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Inside NKY Football (9/1)

By Walter - After two weeks, every Northern Kentucky team has now played their opening game. Letís take a look at the action: Donít call it a comeback: The Cooper Jaguars fell behind early to Newport Central Catholic but a field goal just before the half to close the deficit to 14-10, was just the start of 24 unanswered points by Coach Randy Borchersí squad. Jags were led by the duo of QB Will Ludwick (17-29 for 204 yards, 3 tdís) and RB Avery Bricking (17 rushes, 125 yards), but it was the play of Cory Fussinger (6 catches, 67 yards, 4 sacks) on both sides of the ball that takes home player of the... Read More →


Inside Mountain Football (9/1/13)

By All State Baseball - Another week has passed in the 2013 Kentucky High School Football Season. Hereís a recap of all the action from Friday Night. - Somerset went into Pond Creek looking to knock off the Belfry Pirates on their own home field, but that didnít happen as Belfry steam rolled to victory 37-12. - Mike Holcomb went to 2-0 in his first season as Letcher Central head coach, as his Cougars defeated McCreary Central easily, 56-0, in the ARH Football Classic at Letcher County Central High School. - Perry County Central fell to 1-1 on the season as they were demolished by... Read More →


Game Report Hurley, Va. 36 East Ridge 14

By newarkcatholicfan - East Ridge falls to Hurley, Virginia, 36-14. This was one of those games that the score really does not indicate how close these two teams come to be equal in talent. Three events took place in this one that changed the tone of the game and left one team looking like they won easily and the other team saying what if? Things got started in this one with Trey Oliver from Hurley showing off his speed, with an 18-yard run. Mr. Hurley easily looked a step or two faster than anyone else on the field all game long. The run occurred just fifteen second into the game. The East Ridge... Read More →


Game Report Belfry takes down Somerset 37-12

By newarkcatholicfan - The match up between Somerset and Belfry was billed as one of the marquee match ups in the 2013 Pike County Bowl and for the firs half it did more than live up to it. The 2nd half was a domination by the Pirates, who seemed to make the necessary adjustments needed to shut down to shut down Somersets two primary weapons. Just :27 seconds into the game Belfry would flex its muscles on the defensive side of the ball when, Hayden Hatfield got to quarterback, Castle Hatcher for the games first sack. The Pirates defense would force a punt after three plays ran by the Somerset offense,... Read More →



Inside North-Eastern Kentucky Football (8-31-13)

By Ram - The North-Eastern Kentucky Notebook will look at teams for the North-Eastern Kentucky area, which includes the following teams: Ashland, Boyd County, East Carter, Fairview, Greenup County, Lawrence County, Lewis County, Raceland, Russell, and West Carter. The Week in Review: Ashland 35 Raceland 34 OT This game was the game of the week in the area and it did not disappoint. Raceland took the early lead, but the Tomcats battled back and evened the score. In overtime the Rams scored first and added the one point conversion to see Ashland score and convert the conversion for two. ... Read More →


Inside Capital City Football

By CoachBuckett - All three teams opened up in week 0 and 2 of the 3 came away with a victory. Franklin County opened the 2013 football season with a big win over North Bullitt on Friday. Offense started off where the finished last season with putting up big numbers. Although every coach will tell you improvement still needs to occur Coach Tracy is happy with the development of his team so far. Coach Tracy says they are 2 deep and Barrett Sanderson is really starting to understand his role in the offense. As expected Lorenzo McCaskell led the way with 112 yards rushing and 54 yards receiving. On the... Read More →


Bluegrass Area Insider

By Bluegrasscard - Bluegrass Teams - Week 1 1. Scott County (1-0) Last week: Jumped on Lafayette early and often and won 52 - 22. Scott Daniel Mr. Football watch: Daniel opened the game with a 66 yard run and added 6 more giving him 72 yards on two carries for a 36 yard average. Up next - Ryle at home Friday. Read More →


Offensively speaking

By Les - It looks as if the main ingredient for success in Week Zero for most of the Southeastern Six teams was scoring lots of points on offense, and thatís just what Harlan County, Knox Central and Williamsburg did last Friday. The interesting thing is how each three dominated on offense. For example ó Harlan County used its offensive attack to blow out Class 6A Madison Central with ease. The Black Bears totaled 417 yards on offense, as Senior fullback Carson Whitehead rushed for 112 yards while senior tailback Zach Chitwood ran for 80 yards and senior quarterback Scott Bailey added 77 on the... Read More →


