Aug 8, 17, 12:02 PM #1
BluegrassPreps Class 3A Pre-Season Rankings (Discussion)Class 3A
For the first time in a long while you can legitimately say that Class 3A appears to be a wide-open race. Though the reigning 4-time Champs will wait a week to show what they are bringing to the table, the rest of the Class 3A Top 10 opens in what might be the most exciting opening week this class has enjoyed in recent memory. Literally every game brings a story line or a marquee match-up. Probably the two most anticipated games will feature Central taking on perennially strong 6A Manual and Boyle County testing the progress of their youth against ever-athletic John Hardin. Western Hills is a bit of newcomer to Top 10 status and will immediately be asked to validate themselves against their County rival.
1. Belfry -- OPEN
2. Corbin at 5A Whitley County (8/19)
3. Elizabethtown at 4A #5 Franklin-Simpson
4. Central at 6A #8 DuPont Manual
5. Lexington Catholic at 6A Madison Central (8/19)
6. Boyle County vs. 4A #7 John Hardin at Mercer County (8/19)
7. Russell -- OPEN
8. Caldwell County vs. 5A #2 Christian County
9. Paducah Tilghman at 6A McCracken County (8/19)
10. Western Hills at 4A Franklin CountyAdvertisement
Aug 8, 17, 12:18 PM #2Belfry looks to be the favorite once again, can anyone knock them off the top? Is Central where they belong? Can Corbin be the surprise of 2017? Who is just outside the Top10 and looking to get in? Who could drop early in the season?
Aug 8, 17, 12:22 PM #3Just give Belfry the trophy and don't risk injuries. They are on a different level until proven otherwise
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Aug 8, 17, 12:42 PM #6
Everyone in Belfry is praying that there is a ton of talent who were just waiting for their time to shine.
Me personally, I think Belfry will be just fine on the OLine, maybe even surprisingly good... but DLine scares me to death.
I can't help but think of how many times Ray Horton came up with a big stop over his career when Belfry needed it. I also can't get out of mind Cole Bentley taking on a double team and Austin Hall's consistency at DE. I simply cannot see Belfry being close to that level up front on D.
Aug 8, 17, 12:50 PM #7
Aug 8, 17, 12:57 PM #8
With that said, the one glaring hole I have noticed the past couple years is DT's. With Baisden leaving for Mingo Central that hole got even bigger.
Belfry is extremely talented at LB'er... like scary good. I think the LB'ers will be the best remedy for helping cover up the youth on the DLine.
Aug 8, 17, 01:23 PM #9
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Aug 8, 17, 02:06 PM #12
Etown has 23 seniors, and every skill guy back. They will make a run at the title in my opinion.
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Aug 8, 17, 03:04 PM #13
Aug 8, 17, 06:54 PM #14
I think top 6 are very solid and it's possible any could win it.
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So how does the 3A playoff shake up?
Aug 8, 17, 06:56 PM #15