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Getting a College Football Scholarship - Part 4

By Ram - This is part four of a four part series on college recruiting and scholarship acquisition. This is a topic that is widely misunderstood and complicated. Every year, I know of several players who could have received money for college though football but could not because they were not educated in the recruiting process. What is the difference between an “Official” and an “Unofficial” visit? A common question parents of college recruits have. The simple difference is: who is paying? Unofficial Visits are much more common, and will encompass the majority of a players college visits. ... Read More →


Inside capital City Football Week 8

By CoachBuckett - Inside Capital City Football Franklin County continues to roll as they defeated East Jessamine this past Friday night 45-0 and improve their record to 7-0 on the season and 2-0 in district play. Though the score ended up being a bigger margin the game started out a little slow by the Flyers. They got things going in the second half and went on with Lorenzo McCaskell scoring on their opening drive. Next defensive series the Flyers defensive came to life and held the Jaguars on 4th down. The Flyers scored on their next possession putting the game out of reach with a 31-0 lead. The flyer... Read More →


Trinity Insider for the week of 10/11

By thsrocks - The Shamrocks (3-3) next game is with the DuPont Manual Crimsons. The Crimsons visit Marshall Stadium on Friday evening with kickoff set for 7:30PM. Manual comes into this matchup undefeated with 6 wins on the season. The Crimsons defeated the Butler Bears 18-14 this past Thursday. Their other victories came at the expense of Central, Fern Creek, Pleasure Ridge Park, Seneca, and Ballard. Trinity QB Reggie Bonnafon completed 14 of 20 pass attempts for 215 yards versus St. Xavier. Bonnafon rushed for 42 yards on 11 carries. Game MVP RB Donald Brooks ran for 114 yards on 23 rushes and two... Read More →


Inside Wilderness Trace Football (10-6-13)

By thegeneral - A weekly notebook focusing on Boyle County, Danville and Mercer County, with additional info on other nearby teams: LOOKING BACK Boyle County 22, Lexington Catholic 13 Boyle (7-0, 4-0 District 4A-5) came up big on defense in its biggest game of the year to defeat Lexington Catholic (4-3, 1-1) for the first time since 2010. The Rebels stopped the Knights 22 points short of their season average, and while the Knights outgained the Rebels with 330 yards on offense, that was their second-lowest total of the season. Boyle’s Levi McKinney intercepted a pass with 2:43 remaining to deny... Read More →



Giving out grades to Bell County, Corbin and Harlan County

By Les - There’s no better time to give each team in the Southeastern Six an overall grade than now. Most teams have six or seven games under their belt so far this season, except for Williamsburg, who ahs played five games, so with that said, there is no time better than the present to see where each teams stands heading into the crucial part of the season. I’ll be grading Bell County, Corbin and Harlan County this week, and Knox Central, Whitley County and Williamsburg the following week. Bell County (4-2) — The Bobcats have played pretty good at times this season, but their 41-6 loss to Wayne... Read More →


Inside the Southeastern Six Football (10-6-13)

By Les - The Southeastern Six only had three games slated in Week 6 with Harlan County (3-3), Whitley County (0-6) and Williamsburg (3-2) off, but Bell County, Corbin and Knox Central did manage to play. The Redhounds’ 35-28 loss to Wayne County, signified two things in Week Six — 1. Corbin suffered its first loss of the season, meaning no team in the Southeastern Six will go unbeaten and 2. The win over the Redhounds, pretty much locks up the No. 1 seed in the district for Wayne County. Southeastern Six Player of the Week Jonathan Gist, Knox Central Gist had been out due to a calf strain,... Read More →


Bobcats, Hornets slug it out, Bobcats survive 55-49

By All State Baseball - On a Thursday night in early October, October 3rd to be exact, most high school teams were preparing for their game the next day but on this night their would be a football game as the Breathitt County Bobcats traveled to Salyersville to take on the Magoffin County Hornets in a huge district game. Breathitt County would get on the board first and quickly on a 23 yard touchdown pass from Adam White to Wes Noble, Joe Erp’s extra point attempt was blocked, Breathitt lead 6-0 but not for long as Matt Patton would return the insuing kickoff 80 yards back for the Magoffin County touchdown,... Read More →


Inside Mountain Football (10/4/13)

