6A Notebook 9/24: Midterms
We have reached the halfway point of the high school football season and the midterm grades are out. It has really been a very puzzling start in Class 6A football. Back in August, few would have believed that Trinity would be 1-5 at the half point of the season. We also had not just one, but two 6A schools lose to a 2A team.
This week had two very good ranked matchups. We will start at the top, when #1 Male traveled to take on #6 Butler. Male showed exactly why they are the #1 in 6A, getting the 30-12 win. This game was very interesting for 3 quarters. Male played without two defensive starters in this one, and held Butler to 260 yards of total offense. Male racked up close to 400 yards of total offense, and it could have easily been much more if not for three red zone turnovers. Male has definitely been the best team so far at the halfway point of the regular season.
The other top game in 6A, was Simon Kenton traveling to take on 5A #6 Highlands Bluebirds. Highlands got the first two scores of the game to go up 14-0. Simon Kenton would finally get on the board in the 2nd quarter to close as the lead to 14-7. Highland responded with a field and touchdown before halftime to push the lead to 23-7. Simon Kenton wouldn’t muster much offense the rest of the game, adding pnly 2 points from a safety. Highlands added 15 more points to the scoreboard en route to the 38-9 win. Simon Kenton lost two starting running backs and two linebackers out before halftime
Around the Rankings
#2 Scott County destroyed Bryan Station 57-18. Scott County also racked up over 450 yards of offense.
#3 Frederick Douglass got its 6th running clock of the season with a 49-15 win over Dunbar.
#4 Trinity finally got its first win of the season, in blowout fashion, against Jeffersontown, 65-0.
#5 Saint Xavier picked up a blowout win of their own over Pleasure Ridge Park, 45-13. Keegan Sullivan threw for 145 yards and 2 touchdowns.
#8 Manual also got a blowout win again Seneca 50-0.
#9 Ballard got the win over Eastern. 17-12. Though less than impressive of a win, back up quarterback Larry Cummings was 15/19 for 164 yards and two touchdowns.
#10 North Hardin took on the #1 team in 3A, the Boyle County Rebels. North Hardin put up a valiant effort but the Rebels come out on top 21-14.
Campbell County was open this week.
Madison Central beat 4A Bourbon County, 43-0.
Meade County lost a hard fought game against 4A John Hardin, 15-9.
Daviess County lost to McCracken County at home, 55-43. They now are on a two game losing streak.
Henderson County topped Ohio County, 54-0.
Conner took down 2A #9 Newport Central Catholic, 34-18. Conner lit up the Breds defense with a strong performance from the ground game which racked up over 340 yards.
Henry Clay took down Lafayette, 30-7, on a well balanced ground game attack.
Game of the Week
Trinity vs. Saint Xavier
Both teams haven’t had the best start in 2018, but this game could swing the momentum for either in the right direction.