6A Notebook: 9/17 Drooling at the Mouth!
Drooling at the Mouth!
It has been a very odd season so far in Kentucky 6A High School football. It is a bit unsettling to look through this class and see a winless Trinity team. The same can be said for St. Xavier, even though they sit at 1-2 on the season with a chance to go to 2-2 or 1-3. Letís just jump right in and start from the top.
#1 Male hosted 4A Western this week after a big win over Trinity the week before. Male would make quick work of Western, 43-0, their third shutout of the season. The Male defense has given up an impressive total of only six points all season through five games. Male also held Western to 73 yards total for the game. However, the win may prove costly, as Male also had two defensive starters ejected and will be without them next week against a very good Butler team.
The #2 Scott County Cardinals hosted La Salle (OH) this week for a Thursday night game. La Salle came into Kentucky and made a statement, putting a hurting on the Cardinals secondary. La Salle scored on all 5 first half possessions, while Scott County only managed to score once. La Salle took a 34-7 lead into halftime and cruised the rest of the way to a 37-7 win in dominating fashion.
#3 Trinity hosted Naperville Central (IL). Naperville Central led 10-0 at halftime and would score again in the 3rd, pushing the lead to 31-0, before Trinity would finally get on the board, making it 31-7 early in the 4th. But the ballgame was pretty much over as Naperville Central added one more score, while Trinity would add two TDs to make it a little more respectable in a 38-20 win for Naperville Central (IL). Trinity now falls to 0-5 on the season.
#4 Saint Xavier hosted the 3A #3 Louisville Central this week in an exciting game. The Tigers would jump out to a 7-0 lead, before becoming their own worst enemy, throwing not just one pick six but two. Saint Xavier would manage a field goal to make Centralís lead at the half 13-10. The Tigers came out after halftime and regained the lead 17-13. Central answered back with a touchdown of their own after making a big 4th and 18 to extend the drive, setting up the eventual three yard touchdown run. They missed the extra point, pushing the lead out to 19-17. Saint Xavier also answered back with a field goal, taking the lead 20-19. On the next possession, Central would have a long touchdown negated on a holding call which would eventually be the back breaker, as Central, too, became their own worse enemy with a late fumble that sealed the game for Saint Xavier, 20-19.[/COLOR]
#5 Frederick Douglass traveled to 6A #10 Madison Central, who played tough for a little while, but ultimately the athletes for Frederick Douglass would take over and give Frederick Douglass a big 42-7 running clock win, their fifth running clock in as many games. Cameron Jones threw for 421 yards and three touchdowns. Demarco Fishback added two scores on the ground and former quarterback, Montaveon Bean, would contribute two TDs via the passing game.
#6 Butler made quick work of 5A Doss, 62-13. Chaz Burks threw four touchdowns, while Eric Jackson added 3 from the ground game.
#7 Simon Kenton traveled to 6A Cooper and got a statement win, 46-3. Simon Kenton put up over 350 yards on the ground, while throwing for 185 as well. Cooper was without Jeremiah Lee in the contest but itís doubtful that the end result would have changed.
#8 Ballard hosted 6A #9 Manual in a barn burner. Ballard lost their quarterback in the 2nd quarter, who watched the rest of the game on crutches on the sideline. Ballard would strike first on the scoreboard, just before halftime , to go up 7-0. Ballard pushed the lead out to 14-0 before Manual scored on a 60 yard drive. Manual also capitalized on a fumble to tie it at 14-14. This game would eventually go to overtime where Manual got the win 21-20 on a Central missed extra point.
Speaking of extra points:
Daviess County traveled to play 5A #8 Owensboro, a team they beat last season, but the same couldnít be said this year, as Owensboro cruised to a 42-14 win.
Campbell County played host to Ryle this week. The Camels would get the first score late in the 3rd after a very lackluster first half, going up 7-0.They added another in the 4th quarter to lead 14-0. That proved to be all that was needed, as Campbell County picked off the Ryle offense twice on its way to the victory.
Henderson County traveled to 3A #8 Caldwell County, losing the contest, 34-14.
Central Hardin played host to 4A John Hardin. John Hardin would get the last laugh in the game as they would pull out a 22-17 win.
North Hardin traveled to 5A North Bullitt and picked up a comfortable 42-21 win.
Conner defeated Dixie Heights 21-13.
Meade County lost this week to 4A #2 Franklin Simpson. Meade Countyís tough schedule has them now 2-3 on the season with their other losses to Simon Kenton, and Anderson County.
Game of the Week:
#1 Male at #6 Butler
These two played twice last year, with Butler winning the most important one in the playoffs, sending Male home. Male will be looking for redemption in this one.