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1. 6A Male (6-0)
After two red zone turnovers in the first half and a handful of other miscues, the Bulldogs overcame a slow start last Friday and pulled away late to beat 6A Butler 30-12 to remain unbeaten on the year. WR Izayah Cummings was the star of the show for Male, pulling down eight catches for 165 yards and a touchdown to lead the offensive attack. Male will travel to 6A Pleasure Ridge Park this week.

2. 2A DeSales (5-0)
The Colts handled their fourth higher classed team of the season, defeating 3A power Lexington Catholic 38-24 last week. QB Aaron Pfaadt was 8/11 for 150 yards and two scores, while RB Antione Johnson rushed for 149 yards on 24 attempts and another score. DeSales finishes up their non-district schedule this week as they take on 6A North Hardin.

3. 2A Christian Academy - Louisville (5-0)
CAL had the week off this past week as they prepare for the second half of their season. This week, the Centrions host 6A Meade County.

4. 6A Butler (4-2)
Having been dominant in four of their five previous games, the Bears came into last Friday's match up with 6A Male with an upset in mind. Unfortunately for them, the Bulldogs flexed their muscles late, and handed Butler a 30-12 loss in front of a huge come crowd. RB Eric Jackson and WR Demontae Crumes both had very long scoring plays in the 3rd Quarter to make it interesting, getting as close as 16-12, but the Bears would not score again. They travel to 6A Manual this Friday.

5. 6A Saint Xavier (3-2)
The Tigers seem to have found their footing after a slow start, winning their third in a row last week beating 6A Pleasure Ridge Park 45-13. QB Keegan Sullivan was 13/23 for 145 yards and two touchdowns, while RB Douglas Bodhaine added two scores on the ground to the total. The Tigers face their annual meeting with long-time 6A rival Trinity this Friday at Cardinal Stadium.

6. 6A Trinity (1-5)
Trinity finally got the proverbial monkey off their back last week, dominating an over-matched 6A Jeffersontown 65-0, their first win in 2018. Sophomore QB Bradley West got the start and took advantage of the opportunity, going 6/6 for 182 yards and five touchdowns. The win probably came at the best possible time, as the Rocks gear up for their annual tilt with 6A Saint Xavier this Friday.

7. 5A Oldham County (4-1)
A hot start to the season had the Colonels primed and ready for a showdown with their cross town rivals, 5A South Oldham. The Dragons, however, were the victors last Friday, handing OC their first loss of the season, 23-17. Lucas Jones and Parker Caudill each scored for the Colonels. Oldham County travels to 5A North Bullitt this week.

8. 6A North Hardin (4-2)
On the heels of a four game winning streak, the Trojans ran into a road block, falling to 3A Boyle County 21-14 last Friday. They won't have any time to dwell on the loss either, as they host 2A power DeSales this week.

9. 3A Central (4-2)
Following back to back losses to local 6A teams, the Yellow Jackets got back to their winning ways, dispatching 3A Henry County 20-9 last week. They will host 3A Waggener this week.

10. 4A Moore (5-1)
The Mustangs got back in the W column and continue on one of their best seasons in recent memory, beating 4A Valley 27-0. Rae Von Vaden and Horatio Willis combined for 8/10, 153 yards and 3 TD's through the air to lead Moore to the victory. They will travel to 4A Breckenridge County this Friday.


Weekly Trends:
There hasn't really been much movement recently in the "trending up or trending down" department. That's likely to change in the coming weeks as we have several local match ups between teams in our Power Rankings. X/T, DeSales/CAL, Butler/X, Male/X, etc. The top of Louisville 6A should be sorting itself out in the next several weeks.


Game of the Week: 6A Saint Xavier vs. 6A Trinity
In what is the biggest high school football game in the state of Kentucky annually, a lot of question marks surround both teams even after six weeks. Even though the Rocks have won 14 of the last 15 games against their Tiger counterparts, this is probably the closest to a toss up game this series has seen in quite a while. Saint Xavier did not get the start they were looking for, starting 0-2, but a few plays here and there and they could be 5-0 as opposed to 3-2. Trinity, mostly due to their difficult scheduling, but also due to less than desirable play at times, just picked up their first win in 2018. We could learn a lot about one or both of these teams this week, and maybe figure out which team will challenge Male in the playoffs.

Last Week's GOTW: 6A Male 30 6A Butler 12
This one was much closer than the final score, well into the 3rd Quarter, as both teams struggled to find any rhythm offensively. Butler forced two Male turnovers in the red zone in the 1st half, keeping the score within reach at 10-0 at the break. A couple big plays by Butler in the 3rd Quarter gave the crowd the feeling that an upset was in the making, but Male showed why they are #1 in the state, getting stops when they needed and putting points on the board in front of a hostile Butler home crowd. Neither team played that well, especially early, but that lead to an exciting game until late in the 4th Quarter. Male escaped with a win, and Butler showed they have the ability to hang with the "big boys."


Player of the Week: WR Izayah Cummings, Male
8 receptions (career high)
165 yards (career high)
1 TD