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Welcome to Class 3A

With the most recent round of realignment few classes were impacted as thoroughly as Class 3A. A quick glance at the Bluegrasspreps.com preseason rankings shows five new faces in the top ten. Judging by the opening weekend, those five may be here to stay.

Preseason #1 Christian Academy of Louisville battled 5A #7 South Oldham for four scoreless quarters before winning in overtime, 6-0. Harrison Zimmerer scored from six yards out on the Centurions' opening possession and the CAL defense held South Oldham to seal the victory. As a team, CAL rushed for 191 yards on the evening while holding South Oldham's leading returning rusher Keaton Martin to just 47 yards on 12 carries.

Perhaps the second most impressive victory came from the Ashland Tomcats who ventured to Knox Central and beat the home-standing Panthers, 21-13. It was a battle throughout, with the score knotted at 7-7 at halftime. Running back Blake Hester rushed for over 200 yards in the victory while Keontae Pittman cleared the 100 yards mark for the Tomcats.

Eighth-ranked Glasgow won the Scottie Bowl, toppling 10th ranked Larue County, 35-13. Nick Mitchell, who ran for over 2,000 yards and 30 touchdowns in 2018, picked up right where he left out, scrambling for 168 yards and four touchdowns on fifteen carries in the victory.

Finally, number nine Taylor County had to wait until Saturday to play their opener, but wasted no time in taking care of business, rushing to a 30-0 halftime lead over Western Hills before polishing off the Wolverines, 37-8. All of the Cardinals damage was done on the ground as Taylor County rushed for 383 yards and five touchdowns. EKU commit Tre Goodin ran for 209 yards and a touchdown while Wes Oliver scored another three times.