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Class 5A Notebook (9/3): Student 1 - Teacher 0

By DevilMayCare - Personally, when I think of instances where a pupil got the better of their former teacher/mentor, a couple of good examples come to mind… 1. Bill Belichick’s Browns defeating Bill Parcells’ Patriots in the 1994 AFC playoffs after Belichick spent seven years as Parcells’ Defensive Coordinator with the New York Giants, winning two Super Bowls together… 2. Darth Vader cutting down Obi-wan Kenobi aboard the Death Star in Episode IV after decades of bad blood stemming from Anakin turning to the dark side and Obi-wan cutting his legs off and leaving him to burn like a marshmallow that's been left... Read More →

Bluegrasspreps' Eastern Kentucky Power Rankings 9-3

By ATLCat - 1. Corbin Redhounds (3A, 3-0)- The Hounds continued to flex their muscles by overwhelming Pulaski County. Corbin now gets their stiffest challenge of the year as they host the #1 team in Class 1A Beechwood. The Tigers defeated Corbin last year. 2. Johnson Central Golden Eagles (4A, 1-1)- Johnson Central got off the mat from a season opening loss and took down 6A Henry Clay. The Eagles' Offense still sin't quite humming the way they like, they will look to get on the same page against South Charleston, WV. 3. Belfry Pirates (3A, 1-1)- Belfry got back in the win column by putting a... Read More →

BluegrassPreps Football Rankings (9/3)

By Ram - Class 1A Beechwood didn't get a full four quarters in against Somerset, but what time they were on the field was impressive. The Tigers get one of their stiffest tests this week, heading down I-75 to play an excellent 3A Corbin squad. On a week where the majority of the Top 10 will be playing ranked foes, perhaps the most telling game will be the annual clash between Eastern Kentucky heavyweights, when Pikeville and Paintsville meet. Both Hazard and Raceland have been sharp in the early season, and both should be expected to have to play a full 48:00 this week against solid foes. 1.... Read More →

Western Kentucky Power Rankings - September 2, 2018

By Purple88 - BluegrassPreps 2018 Western Kentucky Power Rankings – Week 3 Edition Mother Nature decided to show up Friday night! Many games were impacted whether delayed or raining during the game. So some modifications were in order! The top story line this week is emotion! It seems A LOT of games this week were emotional games with plenty of story lines to go around! When these young men ride a wave of emotion, they can forge outcomes that are not expected by us gurus! But that’s a big piece of why we love the game! WESTSIDER - Week 2 Western Kentucky Game of the Week: Paducah... Read More →

3A Notebook: Hot Start in District 8

By gchs_uk9 - District 8 Trio Are Each 3-0 After three weeks of Kentucky High School football there are nine undefeated teams in Class 3A. One-third of those reside in District 8. Bell County, Casey County, and Corbin have all started the 2018 campaign hot, winning by a combined average score of 41-12. Was this expected? Yes and no. All three teams advanced to at least the second round of the playoffs in 2017. But as with nearly all high school football teams, there were questions entering this season. Corbin Third-ranked Corbin defeated Pulaski County, 47-20, on Friday night to pick up their... Read More → Mr. Football Watchlist (8/29)

By DevilMayCare - Quarterbacks Zach Thornton, Danville Week 1: 9 of 23 for 79 yards and 2 ints. in a 28-10 loss to Corbin Season to date: 14 of 34 for 133 yards and 2 ints. ; 20 carries for 94 yards and a TD Stock: DOWN Read More →

1A Notebook 8/29 - Contenders?

By Voice of Reason - The consensus in class 1A early from the preseason and up to last Friday was this class was all about the Beechwood Tigers. The two time defending champions are loaded and senior dominated this year. That led a clear majority, perhaps more, to think the 2018 regular season and playoffs are more a formality than a contest. That outlook changed with last week's games. The top teams immediately behind the Tigers in the rankings had performances that caused people to think twice about this 1A race. Let's take a look at last week and see who made a case for being a threat to the Tigers. Last... Read More →

Northern Kentucky Power Rankings: 08-29-18

By Colonels_Wear_Blue - 1) 5A Covington Catholic (2-0) – The Colonels are 2-0, and extended their streak of running clock victories in Kentucky to fourteen with a 41-0 win on Friday over 6A Henry Clay (1-1). After Michael Mayer’s Week 0 defensive performance, we got to see what makes him a D1 tight end, with his team leading 79yds and 2 TDs on 6 pass receptions. QB Caleb Jacob finished the game with 10 completions on 13 attempts, good for 167yds passing and 3 TDs, and RB Casey McGinness was good for 136yds on the ground, with 1 TD. The Cov Cath defense allowed only 67 total yards of offense for the Blue Devils, who... Read More →

