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District 1
Mayfield is the #1 team in the State so it lends itself the Cardinals have essentially locked down another District Title. Technically, this week's Ballard Memorial and Murray game is left to define the 2-seed, but we can go ahead and pencil Murray in as the 2-seed. Ballard Memorial defeated Webster County head to head so the Bombers will claim the 3-spot unless they pull the shocking upset.

Projected Finish:
1. Mayfield
2. Murray
3. Ballard Memorial
4. Webster County


District 2
Owensboro Catholic will be the District Champion, the Aces are playing great football and may be the only team with a legit chance of causing Mayfield to struggle in the West. mcLean County still has to finish off Hancock County, but even with a loss the Cougars appear poised to win any tie-breaker and clinch a home playoff game. Todd Central 27-20 win over Hancock County looms large as this should force the Hornets to finish 4th. Butler County will be on the outside looking in.

Project Finish:
1. Owensboro Catholic
2. McLean County
3. Todd Central
4. Hancock County


District 3
Glasgow appeared as if they were bound and determined to make the District race wide open for a Half against Monroe County with five First Half turnovers before they rallied to blow the game open in the Second Half. The Scotties will be your 1-seed. Monroe County has not quite lived up to expectations, but the Falcons have to only take down Green County to secure the 2-seed. Green County defeated Metcalfe County so this game will determine who gets the First Round home game straight up. Metcalfe is the 4-seed.

Projected Finish:
1. Glasgow
2. Monroe County
3. Green County
4. Metcalfe County


District 5 ** (KHSAA Cross Bracketing Moves District 5 to the Western Semi-State)
Walton-Verona got a closer than expected game from Carroll County, but the 13-0 win locked up a District Title yet again for the Bearcats. The Panthers of Carroll County progressed nicely after a rough start and will be a solid 2-seed. Gallatin County won a war of attrition to knock off Owen County 12-6 which finalized the order since Trimble County did not field a team.

Projected Finish:
1. Walton-Verona
2. Carroll County
3. Gallatin County
4. Owen County


District 4 ** (KHSAA Cross Bracketing Moves District 4 to the Eastern Semi-State)
Christian Academy of Louisville's huge rivalry win over DeSales cements them as the District Champion in this pivotal District. Washington County nearly shocked the State, but DeSales was able to grind out a surprising 24-12 win to vanquish the Commanders' hopes of forcing the annual DeSales/CAL game to have to take place in Round 2. The Commanders will settle for the 3-seed and set their sights on an upset of Lloyd in Round 1. Shawnee just wants to win a game as they are 0-8 backing into the 4-seed.

Projected Finish:
1. CAL
2. DeSales
3. Washington County
4. Shawnee


District 6
Newport Central Catholic got a measure of revenge by taking down Lloyd Memorial 26-8 on the road. The Breds are back on top of their District, as they are accustomed to, and now avoid a 2nd Round journey to a Louisville powerhouse. The Juggs will get that distinction as the Runner-Up and will have a tough First Round draw against Washington County before heading to CAL. Newport exceeded expectation and will be the 3rd ranked team, Holy Cross will just look for a merciful end to their season which will no doubt finish 0-11.

Projected Finish:
1. Newport Central Catholic
2. Lloyd Memorial
3. Newport
4. Covington Holy Cross


District 7
The District Champion is all "set", Somer-set that is. The Jumpers put a statement win on LCA in shutout fashion and will now point their vaunted Defense toward a deep playoff run. The only real drama left in Class 2A will play out in Danville. The Danville versus Lexington Christian game serves as fodder for major playoff implications for the 3rd year in a row, but unfortunately for both teams this is less about State Title aspirations and more about extending playoff games to be played. Middlesboro will start gassing the buses up for the long trip to Pike County for Round 1.

Projected Finish:
1. Somerset
2. Danville
3. LCA
4. Middlesboro


District 8
Shelby Valley is sitting pretty at 7-1 and has a strong chance of entering the playoffs 9-1 with their lone loss coming to a foe from outside the Bluegrass State. The Wildcats won a shootout against Leslie County to sure up the Championship plague for District 8. The Eagles overcame an 0-5 start to make this interesting, but they will instead have to settle for a home playoff game against the loser of the Danville/LCA game. Prestonsburg defeated East Ridge 32-16 in a game that ended up mattering to the Blackcats more than they would like. East Ridge will point to a 32-30 win, off everyone's radar, that will put them in the playoffs instead of Betsy Layne.

Projected Finish:
1. Shelby Valley
2. Leslie County
3. Prestonsburg
4. East Ridge



PROJECTED BRACKET
REGION 1
@ 1. Mayfield
4. Hancock County

@ 2. McLean County
3. Ballard Memorial

@ 1. Owensboro Catholic (Hosts Regional Finals if Present)
4. Webster County

@ 2. Murray
3. Todd County Central


REGION 2 (Winner of Region Hosts Semi-Finals)
@1. Glasgow
4. Owen County

@ 2. Caroll County
3. Green County

@ 1. Walton-Verona (Hosts Regional Finals if Present)
4. Metcalfe County

@2. Monroe County
3. Gallatin County


REGION 3
@ 1. Christian Academy of Louisville
4. Covington Holy Cross

@ 2. Lloyd Memorial
3. Washington County

@1. Newport Central Catholic (Hosts Regional Finals if Present)
4. Shawnee

@ 2. DeSales
3. Newport


REGION 4 (Winner of Region Hosts Semi-Finals)
@ 1. Somerset
4. East Ridge

@ 2. Leslie County
3. Lexington Christian Academy

@ 1. Shelby Valley (Hosts Regional Finals if Present)
4. Middlesboro

@ 2. Danville
3. Prestonsburg