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Beau Buchanan, Bowling Green (9-2, advanced to the Second Round)

First Round: Aside from a long TD strike to Scotty Brown, Buchanan was in game manager mode versus Christian County. He finished with 169 yards and 2 touchdown passes.

Season to date: 176 of 295 for 2,050 yards and 23 TDs with 6 ints.

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Joey Cambron, Daviess County (6-5, lost in the First Round)

First Round: Cambron's high school career ended on a sour note in Daviess County's 33-7 loss to Ballard. It was tough sledding all night for the Panthers’ offense, but a second quarter fight resulted in the ejections of some key personnel that only made Cambron's job that much harder. He finished a dismal 9 of 38 for 123 yards and an interception.

Season to date: 203 of 361 for 2,910 yards and 35 with 14 ints.

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Gavin Spurrier, South Warren (11-0, advanced to the Second Round)

First Round: Spurrier did a little damage and called it a night early against Apollo. He was his usual, efficient self with two touchdown throws on 8 of 10 passing.

Season to date: 129 of 182 for 1,863 yards and 32 TDs with 3 ints.

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Apollo High School - Gavin Spurrier highlights - Hudl

Braxton Ratliff, Ashland (10-1, advanced to the Second Round)

First Round: As was the case with so many players on this list, the full arsenal of Ratliff's abilities was not required for the Tomcats to roll over their opponent in the first round of the playoffs. He threw for 138 yards and 2 TDs, and added 44 yards with his legs.

Season to date: 105 of 164 for 1,750 yards and 18 TDs with 4 ints. ; 86 rushes for 664 yards and 6 TDs

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Holmes High School - Braxton Ratliff highlights - Hudl

Chase Estep, Corbin (10-1, advanced to the Second Round)

First Round: Estep's arm got a light workout during Corbin's 54-16 rout of Morgan County. He hit on 10 of 17 throws for 140 yards and 3 TDs.

Season to date: 120 of 169 for 2,211 yards with 29 TDs and 4 ints. ; 64 rushes for 380 yards and 7 TDs

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Cameron Jones, Frederick Douglass (11-0, advanced to the Second Round)

First Round: Big, chunk plays were the name of the game for Jones and FD in their 42-8 win over PRP. None were bigger than his 90 yard hook-up for a score with Haiden Hunt. Jones only connected on eight throws, but they went for 234 yards and 3 TDs.

Season to date: 126 of 171 for 2,534 yards and 30 TDs with 5 ints.

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Pleasure Ridge Park High School - Cameron Jones (BIG CAM) highlights - Hudl

Wiley Cain, Pulaski County (9-2, advanced to the Second Round)

First Round: Cain helped start Pulaski's postseason with a bang. He shredded Whitley County's defense for 320 yards and 4 TDs in the Maroons’ 61-0 annihilation of the Colonels.

Season to date: 267 of 406 for 3,251 yards and 28 TDs with 7 ints.

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Will Warren, Owensboro (9-2, advanced to the Second Round)

First Round: Greenwood was no match for the Red Devils and the strong arm of Warren. He was 10 of 13 for 185 yards and 2 TDs. Next up is a potential Mr. Football contender elimination game versus Buchanan and Bowling Green.

Season to date: 180 of 301 for 2,795 yards and 33 TDs with 10 ints.

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41-yard Touchdown Pass vs Greenwood - Will Warren highlights - Hudl

Running Backs

Wandale Robinson, Western Hills (7-4, lost in the First Round)

First Round: Robinson and Lawrence County's Noah West put on a head to head show for the ages. Unfortunately for Wandale, his team couldn't overcome the Bulldogs’ rushing onslaught. He did leave us with a performance to remember, though. In his typical Wandale-esque fashion, he posted 361 yards from scrimmage (129 rushing, 232 receiving) and 4 TDs. Get a load of these career numbers - 6,796 rushing yards, 1,758 receiving yards, 131 combined touchdowns, 3 passing TDs, 7 kick return TDs, 245 tackles, and 9 interceptions (pick-six's). The only missing ingredient from his resume is team success. But make no mistake about it, Robinson is the most explosive, impactful player in Kentucky. Plus, he's committed to UK. At this point, it would be a huge upset for him to not win the award.

Season to date: 206 carries for 1,973 yards and 30 TDs ; 31 catches for 725 yards and 11 TDs ; 2 TD passes ; 2 kick return TDs ; 119 tackles (12 TFL) ; 3 interceptions (1 pick-six) ; 6 forced fumbles (1 fumble recovery for a TD)

Stock: UP

Lawrence County High School - Wandale Robinson highlights - Hudl

Casey McGinness, Covington Catholic (11-0, advanced to the Second Round)

First Round: For the first time this season, McGinness came up shy of 100 rushing yards. It was of little consequence though, as CovCath simply overmatched Woodford County from the opening kick. McGinness added three more TDs to his season total.

Season to date: 190 carries for 1,726 yards and 27 TDs ; 17 catches for 257 yards and 3 TDs

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Tre’ Bass, Franklin-Simpson (10-1, advanced to the Second Round)

First Round: Bass excels at making the most out of his limited carries. He only had six rushes against Calloway County, but rushed for 107 yards and a TD. He also caught his first TD pass of the year.

