NKY Power Rankings 10-25-17 - Sponsored by NKY Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

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    THE RANKINGS:


    1) 5A Covington Catholic (9-0) –
    Covington Catholic won their district for a second year in a row by winning 49-9 on Friday over the 5A Dixie Heights Colonels (3-6). The Colonels have started a running clock on all six of their Kentucky opponents thus far this year. Stats have not yet been reported by Cov Cath, but in the first quarter of action, the blue Colonels scored 5 touchdowns via 5 different players: AJ Mayer, Malachi Pike, Luke Lenihan, Casey McGinness, and Grant Dyer. McGinness added a 2nd TD in the 3rd quarter, and soph QB Daniel Felix accounted for the 7th and final Cov Cath TD. The Colonels take on 6A Campbell County (6-3) this Friday to wrap up the regular season.

    2) 6A Ryle (7-2) – The Raiders are celebrating their second straight win over the 6A Simon Kenton (9-1) this week, after beating the Pioneers 56-38 to once again regain the top spot in 6A. And there’s no talking about this game without mentioning RB Jake Chisholm, who carried 42 times for 449yds and 6 TDs on Friday, putting him at #7 on the KHSAA’s all-time list of single game rushing records, and bringing his name a little closer to the limelight in the hunt for this year’s Mr. Football award. DB Zach Rytlewski led the defense with 15 tackles in the game. Ryle has 5A Dixie Heights (3-6) this week in their regular season closer.

    3) 6A Simon Kenton (9-1) – Spoiled again. Simon Kenton fought their way through 9 straight wins, but in the final game of their season, the Pioneers just couldn’t best 6A Ryle (7-2), losing 56-38 to the Raiders. Despite the disappointing loss, QB Matt Shearer still went 19-29 with 307yds and 3 TDs passing. Defensively, Will Parks led with 15 tackles, JJ Courtney had 11 tackles, and Clay Cogswell had 10 tackles. Simon Kenton has their bye week this week, and will open their playoff run at home on November 3rd against 6A Jeffersontown (3-6).

    4) 1A Beechwood (7-2) – Beechwood once again won their 1A district with a 63-6 win on Friday over 1A Dayton (1-8). The Tigers beat their district competition by a combined 175-6 this season. QB Braydon Burch connected with receivers 5 times for 159yds and 2 TDs, and RB James Davis carried the ball 4 times for 101yds and 1 TD. Logan Castleman, Harrison Heist, Noah Howard, and Luke Jeffries all rushed for 1 TD a piece as well. On defense, there were two pick-6 TDs, scored by Harrison Heist and Jake Massie. Beechwood finishes up the regular season this week in their annual rivalry match on Friday against 2A Newport Central Catholic (5-4).

    5) 6A Campbell County (6-3) – Campbell County finished out their district play on Friday, finishing in second place after winning 54-7 over 6A Boone County (1-8). QB Austin Hoeh was 13-18 passing for 243yds and 4 TDs. There were 5 different players who scored for the Camels, with RB Alex Dowds ending up the only player to score more than once, with 1 TD rushing and 1 TD receiving. Campbell County will conclude their regular season this week with a big game against the undefeated 5A Covington Catholic Colonels (9-0).

    6) 5A Highlands (4-5) – The Birds had a long bus ride on Friday down to Bowling Green to take on 5A Greenwood (3-6), and no doubt the ride was made a little shorter on the way home after Highlands bested 47-35. QB Carl Schoellman and backup QB Grady Cramern combined to pass for over 200 yards in the game, but all 5 of the offensive TDs were scored by RB Cooper Schwalbach, who carried 24 times for 181yds and 5 TDs. Casey Green added a defensive pick-6 TD for the Highlands defense. The Bluebirds will be fighting to fend off a losing regular season record when they take on 6A Boone County (1-8) on Friday in their closer.

    7) 6A Conner (4-5) – The Cougars have continued to struggle for consistency this season, and it once again showed when Conner was beaten 21-20 by 6A Cooper (2-7) on Friday. QB Cooper Gullion was 11-20 with 108yds and 1 TD passing and another TD Rushing. Jared Hicks had 1 TD receiving, and Matt Simpson picked up a Conner fumble and ran it in for Conner’s other TD. The Cougars will close out their regular season in Lexington on Friday as the first NKY football program to take on 6A Frederick Douglass (7-2) in Douglass’ first year as a school.

    8) 2A Lloyd Memorial (7-2) – The Juggernauts are celebrating big in Erlanger after ending a longtime drought in district titles with a Friday night win over 2A Covington Holy Cross (0-10). They added an exclamation point with their biggest win of the season, beating the Indians 62-13. QB Jordan Fann had 4 completions, good for 132yds and 2 TDs, and rushed for another 97yds and 2 TDs. Receiver Isaiah Voet had 2 receptions for 119yds and a TD on each reception. Travon Mason rushed for 208yds and 3 TDs, and Anthony Deras had 98yds and 2 TDs in the win. Lloyd will close out their regular season against 4A Scott (6-3).

