Bowling Green (8-3) at South Oldham (11-1)
This is clearly the marquee quarterfinal in this class, with the feel of a semifinal quality matchup happening a round earlier. The losses sprinkled throughout Bowling Green's schedule have made them a hard read for most of this season. Unlike years past, the offense didn't feature any superstar players to rely on week in and week out. Everything on that side of the ball has been achieved by committee this year.
South Oldham's offensive core is smaller, but more productive, man for man. Anthony Pierce, Keaton Martin, JT Benson, and Ethan Bednarczyk are a well seasoned group, which the Crestwood community has been pointing to for some time now.
If you're looking for some separation here, the teams' respective schedules are a good starting point. The Purples have three opponents still playing football, while the Dragons have none. The Central Hardin win a couple of weeks ago has instilled a new level of postseason confidence surrounding South Oldham, but facing the likes of Trinity, St. X, McCracken County, and South Warren (×2), makes BG the more battle tested team right now, and that usually counts for a lot this time of year.
Prediction: Bowling Green 28 South Oldham 17 UNQUOTE
The Crestwood Community has enjoyed and supported all of our football teams. This group is no different than any of the past groups. Especially since Jamie Reed became Head Coach, South Oldham football has had some very exciting teams to watch. The last five years have been a lot of fun and have had success unlike any other time in school history. We are looking forward to hosting the Purples on Friday night in what looks to be a great game. Still picking my Dragons in a close one. South Oldham 24 BG 21