After 8 weeks Central Kentucky has 2 teams that are far above the rest in Boyle County and Frederick Douglass. Both teams feature stout Defenses and Offenses that can light up the scoreboard. So far both schools are among the favorites to win their respective classes. I wish somehow these 2 schools could play each other this season because it would be one heck of a game!

The top ten

1. Boyle County (4A, 7-0, RPI .748)

Last week: The Rebels finished their run through the gauntlet with an exclamation point 64-28 win over Lexington Catholic. The 3 games that were supposed to give Boyle the most trouble they ended up outscoring their opponents by a total of 165-56. This past week QB Reed Lanter out dueled opposing qb Beau Allen. Reed was 24/28 494 yards 5 TDs and 1 rushing TD. His top target was none other than Mr. Football candidate Reese Smith who caught 8 passes for 275 yards and 3 TDs. Reese also had 1 carry for 38 yards and a score. Reed’s younger brother Cole Lanter caught 5 passes for 84 yards and a couple touchdowns. At this point in the season Boyle is not only considered the top team in 4A but one of the top 3-4 team in the entire state regardless of classification.

This Week: Boyle will travel to Anderson County for a district matchup. Depending on which Anderson county team we see this game will either be ugly or really ugly.

2. Frederick Douglass (5A, 7-0, RPI .684)

Last Week: The Broncos has their bye week

This week: winless Great Crossing will visit Frederick Douglass. 7-0 vs 0-7, this should be over quickly.

3. Scott County (5A, 6-1, RPI. 662)

Last week: Grant County provided little to no challenge en route to a 56-0 win for the Cardinals. Bronson Brown made the most of his 4 carries, taking 3 of them in for TDs. Cade McKee also completed just 3 passes but all 3 ended up crossing the goal line for scores.

This week: Scott County will host Montgomery County. MoCO is coming off of back to back wins vs Great Crossing and Grant County. Don’t think this week will be very kind to them.

4. Franklin County (4A, 7-0, RPI .712)

Last week: The Flyers were grounded as they were on Bye.

This week: Franklin County will continue to try to prove they belong in the 4A title contender conversation when they take on a very solid Waggener team in district play.

5. Lexington Christian Academy (2A, 6-1, RPI .768)

Last Week: LCA took care of district foe Washington County 36-0. QB Jayden Barnhardt waa his usual self passing for 321 yards and 2 scores while running for another 52 yards. The state’s leading wr, DeAirious Smith, added to his stats by catching 7 passes for 166 yards and 2 scores. Will Vernon caught 6 passes for 116 yards as well.

This week: For most of this season Somerset has been the talk of 2A but in the background LCA has been taking care of business preparing for this opportunity to show they might be the top dog instead. The Briar Jumpers will be in Lexington Friday night for a huge district showdown between 2 of the top teams in 2A.

6. Mercer County (3A, 6-1, RPI .711)

Last Week: the Titans were on Bye

This week: Mercer will travel to take on the Wildcats of Henry County (1-7). Mercer needs to come out focused and take care of business . If they accomplish this they will come out of this week 7-1.

7. Lexington Catholic (4A, 4-3, RPI .680)

Last week: The Knights came out swinging and landed a couple punches early against Boyle but were unable to slow down the Boyle Offense in a 64-28 defeat. Beau Allen still managed 308 yards passing with 2 TDs and had zero INTs. WR Jackson Corbett was the top target once again catching 7 passes for 184 yards and 2 TDs. The LC D will need to do some soul searching these next couple weeks as they gave up over 600 yards and 9 TDs.

This week: Lex Cath will look to get back on track as they travel to Bourbon County who is coming off a 35-34 upset victory over Anderson County.

8. Taylor County (3A, 6-1, RPI .605)

Last Week: Taylor County had their Bye week

This week: Taylor County will play in what should be the regular season district title game when they pay a visit to Glasgow (6-1).

9. Campbellsville (A, 5-2, RPI .577)

Last Week: The Eagles were on bye.

This week: 5-1 Bethlehem will look to take the district lead when they come to Campbellsville to take on the Eagles.

10. East Jessamine (5A, 6-2, RPI .568)

Last Week: The Jaguars we’re running wild yet again in their 43-13 win over Collins. The RB duo of Dylan Moore and Valdon Miles did what they’ve done week in and week out all season and that’s run for a lot of yards. Moore had 233 yards and 3 TDs while Miles had 125 yards and a score.

