Louisville Power Rankings - September 13, 2019
1. Trinity (3-0): Armon Tucker rushed 23 times for 217 yards and two touchdowns to lead Trinity past visiting Archbishop Moeller 41-0 in Week 3. Dominant Trinity compiled 491 yards of total offense in the shutout win. Stingy on the defensive side, Trinity limited its opponent from Ohio to only 88 total yards of offense.
Trinity is poised to host Waubonsie Valley, an opponent from Illinois, Friday night.
2. Male (3-0): Reigning Class 6A champion Male passed an early-season test in Week 3, dominating host St. Xavier 51-14. Quarterback Elijah Parish (10 of 16 passing, 166 yards, two touchdowns) and running back Jaylin Bross (11 carries for 130 yards, three touchdowns) combined to lead Male to the convincing victory over St. Xavier.
Male has Week 4 open.
3. Christian Academy of Louisville (3-0): The Centurions notched their third win in Week 3, turning back Eastern 35-20.Christian Academy of Louisville amassed 552 yards of total offense in the win over Eastern. Running back Harrison Zimmerer led the Centurions to the victory, rushing 28 times for 301 yards and two touchdowns. Through the air, quarterback Anthony Sabatino completed 11 of 19 passes for 192 yards and three touchdowns.
Christian Academy of Louisville will host Ballard on Friday night.
4. North Hardin (3-0): Heavily-recruited defensive lineman Octavious Oxendine recorded three sacks to lead North Hardin past Ballard 10-6 in Week 3. Lavell Wright rushed for the Trojans' only touchdown in the victory. Through the air, quarterback Logan Coleman completed 10 of 21 passes for 121 yards.
North Hardin will venture to Tates Creek on Friday night.
5. St. Xavier (2-1): The Tigers couldn't keep up with rival Male as the Bulldogs ultimately prevailed in Week 3. However, St. Xavier remains a Class 6A title contender. Through the Tigers' first three games, quarterback Douglas Bodhaine has completed 32 of 50 passes for 615 yards and six touchdowns while throwing only one interception.
St. Xavier will visit former Class 3A frontrunner Central on Friday night.
6. South Oldham (2-1): The Dragons have won back-to-back games after flirting with victory in a season opener versus Christian Academy of Louisville. South Oldham leveled visiting Bullitt Central in Week 3, blanking the Chargers 52-0. Defensively, South Oldham has allowed only two touchdowns in three games.
Set to compete away from its home field, South Oldham is matched up against rival North Oldham on Friday night.
7. DeSales (1-1): Following a win over Butler on Friday, Aug. 30, DeSales was open in Week 3. Quarterback DeMarcus Avery leads the Colts in both passing and rushing.
A contender for the Class 3A title, DeSales is due to visit Lexington Catholic on Friday night.
8. Manual (2-1): Manual fell short in a bid to defeat Class 5A title contender Scott County on the road in Week 3 but continued to fare well. Quarterback Zach Recktenwald completed 12 of 18 passes for 226 yards and two touchdowns while throwing one interception in the Crimsons' setback.
Manual is preparing to host Oldham County on Friday night.
9. Oldham County (3-0): The Colonels remained perfect in Week 3, edging host Shelby County 31-28. Quarterback Sam Young completed six of 11 passes for 101 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for another TD in Oldham County's victory over Shelby County.
The Oldham County-Manual matchup shapes up to be intriguing.
10. Ballard (1-2): Arguably the best 1-2 high school football team in the state, Ballard nearly upended North Hardin in Week 3. North Hardin handed Ballard its second straight loss but the Bruins will have an opportunity to knock off Christian Academy of Louisville on the road on Friday night.
1. Central Hardin (3-0): The Bruins are off to a 3-0 start in the 2019 high school football season after notching wins over Daviess County, John Hardin and Apollo. Central Hardin has outscored its first three opponents 150-36. Through the air, Central Hardin quarterback Chase Elmore has completed 24 of 37 passes for 522 yards and six touchdowns while throwing only one interception.
The Bruins are set to visit Elizabethtown on Friday night.
2. Butler (1-2): After opening the season with back-to-back losses, Butler blanked Western 51-0 in Week 3. The Bears claimed the victory after falling to South Warren and DeSales. Butler is scheduled to host Fern Creek on Friday night.
1. Moore (0-3): The Mustangs' slide continued with a lopsided loss to Western in Week 3. Through three games, opponents have outscored former Class 4A Top 10 team Moore 114-50. Moore will look to notch its first win the 2019 season when Bullitt East visits on Friday night.
2. Central (1-2): The Yellow Jackets' momentum from a win was shortlived as Fern Creek prevailed 34-14 when the two teams in Week 3. Reigning Class 3A state champion Central was limited after blanking Iroquois 46-0. The Yellow Jackets will face a huge test when St. Xavier visits on Friday night.
Game of the Week
Oldham County at Manual
Two teams on the rise will square off as Oldham County visits Manual.
Oldham County is 3-0 after compiling wins over Eastern, North Oldham and Shelby County. Through three games, Oldham County has outscored opponents 116-54.
Manual is 2-1 through its first three games in the 2019 season. The Crimsons notched back-to-back wins over Central and Fern Creek prior to falling to Scott County in Week 3.
Kickoff for the Oldham County-Manual football game is set for 7:30 p.m.
Last Week's Game of the Week
Male pulled away to defeat rival St. Xavier convincingly when the two teams met in Week 3. The Bulldogs excelled offensively and defensively. Male, which won 51-14, held St. Xavier to 172 total yards. Offensively, Male rolled up 435 yards of total offense in the triumph. Male running backs Jaylin Bross and Quantrell Wright each rushed for over 100 yards while Bulldog receiver Briceson Rodgers hauled in 100-plus receiving yards.
Player of the Week
Octavious Oxendine, North Hardin, Defensive Lineman, Sr.
One of the nation's top high school defensive linemen, Octavious Oxendine recorded six tackles, two tackles for losses and three sacks in North Hardin's victory over Ballard in Week 3.