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1. 6A Male (2-0)
The Bulldogs continued their early season dominance with a 47-0 rout of 6A Ballard. QB Garrett Dennis lead the way going 16/19 for 246 yards and four TD's. Male will likely continue their impressive start as they host 5A Doss this Friday.

2. 6A Trinity (0-2)
For the second week in a row, Trinity found itself with a late lead against a tough out-of-state opponent. And for the second week in a row, they found themselves on the losing end of an exciting 42-41 battle with Warren Central (IN). Injuries to three senior contributors, RB Geremiah Smith, RB Luke McGuire, and S Jacob Dingle plagued the Rocks in the 2nd half, and the determination of the Warriors propelled them to victory. The schedule doesn't get any easier for Trinity this week, as they travel to Cincinnati to take on Archbishop Moeller (OH) this Friday.

3. 2A DeSales (2-0)
Coming off an emotional opening week victory over 6A Saint Xavier, the Colts looked to continue the magic in Week 2, and they did. Scoring on a hail mary in the closing seconds, DeSales knocked off another Louisville 6A foe, Butler, 35-34. QB Aaron Pfaadt accounted for four of the five Colts touchdowns in the victory. They will make a short trip to Dixie Highway to take on 1A Holy Cross (Louisville) this Friday.

4. 3A Central (2-0)
The Yellow Jackets displayed an offensive explosion in a 61-0 beating of 4A Western. Coupled with a dynamic offensive attack, Central's defense posted a shutout for the second week in a row, a trend Coach Dantzler will hope continues. They will travel across town to 5A Fern Creek this week, where they'll begin a stretch of three straight away games.

5. 2A Christian Academy - Louisville (2-0)
CAL built on their good start to the 2018 season in Week 2 by defeating 6A Eastern 50-7. Junior WR Jake Saathoff was the epitome of efficiency, securing three catches, all three for touchdowns in the lopsided victory. The Centurions will host 6A Central Hardin this Friday, their first home game of the year.

6. 6A Saint Xavier (0-1)
An early BYE week may have been just what the Tigers needed, coming off an opening week loss to 2A DeSales. Losing starting their QB just days before the opener, X will hope to have their leader back sooner rather than later. The Tigers' second opponent of 2018 will be a familiar one for first-year head coach Kevin Wallace, as they host 5A Bowling Green this Friday. Will Saint Xavier get their starting QB back, and will Coach Wallace earn his 300th win against his former team?

7. 6A Butler (1-1)
After a decisive opening week thrashing of Bullitt East, Butler was the second 6A team in as many weeks to be taken down by 2A DeSales, falling 35-34 on a hail mary in the closing seconds. This probably says more about DeSales than it does Butler, and the Bears will look to get back in the Win column this as they make the short trip to 4A Western on Friday.

8. 5A Oldham County (2-0)
The Colonels posted a second straight shutout to start 2018, defeating cross-county rival 4A North Oldham 31-0. The OC defense is to be commended for their start to the 2018 campaign, allowing only 188 total yards in two games. The Colonels are off this week and will return to action on Sept. 7th against 4A Collins.

9. 4A Moore (2-0)
The Mustangs picked up their second straight win to start 2018, defeating 4A Collins 38-33. QB Rae Von Vaden led the way with 162 passing yards and three TDs, also adding another 71 yards on the ground. They will travel to 6A Seneca this Friday, looking to continue their win streak.

10. 6A Pleasure Ridge Park (1-1)
After comfortably handling Valley in their season opener, PRP took a step back last week, falling 44-7 to 5A Bowling Green. While losing to the Purples in itself isn't cause for concern, the margin may be. The Panthers will look to rebound as they host 6A Eastern on Friday.


Trending Up - Central
Off to a quick start in 2018, the Yellow Jackets are quickly making their presence felt in Louisville, and will look to continue to do so. In the coming weeks, they'll have to opportunity to really make their mark, with Fern Creek, Ballard, and Saint Xavier looming as the next three opponents on the schedule.

Trending Down - Collins
After debuting at #8 in the initial Power Rankings, the Titans have had a less than desirable start to the 2018 campaign. With back to back losses, and Ballard coming to town for their first home game, Collins will need to steal a victory against the Bruins to hopefully correct the momentum.


Game of the Week
6A Saint Xavier vs. 5A Bowling Green

Last Week's Game of the Week - 6A Male 47 6A Ballard 0
To be frank, this game did not live up to the potential, which some would argue is a common theme with recent Ballard teams. Male dominated every facet of the game, and confirmed their spot at the top of the Power Rankings, at least for the time being. Back to back losses, albeit to formidable opponents, have Ballard reeling early in 2018.


Player of the Week - QB Aaron Pfaadt, DeSales
10 rushes, 85 yards, 3 TD
8/19, 123 yards, 1 TD