    9) 2A Newport Central Catholic (5-4) – After a surprise district loss on Friday the 13th to 2A Lloyd Memorial (7-2), the Breds came back on Friday with a chip on their shoulder and put a 50-6 shellacking on crosstown rival 2A Newport (2-7). QB Paul Kremer went 7-8 with 88yds and 2 TDs passing, and backup QB Hunter Cain went 2-2 with 57yds and 1 TD in the air. RB Kyle Kelly rushed 9 times for 136yds and 3 TDs in the win. While there were no immediate standouts on the defensive side, the Breds D had a whopping 32 players with tackles in the game – that’s over half of their 57-man roster with tackles. New Cath will finish their regular season on the road this Friday against 1A rival Beechwood (7-2).

    10) 4A Scott (6-3) – The Eagles added another win to their record on Friday with a 36-6 win over 4A Holmes (2-7). QB Chad Ohmer went 3-4 passing for 110yds and 2 TDs. Scott once again showed their ability to pull out an array of offensive tools, with no one player accounting for over 97yds in the game. 11 different players rushed the ball, and 3 players had receptions. TDs were added by David Patrick, Quincy Perrin and Alex Thurza on the ground, and David Patrick and Nelson Perrin both added TDs receiving. The Eagles finish up the regular season on Friday against 2A Lloyd Memorial (7-2).


    GAME OF THE WEEK:

    2A Lloyd Memorial (7-2) vs. 4A Scott (6-3)

    Lloyd will be rolling into the game on a high after winning their 2A district after a long dry-spell, and Scott is coming in as the champion of their own district in 4A. The Eagles lost early in the season to 2A Newport Central Catholic, and the Juggernaughts beat the Breds two weeks ago in an upset. Both teams lost to 6A Conner, Lloyd losing by 12 and Scott losing by 20. Both teams beat 2A Covington Holy Cross with identical scores of 62-13, and both teams beat 4A Holmes with identical scores of 36-6. Should make for a close game!


    TRENDING UP:

    2A Lloyd Memorial (7-2) – The Juggs were undefeated in their 2A district, winning Friday against 2A Covington Holy Cross. This week they play 4A Scott (6-3).

    6A Ryle (7-2) – The Raiders beat an undefeated 6A Simon Kenton team on Friday to become the #1 6A team in NKY. This week they play 5A Dixie Heights (3-6).


    TRENDING DOWN:

    4A Holmes (2-7) – The Bulldogs continued a 3 game skid with a loss on Friday to 4A Scott. This week they play 2A Newport (2-7).

    6A Simon Kenton (9-1) – The Pioneers missed out on a perfect regular season again by losing on Friday to 6A Ryle (7-2). They have the week off before beginning their playoff bid on Nov. 3 against 6A Jeffersontown (3-6).


    PLAYER OF THE WEEK:

    RB Jake Chisholm (Ryle) – I would be extremely remiss if I didn’t make a point of mentioning Jake Chisholm in the power rankings this week. Jake was an integral part of Ryle’s big win over Simon Kenton this week, carrying the ball 42 times for 449yds and 6 TDs. That performance places him at #7 all-time in the KHSAA’s record book for yards gained in a single game. Congratulations Jake!
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    The Bluebirds will be fighting to fend off a losing regular season record when they take on 6A Boone County (8-1) on Friday in their closer.

    WOW, Boone has been flying under the radar with that record.

    They should probably be ranked ahead of Highlands. Just ask..nevermind, he'll post in here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamecipS View Post
    The Bluebirds will be fighting to fend off a losing regular season record when they take on 6A Boone County (8-1) on Friday in their closer.

    WOW, Boone has been flying under the radar with that record.

    They should probably be ranked ahead of Highlands. Just ask..nevermind, he'll post in here.

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    I think Campbell/Beechwood would be a fun game to watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamecipS View Post
    The Bluebirds will be fighting to fend off a losing regular season record when they take on 6A Boone County (8-1) on Friday in their closer.

    WOW, Boone has been flying under the radar with that record.

    They should probably be ranked ahead of Highlands. Just ask..nevermind, he'll post in here.
    ...obviously a case of temporary dyslexia. I'll go ahead and edit in the original post for the sake of having it correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonels_Wear_Blue View Post
    ...obviously a case of temporary dyslexia. I'll go ahead and edit in the original post for the sake of having it correct.
    I missed that one at 4am!
    Must have been a rough night putting it together!

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    I think Beechwood would beat Campbell. Also, I think Beechwood would beat SK if they played again.

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