Season to date: 106 carries for 1,497 yards and 24 TDs

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Jayden Neace, Perry County Central (8-3, lost in the First Round)

First Round: Neace's career came to a close on the Reservation at Southwestern. He didn't go quietly, as he ran for 138 yards in his final game as a Commodore. That makes 25 times in his career that he reached the century mark. He ends his career at #25 on the all time rushing list in Kentucky, and #7 all time in the mountains.

Season to date: 277 carries for 2,309 yards and 34 TDs

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Kent Trey Matthews, Mayfield (11-0, advanced to the Second Round)

First Round: Matthews experienced little resistance versus Hancock County, as evidenced by his 152 yards and 3 TDs on just six carries.

Season to date: 170 carries for 1,485 yards and 23 TDs

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Landan Swartz, Bath County (7-4, lost in the First Round)

First Round: Swartz's 195 yards against Bardstown secured him a second straight 2,000 yard season. Unfortunately, Wildcats fell to the Tigers 21-7, bringing an end to his career in Owingsville.

Season to date: 253 rushes for 2,069 yards and 25 TDs ; 3 kick return TDs ; 50 tackles ; 5 ints.

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Joe Jackson, Johnson Central (10-1, advanced to the Second Round)

First Round: Jackson accounted for 315 yards (179 rushing, 136 receiving) of total offense and two scores in JC's 55-7 rout of Bourbon County. The Golden Eagles amassed nearly 600 yards of offense all together. Lookout for some major production out of Jackson now that the playoffs are here. Two years, during JC's championship run, Jackson totalled 786 yards rushing and 16 TDs in five playoff games.

Season to date: 159 rushes for 1,567 yards and 23 TDs ; 10 catches for 217 yards and 3 TDs

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Dalton Cook, Lynn Camp (10-1, advanced to the Second Round)

First Round: Cook carried 15 times for exactly 200 yards and 3 TDs in the Wildcats’ 43-20 win over Phelps. His stiffest test of the season awaits this Friday in the form of Pikeville.

Season to date: 169 carries for 2,495 yards and 29 TDs

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Demarco Fishback, Frederick Douglass (11-0, advanced to the Second Round)

First Round: Fishback might as well have not even dressed for FD's 42-8 win over PRP. He only ran the ball twice for six yards, but did find the endzone once.

Season to date: 123 rushes for 1,124 yards and 20 TDs ; 16 catches for 243 yards and 4 TDs

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Wide Receivers

Demontae Crumes, Butler (8-3, advanced to the Second Round)

First Round: Crumes turned in one of his finest statistical games of the year, snagging five balls for 117 yards and 3 TDs in Butler's 33-8 win over Central Hardin.

Season to date: 38 catches for 817 yards and 14 TDs

Stock: UP

Marquel Tinsley, Daviess County (7-4, advanced to the Second Round)

First Round: Tinsley’s career couldn't have ended more disastrously. The Panthers’ offense struggled to gain traction and Tinsley was involved in a second quarter scuffle that resulted in his ejection. He ends his time at Daviess County near the top of Kentucky's major career receiving categories.

Season to date: 70 receptions for 1,307 yards and 17 TDs

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Bryan Hudson, Scott County (8-3, advanced to the Second Round)

First Round: The Cardinals rushed for 257 yards in their 36-13 win over Campbell County. Hudson also recorded a sack from his defensive end position.

Season to date: Scott County averages a 6A best 312 rushing yards per game ; 57 tackles (21) ; 6 sacks

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Jacob Lacey, South Warren (11-0, advanced to the Second Round)

First Round: Lacey helped spearhead a defensive effort that held Apollo to just 60 yards of offense. He recorded five tackles (3 TFL), including two sacks.

Season to date: 57 tackles (26 TFL) ; 10 sacks ; 2 forced fumbles

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Tanner Bowles, Glasgow (10-1, advanced to the Second Round)

First Round: Glasgow had 348 yards of offense on 33 plays in its 54-6 blowout of Owen County.

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JJ Weaver, Moore (10-1, advanced to the Second Round)

First Round: Weaver caught two passes for 32 yards and a touchdown, and recorded six tackles in Moore's 41-0 win over West Jessamine.

Season to date: 66 tackles ; 10 sacks ; 3 ints. (one pick-six) ; 6 catches for 102 yards and 3 TDs

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Milton Wright, Christian Academy of Louisville (11-0, advanced to the Second Round)

First Round: Wright simply had too much speed in the open field to be contained versus Covington Holy Cross. He caught a 54 yard touchdown pass and returned an interception 55 yards for a score.

Season to date: 50 catches for 707 yards and 8 TDs ; 17 rushes for 193 yards and 3 TDs ; 3 kick return TDs ; 30 tackles (3.5 TFL) ; 2 ints. (1 pick-six)

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Logan Castleman, Beechwood (8-2)

First Round: Beechwood had a bye in the opening round of the playoffs. They host Kentucky Country Day this Friday.

Season to date: 121 carries for 953 yards and 16 TDs ; 12 catches for 97 yards and 2 TDs ; 3 ints. (2 returned for TDs)

Drew Sawyers, Southwestern (9-2, advanced to the Second Round)

First Round: Sawyers didn't play last week due to injury. Southwestern travels to Harlan County this Friday.

Season to date: 57 of 96 for 945 yards and 8 TDs ; 114 rushes for 982 and 11 TDs ; 2 interceptions (1 pick-six) ; 4 kick return TDs