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Class 6A Notebook 9/17: The Stage Is Set

By Tigerpride94 - 6A Notebook: The Stage is Set After Trinity defeated Waubonsie (IL) 60-6 the stage is now set for the game of the week and most likely regular season game of the year when the Shamrocks travel to Male to settle who is bona fide #1 in 6A. Both Trinity and Male are winning by an average margin of 31 points a game. The game within the game will be Male’s high powered offense with two future college D1 receivers Izayah Cummings (14 receptions, 231 yards, 5 touchdowns) and TE Briceson Rodgers (14 receptions, 246 yards, 2 touchdowns). Male’s rushing attack is also formidable with RB Jaylin Bross... Read More →

BluegrassPreps Football Rankings (9/16)

By Ram - Class 1A Pikeville certainly has a flare for the dramatic. Ffor the second time in two weeks, the Panthers had to hold on for dear life in a close game against a fellow 1A Top 10 foe. The Panthers will turn their attention to powerhouse rival Belfry this week. Williamsburg is searching for their own statement win against the newly minted top ranked team in Class 2A, Somerset. Hazard has their eyes on a Commonwealth blue blood in Danville, although the Admirals aren't quiet the heavyweight everyone is accustomed to. 1. Pikeville at 3A #3 Belfry 2. Paintsville -- OPEN 3. Williamsburg... Read More →

BluegrassPreps Western Kentucky Power Rankings - September 15, 2019

By Purple88 - BluegrassPreps 2019 Western Kentucky Power Rankings – Week 4 Edition The top story line this week is the opposite of the opening 2 Fridays of the season! The first 2 weeks have been chalk with higher ranked teams, specifically the Top 12, all winning! But this week the #1 and #5 teams were beaten by the #9 and #18 teams! SO, that’s a big deal! And the results of that can be felt throughout the Top 20! Week 4 Western Kentucky Game of the Week: 2A Caldwell County (3-1) 36 at 1A Crittenden County (3-1) 14. An enormous crowd gathered for the home opener for the Rockets! ... Read More →

3A Notebook: What If They All Lose?

By gchs_uk9 - Rough Night for the Top Flight in Class 3A After last week's Class 3A Top Ten was released, the question was posed by a commenter wondering what would happen if every team in the rankings were to lose. On Friday night that question nearly became a reality as five of the top six teams lost and the only non-loser was also a non-winner, with Bell County on their open week. Before we criticize too sharply, however, every loss was a "good" loss, meaning that each team played competitively against a top tier opponent. Top-ranked Christian Academy of Louisville (3-1) fell in... Read More →

Class 5A Notebook (9/15): Freddy D(efense)

By DevilMayCare - In this age of offense, it's easy to overlook what's happening on the other side of the ball sometimes. Take Frederick Douglass for example: When you think of the Broncos, you tend to think of a high flying offensive machine that averaged 40 ppg last year with Cam Jones, DaMarco Fishback, a talented group of receivers, and one of the state's best offensive lines. Or this year's unit that's averaging 48 a game behind Josh McClurg, another talented receiving corp, and an offensive line boasting two of the best in the country at their positions. And they're roasting their opposition despite not... Read More →

Class 2A Notebook 9/14 - The Air is Unkind for the Cardinals

By ATLCat - McCracken County Stuns Mayfield I don't think anyone who truly knows High School Football would say that 6A McCracken County had no shot against Top-Ranked Mayfield. The Mustangs are always a respectable team filled with athleticism and play making ability, but the Cardinals have had the larger school's number and was favored for good reason. What was truly shocking was the manner in which McCracken won the game, on Mayfield's home field where they enjoyed a 31-game winning streak, in an Offensive explosion that the Cardinals simply could not even slow down. Mustang QB Elijah Wheat may... Read More →

Bluegrasspreps' Eastern Kentucky Power Rankings 9-14

By ATLCat - 1. Johnson Central Golden Eagles (4A, 3-0)- Johnson Central lit the scoreboard up and lit up South Charleston in all-discipline en route to a blowout win. The Eagles are scheduled to play another out of state foe in Bishop Sycamore, Ohio. Hopefully that game will go as scheduled. 2. Belfry Pirates (3A, 2-1)- Playing a GCL foe to a 7-0 game until the end of the 4th Quarter is certainly a moral victory at the very least. Belfry needs to get their Offensive confidence back and a huge rivalry game will not be an easy proving ground to do that. 3. Somerset Briarjumpers (2A, 3-0)- Somerset... Read More →

