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As mentioned in "What To Watch" last week, this past weekend was a slate chock full of tough challenges for the Top 15 teams in Class 2A with numerous teams either stepping up in class or taking on highly ranked foes.

The aftermath featured numerous teams in the Top 10 taking an "L" but other teams validating their worth. So what did this weekend tell us?

The Cream Rises
Ever since realignment was announced most felt that a collision course of cosmic proportions was put in place and that Mayfield and DeSales would be the teams everyone would be chasing. With teams ranked 3-6 falling to defeat, it was only fitting that not only did Mayfield and DeSales win... but they made equally impressive statements while doing it.

Mayfield punished 3A #4 Paducah Tilghman 37-14 in a game most felt wasn't even as close as the Final Score even read. The Cardinals dismantled the Blue Tornado in every aspect and overcame some early miscues to clinch it with relative ease.

DeSales took on a 6A Ballard team who was a consensus Top 15 team. DeSales won 29-6, but the story was the physical domination of the Colts' Defense against a big and talented Bruins team with no shortage of speed.

Through 3 games at this point it remains "too close to call".


Losses: Good, OK, Bad, and Awful
As mentioned CAL, Murray, Owensboro Catholic, and Danville all took losses as all played up. In the wake though, a couple teams still impressed in defeat...whereas others may have been exposed.

Owensboro Catholic's loss to Owensboro is the prefect example of a "good loss". The 35-28 loss to the defending 4A Runner-Up raised eyebrows and proved a legitimizing moment. Owensboro is currently being heavily debated as potentially the best team in 5A, and one week after a "bad loss" to Daviess County the Aces have to be on a high note.

CAL fell 28-21 to defending 3A Runner-Up Central. Though some felt CAL was a favorite against the #5 team in 3A, the overall consensus is more of a "Zero Change" against a quality opponent hungry for a win. More on CAL below with the "Stat of the Week".

Danville had the dubious task of 3A #1 Boyle County. Most expected an Admiral loss, but Danville still had a chance to validate themselves as a contender. Instead Boyle cruised to a 42-20 win in a game that seemed out of reach for the entirety of the night. The most concerning aspect for Ad fans had to be the return of some old habits that had plagued them in previous unsuccessful season.

No team though hurt their stock more than Murray. Graves County entered as an unranked 5A team who most felt was considerably down. The Murray Defense which for years has carried the Tigers surrendered 39 points and over 400 yards of offense.


Darkhorses Gallop
In the Pre-Season Preview the Bluegrasspreps' staff tabbed both Monroe County and Butler County as teams to keep an eye on. Monroe handled 4A Allen County Scottsville with ease paving their way back into the Top 10, Butler County lost 52-42..but did so to a heavily favored Top 5 1A Russellville. By comparison Russellville beat Butler County 35-6 a year ago.

The Williamsburg Factor... Updated
As previously mentioned one of the best common opponents to compare would be 1A Williamsburg who opened the year with three consecutive Top 15 2A teams, specifically from the same Region. For those who take stock in these comparisons here is how it played out:

Week 0: LCA 51 Wburg 0
Week 1: Somerset 41 Wburg 20
Week 2: Leslie County 27 Wburg 19

Compare at your own risk.



STAT OF THE WEEK
CAL allowed 93 points in 12 games in 2014 with one of the State's Top Defenses. Through 3 games the Centurions have already allowed 85 points. Things that make you go "Hmmm"