1. 6A Male (3-0)
The boys in Purple and Gold posted their third straight dominating performance last week, posting a 50-0 drubbing of 5A Doss. As they look ahead to this week, they face their first real test of 2018, when they visit the Trinity Shamrocks. A win over the Shamrocks would solidify the Bulldogs spot at the top of the Power Rankings, and also validate them as the best team in the state of Kentucky.
2. 6A Trinity (0-3)
In a game that was stopped in the third quarter due to weather, Trinity gave up a first half lead and again found themselves on the losing end of a third straight contest, falling to Archbishop Moeller (OH) 21-14. This is the first time since 2003 Trinity has started 0-3. That year, the Rocks lost a fourth game to open the season, and then ran off 11 in a row to win a 4A State Title. Trinity hosts their first in-state and cross town foe in the 6A Male Bulldogs. All eyes will be on Marshall Stadium this Friday as we find out who is the King of the Carpet in Kentucky.
3. 3A Central (3-0)
The Yellow Jackets finally gave up points in 2018, but not very many. Central improved to 3-0 on the year defeating 5A Fern Creek 25-6. Quintez Payton led the defensive attack with two interceptions, one which he returned for a touchdown. QB Malik Goodall also put on a show, accounting for 377 total yards and 3 TD's. A frequent target for Goodall, WR Ukrari Baker, had a nice day with 146 yards receiving and a touchdown. Central travels to 6A Ballard this week.
4. 2A DeSales (3-0)
After back to back weeks of high drama, hail mary's and 6A opponents, DeSales had a less-eventful contest last week, beating 1A Holy Cross (Louisville) 28-3. The Colts have the week off, before they take on 5A Fern Creek on 9/14.
5. 2A Christian Academy - Louisville (3-0)
CAL kept rolling in Week 3, dispatching 6A Central Hardin 49-21. Brandt Babin led the way for the Centurions, rushing for 112 yards and two scores. Harrison Zimmerer added another 2 TD's on the ground. CAL travels to 3A Elizabethtown this Friday.
6. 6A Butler (2-1)
The Bears bounced back after a disappointing last-minute loss last week to DeSales, dominating 4A Western 46-0. Butler will jump back up in competition this week, travelling across town to 5A Fern Creek.
7. 6A Saint Xavier (0-2)
Even with two weeks to prepare, Saint X wasn't able to get their first victory of 2018, falling to Coach Wallace's former team, the 5A Bowling Green fighting Vito Tisdale's, 24-21 in overtime. The Tigers have looked far from comfortable on offense to this point, something that will need to be corrected sooner rather than later. Their opponent this week is 5A Fairdale, where the Tigers should FINALLY get Coach Wallace's 300th career win.
8. 5A Oldham County (2-0)
The Colonels return to action this Friday after a BYE week, where they will try to extend their clean defensive slate against 4A Collins. If OC can get the win, it will be the programs best start in more than 20 years.
9. 4A Moore (3-0)
Building on their nice start in 2018, Moore took care of 6A Seneca 51-6 last Friday. The Mustang defense racked up four sacks and two fumble recoveries en route to the decisive victory. They will look to extend their winning streak to four this week, as they travel to 6A Jeffersontown.
10. 6A Pleasure Ridge Park (2-1)
After being run out of the building last week by 5A power Bowling Green, the Panthers rebounded this week with a 21-14 victory over 6A Eastern. They will travel down I-65 this week to take on 6A North Hardin, in a game both teams will be looking to improve to 3-1.
No One - Pretty static this week on this front. Could see some movement in the coming weeks.
Saint Xavier - While the Tigers will likely get in the W column this week, their season is still very much up in the air having fallen back to back weeks to opponents in lower classes. Now, DeSales and Bowling Green are certainly no slouches, as they will both contend for titles in their respective classes, but both are games the Tigers likely should have won.
Game of the Week:
6A Trinity vs. 6A Male
Not only the GOTW in the region, likely the entire state. While there is A LOT of football left to play this season, the winner of this game will rightfully be the heavy favorite to win the 6A title this December. Trinity is win-less, having played a stellar schedule thus far, while Male has dominated all three of their opponents in 2018. All eyes will be on Marshall Stadium this Friday.
Last Week's GOTW: 5A Bowling Green 24 6A Saint Xavier 21 (OT)
Even through the weather delay, this one lived up to the hype for those in attendance. It was a great atmosphere for high school football! For those that had never seen him play, Vito Tisdale showed everyone just why he is so highly touted and sought after. The kid can play (he was the best player on the field, big surprise right!?), and the fact that he is only a Junior is crazy.
Player of the Week - QB Malik Goodall, Central
Passing: 11/25, 198 yards 1 TD
Rushing: 22 attempts, 179 yards, 2 TD