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Workouts vs. Practice: Balancing Fairness & Commitment

By ChiefSmoke - This one is inspired by the BGPreps faithful. I knocked this out before heading to Friday Night Camp.... we may have 100 kids tonight. I love KY HS Football! 62790 My Dad's first Boyle team in 1969 after a practice in August. These guys look tired, but they became a very good team! In the past couple days I have talked to two very successful coaches and at very strong programs who were having trouble getting their kids to attend practices/workouts. We have tried to build in some flexibility in July and this is how we do it. From the end of the dead period until we start... Read More →


OTA- speeding up the process, breaking up the monotony

By ChiefSmoke - We had an OTA here today with Danville, Mason County, & Woodford County. We originally got the idea from some high schools in south Alabama who had copied the NFL style workout. 7 on 7 is part of the OTA, but we also incorporate inside drill, 11 on 11, punt coverage and returning punts. This is a noncontact event. It involves all areas of the game and the kids enjoy an NFL style workout. I also like the OTA because it really pushes our kids after only having two workouts. We run multiple sets. They don't like so many sets and us pushing them to play fast. But, I could show them with my... Read More →


Summer Reading: 10 Books Every Kentucky High School Football Fan Should Own

By ATLCat - 1. Friday Night Lights- H.G. Bissinger Friday Night Lights, 25th Anniversary Edition: A Town, a Team, and a Dream: H.G. Bissinger: 9783682421: Amazon.com: Books The Word: Friday Night Lights is the "O.G." when it comes to High School Football Literature. It has successfully spun off a movie and a television series. 2. Must Win: A Season of Survival for a Town and Its Team- Drew Jubera Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Must Win: A Season of Survival for a Town and Its Team Read More →


Around the Pole!

By ChiefSmoke - Black Shoes and White ShoeStrings: "Around the Pole!" I still look at this pole and cringe. I hated running around it. When I was in High School, between every period in practice, Coach French sent us, "around the pole!" I hated it and thought it was a waste of time. When my Dad had been the head coach, he did the same thing. Coach French had been an assistant for my Dad and the tradition lived on with him. One time I told my Dad I hated, "around the pole" and I thought it was a waste of time. In one of those moments when you realize your Dad knows more than you thought, he... Read More →



The 15 Top Performing Counties in Kentucky High School Football

By ATLCat - As we bridge the gap toward the anticipation of the start of football season I wanted to do a study on Geography and Football Success. Using data from 2000 until the present I have broken down the entire State of Kentucky by County (for those that play football). I developed a formula which takes into account State Titles, State Runner-Ups, Semi-Finals Appearances, and Regional Championship Appearances. I figured up a win percentage and the number of total winning seasons. I also factored for the total number of teams and the subsequent "Wins Per Season Average" for the teams in the... Read More →


The 15 Least Performing Counties In Kentucky High School Football

By ATLCat - As we bridge the gap toward the anticipation of the start of football season I wanted to do a study on Geography and Football Success. Using data from 2000 until the present I have broken down the entire State of Kentucky by County (for those that play football). I developed a formula which takes into account State Titles, State Runner-Ups, Semi-Finals Appearances, and Regional Championship Appearances. I figured up a win percentage and the number of total winning seasons. I also factored for the total number of teams and the subsequent "Wins Per Season Average" for the teams in the... Read More →


The 2005 KY-TN All Star game and my favorite old coach

By ChiefSmoke - Remembering the 2005 KY-TN All Star Game and my Favorite Football Coach During this week, 12 years ago, we were on campus at UK, getting ready for the 2005 KY-TN All Star Football Game to be played at Papa John's Stadium. It was especially enjoyable because my Dad was on our staff. That worked out because of Game Director & KFCA Executive Director, Jimmie Reed. That experience was one of the best ever with my Dad and I will always be appreciative of Coach Reed making that happen. My Dad coached the kickers that week. The bad news ... we only had one guy for punting & kicking. The good... Read More →


Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Baseball and Softball State Tournaments Begin Thursday 6-8

