Sep 15, 19, 03:22 PM #2Around the Rankings
#7 Paducah Tilghman (3-1) responded well from last week's tough loss to Mayfield, bettering Graves County, 34-13. Jayden Freeman ran for 280 yards and four touchdowns in the victory.
#8 Glasgow overwhelmed Allen County-Scottsville, romping over the Patriots, 50-7. Glasgow (4-0) has scored over 50 points in three straight games while holding their opponents to a total of 34 points.
#9 Taylor County (4-0) got a breather after two tough opponents, beating Green County, 45-8. Five different Cardinals scored on the night, highlighted by a Conner Roney kickoff return for a touchdown.
#10 Mercer County faced a stiff challenge in 4A #1 Boyle County and came up short, 43-7. Mercer (3-1) struggled to move the ball on offense, gaining only 78 yards on the ground and 94 through the air.
Casey County picked up their first victory of the season knocking off previously unbeaten Russell County, 34-19. Quarterback Reece Brown threw for 238 yards and a touchdown and ran for another 95 yards and three scores for the Rebels (1-3).
Jackson County shut out Jenkins, 30-0, for their first win in 2019. It was the first shutout for Jackson County (1-3) since blanking Berea in the season opener in 2017.
Adair County (1-3) beat Metcalfe County in a close one, 24-20. Adair and Metcalfe are among six schools that started the Pioneer Athletic Conference this season. There are two divisions (north and south), and whoever finishes first in each division will play each other in the season finale, as will seconds and thirds. Adair's win likely means a Week 10 matchup with Washington County in what is one of the more unique scheduling setups in Kentucky.
Sep 15, 19, 03:23 PM #3Three to See
(Each week the 3A Notebook will preview the three best games featuring Class 3A teams for the coming week)
1. Christian Academy of Louisville at Boyle County. In what should be one of the two best games in Kentucky (along with Trinity/Male), CAL travels to Boyle County for a clash of two top-ranked teams. CAL comes in off a loss to Ballard while Boyle is undefeated in four starts.
2. Pikeville at Belfry. Two rivals that don't particularly care for each other meet up on the banks of Pond Creek. Belfry has dominated the series of late, having won every meeting but one since 2001. Both are state championship contenders in their respective classes.
3. Murray at Trigg County. Class 2A #5 Murray travels to unranked Trigg County for the first meeting between the schools since 2010. Trigg County has feasted on lesser competition to start the year and will be looking to make a huge statement with a win over the Tigers.
Just One More
(Tired of the same teams every week? Want to go off the beaten path for a 3A game this Friday night? Each week we'll look at an under-the-radar matchup to watch in Class 3A)
Ironton (OH) at Ashland. Two old foes from just across the river renew their rivalry once again at Putnam Stadium. Ashland has won four straight in the series.
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Sep 18, 19, 12:43 PM #7My surmise here is that there are some really good, but no dominant, teams in 3A. Dominant teams in the past have had no trouble beating really good schools from higher classes, but 3A is losing most of those games this season. There also seems to be a dearth of teams with balanced offensive attacks, as posters at PT, Bell, Belfry, CAL and others have lamented the lack of a competitive passing game. I think the screws will begin to tighten on those teams over the next few weeks.
Sep 20, 19, 08:51 AM #8Yet another week in which 3A could conceivably fall on hard times. I think Pikeville/Belfry, Desales/Cooper, Taylor County/Simon Kenton, Bell/Whitley County, Ashland/Ironton, and the margin in Boyle County/CAL could all be very telling. If a significant number of those teams fall, I don’t think we simply get to call them “good“ losses anymore, and that 3A may need a serious shake up and look in the mirror.