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6A Notebook 11/26: Semifinals

We have reached the final four and the top 2 preseason ranked teams in Male and Trinity, as no surprise, are two of the four teams. Tates Creek and North Hardin show up as new kids on the block. Both Tates Creek have had some success at the regional level but neither have won a championship. Tates Creek last appeared in a championship game in 1998, while North Hardin has never appeared in a championship game. Male is looking to win back to back championships, and Trinity would like to return to glory having last won a championship in 2017.


Tates Creek (9-4) at #1 Male (13-0)

Tates Creek comes into this game after defeating Simon Kenton 47-8 and passing for 333 yards. Male comes into this game after defeating St. Xavier 33-7 after racking up 282 yards rushing. Tates Creek will bring their #1 6A ranked passing attack at 340 yards per game. Male will counter Tates Creek’s passing attack with the #3 passing defense at 88 yards per game. Male, in addition to their strong running game, will have the #5 passing offense at 189 yds per game against a Tates Creek pass defense that is not ranked in the top 25 of 6A teams. Tates Creek may be able to score some points but will not be able to keep up with Male’s offense. Male should win with a large margin.

Prediction

Male 42 Tates Creek 14



#2 Trinity (11-2) at #4 North Hardin (13-0)

Trinity comes into the game after defeating Oldham County 56-0 and holding Oldham County to 19 yards of total offense. North Hardin comes into the game after defeating McCracken County 38-2 and rolling up 466 total yards of offense. Trinity has the #11 rushing offense at 196 yards per game, while North Hardin will counter with the #1 rushing defense at 46 yards per game. Trinity has the #6 passing offense at 180 yards per game, while North Hardin will counter with the #1 passing defense at 85 yards per game. North Hardin has the #18 rushing offense at 149 yards per game and Trinity will counter with the #2 rushing defense at 47 yards per game. North Hardin has the #2 passing offense at 263 yards per game, while Trinity has the #2 passing defense at 83 yards per game. North Hardin’s defense may be able slow Trinity’s offense but will be hard pressed to score on Trinity. Trinity should win this game handily.

Prediction

Trinity 28 North Hardin 0



Championship Prediction

#1 Male vs. #2 Trinity