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Bluegrass Area Update - Week 2 Playoffs

By Bluegrasscard - Black and Bluegrass The old NFC Central Division used to have the nickname the Black and Blue division. That nickname may apply to high school districts in 6A and 4A in the Bluegrass region. Local rivalries, district play and playoff games are showing an amazing level of parity amongst the teams. In 6A the season started with southside rivals Tates Creek and Dunbar playing to a one point game in week one. The teams played a rematch game in the first week of the playoffs as #4 seed Dunbar extracted revenge against #1 seed Tates Creek. Dunbar ended up the #4 seed after the rarely... Read More →


Inside Wilderness Trace Football (11-18-13)

By thegeneral - A weekly notebook focusing on Boyle County, Danville and Mercer County, with additional info on other nearby teams: LOOKING BACK Mercer County 31, Boyle County 30 Mercer (8-4) pulled off what was likely the biggest surprise of the second round, a stunning victory over Boyle (11-1) in the Class 4A, Region 3 playoffs. The Titans ended a six-game losing streak against the Rebels, who had beaten them 14-0 during the regular season. Their first win over their neighbors to the south since 2007 sent them deeper into the postseason than they have been since 2006, when they won the 2A... Read More →


Mountain Football Notebook - Playoffs Round 2

By All State Baseball - With the season winding down, lets recap the second round of the KHSAA playoffs. Hazard 34, Campbellsville 8 Campbellsville traveled to Hazard Friday night to take on the Hazard Bulldogs in the second round of the KHSAA playoffs to see who would advance on to the regional championship game and to see who’s season came to an end. Brandon Jones would get Hazard on the scoreboard first on a 29 yard touchdown run. Kevin Eversole’s extra point kick was good, making it 7-0 Bulldogs. Doesn’t take the Bulldogs long to score again as on their next position, Brandon Jones takes it to... Read More →


Inside North-Eastern Kentucky Playoffs (11-17-13)

By Ram - After round two of the KHSAA playoffs, only one area team remains alive - Raceland. The other three teams that played this week faced high quality teams, two that are yearly powers in their class, and one that is currently undefeated. The Week in Review: Raceland 42 Paintsville 12 Two district opponents meeting for a second time. The Rams won the regular season meeting 32-10 with the Raceland defense only allowing three points by the Tigers. The second meeting saw more firepower by Paintsville where their offense scored 12 points on the Ram Defense. But, the result remained... Read More →



Inside NKY Football Region Final Edition

By Walter - After two weeks of playoff football, there are 5 Northern Kentucky teams still with hopes of a state championship in their respective class. In fact, every class that features a Northern Kentucky district will see a team in the region finals, except for 5A. In this week's edition of "Inside NKY Football," we will take a look back at the second round of the playoffs and preview the region finals for the teams still playing. Beechwood 47 Paris 3 The red and white Tigers continued their dominant run of wins in the first and second round of the playoffs with a 47-3 win over the Paris... Read More →


Inside the Southeastern Six Football (11-17-13)

By Les - The Southeastern Six is now down to the southeastern One after seeing Bell County, Corbin, and Harlan County each get eliminated this past week during second round action of the KHSAA State Playoffs. Yep, the lone team standing is Williamsburg, the team that ahs not received much respect from many statewide, and now look where the Yellow Jackets are at. Jerry Herron’s squad is back in the Class A Region title game for the third straight season with defending champion Hazard standing in the way. Can Williamsburg win and finally get over the hurdle, which is Hazard? We shall see. Player... Read More →


Trinity Insider: Round Three of 6A Playoffs Edition!

By thsrocks - The Shamrocks (6-5) travel to Preston Highway for their third round playoff game versus the Male Bulldogs (11-1) this Friday evening. The kickoff set for 7:30PM. The Bulldogs edged St. Xavier (7-5) 23-21 & Trinity handled the Manual Crimsons (9-3) 49-20. This contest is a rematch of the October 18 game won by Male 24-14. In action this past Friday versus Manual, Trinity’s senior QB Reggie Bonnafon gained 164 yards on 14 rushing attempts and four touchdowns. Bonnafon added 237 passing yards, completing 12 of 18 attempts with 2 touchdowns. The Shamrocks amassed 434 total yards. Senior WR... Read More →


