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What To Watch In Class 2A (Week 0)

By ATLCat - DeSales and Mayfield Impress Scrimmages have to be taken in small doses when setting expectations, but both the #1 and the #2 ranked teams in the AA Rankings made outstanding first impressions in their scrimmage debuts. Mayfield defeated Tennessee AAA Power Milan 21-15 in a live scrimmage. Milan is expected to be one of the Top 5 teams in their class and returned the farm from a State Semi-Finalist team from 2014. DeSales pounced all over 6A Meade County and thoroughly dominated the Green Wave in all facets. Meade was hit heavy by graduation and have tempered... Read More →

Russell muscles their way to, 42-6 win over Rowan County (Scrimmage)

By newarkcatholicfan - NO ROSTERS SO I HAD TO GO WITH NUMBER ONLY One knew going into this live scrimmage Rowan was up against an area monster and it was going to take a near perfect performance to have a shot. Russell struck early and often ending any hopes the Vikings had to win or even to keep this one close. All throughout this one it was apparent the Vikings run offense was not going to be effective enough to keep this one in this but that did not stop their offense from working on that part of the game nor did it appear they ever quit. Now to the game. The Rowan defense would show it was not... Read More →

Fleming County has just enough passing to defeat Nicholas County, 21-8 (Scrimmage)

By newarkcatholicfan - When this one was said and done two touchdown passes by Clayton Browning(6-181)would be the difference on the scoreboard. Browning overall did not have a great night. Unofficially I had him 7-17 with two 2TD passes and 2 INT'S. The one thing he showed in this one was if his line gives him the time to throw he can be very dangerous. I think the Bret Farve in him will have to have the reins pulled on hard to keep the picks down. When, if he hasn't already learn that it is better to throw the ball away or run it then he is going to cause major problems for a lot of secondaries. Again this is my... Read More →

Bath County uses field goal to defeat East Carter, 3-0 (Scrimmage)

By newarkcatholicfan - The games first big played took place, with 10:45 seconds left in the opening half. Kane Phillips(5-8-150)made a nice play on a pass thrown by Brody Donaldson(5-10-150)and picked it off. He made a nice run back but a flag negated that part of the play. With 9:58 left in the quarter East Carter had a long touchdown called back. Penalties on the East Carter offense would be a theme through this live scrimmage. I am guessing coach Champlin will address this multiple times in practice this coming week. The Bath defense got a sack on East Carter QB, Taylor Hicks(6-0-175)when Layne... Read More →

Unexpected people in unexpected places

By Jim Schue - I get this a lot, and while I'm great at remembering faces (names not so much), if I see a person in a place where I don't expect them, I get really, really thrown off. Three recent incidents: On Saturday while working at the bar, this guy came in whose face I definitely knew, but hadn't seen him for a long, long time. He was feeling the same thing, and asked my name before I could introduce myself. Turned out it was the eldest son of a gal I used to work with my two summers at Big Bone Lick SP. She was a teacher in her regular life, but she worked at the park in recreation one... Read More → 2015 Pre-Season Football Rankings

By theguru - There is excitement in the air with Mayfield moving up in class. And Beechwood, historically a Class 1A contender, find themselves in the #1 spot to begin the 2015 season. Will the Tigers finally deliver? The Raceland Rams follow at #2 with Paintsville nipping at their heals at #3 . Paintsville must be anxious for a rematch of the 2014 playoff round 3 game, which Raceland won. Throw Pikeville in the mix at #5 and the east looks strong. Defending 2A 2014 State Champions, DeSales rank #2 in the 2015 pre-season rankings. Mayfiield, the 2014 Defending 1A Champion moves up in class and takes... Read More →

Bluegrasspreps' Class 6A Pre-Season Preview

By Ram - Bluegrasspreps' Class 6A Pre-Season Preview The question everyone asks every year when we begin to discuss Kentucky Football’s largest classification: Is anyone going to challenge the Trinity Shamrocks? Last season it looked like Trinity was on the ropes and Jefferson County public schools would stake claim to the title with the Male Bulldogs knocking off the Shamrocks in the regular season. Male’s claim to the top spot didn’t last long as Trinity claimed their 23rd State Title. One thing we will have fun doing over the next 5 months is discussing many topics: Lafayette’s talented... Read More →

Sponsorship opportunity for your business!

