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The BluegrassPreps voters were masterful again this past week.

In 6A Poll threads for ranked teams last week, the voters were a perfect 7 for 7.

#1 Trinity (10-0) beat then #11 Ballard (5-4) to win District 4.
#2 Scott County (8-2) beat then #5 Pleasure Ridge Park (6-3)
#3 St. Xavier (8-1) beat #8 Butler (6-4)

#4 Male (8-2) beat then #9 Manual (3-6)
Then #7 Ryle (7-2) beat then #6 Simon Kenton (9-1)
Then #10 Frederick Douglass (7-2) beat #15 Henry Clay (4-5)
Central Hardin (6-3) beat North Hardin (3-6) to win District 2.
In a game without the poll, then #12 Tates Creek defeated Lafayette as expected to win District 8. The season total for winners picked in threads with polls is 59 of 64
for 92.2% accuracy for 2017. I have a great deal of respect for the BluegrassPreps members who participate each week. There are many knowledgeable high school football followers posting in this forum.

Here is the list of district winners and runners-up in Class 6A:
1. McCracken County (4-0); Henderson County (3-1)
2. Central Hardin (2-0); North Hardin (1-1)
3. St. Xavier (4-0); Male (3-1)
4. Trinity (4-0); Ballard (3-1)
5. Ryle (2-0); Cooper (1-1)
6. Simon Kenton (2-0); Campbell County (1-1)
7. Scott County (4-0); Frederick Douglass (3-1)
8. Tates Creek (3-0); Madison Central (2-1)

There are five teams in the BluegrassPreps 6A Top Ten playing this week. Each of these games has a thread with a poll. Here’s the Top Ten list with 2017 records.

#1 Trinity (10-0), #2 Scott County (8-2), #4 Male (8-2), #7 Simon Kenton (9-1) and #8 Butler (6-4) completed their regular season schedule.

#3 St. Xavier (8-1) vs. St. Xavier (OH) (8-1):
I like the Bombers in a close game. Historically, the Tigers have given the Bombers a tough game. It is Senior Night for 55 Tigers. The Bombers are coming off a 28-14 loss
at St. Ignatius (OH).

#5 Ryle (7-2) at 5A Dixie Heights (3-6):
The Raiders’ coaching staff will need to get the Raiders to focus on Dixie Heights after the emotional victory over Simon Kenton. Ryle should not have any trouble with these Colonels.

#6 Pleasure Ridge Park (6-3) at 3A #5 Central (7-2):
The Panthers should defeat the 3A Yellowjackets. Pleasure Ridge Park’s three losses have come at the hands of quality 6A opponents, each currently ranked in the top 4 of 6A. This is a pride game. The hive will be jumping on Friday night. PRP will need to maintain their composure and execute their game plan.

#9 Frederick Douglass (7-2) at Conner (4-5):
Look for the Broncos to close out their first regular season with a victory. Finishing second in their district is a terrific accomplishment for Frederick Douglass and bodes well for establishing a program to be reckoned with for the immediate future.

#10 Manual (3-6) at Eastern (4-5): The Crimsons have performed well on defense most of the season. Eastern does have some offensive weapons and this could be very close battle. Manual cannot afford to look ahead to their rematch with #3 St. Xavier on November 3.

Others to watch in 6A:
There is a thread with a corresponding poll for Ballard/Central Hardin.
11. Tates Creek (7-2) at 4A Franklin County (5-4)
The Creekers have won three in a row and six of their last seven games. The Flyers have gone win-loss every game and are expected to finish the regular season at .500.
12. Ballard (5-4) vs. #14 Central Hardin (6-3)

The battle of the Bruins is expected to go the way of the Jefferson County school. It will be a hard fought battle. Ballard’s slight talent advantage should be enough to bring home this victory.
13. Campbell County (6-3) vs. 5A #1 Covington Catholic (9-0)

The Colonels have way too much firepower for the Camels. Covington Catholic looks to close out a perfect regular season.
14. Central Hardin (6-3) at #11 Ballard (5-4)
15. Henry Clay (4-5) vs. Cooper (2-7)

The Blue Devils should have enough manpower to hold off the Jaguars. Cooper is on a two game winning streak after dropping their first 7 contests in 2017.