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Class 1A

Paintsville needed everything they had to withstand a late charge from Hazard after building a big lead in a battle of Top 5 wins last week. The Tigers will need to put two strong halves together if they hope to take down Raceland up by the Ohio River. Lynn Camp kept their undefeated dreams alive with a convincing win over Harlan. The Wildcats now face the biggest hurdle of the season when they host Williamsburg with the district title on the line. Frankfort may not have a number by their name, but the Panthers are right on front porch of the Top 10 and can kick the door down with a win over Kentucky Country Day in the finale.

1. Beechwood at Dayton
2. Raceland vs. #4 Paintsville
3. Pikeville at Grundy (VA)
4. Paintsville at #2 Raceland
5. Hazard vs. 2A Leslie County
6. Campbellsville vs. Caverna
7. Crittenden County at Russellville
8. Williamsburg at #9 Lynn Camp
9. Lynn Camp vs. #8 Williamsburg
10. Kentucky Country Day vs. Frankfort


Class 2A

It Game, Somer-set, Match in District in Class 2A's most competitive district. The Briarjumpers polished off a district title by shutting out Lexington Christian and now become one of the favorites to reach the semi-finals. There are still fireworks left in District 7, as Danville and Lexington Christian will battle for the 2-seed and the all important homefield playoff game. Newport Central Catholic made a statement by handling Lloyd. The Breds are back on top after a year's hiatus in their district and seem to be finding their form at the right time. Speaking of form, a week removed from a tough loss to CAL, DeSales looked to be in a form unbecoming of one of the state’s top small schools as they had to claw tooth and nail to hold off Washington County. Glasgow seemed to be in the same boat after struggling through the first half against Glasgow. The Scotties hit their stride and ended up winning convincingly to essentially lock up the one seed in their district.

1. Mayfield vs. Webster County
2. Christian Academy of Louisville at Washington County
3. DeSales at Shawnee
4. Owensboro Catholic -- OPEN
5. Somerset at Middlesboro
6. Glasgow at Metcalfe County
7. Danville vs. #9 Lexington Christian
8. Newport Central Catholic at Newport
9. Lexington Christian at #7 Danville
10. Walton-Verona vs. Gallatin County


Class 3A

The two top teams in the rankings each got challenges from their top rivals in their district. Both passed their tests in resounding fashion. Corbin broke Bell's spirit late in the second half and now only need to take down one-loss Casey County to claim anotherdistrict Championship. Boyle County made a statement from the start and dominated Lexington Catholic in every capacity. The Rebels will lock down their own title if they can survive WanDale and the Wolverines. Belfry may be scraping their depth chart due to injuries, but the Pirates had plenty enough firepower to take down Lawrence County and essentially earn a pivotal #1 seed in their district. Belfry was not the only Eastern Kentucky team with a history of success getting a big win. Breathitt County had a very rewarding win over Powell County that will surely shoot a jolt of energy into a fan base that has seen hard times in recent years. The spotlight in the East this week will be District 5. Bath County looks for a historic win for their program against Russell.

1. Boyle County at #10 Western Hills
2. Corbin at Casey County
3. Belfry vs. Pike County Central
4. Central vs. Thomas Nelson
5. Lexington Catholic at Garrard County
6. Caldwell County -- OPEN
7. Paducah Tilghman vs. Fort Campbell
8. Bell County vs. Jackson County
9. Elizabethtown at Bardstown
10. Western Hills vs. #1 Boyle County


Class 4A

This past week seemingly served as the under card for Class 4A's main event. Franklin County proved they are a team worth knowing by blacking out the Panthers from Knox Central in a battle of two possible district champions. The Fliers wrap up district play against a North Oldham team who would love to make a statement of their own. Logan County's defense did their part, but in the end Madisonville was just a little bit better as they end Logan's undefeated run and take the #1 seed in the process. Franklin-Simpson takes the spotlight west of I-65 and will look to polish off their own race against Warren East's explosive offense. The Raider's positioned themselves for this showdown with a tough win over Allen County-Scottsville. The game everyone is waiting for though will be in Paintsville. Ashland brings their perfect record to the Eagle's Nest for a monster clash with top-ranked Johnson Central. Last year the Tomcats shocked the Golden Eagles at this point in time, but Matney's bunch got the last laugh in November.

1. Johnson Central vs. #3 Ashland
2. Franklin Simpson at Warren East
3. Ashland at #1 Johnson Central
4. Franklin County at North Oldham
5. Knox Central at Rockcastle County
6. Wayne County -- OPEN
7. Madisonville North Hopkins vs. 5A Christian County
8. Moore vs. John Hardin
9. Logan County at Calloway County
10. Taylor County at Marion County


Class 5A

Covington Catholic's margin of victory keeps shrinking as their schedule gets closer to November, but the Colonels extended the state’s longest active win-streak by outlasting Highlands. Bowling Green was humbled when they were completely over-matched by Warren Central, Indiana. The Purples had better hope there is no hangover from such a beating as South Warren would love nothing more than to celebrate their second consecutive win against their cross-town rival. Southwestern keeps rolling and are starting to believe a 10-0 regular season is in the cards. The Warriors still have one more major hurdle to clear, and you can rest assured rival Pulaski County would love nothing more than spoil Southwestern's party. One more undefeated team is yet to be mentioned. Anderson County got a big win over a tough Montgomery County team. The Bearcats draw Madison Southern next. Southern gave Coach Peach's boys their final two losses of the season in 2017.

1. Covington Catholic vs. Dixie Heights
2. Bowling Green at #3 South Warren
3. South Warren vs. #2 Bowling Green
4. South Oldham vs. North Bullitt
5. Southwestern vs. #10 Pulaski County
6. Highlands vs. Greenwood
7. Anderson County vs. Madison Southern
8. Owensboro vs. Graves County
9. Oldham County vs. Bullitt East
10. Pulaski County at #5 Southwestern


Class 6A

It has been a very long time since a Lexington public school was at the top of the 6A rankings. Male could not retain their status of King of the Hill against St. Xavier, opening up the opportunity for Frederick Douglass to move to the catbird seat. The Broncos now get a Henry Clay team who would love to prove they are still the gold standard in Fayette County. St. Xavier has to think they have their own claim to stake, but before they can make their argument they must first thwart a Butler team that simply keeps winning. Male will look to bounce back in one of the nation’s oldest rivalries against Manual. Simon Kenton handled their business and smoked the Camels. The Pioneers will be a tough out in the playoffs.

1. Frederick Douglass at #6 Henry Clay
2. Saint Xavier at #4 Butler
3. Male vs. #8 Manual
4. Butler vs. #2 Saint Xavier
5. Trinity vs. #9 Ballard
6. Henry Clay vs. #1 Frederick Douglass
7. Scott County vs. Pleasure Ridge Park
8. Manual at #3 Male
9. Ballard at #5 Trinity
10. Simon Kenton at Ryle