NKY Power Rankings: 09-13-19

By Colonels_Wear_Blue - 1) 5A Covington Catholic (3-0) – The Colonels haven’t often found themselves behind in a game in recent years, but 3A Lexington Catholic (2-1) definitely had them against the ropes, leading for the vast majority of the game. After scoring the game’s first touchdown about halfway through the 1st quarter on Friday, Cov Cath trailed for most of the game by as many as 14 points, but came back to take over the lead on a 2-point conversion call with 2:52 left on the clock and held on for the 39-38 win. Caleb Jacob was 17-26 passing for 247yds and 1TD, and ran 8 times for 20yds and 2 TDs. Daniel... Read More →

Louisville Power Rankings - September 13, 2019

By SportsLife - Top 10 1. Trinity (3-0): Armon Tucker rushed 23 times for 217 yards and two touchdowns to lead Trinity past visiting Archbishop Moeller 41-0 in Week 3. Dominant Trinity compiled 491 yards of total offense in the shutout win. Stingy on the defensive side, Trinity limited its opponent from Ohio to only 88 total yards of offense. Trinity is poised to host Waubonsie Valley, an opponent from Illinois, Friday night. 2. Male (3-0): Reigning Class 6A champion Male passed an early-season test in Week 3, dominating host St. Xavier 51-14. Quarterback Elijah Parish (10 of 16 passing, 166... Read More →

Central Kentucky Power Rankings- September 12, 2019

By WestDanville - We are officially over 1/4 the of the way through the regular season. Central Kentucky had its first losses from teams in the top 5. Lexington Catholic coming up just short against Covington Catholic and Anderson falling to Mercer. The other 3 teams flexed their muscle and showed that they deserve to stay where they are. The Top 10 1. Frederick Douglass (5A, 3-0) Last Week: Douglass remains undefeated against FCPS opponents in their 40-0 win over Lafayette. The D dominated allowing just 9 yards of offense and spent a lot of time in the Lafayette backfield coming up with 11 tackles... Read More →

1A Notebook (9/11) - Indian Summer

By Voice of Reason - We have all heard that term - Indian Summer. This week sure feels like Indian Summer as the heat cranks its way back up into the 90's. It is heating up on the football fields in 1A also, and I am not talking about the temperature. Teams now have 2 or 3 games under their belts and things are getting interesting. We started this season with the thought that 1A was Pikeville's class to run away with. That thought got a heat check this past week as the Paintsville Tigers put a serious scare into the Panthers, with Pikeville eeking out a 9-8 win. That wasn't the only game where the heat got... Read More →

BluegrassPreps Mr. Football Watchlist (9/11)

By DevilMayCare - Front Runners Beau Allen (QB, Lexington Catholic) Week 3: In last weekend's most buzzworthy performance, Allen lit up the sky over Park Hills, torching CovCath's defense for a career high 455 yards and 5 touchdowns. This was his eighth career game with at least five touchdown passes. Unfortunately, the Knights were unable to hold on for the win, but they most certainly raised their stock as a contender in 4A. This was a great Mr. Football resume building display from Allen. Season to date: 59/82 for 973 yards and 11 TDs/0 ints. Read More →

Class 6A Notebook 9/10- A Two Horse Race

By Tigerpride94 - 6A: A Two Horse Race. We are now 3 furlongs into a 15-furlong race and two leaders have pulled away from the field with Trinity and Male. Trinity and Male have distanced themselves from the pack by going 3-0 with convincing wins over good competition. This past week Trinity galloped past Moeller (OH) 41-0, and Male blew by the current third horse St. Xavier 51-14 and is currently behind Trinity by a nose. In the 5th furlong, in two weeks, we will see whether Trinity or Male will make a move breaking free from the other. The field of St. Xavier, North Hardin, Ballard, Manual, Fern Creek,... Read More →

Class 2A Notebook 9/10- A Separation and a Renaissance

By ATLCat - Two Rivers Moving in The Opposite Direction… A watershed is the geographical area where the flow of water literally is defined. Depending on which side of the watershed you are on, you could find the same rainstorm flowing in two opposite directions. Friday night Class 2A may have found a watershed moment between two of its top teams, Somerset and Beechwood, as the two faced off in a battle of Pre-Season Top 3 ranked teams. Beechwood entered the year as the new kid on the block with all the popularity coming with them. The Tigers were the three-time reigning 1A Champs and from reputation... Read More → Football Rankings (9/9)

By theguru - Class 1A For those that thought Pikeville was on track to runaway with the Class 1A title, Paintsville proved that the Panthers definitely will need to pack a lunch come November. The Panthers eventually prevailed 9-8 to retain the top spot, but it is now clear that Pikeville will still see their share of challenges, including a game versus Raceland this week. Campbellsville played hard but came up short against 3A Taylor County, they will get another Semi-Finalist from last year when Larue County hosts them. Crittenden County is a team lying in the tall grass, we will all get to see if... Read More →