By All State Baseball - Week 6 of the 2013 Kentucky high school football season has came and gone. Here’s a recap from all the action. Hazard 24, Prestonsburg 14 The Hazard Bulldogs made the haul to Prestonsburg to take on the Blackcats. Hazard would get on the board first on a 29 yard touchdown run by Kody Arnett, Tanner Morgan to Chris Hudson for the two point conversion pass. Hazard 8-0 and it would stay that way going into the second quarter. The Blackcats would strike and be the only team to score in the second quarter and it came on a 32 yard touchdown pass from Jared Jarrell to Daniel Frazier. ... Read More →


Inside Western Kentucky Football: October 3

By The Scribe - Five Games to Watch Murray (2-3) at Ballard Memorial (5-1) – The winner of this district battle most likely gets a first round home game in the playoffs. Murray had last week off to prepare for the Bombers, who were hammered 63-28 by Caldwell County for their first loss of the season. The key for Ballard is to contain the Murray ground game and get them off the field on third down. For Murray, they have to limit Ballard Memorial’s big play potential. PREDICTION – Murray 28 Ballard Memorial 20 McCracken County (3-2) at Graves County (4-1) – Two of the better quarterbacks in... Read More →


10 Favorites for Mr. Football

By The Scribe - Just past the midpoint of the season, the race for Mr. Football is still wide open although some candidates have begun to separate themselves from the field. One common misconception is that players headed to the University of Kentucky have an inside track to the award. However, just one of the last seven winners has gone on to play for the Wildcats (Patrick Towles, 2011). Conner quarterback Drew Barker has committed to play at UK and appears to be the early favorite, but there is still a long way to go before they hand out the award. Here is a look at the top 10... Read More →


Boyle County-Lexington Catholic rivalry was good from the start

By thegeneral - From the very first time Boyle County and Lexington Catholic played, you could tell this series was going to be something. But there was no way to know it was going to be this good. There are better, older, more storied and more bitter rivalries out there, but for most of the last two decades, few series have been more compelling than Boyle-Catholic. They will face off again Friday at Rebel Stadium in a matchup of two of the state’s best Class 4A teams. Fans on both sides fully expect that it will be the first of two meetings this season between the Rebels and Knights, because that has... Read More →


South-Central Kentucky Football: South Warren - Is It Fair?

By DragonFire - South Warren - Is It Fair? We’re just over halfway through the regular season, and in the South-Central Kentucky area, there are two teams that are considered legitimate state title contenders. One of course, is Bowling Green, the preeminent favorites in 5A. The other is South Warren in 3A. The Spartans began the year on the fringe of the contenders. After a surprising showing last year when they were 9-4 and finished as region runner-ups, they were accorded top 10 status this season, but still trailed fellow Region 1 teams Paducah Tilghman and Fort Campbell. But now we are in the... Read More →


Measuring Success

By CoachBuckett - Measuring Success SUCCESS – the achievement of something desired, planned or attempted August 23, 2013 every high school coach, player, fan, and supporter woke up that morning undefeated and dreams of playing on Championship weekend in Bowling Green. But in reality many players can only dream of playing for a championship. Currently at the half way point of this season we have 25 teams that have not won a game this season. There are another 19 teams across the state that has only won 1 game this season. Now many of those schools there is still hope as district play has not started for... Read More →


Inside Capital City Football - Week 7

By CoachBuckett - Franklin County kicked off district play last week and picked up a win over West Jessamine 42-32. Though Colts running back Devin Taylor had a good night, the Flyer defense stiffened when it matter most. Chris Roberts had another big night for the Flyers leading his team to victory and a 1-0 record in 5A district 6. This week the Flyer will host East Jessamine in another district contest. The Jaguars are led by a pair of running backs Jared Caudill and Kahnan Leslie both have combined for over 800 yards rushing. The Jaguars are 1-4 with their only win of the season coming against Grant... Read More →


Beechwood Tiger Insider - Week Six

By EyeOfTheTiger - Week Five Recap The Tigers were on the road again last week but the trip was much shorter than the previous week's trip to Franklin County. Last week it was just down Dixie Highway to Covington to take on the Holmes Bulldogs. Holmes was 3-1 with their only loss to the undefeated Scott Eagles. Beechwood needed a win to stay above .500 on the season. This game featured a lot of speed on both sides of the ball. The Tigers offense went 3 and out on their first possession, but then scored on their next four possessions in the first half to take control of the game. Sophomore QB Kyle Fieger led... Read More →


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