This is a GREAT week for matchups. Only a couple weeks until district games start so this is a week many programs put a "test" in their schedule that's a couple weeks before the games that really count. That gives you a game against a quality team that might expose a weakness or two that hasn't been exposed yet, and a "cushion week" to have any kids with minor 'dings' time to get healthy.
Trinity at PRP (our WBKI-34 game of the week)
Manual at Ballard -- a matchup that has literally come down to the wire 4 of the last 5 meetings.
North Hardin at South Warren -- People are clamoring for NH to be in the club. They get a chance to prove they belong against the team that beat this week's #10.
Fern Creek at DeSales -- DeSales wants to prove they belong in the 'big boys discussion' after the loss to Ballard. This would allow that. Fern Creek still has doubters despite a solid start -- a convincing win against a respected opponent really helps their case.
Highlands at St. X -- Maybe not the luster it would've had 5 or 6 years ago, but this matchup oozes with tradition, great fan support, and two programs who just do football the right way year after year after year.
John Hardin at Central Hardin -- SO many questions will be answered!
Collins at Boyle Co. -- Boyle's not the Boyle of old, but they still are coached by a living legend. If Collins can pull this off at their place -- especially by a comfortable margin -- it says a lot about their place (potentially) in the metro Louisville pecking order.
GOOD AND BAD for me as WBKI has determined which game I'll be attending. Bad that I won't get to take in a little bit of several of these games, but good that I'll get quite a savings in gas money Friday night!
Lucky for you guys, you can catch part of a couple great games in person on Friday then watch the Trinity/PRP game Saturday night on WBKI-34!