Best teams of the last decade?

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    Best teams of the last decade?

    If there was a tournament with these teams who would win? Sure 2011 T is the favorite but Im just curious what you guys would think. Im gonna limit T to two entries since theyd dominate this list

    2011 T
    2015 Male
    2016 T
    2009 X
    2009 Highlands
    2011 BG
    2011 Highlands
    2016 BG (because go purples)
    2017 Cov Cath
    2013 Scott County

    Im aware there have been better teams than some mentioned over the past decade. Feel free to add your own if you so choose.
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    When we are talking about small schools, the 2015 Belfry team is hard to ignore as one of the better small school teams from Kentucky in recent memory.

    The 2015 Pirates:

    - Defeated 6 teams who went on to reach the State Semi's in their respective classes by an average final score of 37-7 (Corbin, NewCath, Pikeville, Knoxville Catholic, Johnson Central, Lexington Catholic)

    - Defeated 5 teams who went on to play in their respective State Championship games by an average final score of 37-6. Included was a 41-0 win over eventual 4A Runner-Up Johnson Central.

    - Defeated the eventual 1A Champion Pikeville and defeated the eventual TN 4A State Champion Knoxville Catholic by a combined score of 72-22. Knoxville Catholic had two eventual All-Americans (Clemson's Amari Rodgers and Georgia's Cade Mays) and their starting roster would eventually produce 6 Division 1 signees.

    - Would go on to have 6 players off the roster sign at the Division 1 level of their own, including Louisville's Cole Bentley and UK's Austin Dotson

    - Finished as one of the Top 50 Small Schools in the Country as ranked by Maxpreps

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATLCat View Post
    When we are talking about small schools, the 2015 Belfry team is hard to ignore as one of the better small school teams from Kentucky in recent memory.

    The 2015 Pirates:

    - Defeated 6 teams who went on to reach the State Semi's in their respective classes by an average final score of 37-7 (Corbin, NewCath, Pikeville, Knoxville Catholic, Johnson Central, Lexington Catholic)

    - Defeated 5 teams who went on to play in their respective State Championship games by an average final score of 37-6. Included was a 41-0 win over eventual 4A Runner-Up Johnson Central.

    - Defeated the eventual 1A Champion Pikeville and defeated the eventual TN 4A State Champion Knoxville Catholic by a combined score of 72-22. Knoxville Catholic had two eventual All-Americans (Clemson's Amari Rodgers and Georgia's Cade Mays) and their starting roster would eventually produce 6 Division 1 signees.

    - Would go on to have 6 players off the roster sign at the Division 1 level of their own, including Louisville's Cole Bentley and UK's Austin Dotson

    - Finished as one of the Top 50 Small School in the Country as ranked by Maxpreps
    You’re exactly right i can’t believe I forgot about them, remember watching them that year at the state championship at WKU. Their offensive line was the most dominant I’ve probably ever seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volxtile View Post
    You’re exactly right i can’t believe I forgot about them, remember watching them that year at the state championship at WKU. Their offensive line was the most dominant I’ve probably ever seen.
    The lone knock on that 2015 team was an absolute stinker they laid on the road at Cabell Midland, WV where Belfry fumbled it like 7 times and lost five of them. That was arguably the best Cabell Midland team in their school's history though and was the #1 overall team in West Virginia until they were upset in the Semi-Finals by a Capital team they had previously defeated in the regular season.

    That Midland team produced three Division players of their own including Reese Donahue who is currently the starting DE at West Virginia.

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    The 2016 Ryle team would belong on the list.

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    15 Male Bulldogs.

    MANY players now signed and playing D1. c/o '16: Z. Smith, Z. Hall; SEMO, D. Gentry; Georgia State, K. Wakefield; UofL, c/o '17: N. Hobbs; Illinois, B. Smith, D. Gossett; EKU, S. Mayes; Indiana St. plus many others at FCS/D2/NAIA level

    Team won Hoover, AL National Select 7/7 tournament. 15-0 season and national top-10 ranking by multiple sources. Talent all over the board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KY Outsider View Post
    The 2016 Ryle team would belong on the list.
    Based on what?

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    The 2009 X team was very good. Had dominate line play and had very good skill players. Their only loss was to Cincy St. X.

    The 2011 BG team started the run of dominance by the Purples. They went into St. X and beat them by controlling the late of scrimmage late in the game to secure a huge win. There was talent all over the place, Scooter Hollis (Columbia) at QB, Nacarius Fant(WKU) at WR, Joe Manley OL, Blue Tisdale. My favorite player from that team was Mychael “Champ” Bailey, he was fun to watch.

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    There were 6 D1 players on that team and they lost a few starters in the Scott County playoff game.

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    I don’t get outside of Louisville to watch too many games. That 2015 Male team may have been one of the fastest teams I’ve seen in recent years at every position. Very fun team to watch.

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    There were 6 D1 players on that team and they lost a few starters in the Scott County playoff game.

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    I like that that 2009 Birds team.... Although Id be surprised if a T team did not meet a T team in the final.

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    2013-2014 BG that defeated Blackman and won three straight chips.

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