Class 4A Notebook (8/29): Mulligans

By DragonFire - The 4A rankings this week were exactly the same as a week ago despite four losses by top ten teams. The reason for that was a disparity between the level of competition faced by the teams that fell - each playing a team in the top 2 of their respective class in their respective state - and that faced by virtually every other team that won, most of which were beaten before setting foot on the field. For the teams that lost, it's the equivalent of a mulligan in golf. They get a re-do at this rank, but this week, they likely wouldn't be so lucky. With Johnson Central taking the first week... Read More →

BluegrassPreps Central Kentucky Power Rankings 8-29 Week 2

By PurplePride92 - Nothing has changed at the top of this week’s Central Kentucky Power Rankings as the top 5 teams all won convincingly to make things at the top easy to figure out. The bottom 5 teams is where the water gets murky and it is becoming increasingly difficult trying to figure out how they all stack up. Needless to say there have been some insane individual performances to start the season and last week had a couple of eye opening performances from some of the studs of Central Kentucky. Let’s jump in and take a look and see what happened in Central Kentucky last week. Top Ten: 1. Scott... Read More →

KHSAA Participation Numbers Reach Record Levels in 2017-18

By theguru - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 27, 2018 Student-athlete participation in Kentucky High School Athletic Association sports and sport-activities reached record levels in 2017-18 with 106,214 rostered participants across the KHSAA’s 13 sports and five sport-activities. Participation has increased by 6.6% since the 2012-13 season, with an increase of 6,571 rostered participants over the last five years, buoyed by the addition of five sport-activities (Archery, Bass Fishing, Bowling, Competitive Cheer and Dance) and the sport of Field Hockey. KHSAA participation in 2017-18 was also boosted by... Read More →

6A Notebook: Deja Vu

By Bac2369 - Deja Vu Week 1 brought another exciting weekend of high school football in the Bluegrass State. While thrilling for several teams, it proved heartbreaking for others. For some, this would be their second game of the season, while for others it was their first after having a scrimmage the week before. 1. The Trinity Shamrocks had high hopes of a big win in their home opener against Warren Central (IN) on national television. Trinity would come out on fire and take an early 21-0 lead on big plays by Ryan Miller and Gereimah Smith from Seth Jutz. (Stanford Commit) Stephen Herron blocked a... Read More →

BluegrassPreps Rankings (8/27)

By Ram - Class 1A It was a statement weekend for Beechwood and Pikeville, as they hosted ranked competition from Class 2A. The Tigers wore down Lloyd and eventually extended their lead to a running clock, while Pikeville settled for the full frontal assault, exploding on Lexington Christian before the first half ended. Beechwood will now try to take down another 2A team with a slightly higher number by their name. Paintsville has rolled in their two games, but the competition has left a lot to be desired. They take a serious step up against an impressive Frederick Douglass team. 1. Beechwood vs.... Read More →

Western Kentucky Power Rankings - August 27, 2018

By Purple88 - BluegrassPreps 2018 Western Kentucky Power Rankings – Week 2 Edition (Disclaimer 1: Sorry this is a bit late; I had to cook for 125 people yesterday afternoon and it threw my whole weekend off. Although I did go to a game on Friday night of course!) What a great weather weekend to get out and see a game! I hope you got to see a game this past Friday or Saturday night! The top story line this week is degree of difficulty! Different teams look at degree of difficulty in different ways and it shows in their scheduling. Some teams schedule very difficult out of district games and... Read More →

Louisville Area Power Rankings 8/27

By TheDeuce - 1. 6A Male (2-0) The Bulldogs continued their early season dominance with a 47-0 rout of 6A Ballard. QB Garrett Dennis lead the way going 16/19 for 246 yards and four TD's. Male will likely continue their impressive start as they host 5A Doss this Friday. 2. 6A Trinity (0-2) For the second week in a row, Trinity found itself with a late lead against a tough out-of-state opponent. And for the second week in a row, they found themselves on the losing end of an exciting 42-41 battle with Warren Central (IN). Injuries to three senior contributors, RB Geremiah Smith, RB Luke McGuire, and S... Read More →