This week: The Jaguars will rest their legs as they are on bye.

The next 5

11. Tates Creek (6A, 3-4, RPI .492)

Last Week: In what several of us thought would be a tough district matchup, Tates Creek had little trouble with cross town foe Dunbar winning 46-7. QB Luke Duby put up impressive numbers yet again passing for 423 yards and 4 TDs. Elliot Bryant was the leading receiver with 134 yards on 6 receptions and a score. Cion Townsend had 109 yards and a score on 5 catches and Miles Thomas added 2 scores and 95 yards respectively.

This week: Lafayette, winners of 2 of their last 3 will come to Creek looking to slow down the Creek offense.

12. Anderson County (4A, 4-3, RPI .602)

Last Week: A 35-34 defeat to Bourbon County left much of us wondering what in the world is up with the Bearcats. One week they look great and come out with a win we didn’t expect and then a couple weeks later they lose a game nobody figured they would lose. The toughest part about this loss is that it will all but set up a first round road playoff game at Boyle County.

This week: Anderson will look to pull the big upset as undefeated Boyle County comes to town.

13. LaRue County (3A, 4-3, RPI .536)

Last Week: The Hawks were on Bye.

This Week: the last time LaRue played Elizabethtown they turned heads knocking them out of the playoffs in the regional finals. You can be sure that Etown hasn’t forgotten that night and will be on a mission Friday night.

14. Madison Southern (5A, 4-4, RPI .481)

Last Week: Southern took care of business in a 40-7 win over Woodford County. Adrian Jones led Madison Southern with 164 yards and 3 scores on 8 carries and had another 80 yards and a score receiving.

Next Week: Madison Southern will travel to winless West Jessamine.

15. George Rogers Clark (6A, 3-4, RPI .416)

Last week: A team much like Anderson County in you never know what you’re going to get, brought the good version last Friday in defeating Bryan Station 56-19. RB Azariah Israel had a big night rushing 27 times for 257 yards and 5 TDs.

Teams 16-20

16. Lincoln County (4A, 3-4, RPI .505) Last week: L 55-21 vs Wayne County. This week: vs Corbin
17. Woodford County (5A, 4-3, RPI .493) Last Week: L 40-7 vs Madison Southern. This week: vs Collins
18. Washington County (2A, 4-3, RPI .634) Last Week: L 36-0 vs LCA. This week: @ Danville
19. Danville (2A, 2-5, RPI .529) Last Week: L 40-21 vs Somerset. This week: vs Washington County
20. Dunbar (6A, 3-4, RPI. 416) Last week: L 46-7 vs Tates Creek. This week: @ Henry Clay

Teams on the Rise

1. East Jessamine- the Jags have now reeled off 4 straight wins and are in position to win the regular season district title.
2. Tates Creek- The Creek offense in the last 2 weeks has looked like what we thought they would be preseason.

Teams on the decline

1. Lincoln County- district play hasn’t been kind to the patriots and doesn’t get much better as they have Corbin this week.
2. Harrison County- the Breds were anemic offensively in a 14-0 loss to Rowan County. They have lost back to back district games.

Mr. Football Watch

Formerly Beau Allen watch has been changed to Mr. Football watch as the 2 front runners are both in Central Kentucky, Beau Allen and Reese Smith.

Beau Allen

Last Week: 19/37 308 yards 2 TD. 10 carries 31 yards TD.

Season: 159/229 2342 yards 24 TD 2 INT. 84 carries 308 yards 8 TD

Reese Smith

Last Week: 8 Receptions 275 yards 3 TD. 1 carry 38 yards TD

Season: 30 receptions 872 yards 11 TD. 2 carries 49 yards TD. 17 Tackles 2 TFL 4 INTs.

Players of the Week

1. QB Reed Lanter, Boyle County- 24/28 494 Yards 5 TD, Rush TD.
2. QB Luke Duby, Tates Creek- 22/35 423 yards 4 TD
3. RB Azariah Israel, GRC- 27 Carries 257 yards 5 TD
4. RB Dylan Moore, East Jessamine- 23 carries 233 yards 3 TD

Last Week Game of the Week

Tates Creek 46 Dunbar 7

So much for a good game. This one was all Creek!

This weeks game of the week

#18 Washington County at #19 Danville

The other game in this district will be getting all of the attention but don’t underestimate this game. If Washington County wants to gain some respect in the area a victory in this game is a must!