Louisville Power Rankings

Top 10

1. Trinity (2-0): Prevailing on the road and notching its second straight win, Trinity upended host Warren Central (Ind.) 17-14 in Week 2. The trio of quarterback Nathan McElroy and running backs Brad West and Armon Tucker combined to lead Trinity to the victory over the rival from neighboring Indiana. After being on the road in Week 2, Trinity is set to entertain Ohio powerhouse Archbishop Moeller on Friday night.

2. Male (2-0): Pulling away to win convincingly, Male beat visiting Ballard 41-14 in Week 2. Numerous playmakers contributed as Male amassed 478 yards of total offense. Quarterback Elijah Parish led Male to the win, completing 14 of 17 passes for 215 yards and two touchdowns. Joe Kuerzi, who picked up 148 yards on the ground, rushed for three TDs.
Male is slated to visit St. Xavier for a showdown on Friday night.

3. St. Xavier (2-0): Continuing to roll in Week 2, St. Xavier leveled Henry Clay 48-7. As part of a balanced offensive effort, quarterback Douglas Bodhaine (184 passing yards, two touchdowns) and running back Logan Davis (128 rushing yards, three touchdowns) combined to lead the Tigers.
Through two games, St. Xavier has outscored opponents 86-14.
St. Xavier will be looking to knock off rival Male in Week 3.

4. Christian Academy of Louisville (2-0): Reigning state champion Christian Academy of Louisville recorded its second shutout in the 2019 season in Week 2, blanking Christian County 36-0. Quarterback Anthony Sabatino led Christian Academy of Louisville to the victory, completing 12 of 20 pass attempts for 128 yards and three touchdowns while throwing one interception.
The Hunter Cantwell-coached Centurions are scheduled to host Eastern on Friday night.

5. South Oldham (1-1): After suffering an overtime loss to Christian Academy of Louisville. South Oldham leveled Eastern 49-7 in Week 2. Running back JT Benson led South Oldham to the convincing victory over Eastern, rushing four times for 117 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively in the win, South Oldham held Eastern to 88 yards of total offense.
The Dragons are due to host Bullitt Central for a home opener on Friday night.

6. DeSales (1-1): Antoine Johnson scored three touchdowns two rushing and one receiving to lead DeSales over Butler 37-8 in Week 2. The victory over Butler allowed DeSales to even its record to 1-1 after a loss to St. Xavier in a season opener.
DeSales is on its bye week.

7. North Hardin (2-0): Determined North Hardin defeated Elizabethtown 20-13 in Week 2 to move to 2-0. Quarterback Logan Coleman completed 14 of 23 passes for 237 yards and one touchdown in the Trojans' win. His favorite target, Josh Moore, hauled in seven catches for 143 yards and the scoring pass. Then there was running back Lavell Wright, who rushed 22 times for 169 yards and two TDs.
North Hardin is set to entertain Ballard for a home opener on Friday night.

8. Ballard (1-1): Following its lopsided loss to Male, Ballard will look to knock off North Hardin on the road on Friday night. After erupting for 50 points during its season opener at Doss, Ballard was limited offensively in the loss to Male. Ballard is prepared to take the field for its third consecutive home game to start the 2019 high school football season.

9. Manual (2-0): The Crimsons fended off Fern Creek 22-18 in Week 2 to move to 2-0. Quarterback Zach Recktenwald completed a scoring pass to Curtis Reardon while running backs JuWuan Northington and Ramont Townsend rushed for one touchdown apiece in Manual's hard-fought win.
Manual will face a tough test when it visits Scott County on Friday night.

10. Fern Creek (1-1): Less than a touchdown separates Fern Creek from being undefeated in the young 2019 season. The Tigers will have an opportunity to knock off a reigning state champion when it visits Central on Friday night.


Big Risers
1. Oldham County (2-0): Dominating in Week 2, Oldham County dismantled North Oldham 58-14. The win, which featured 576 yards of total offense, allowed the Colonels to move to 2-0. Quarterback Sam Young was a perfect 11-of-11 passing for 197 yards and two touchdowns. Leading Oldham County on the ground, Juan Tapia rushed 20 times for 205 yards and three TDs.
Oldham County is set to host Shelby County on Friday night.

2. Central (1-1): Shaking off its season-opening setback to Manual, Central leveled outmatched Iroquois 46-0 in its bowl game in Week 2. Running back Dayshawn Mucker led the Yellow Jackets to the win, rushing 14 times for 137 yards and three touchdowns.
Central is poised to welcome in Fern Creek for a second straight home game on Friday night.


Big Droppers
1. Butler (0-2): Following a lopsided loss to DeSales, Butler dropped out of the Top 10. The Bears were held to eight points in Week 2.
Butler is scheduled to host Western for a home opener on Friday night.

2. Moore (0-2): Continuing its early-season slide, Moore lost to visiting Southern in Week 2. Southern managed to double up the Mustangs 32-16.
Moore is slated to host Waggener for a home opener on Friday night.


Game of the Week
Male at St. Xavier
Male and St. Xavier are headed into a Week 3 matchup between multi-time former state champions. The two teams split a pair of games in 2018, with Male prevailing 20-10 in the postseason.
Reigning Class 6A state champion Male will have to visit St. Xavier for the latest meeting between the two tradition-rich high school football programs.
Offensively, each team is averaging 40-plus points per game.
Kickoff for the Male-St. Xavier game is set for 7:30 p.m. on the Tigers' home field.


Last Week's Game of the Week
Male beat Ballard 41-14 in a Week 2 game between familiar Louisville high school football foes. The Bulldogs piled up 478 yards of total offense in the winning effort. Excelling both offensively and defensively, Male allowed Ballard to gain only 98 total yards.


Player of the Week
Player, School, Position, Class
Elijah Parish, Male, Quarterback, Sr.
Quarterback Elijah Parish completed 14 of 17 passes for 215 yards and two touchdowns to lead Male over Ballard. Parish is on pace to pass for over 2,000 yards in the 2019 high school football regular-season.