By theguru - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 6, 2017 The 2017 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Baseball and 2017 KHSAA Softball State Tournaments begin Thursday at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington and Jack C. Fisher Park in Owensboro, respectively. The Whitaker Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament (June 8-10, 16-17) opens Thursday morning at 11 a.m. when Hazard takes on Marion County. The first round of the tournament will be split across Thursday and Friday with four games on each day, followed by four quarterfinal games on Saturday, June 10. The state baseball tournament resumes the following weekend with the... Read More →


2017 Junior All-Star Basketball Teams Have Been Released

By Nathaniel Bryan - HARRODSBURG -- The rosters for the 2017 Kentucky Junior All-Stars (Class of 2018), who will scrimmage the previously named Kentucky Senior All-Stars on Thursday, June 8th at 6 p.m. (girls) and 7:30 p.m. (boys) at Mercer County High School ($5 tickets include both girls' and boys' games, children 12-under admitted free): 62153 Read More →


The Wayyy Too Early Dark Horse In Each Class

By ATLCat - Regardless of classification you can typically hand pick 4 or 5 teams and predict that among that group the eventual State Champion, or at the very least State Runner-Up, would come from that collection. A dark horse would be a team outside of that normal collection of "Who's Who" that has the opportunity to explode onto the scene and make a push to the State Finals. So who has the best chance to achieve Dark Horse Status as we take an early peek at each class? CLASS 6A- PRP PANTHERS It's not easy taking on the Big 3 + Manual when you are a Jefferson County Public School and the... Read More →


Brooke Forde - Sacred Heart (Midway University/KHSAA Female Athlete of the Year)

By theguru - For Immediate Release: May 22, 2017 The inaugural yearlong Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year program culminated on the campus of Midway University on Monday as Sacred Heart’s Brooke Forde was named the first overall winner. Beginning in May of 2016 with the Bass Fishing State Championship, Midway University presented a Female Student-Athlete of the Year award at each of the KHSAA’s 14 girls’ state championship events, with an overall winner selected following the final championship of the timeframe (2017 State Archery). The Midway University/KHSAA Female... Read More →


KHSAA State Tennis, Track and Field Championships at University of KY this weekend

By theguru - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 17, 2017 The 2017 KHSAA State Tennis Championships and the 2017 KHSAA Track and Field State Meet will be contested this weekend in Lexington on the campus of the University of Kentucky. The State Tennis Championships (May 18-20) begin Thursday morning at 8 a.m. with boys’ matches at Shillito Park and the girls’ competition at the UK Boone/Downing Tennis Complex. All remaining matches will move to the UK Boone/Downing Tennis Complex after the first day, with Friday’s competition starting at 8 a.m. Saturday’s action opens with the boys’ and girls’ singles and... Read More →


KHSAA Board of Control addresses Championship sites for Football, Girls Hoops, Dance

By theguru - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 10, 2017 The Board of Control addressed future locations of the KHSAA state football finals, girls’ basketball Sweet Sixteen®, and Dance during Wednesday’s meeting at the KHSAA offices, awarding championships to Kroger Field, BB&T Arena, Rupp Arena and the new Frederick Douglass High School. After hearing proposals from representatives of Bowling Green, Highland Heights, and Lexington, the Board authorized the Commissioner to enter into contract negotiations for the 2017 and 2018 State Football Finals with the University of Kentucky to be played at Kroger... Read More →


Pep Bus for a 1-8 team

By ChiefSmoke - I was in Berea this weekend and stopped by the Berea HS football field. One of my happiest memories in HS was on that field in October of 1982. Early in the game, as I let go of the ball, I got a facemask in the back and hit the ground. But, with my face in the dirt, I hear cheering from our fan section that had travelled to the game. Alan Hendren had caught the pass and was headed to the endzone. We went on to win that game, doubling our win total for the season. And, yes, there is a big difference in 1-9 and 2-8! The most interesting part of that game was that we took a Pep Bus full of... Read More →


Louisville Power Rankings - Offseason Discussion

By Colonels_Wear_Blue - How do you think these final power rankings compare to the way they pre-season power rankings should look come 2017? Will there be any big moves up or down by any of the teams on the list? What players do you see being mentioned in 2017 when it comes to Louisville players of the week? Read More →


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