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Weekend Rewind:
By and large an uneventful weekend for the Class' Top 10 teams.

The Top 7 Teams all failed to see an opponent that could hang within 5 TD's.

The most important game was #8 Lloyd Memorial surviving a tough Covington Holy Cross 42-36 to clinch the 2 seed and a home playoff game. CHC is now ticketed to travel to Owen County in Round 1 and if they win, 2A Perennial Powerhouse NewCath awaits.

Owen County earned their 2-seed in their own right by outlasting Gallatin County 8-6 in a Defensive stalemate. The win eliminates a potential 3-way tie and forces Gallatin to a 4 Seed.

Danville and LCA battled for the District 7 title, but this game was over before it really got started as the Ads clipped the Eagles 41-7. Danville enters as the hottest team in the East and will be considered the Favorite by most people to advance to Bowling Green.


Huge Non-District Slate Ahead:
Though Week 9 offered few games that grabbed Statewide attention, the heavy non-district scheduled Week 10 is loaded with huge games to serve as litmus tests entering into post-season play. We will see 6 of the Top 10 teams take on ranked opponents in other classes.

Out West #1 Mayfield travels to #5 3A Caldwell County, #2 CAL takes on #9 4A Franklin County, #6 Murray travels to 3A # 7 Paducah Tilghman, #10 Monroe County travels to #10 4A Wayne County. The remaining top contenders out West are not excluded as well.. Owenboro Catholic and Butler County step up to 6A competition and Glasgow takes on a Top 10 3A Elizabethtown.

On the Eastern side things aren't much easier, LCA takes on 3A Distict 7 Champ Powell County and both Lloyd Memorial and LCA step up to larger classification competition. The biggest storyline of the weekened though will be a pair of 2A teams challenging the best of 1A for small class supremacy. In NKY, #7 NewCath renews their rivalry with #1 1A Beechwood. Meanwhile in the Big Sandy area of EKY #9 Shelby Valley challenges the red hot #2 1A Paintsville Tigers.


Brackets Are Locked... Here's Your First Peek
Before the KHSAA makes it official, take a glance at how the brackets will play out. Remember this is an ODD year so the ODD Region Hosts the Semi-Finals. For the Regional Finals seeding still trumps all, but if the seeds are the same it will be the Odd District representative which hosts:

REGION 1 (Winner Of Region Hosts Western Semi-Finals)
@D1 1. Mayfield
D2 4. Todd Central

@D2 2. Butler County
D3 3. Ballard Memorial


@D2 1. Owensboro Catholic
D1 4. Webster County

@D1 2. Murray
D2 3. McLean County





REGION 2

@ D3 1. Monroe County
D4 4. Shawnee

@ D4 2. DeSales
D3 3. Green County


@ D4 1. Christ. Acad. Louisville
D3 4. Metcalfe County

@ D3 2. Glasgow
D4 3. Washington County






REGION 3 (Winner of Region Hosts Eastern Semi-Finals)
@ D5 1. Walton-Verona
D6 4. Newport

@ D6 2. Lloyd Memorial
D5 3. Carroll County


@ D6 1. Newport Central Catholic
D5 4. Gallatin County

@ D5 2. Owen County
D6 3. Covington Holy Cross





REGION 4

@ D7 1. Danville
D8 4. East Ridge

@ D8 2. Leslie County
D7 3. Somerset

@ D8 1. Shelby Valley
D7 4. Middlesboro

@ D7 2. Lexington Christian Acad.
D8 3. Prestonsburg