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Class 5A Notebook (9/1): Instability at the top

By DevilMayCare - Frederick Douglass' roster full of D1 talent persuaded BGP to anoint the Broncos as pre-season top dog in 5A. But over the course of two hours on August 16th, Trinity swiftly began removing the shine from FD's sterling finish. Though it was only a scrimmage, it was as hyped up a scrimmage as we've seen in recent memory, and the result left a bad taste in the mouth of anyone looking for the Broncos to run away with their new class. The lingering doubt from that PrepSpin streamed shellacking carried over into the regular season and left the door wide open for someone else to walk through and... Read More →


Class 4A Notebook (9/1): A Capital W

By DragonFire - When Johnson Central fell at home to Capital (WV) last season by a 28-21 score, it was their first loss before the month of October in six seasons, and their first loss in a season opener in eight. That didn’t stop them from reeling off 13 straight victories to reach the state title game, but still, it may have been sticking in their minds entering this week. Capital entered as the #3 team in their class in West Virginia, and looked to be a challenge. The Golden Eagles were more than equal to the task. While the 28-13 final appears to be relatively close, the Johnson Central defense... Read More →


3A Notebook: Red Devils Stick a Fork in Raceland

By gchs_uk9 - Russell Looks Golden in Win over Raceland On a night when Russell High School inducted five all-time greats into the school's athletic Hall of Fame, it was the football Red Devils who looked worthy of being carved in bronze. Or perhaps gold. Russell recovered a Raceland fumble on the opening kickoff and Malakai Anderson scored from seven yards out to give the Red Devils a 7-0 lead just a minute and a half into the game. Russell was hardly challenged from that point forward. Two more first half touchdowns gave Russell a 21-0 halftime lead and from there the rout was on. Unranked Russell... Read More →


Louisville Power Rankings - August 30, 2019

By SportsLife - Louisville Power Rankings Top 10 1. Trinity (1-0): Tradition-rich Trinity flexed its collective muscles in the opening week of the 2019 high school football season, topping visiting Carmel (Ind.) 41-14. Quarterback Nathan McElroy, who has earned the role of starting signal-caller, completed 17 of 24 pass attempts for 207 yards and three touchdowns while throwing one interception. The Shamrocks are set to host Warren Central (Ind.) on Friday. 2. Male (1-0): Reigning Class 6A State Champion Male won its 2019 season opener as well, pulling away to defeat visiting Floyd Central... Read More →



NKY Power Rankings: 08-29-19

By Colonels_Wear_Blue - 1) 5A Covington Catholic (1-0) – The Colonels put up their first running clock of the season, beating 6A Ryle (0-1) in a 37-0 shutout in Park Hills. Cov Cath put up their first 6 points on a 76yd TD pass from Caleb Jacob Michael Mayer on the 2nd play of the game. On defense, they held Ryle to 79 total yards offense, intercepted the Raiders 5 times, and sacked the QB 4 times. The Colonels still have some polishing to do, particularly on offense, after having at least 3 touchdowns “left on the field” in the game, but the ship is still certainly headed in the right direction. Caleb Jacob 12-23... Read More →


The Rebel Bowl... why I love it

By ChiefSmoke - Normally, I am not a big fan of August games on turf at 5 pm on a Saturday. I am one of those traditionalists that love Friday nights and the short week makes it tougher for the following game. We partner with Boyle and do the bowl games on consecutive Saturday nights to raise significant funding for the athletic departments at both schools. 68878 Over the past five years though, I have begun to appreciate the Rebel Bowl. It gives me a chance to go back to a place where I had a great time growing up when my Dad was the Boyle coach, but I don't have to deal with the emotions of playing... Read More →


Bluegrasspreps Mr. Football Watchlist (8/28)

By DevilMayCare - Front Runners Beau Allen (QB, Lexington Catholic) Week 1: LexCath's opener versus Pulaski looked like a sure fire "first team to 50 wins" type shootout on paper, but that game never materialized. Instead, we got a non-existent Knights offense in the first half that found them in a 14-0 hole at intermission. But Allen came alive in the second half - as did his defense - to account for all three LexCath touchdowns as they outscored the Maroons 21-0 over the final two frames. The UK commit completed 22 of 32 throws on the night for 276 yards and a scoring toss to Dylan Bracken in the back... Read More →


