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Class 1A

Three outcomes combined to really re-calibrate the teams on the Eastern side of Class 1A. Pikeville flexed their muscle in a playoff atmosphere against an out of state foe, Raceland was provided a reality check by rival Russell, and Paintsville served notice to the rest of the class with a come from behind win over Beechwood. The Tigers will now look to proclaim themselves the front runner as they will host Pikeville in a huge clash. Campbellsville continues to roll but will get one of their stiffest challenges against rival Taylor County. Williamsburg and Kentucky Country Day may not be playing ranked 2A teams, but they are both solid enough teams capable of winning. Newport Central Catholic took a hard fought loss and will be challenged by a stout challenger from Cincinnati.

1. Pikeville at #4 Paintsville
2. Campbellsville at 3A #9 Taylor County
3. Williamsburg vs. 2A Leslie County
4. Paintsville vs. #1 Pikeville
5. Newport Central Catholic at Roger Bacon (OH)
6. Raceland at 4A Rowan County
7. Hazard at 2A Prestonsburg
8. Crittenden County at 2A Ballad Memorial
9. Kentucky Country Day at 2A Washington County
10. Lynn Camp vs. 2A Middlesboro


Class 2A

There was plenty of drama among the Top 4 teams in Class 2A. Mayfield was on the ropes and needed a 4th Quarter comeback to stave off Hopkinsville. LCA put themselves in position in the 4th Quarter for an upset, but came up short against Belfry. The big surprise was Beechwood taking the rare regular season loss to a small school foe. The Tigers are in the midst of a brutal schedule, and will now try to keep their spot in the pecking order in a huge clash with Somerset at the Briar Patch. The back half of the Top 10 will feature Danville and Owensboro Catholic looking to pull off eye opening wins against their cross-town rivals. Beechwood versus Somerset may be the biggest clash of 2A teams going head to head, but keep an eye on Carroll County and Newport as it may have potential playoff ramifications long term.

1. Mayfield at 3A #7 Paducah Tilghman
2. Somerset vs. #3 Beechwood
3. Beechwood at #2 Somerset
4. Lexington Christian Academy -- OPEN
5. Murray vs. 6A Marshall County
6. Owensboro Catholic at 5A #9 Owensboro
7. Caldwell County at 4A #10 Hopkinsvillle
8. Breathitt County at 3A Magoffin County
9. Danville vs. 4A #1 Boyle County
10. Lloyd Memorial vs. 5A Boone County


Class 3A

It was a statement kind of week for Class 3A. All told, five different 3A teams notched wins over ranked foes from other classifications, all of which by double digit margins. The lone 3A team to lose to another ranked foe was Elizabethtown, who fell in very respectable fashion to one of 6A's Top 5 teams. The schedule opens up a bit this week, but some chances for statements still exist, specifically for Paducah Tilghman and Taylor County who can knock off rival teams ranked at or near the top of their respective classes. Russell may be right on the veil of the Top 10, but the Devils have a chance to make their move a week after romping Raceland, with a win over Ironton, OH. A loss above them may be their recipe for success.

1. Christian Academy of Louisville vs. 6A Eastern
2. DeSales -- OPEN
3. Belfry -- OPEN
4. Bell County at 5A South Laurel
5. Ashland vs. George Washington (WV)
6. Elizabethtown at 4A John Hardin
7. Paducah Tilghman vs. 2A #1 Mayfield
8. Glasgow vs. 2A Monroe County
9. Taylor County vs. 1A #2 Campbellsville
10. Mercer County at 4A #8 Anderson County


Class 4A

It was business as usual for the Top 5, as all the usual suspects took care of business highlighted by impressive wins against ranked out of state foes by Johnson Central and Corbin. Franklin-Simpson's second consecutive eyebrow raising loss knocks them out of the Top 10, while Hopkinsville's loss to Mayfield actually validates them enough to give them a spot at #10. The Tigers will need to beat a ranked 3A Caldwell County squad to remain there, though. All told, six of the top teams will face ranked foes, so a shakeup may be imminent. Lexington Catholic and Central may have two of the toughest draws of the lot.

1. Boyle County at 2A #9 Danville
2. Johnson Central -- OPEN
3. Corbin vs. 5A #8 Pulaski County
4. Madisonville-North Hopkins vs. 6A Daviess County
5. Lexington Catholic at 5A #2 Covington Catholic
6. Central vs. 6A #7 Fern Creek
7. Franklin County at 5A Collins
8. Anderson County vs. 3A #10 Mercer County
9. Knox Central vs. 5A Southwestern
10. Hopkinsville vs. 2A #7 Caldwell County


Class 5A

Scott County won over Lafayette, but their lackluster performance against a General team with low expectations knocks the Cardinals off the 1-line. Scott County will have a chance for redemption against a very good Manual squad. Frederick Douglass, Covington Catholic, and South Warren have all looked solid so far and will be expected to continue that trend. Highlands lost to one of Tennessee's best mid-sized schools, but in the process validated that the Bluebirds are a legit contender. Owensboro had a similar outcome against a State Runner-Up from Indiana that they came up just short in as well, the Red Devils need a good showing against rival Owensboro Catholic to get back on track. The team with the best chance to make a statement is Pulaski County, fresh off a hard fought win against Wayne County. If the Maroons can beat 4A Corbin, it would do wonders to build momentum.

1. Frederick Douglass at 6A Lafayette
2. Covington Catholic vs. 4A #5 Lexington Catholic
3. Scott County vs. 6A #5 Manual
4. Highlands vs. 6A Campbell County
5. South Warren vs. 4A Franklin-Simpson
6. Bowling Green at 4A Warren Central
7. South Oldham vs. Bullitt Central
8. Pulaski County at 4A #3 Corbin
9. Owensboro vs. 2A #6 Owensboro Catholic
10. Graves County vs. 6A McCracken County


Class 6A

If you like seeing big teams playing other big teams, this week will be right down your alley. Male and St. Xavier kick off the first clash between the Jefferson County super-powers. Trinity took down a Hoosier State powerhouse for the second straight week and now turn their focus on the Buckeye State and perennial power Moeller. North Hardin has a huge gut check against a solid Ballard team who surely will come in sporting from a loss to Male. Manual may not be playing a 6A team, but Scott County is no stranger to the 6A landscape and a win would serve a similar purpose. Fern Creek came up just short to the aforementioned Crimsons, they have a chance to correct their course against the always tough Central Yellow Jackets.

1. Trinity vs. Moeller (OH)
2. Male at #3 St. Xavier
3. St. Xavier vs. #2 Male
4. North Hardin vs #6 Ballard
5. Manual at 5A #3 Scott County
6. Ballard at #4 North Hardin
7. Fern Creek at 4A #6 Central
8. Simon Kenton at Oak Hills (OH)
9. Butler vs. 5A Western
10. Central Hardin vs Apollo