By theguru - This year we are offering the opportunity for your business to Sponsor our Contests and our Regional Power Ratings. It is a great way to advertise your business (for a very reasonable amount) and unlike other advertisements you can't avoid them. :D If you are interesting in sponsoring one our Football Contests or our Regional Power Ratings please contact me at or by Private Message here on BGP for details. Here are the Contest Sponsorship Opportunities for your business: Eastern Kentucky - Available Northern Kentucky (SOLD) Sponsored by Joe Lay & Sons Plumbing in... Read More →

Bluegrasspeps' Class 5A Pre-Season Preview

By Ram - Bluegrasspreps’ Class 5A Pre-Season Preview For the last several years, Class 5A was dominated by Bowling Green. This year Class 5A got a whole lot more interesting with two teams that won State Championships in 2014 and one that had won three in the last four years and had a great run 49 consecutive wins end a year ago. What does 2015 hold for Class 5A? There’s a chance a regular State Champion will dominate, but which one? Two dominate teams from last season will be disappointed. Which ones? The Top 10 1. Highlands (13-2; 4A State Champions) There are two people in Fort Thomas... Read More →

Would you like to write about your team here on BGP?

By theguru - Are you “that person” in the stands each week watching your team take the gridiron? Is your Monday morning conversation around the water cooler all about how the game went on Friday night? How about putting it in ink? BluegrassPreps would love to see your weekly take on your favorite team. BGP welcomes anyone interested to take a shot at writing articles covering their teams. It allows you to show off your high school football knowledge, brings more attention to the Jimmies and Joes on your team, and helps improve the discussion and conversation for everyone all at the same time. "But... Read More →

Bluegrasspreps' Class 4A Pre-Season Preview

By Ram - Bluegrasspreps' Class 4A Pre-Season Preview Ah, good ole reliable 4A. For years under the six class system we’ve pretty much known what to expect from this class. A champion from the east (7 of the 8 champions came from the eastern side of the bracket), and a champion that was an established power (the same 7 of 8 had all previously won a state title). In the past four years it became an almost afterthought that Highlands would win the title, with only the stunning loss to Collins in 2013 bucking that trend. But all of that has changed. Realignment has created in 4A the opportunity... Read More →

Bluegrasspreps' Class 3A Pre-Season Preview

By Ram - Bluegrasspreps' Class 3A Pre-Season Preview Since the KHSAA made the decision to move to six classes prior to the 2007 season many have viewed Class 3A as the weakest class. Sure Central was dominant and Belfry was terrific, Breathitt County had some success, Paducah Tilghman won a title out of seemingly nowhere, and there were a handful of other good clubs. But now the winds of change are blowing. Welcome to 3A Boyle County and Lexington Catholic. Same to you Bardstown and Caldwell County. You'll be joining a Belfry program that may be better than it has ever been and a... Read More →

Bluegrasspreps' Class 2A Pre-Season Preview

By Ram - Bluegrasspreps' Class 2A Pre-Season Preview The Wild, Wild, West just got little crazier. Anytime the KHSAA adopts a new alignment there is a chance for chaos and shuffling of teams, particularly in the smaller classes. Class 2A somehow managed to remain relatively intact, losing only Bardstown and Caldwell County of notable stature. The heavy hitters are all back including defending State Champion DeSales and Runner-Up Newport Central Catholic .The buzz though in 2015 is not going to be about who left the class… but rather who joined and how stacked the side of the bracket is they will... Read More →

Bluegrasspreps' Class 1A Pre-Season Preview

By Ram - Bluegrasspreps' Class 1A Pre-Season Preview The King is Dead, Long Live the King? The major change redistricting brought to 1A is a big one. Three time defending champion Mayfield is now in 2A. Many believe that opens the path to a title for the 2nd most dominating team in 1A in the 6 class era – Beechwood. The Tigers could not get past Mayfield over the past 5 years but the only other team in 1A that has a win over Beechwood in the 6 class era is Frankfort. Don’t expect it to be that clear cut! There are quality, winning programs in 1A who think the Mayfield move opens the door for... Read More →

NKY Soccer Preview

By hoops5 - The Bluegrass Games are behind us. Soccerama is around the corner. Is Northern Kentucky ready for some soccer? One theme seems to echo across the region---lots of teams lost many good seniors. However, that does not necessarily mean that their team is down. Strong programs fill it right back up. So which teams took a big hit? Which teams will make a run? Which teams are dark horses? Yellow Card and I thought we would get the conversation started with our preseason rankings. We would love to hear your thoughts as well. Here we go! 1. Covington Catholic- Because this is where CCH is... Read More →