2013 Republic Bank Bluegrass Bowl Preview

By Bluegrasscard - Background The Bluegrass Bowl was established in 1995. The Bowlís objective is to showcase the excellent quality of high school football in the state of Kentucky. This unique setting features top teams from around Kentucky. The first teams to play in the event included Hazard High School, Trinity High School, Jessamine County High School and host Lexington Catholic. The event brought together teams and fans from the stateís largest city and from its proud mountain region. Truly a one-of-kind setting in Kentucky High School football. In 2008 the event went beyond the state border when... Read More →


St. Xavier Insider - Week One

By AvidTiger - Lets begin by saying St. Xavier has that first victory under their belt by beating a senior laden ballard team. Watching the game one would concede that this team isn't "the top team in the state". But with new coaches realistically they're not expected to be in mid season form in the season opener. Game review: Offense and defense both have a ways to go before this team can claim another state title. Defense needs to work on their pass coverages and assignments. Last Friday vs ballard the tigers got torched through the air for 366 yards and two tds. This is cause to worry because that... Read More →


Beechwood Tiger Insider - Week One

By EyeOfTheTiger - The 2013 Beechwood Tigers finally get to play one that counts this Friday. The lifting and off season workouts, 7 on 7ís, two-a-days and scrimmages are over. Friday night all that work needs to be put to use to get win number one on the board. As is their custom, the Tigers played two scrimmages versus playing one and having an in season bye. Scrimmage number one was against the Conner Cougars. That scrimmage was played with a running clock and no live action on kicks. It was a struggle early for the Tigers against the Cougars. Conner controlled the action for a big part of the game. The... Read More →


South-Central Kentucky Football: The Overlooked Gamekiller - Special Teams

By DragonFire - The Overlooked Gamekiller - Special Teams It’s not that offense and defense are unimportant. The performance in those areas is obviously key to a victory or loss on Friday nights. But the red headed stepchild is the special teams, which can easily prop up or ruin performances in the other areas. The latter was on full display in the South-Central Kentucky area on Friday. It started with the opening game of the year in the area and perhaps the entire state, the Warren Central/Madisonville-North Hopkins game at Greenwood. The Dragons entered the game ranked #3 by BluegrassPreps.com... Read More →


Inside Western Kentucky Football: August 27

By The Scribe - The first week of the high school football season did not disappoint, with a new rivalry formed in the far western part of the region where Paducah Tilghman beat McCracken County 24-23 before an overflow crowd at the new Marquette Stadium (the new McCracken school secured naming rights for all of their sports venues). All the Mustangs have to do is look back at two missed extra points and a touchdown called back for holding in the fourth quarter. Neither team rushed for more than 85 yards in the game, with Tilghman again proving how hard it is to get to the outside against their speed.... Read More →


Beechwood Freshman Preview

By EyeOfTheTiger - A tough act to follow. Last year's Beechwood Tiger freshman team breezed their way to a N. Ky. freshman championship. But each year is a brand new start in the freshman ranks. Last year gives little insight into this one. The first challenge each year in freshman ball in N. Ky. seems to be what teams are playing against who. The 1A schools, except Beechwood, haven't fielded freshman teams for a few years, instead combining freshman and sophomores onto teams and playing a "froshmore" schedule and no JV. Over the past few years, the 2A schools have struggled fielding freshman teams. I... Read More →


Can Houliston be the next great Highlands QB?

By Walter - Going back to 1999, there aren't many high school programs in the state of Kentucky that can say they have produced the type of talent at the quarterbacks position that the Highlands Bluebirds have. Among that list includes a future Super Bowl champion in Jared Lorenzen, another NFL quarterback in Gino Guidugli. a Joe Montana quarterback of the year nominee in Tony Guidugli, as well as Mr Football and current Kentucky Wildcat Patrick Towles, and 1st team all state and That's my Boy award winner, Donovan McCoy. Needless to say, there are a lot of high expectations if you are the quarterback... Read More →


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