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2A Game of the Week: 2A #4 Mayfield at 3A #6 Caldwell County

By DevilMayCare - Where did the time go? Every year, during the off-season, we gather here at Bluegrass Preps and anxiously count down the days until the kickoff of Week 0. Those 37 weeks can feel like an eternity. The season itself? Seemingly gone in the blink of an eye. As the regular season is nearing its end, it's now time for the annual, and occasionally odd, out of district finale. I say “occasionally odd”, because playoff seeding and destinations have now been set in stone. Everyone knows who they're playing in Round 1, and whether they're hitting the road, or potentially settling in for a nice,... Read More →


3A/4A Game of the Week: 3A #1 Belfry vs. 4A #1 Johnson Central

By DevilMayCare - We've all heard of the irresistible force paradox, right? It poses the conundrum, what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object? Of course, there's really no answer, because, well… it's a paradox. Have any words ever been more appropriate for describing the participants in a football game than “unstoppable force” and ”immovable object” in regards to Belfry and Johnson Central? Those terms aptly fit the defending 3A and 4A state champions to a tee. Both teams are big, strong, physical and tenacious. Neither team gives much ground, yet both teams always seem to be moving... Read More →


5A Notebook (10/19) District Champions

By JDEaston - This week many football fans across the state will finally be able to take in a long awaited game as the the Spartans of South Warren make the short trek into town to take on the Bowling Green Purples, the first installment in what will likely be a long term rivalry. Not only is this a long awaited game among the fan bases, it also has huge playoff implications, as well as the right to earn the number two ranking in the class. The Purples hold that spot at the moment, with South Warren rising to the number three position this week. Bowling Green enters this game with a five game winning... Read More →


Class 4A Notebook (10/19): A Calm Week

By DragonFire - This week provided one of the rarest sights in 4A this season – almost every single team in the top ten won. Nine teams out of the top ten won their games, many of them handily. Only two games featured margins of less than ten points, and that came in spots 9 & 10. It’s a seldom-seen week of breathing easily for the favorites of 4A. With that, we’ll begin with the close games. #9 Allen County-Scottsville began the year on a tear, crushing weaker opponents in Hart County and Barren County before completing fourth quarter comebacks against pre-decline Greenwood and 2A ranked Glasgow. ... Read More →



NKY Power Rankings 10-19-17 - Sponsored by NKY Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

By Colonels_Wear_Blue - Thanks to Northern Kentucky Family & Cosmetic Dentistry -"Making Northern Kentucky Smile" for sponsoring our 2017 Northern Kentucky Power Rankings! We encourage everyone to patronize all of our sponsors, and you can visit Northern Kentucky Family & Cosmetic Dentistry at 2047 Centennial Boulevard in Independence, KY. 64214 THE RANKINGS: 1) 5A Covington Catholic (8-0) – The Colonels start off 1-0 in their district after a big 52-0 win over 5A Highlands (3-5). It is Covington Catholic’s largest margin of victory ever over the Birds. AJ Mayer had another top notch game, passing for... Read More →


1A Notebook 10/17 - Chicken or the Egg?

By Voice of Reason - We will do a review of last week's action and look ahead to this Friday's key games, but before we do that let's talk about scheduling and strength of schedule. This subject was brought up by some posters in discussing the Beechwood / Ludlow game. There were comments made about Beechwood's scheduling of big schools and it was even commented that they really aren't a 1A school because they play so many games against big schools. So let's talk schedules. The Chicken or the Egg? How should you schedule if you are or want to be a state title contender in 1A? I think most everyone would... Read More →


Louisville Power Rankings 10-17-17

By Bert - 1. Trinity (9-0) – Same story last week as the week before, Trinity easily beats another team. This time Seneca 42-0. Next week will be Ballard and the story will mostly be the same. 2. St. Xavier (7-1) – X pretty much cemented its place as the number 2 team in the Louisville Power Rankings and possibly the state as a whole with a very solid shut out win (27-0) over number 3 Male. Things get a bit easier as they welcome Butler this week. 3. Male (7-2) – Not the best showing for Male last week as the Bulldogs could not put a point on the board. Male get its swagger back with a... Read More →


Who is the best QB in Northern Kentucky football history?

By Colonels_Wear_Blue - Bob DeMoss - Dayton '45 - Purdue Boilermakers Bob DeMoss was, to the best of my knowledge, the first D1 quarterback to come out of Northern Kentucky. He was born and raised in Dayton, and played for the Greendevils during their ’41, ’42, ’43, and ’44 football seasons as starting quarterback, kicker and part-time halfback. His senior year, DeMoss led NKY in touchdown completions and was given honorable mention for the Courier-Journal’s All State Team in an era when football around the Commonwealth of Kentucky was anything but organized on a statewide level. DeMoss was given a... Read More →


6A Notebook 10/16: District 2,4 and 8 will be decided this Friday.

