulldogs are scheduled to visit... Read More →

Central Kentucky/Lexington Power Rankings October 10, 2019

By WestDanville - I want to open this weeks power ranking with a special shoutout to the Pirates of Berea. They have started the season 6-0. To put that in perspective that is more wins than the Pirates have had from 2014 to 2018 COMBINED! Leading the way for the offense has been QB Jaylen Whitaker (546 passing yards and 584 rushing yards with 11 total touchdowns) and RB’s Jaiden Cunningham (534 yards 8TD) and Timmy Thompson (330 yards 8 TD). Defensively they are led in tackles by Tanner Hayden who has 49 tackles and a sack. The trio just mentioned carries their weight on the defensive side as well combining... Read More →

NKY Power Rankings: 10-10-19

By Colonels_Wear_Blue - 1) 5A Covington Catholic (7-0) – Friday’s game in Park Hills was the fastest game yet this season for the Colonels, with Cov Cath starting a running clock 9 seconds into the 2Q against 5A Boone County (2-5). The Colonels started off by scoring TD’s on 4 of their first 7 offensive plays, and won the game 45-0 to get them off to a 2-0 start in district competition. QB Caleb Jacob was 7-9 passing for 171yds and 4 TDs. TE Michael Mayer led the team in scoring, with 3 receptions for 71yds and 3 TDs, and WR Andy Molique also had 1 reception for a 51yd TD. On the ground, Ryan Schneider led the team... Read More →

Class 1A Notebook (10/9) - District Previews

By Voice of Reason - For all intents and purposes, playoff time is here. Teams have played most of their out of district games. Some teams have played tough opponents to get ready for the tough games to come in the playoffs. Some teams have scheduled to boost confidence and get wins. Now it is time for district games and there is a new twist this year. The first two rounds of the playoffs are against your own district opponents. In the tough, competitive districts, that puts extra weight on winning the regular season district games and avoiding a tough first round match up. In a couple districts, it makes things... Read More →

6A Notebook (10/9): Rundown of 6A

By Tigerpride94 - 6A Notebook: Rundown of 6A In this edition and the rest of the regular season, the 6A notebook will look at 6A district by district. Weekly RPI will be included, and upcoming top games will be covered. Let’s see how the districts are shaping up. District 1: #10 McCracken County leads the district standings with a 3-0 record after defeating Daviess County 50-36 behind their strong offense. Henderson County is 1-0 after defeating Marshall County 42-7. Daviess County is 1-1 after losing to McCracken County. Apollo is 0-1 after losing to McCracken County on 9/27. Marshall County is 0-3... Read More →