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Class 1A

The East never fails to disappoint when you are looking for Class 1A drama, and even on a week when the district battles had not heated up, it once again proved to provide plenty of story-lines. Paintsville rebounded from their tough loss to shock one of the top teams in Southwestern Virginia. The team who had defeated Paintsville was Hazard, the Bulldogs were just a few self inflicted wounds away from a shocking upset of Somerset but fell just shy. Raceland looked for their own statement but could not get anything working as the rival Tomcats ousted them. The statement game this week will be when Holy Cross travels to Bardstown for a mammoth district clash with Bethlehem. Special mention also needs to go out to 6-0 Berea after a big win over Dayton!

1. Pikeville vs. Phelps
2. Hazard -- OPEN
3. Paintsville at Fairview
4. Newport Central Catholic vs. Ludlow (10/10)
5. Raceland vs. Betsy Layne
6. Campbellsville -- OPEN
7. Williamsburg at Harlan
8. Kentucky Country Day at Berea
9. Louisville Holy Cross at #10 Bethlehem
10. Bethlehem vs. #9 Louisville Holy Cross

Class 2A

It sure was not easy, but #1 Somerset survived a super competitive Hazard team and a throng of penalties to remain undefeated. It may have been a costly win as the Briarjumpers will play Danville with a heavy heart after their star RB had an injury that may cost him his season. Mayfield made a statement that for better or worse, the 2A Championship still has to come through War Memorial Stadium. The Cardinals crushed Caldwell County. Northern Kentucky has been a hot spot in the class recently. Walton-Verona all but clinched a district title by defeating Carroll County, and Beechwood got back on track with a 4th quarter comeback against 6A Dixie Heights. This week, Lloyd Memorial and Newport square off in a game with gigantic implications. Surprising Martin County looks to stay hot against Shelby Valley and with it keep a district championship shot in their picture.

1. Somerset vs. Danville
2. Mayfield -- OPEN
3. Lexington Christian Academy at Washington County
4. Beechwood at Covington Holy Cross
5. Murray at Ballard Memorial
6. Owensboro Catholic -- OPEN
7. Breathitt County -- OPEN
8. Caldwell County vs. Fort Campbell
9. Lloyd Memorial at #10 Newport
10. Newport vs. #9 Lloyd Memorial

Class 3A

DeSales IS the 3A story line right now. The Colts trekked all the way to Paducah and promptly left little doubt that they are the team to beat in 3A by taking the wind out of the Blue Tornado. They now return to Jefferson County for their monster rivalry game against CAL, as they look to sure up their district title hopes and home field advantage. Eastern Kentucky might not have a true marquee game, but will boast three huge district showdowns. Ashland will look to hold off a very surprising East Carter squad. Russell will take on County rival Greenup County. Pike Central will look to extend their winning streak against Lawrence County.

1. DeSales at #8 Christian Academy of Louisville
2. Belfry -- OPEN
3. Ashland at East Carter
4. Bell County vs. Garrard County
5. Mercer County -- OPEN
6. Elizabethtown vs. 6A Meade County
7. Russell at Greenup County
8. Christian Academy of Louisville vs. #1 DeSales
9. Bardstown -- OPEN
10. Paducah Tilghman -- OPEN

Class 4A

District 1 is almost figured out. Following Hopkinsville's defensive gem against Logan County, the Tigers now must defeat Madisonville to take home the regular season trophy. Free of their brutal non-district schedule, Central made in roads to another district title by outlasting Shelby County. The Yellowjackets now get 5-1 Waggener next. Corbin got above .500 by defeating 6A Lafayette and now square up rival Knox Central. Oh yeah! There is kind of a big game in Danville. When Boyle County welcomes Lexington Catholic there will be a lot of D-1 talent on display in perhaps the biggest 4A vs. 4A showdown of the year.

1. Boyle County vs. #3 Lexington Catholic
2. Johnson Central at Perry County Central
3. Lexington Catholic at #1 Boyle County
4. Franklin County -- OPEN
5. Hopkinsville at #9 Madisonville-North Hopkins
6. Corbin at Knox Central
7. Wayne County at Lincoln County
8. Logan County -- OPEN
9. Madisonville-North Hopkins vs. #5 Hopkinsville
10. Central vs. Waggener

Class 5A

The Bluebirds were left blue indeed as Conner showed a flare for the dramatic and pulled out a win in the witching hours of the 4th quarter. Most everyone was excited for the October 18th game featuring Covington Catholic and Highlands, but now it may be the season finale that actually means the most. Bowling Green broke free of an offensive quagmire to make the big plays down the stretch and defeat rival South Warren to secure the inside track they wanted for the first couple of playoff rounds. Pulaski County and South Oldham keep rolling after Week 1 losses and each finally see a move up in the rankings. Both teams cannot fall victim to upset minded foes.

1. Frederick Douglass -- OPEN
2. Covington Catholic vs. La Salle (OH)
3. Scott County vs. Grant County (10/10)
4. Bowling Green -- OPEN
5. South Warren -- OPEN
6. South Oldham vs. North Bullitt
7. Pulaski County at North Laurel
8. Conner vs. Cooper
9. Owensboro -- OPEN
10. Highlands at Boone County

Class 6A

Central Hardin and Trinity each caught the majority of the 6A attention this week for different reasons. Trinity finally found an Indiana team who would call their bluff as Cathedral won all disciplines and helped the Shamrocks experience how their opponents usually feel. Central Hardin viewed Butler as a chance to announce their presence on the 6A scene and boy did they fulfill their obligations to make the most of their spotlight. The Bruins were absolutely dominant and a Hardin County collision course is fully in the works. The one team in the Top 10 who seemingly has been flying under the radar and playing at a very high level is Manual. The Crimsons have a chance to get the spotlight with St. Xavier this week.

1. Male at Southern
2. Trinity vs. #8 Ballard
3. St. Xavier at #5 Manual
4. North Hardin -- OPEN
5. Manual vs. #3 St. Xavier
6. Central Hardin at Barren County
7. Fern Creek at Bullitt East
8. Ballard at #2 Trinity
9. Butler vs. Pleasure Ridge Park
10. McCracken County -- OPEN