By thsrocks - The BluegrassPreps voters chose wisely again this past week. In 6A Poll threads for ranked teams last week, the voters were a perfect 5 for 5. #4 Male (7-2) lost to #3 St. Xavier (7-1) 27-0. #5 Pleasure Ridge Park (5-2) defeated #9 Manual (3-5) 14-7. #6 Simon Kenton (9-0) beat Campbell County (5-3) 65-40. #7 Butler (5-3) defeated Eastern (3-5) 20-10. #8 Ryle (6-2) defeated Conner (4-4) 54-28. The season total for winners picked in threads with polls is 52 of 57 for 91.2% accuracy for 2017. The schedule for BluegrassPreps Top Ten this week: Read More →


BluegrassPreps Football Rankings (10/16)

By Ram - Class 1A Paintsville has no problem taking on the best the East has to offer regardless of District. The Tigers put Hazard on a list that also included Williamsburg and Pikeville as teams Paintsville have defeated. Up next is the final piece to the puzzle versus Raceland in a game that will determine the District Champion. Beechwood made yet another statement of dominance by crushing Ludlow. Paris and Frankfort also turned heads with key wins in District games. Frankfort’s work is not quite done as they need to take down Kentucky Country Day this week to keep their momentum going. 1.... Read More →


Lexington/Central KY Power Rankings 10/15/17

By All State Baseball - 1. 6A ScottCounty (7-2): The Cardinals defeated Paul Dunbar 42-8 to secure their 13thstraight (from what I could gather) district championship. ScottCounty will end their season next Friday at Pleasure Ridge Park. 2. 2ALexington Christian (8-0): LCA remained perfect this past Friday night when they cruised pastthe Somerset Briar Jumpers 39-12. LCA has defeated every opponentthey’ve faced this season by 20+ points and they have undefeatedDanville this Friday at home, can they get past the Ads and claim thedistrict crown or will LCA get their first loss on the season? 3. 2A... Read More →


Western Kentucky Power Ranking - 10/15/17

By Purple88 - BluegrassPreps 2017 Western Kentucky Power Rankings - Week 8 Edition Concerning the top story line for this week, we have 2 again this week. 1. Calloway County does not have 1 win on the season and I know it's been a difficult season for Coach Garrison over in Murray. As you may know, Calloway traveled to Hopkinsville to play Hoptown this week. In a show of team unity, Coach Clayton asked E.J. Austin's (the young man just recently tragically killed) mother to walk to mid-field as an Honorary Team Captain this week. Each Calloway County captain brought a single rose with them to... Read More →


3A Notebook: Boyle Clears Lexington Catholic Hurdle

By gchs_uk9 - Boyle Does What's Necessary to Win a Big Game In eight of the last nine meetings against district rival Lexington Catholic, Boyle County had come out on the losing end. There were six losses in Lexington, two losses at Boyle, three losses in the playoffs, each one stinging in its own way. However, with the winner assured an opportunity to play for a district championship next week, third-ranked Boyle County weathered the disappointment of two touchdowns being called back due to penalties in the first half by dominating the Knights in the second half en route to a 48-17 victory, eclipsing... Read More →


Class 2A Notebook 10/14- The Main Event

By ATLCat - As we enter the essentially the final week of District play, it is appropriate to view the 2017 Class 2A District slate as a comparison to the card for a Pay Per View Boxing/UFC event. " The Lead In " District 1: Mayfield 56 Murray 21, September 29th What This Bout Taught Us: This was the game that got people to tune in early although everyone knew a knockout was coming. Mayfield was a cut above in their District all season and made short work of a Murray team that simply did not have the footwork, stamina, or punching power to go toe-to-toe. Mayfield's Best Attribute: Mayfield can do... Read More →


Eastern Kentucky Power Rankings (10-14)- Sponsored by LakeCumberlandSports.com

By ATLCat - Our Eastern Kentucky Power Rankings are Sponsored by Lake Cumberland Sports LakeCumberlandSports.com is an internet broadcast and media company out of Somerset, KY founded by four guys who love High School Sports and love broadcasting! When local radio decided to opt out of airing High School Sports; We decided to jump in. In 2016, we worked with an out of state company and did well. Starting in 2017, we decided to do this all by ourselves and we have been in Overdrive ever since. We have been named the Official Broadcast Partners for both Southwestern and Pulaski County High... Read More →


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