HYPE Student Leadership Conferences this week in Lexington

By theguru - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 27, 2019 The 19th Annual KHSAA HYPE Student Leadership Conferences will be held this week at the Lexington Convention Center (Aug. 29-30). The conferences are a free service provided by the Association for student-athletes to learn teamwork exercises and sportsmanship initiatives, and discuss current issues. The first conference will be held Thursday, Aug. 29 in the Bluegrass Ballroom at the Lexington Convention Center, with the second session taking place the following day (Friday, Aug. 30). Assisting with this year’s conference will be a group of four... Read More →


1A Notebook 8/25: Back to School

By Voice of Reason - Every new school year there is a learning curve. The seniors have graduated, the freshmen move up, the sophomores and juniors work to make that jump to the next level of strength and skill. It makes each new football season a guessing game. Who will be the new stars bursting onto the scene? What teams are ready to step it up? Week one is our first chance to see what storylines might develop. Let's run down the list, using last week's rankings, and see what we learned in week one. 1. Pikeville - The Panthers are the clear cut favorite in 1A. They faced 3A Bardstown who went 6-6 in 2018 but... Read More →


Central Kentucky Power Rankings - August 26, 2019

By WestDanville - Week 0 is officially in the books! What a perfect weekend it was for football. A couple of teams showed that they were better than we thought and some may not have been as good as expected. It’s just the first week though so we all shouldn’t overreact one way or the other. 1. Frederick Douglass (5A, 1-0) Last week recap: After much drama surrounding the departure of WR Dekel Crowdus to IMG Academy, the Broncos had a slow start but eventually got on track and took care of fellow FCPS opponent Bryan Station 43-0. QB Josh McClurg had a solid evening going 5/7 for 94 yards and added... Read More →


Class 6A Notebook 8/26 - The Big Eight

By Tigerpride94 - 6A Notebook: The Big Eight The top eight teams of 6A were victorious in the opening week. They were especially unkind to the Hoosier state with Trinity defeating Indianapolis power Carmel, Male defeating Floyd Central, and Fern Creek defeating Jeffersonville. Even unranked Henderson County defeated Evansville Reitz. The two teams that lost, lost to respectable opponents with Butler losing to the 5A defending State Champs South Warren, and McCracken County losing to cross town rival 3A #7 Paducah Tilghman in a high scoring game. Saint Xavier got revenge for last year’s loss against 3A #2... Read More →


BluegrassPreps.com Football Rankings (8/26)

By theguru - Class 1A The opening week in Class 1A proved to be very different outcome depending on where you fell in the pecking order. The Top 9 teams all survived without taking loss, but for the team competing for the tenth and final spot, it was a roller coaster affair. When the dust settled, Lynn Camp's win over Frankfort moved the Wildcats into the Top 10. Expect the Top 10 to see some potential drama this week with several big games including the reigning 1A Champion Beechwood reappearing in the picture when they take on Paintsville on a neutral field. Pikeville, Raceland, Hazard, and Newport... Read More →


Class 5A Notebook (8/26): Overreaction Monday

By DevilMayCare - Every year, far too many football fans allow their feelings to aggressively sway in one direction or the other after the first game. Chances are, most of you reading this have been there before. Either your team looks great in Week 1 and suddenly they're Lombardi's Packers, or they don't meet your expectations, so they're more like John McKay's 1976 Tampa Bay Buccaneers. If you look great in Week 1, by all means feel good about yourself. But maintain perspective - you don't know how good that team was you just beat. Maybe that win won't look nearly as good six weeks from now. And conversely,... Read More →


BluegrassPreps Western Kentucky Power Rankings - August 25, 2019

By Purple88 - BluegrassPreps 2019 Western Kentucky Power Rankings – Week 1 Edition Well I hope you had a great opening weekend to the 2019 Kentucky High School football season and hope you got to go see some of your favorite team’s lace ‘em up one more time! We’ve gone from I think this and that to I saw this and that from THIS year’s squads. The top story line this week is Perfect Weather! I can’t remember a year where the weather was this good on opening weekend! If you didn’t go out to a game this weekend, it’s on you because it was great events and the 3 games I saw were packed! Well the... Read More →


Class 4A Notebook (8/25): The Champs Go Down

By DragonFire - #4 Franklin-Simpson entered the 2019 season as winners of 12 in a row and 24 of their last 25 games. Their only loss in that span was to eventual 5A state champion South Warren, and the streak included back to back state titles. They graduated some very important pieces from last year, but entering their season debut at home against Greenwood, there was little reason to expect danger. After all, this was against a Gator squad that they’d defeated by a combined 113-13 the last two years, and who’d won only two games a season ago. All appeared normal on the first drive. Just 1:33 into... Read More →


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