Inside Western Kentucky Football: Playoffs Round 2

By The Scribe - There were no real surprises in the first round of the playoffs in the western end of the state. In fact, the brackets held to form with a few near upsets, but out of 24 first round games in this end of the state, 16 had running clocks by game’s end. There should be fewer running clocks and more questions answered in the second round. Class 1A Mayfield and Russellville each had easy first round wins. Mayfield should have another easy week, and the Panthers should take care of business against Bethlehem although it could be closer than some predict. Russellville (9-2) took care... Read More →


St. Xavier Insider- Round 2

By AvidTiger - With 4 games left to win until the ultimate goal, St. X got off on the right track with a 26-0 victory over fern creek in round 1 of the playoffs. District Play Every member of the "super district" won their first round game in relatively convincing fashion. The first round sweep leads to rematches of regular season district games. Manual travels to T looking to avenge a 38-30 defeat, in which Mötley passed for over 350 yards on the shamrocks; The tigers travel to Male in hopes of avenging their 44-40 defeat, a game in which Charles Walker didn't play. Possible Playoff Opponents If... Read More →


Simple Math - Why the Indiana system would work for Kentucky

By Bluegrasscard - Simple Math - Why the Indiana system work for Kentucky "Watered down", "blowouts", "left out" are all terms that arise when discussing the current structure of Kentucky football classes, districts, region and playoff system at this time of year. The current structure and system uses districts made of 4 to 7 teams where the top 4 district teams advance to the a five week playoff where six state champions are crowned. The current structure and system allows for 192 of the current 222 teams to advance into the post season. The current system is currently working as viewed from most ADs,... Read More →


Inside NKY Football: Round 2 Playoff Edition

By Walter - Several Northern Kentucky teams season came to an end this past Friday night, while some are still alive and making a push for what they hope ends with a state championship. In this week's edition of "Inside Northern Kentucky Football," we will take a look back at who stood out for each team, while also previewing this week's games and what to expect from our area teams as well as their opponent. Let's get started: Beechwood 49 Bracken County 0 Much like most years in the first round for the Tigers, it was another blowout and Beechwood rout to kick off the "second season." Sophomore... Read More →


"Give Them The Opportunity to Experience the Playoffs"

By Ram - "Give Them The Opportunity to Experience the Playoffs" There have been many threads since the new design of the playoff system. Many of the “pro-everyone should get in the playoffs” persons often use the argument ender “Everyone should be given the opportunity to experience the playoffs”. How do you counter that argument? If you do, it sounds like you are against letting kids play. If you don’t, you must be for it. Well, this past week I got some answers and counters for those people that say, “it’s for the kids”. These answers are from the kids. The kids are trying to tell people... Read More →


Inside North-Eastern Kentucky Playoffs (11-11-13)

By Ram - The Week In Review: Raceland 62 Phelps 14 The Rams rested some players in this first round game. The result: Sophomore running back Carson Christian rushed for 117 yards on 8 carries. Team Leading Rusher Daylin Beach carried three times for two scores and 89 yards. Two Raceland players scored their first Varsity touchdowns - Trey Mills and Nathaniel Davidson. Third sting QB Matt Preston went 4 for 7 with 83 yards passing and two touchdowns. Phelps’ players played hard and broke loose for one touchdown against the Rams’ predominately starting defense. Russell 49 Estill County 21... Read More →


Inside South-Central Kentucky Football (11-11-13)

By DragonFire - Inside South-Central Kentucky Football (11-11-13) -Ho-hum, just the usual first round running clock for Bowling Green (10-0) as they began their march to a third straight state title with a 49-7 victory over Apollo. The win was their 40th consecutive and clinched their 22nd double digit win season in the last 26 years. Bowling Green opened the throttle early to gain the necessary 36-0 lead before the end of the first quarter, then used most of the remainder of the game to play reserves and stay healthy moving forward. It was also senior night for Bowling Green, which honored 27 seniors.... Read More →


Bluegrass Area Playoffs Week 2 Update

By Bluegrasscard - "Family Affair" Its an all-District 7 in the second week of playoffs. Scott County, as expected, defeated George Rogers Clark 63-34. Henry Clay, with Elijah Bell in the line-up, had no problems defeating Madison Central 55-6. Bryan Station pulled off what was an upset only in the seeding charts, defeating Lafayette 28-14. The headliner game in this region was the Dunbar-Tates Creek game. Though a 1-4 match-up according to the seeding this game was expected to be an exciting one. It was, as Dunbar avenged a week 1 loss to the Commodores 28 - 16. So 7 sweeps 8 in 6A. Scott... Read More →


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