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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 →

St. Xavier Insider- week 6

By AvidTiger - This past week, the tigers improved their record to 4-2. They travelled to the beehive and escaped with a w thanks to the play of junior qb, Noah Houk. Nagle was pulled towards the end of the second quarter due to his dismal performance. He fumbled the ball away in the redone and was immediately benched. Noah was then inserted and revived the offense. Noah finished the night 7-11 for 142 yards and a pair of td tosses. Hayden led all receivers with 91 yards and 1 td. Walker had 13 carries for 68 yards, 1 receiving td and a 62 yard punt return td negated by a personal foul. Davis led the... Read More →

Inside South-Central Kentucky Football (9-30-13)

By DragonFire - Inside South-Central Kentucky Football (9-30-13) -There’s really not much to be said about Bowling Green’s (5-0) 58-0 victory over Barren County (1-5). It was the first true walkover this year for the Purples, and they utilized the time to get some utility players some work. Oh, Hayes still got 259 yards and 5 TD passes and Fant had a mere 92 yards and 2 TDs, but other players got in the mix too. With Blue Tisdale out, players like Jamale Carothers (4/50) and Trey Boards (2/52/1) got to carry the ball, as 7 different Purples got at least one carry. Backup QB Campbell Gott got some work... Read More →

Inside NKY Football (9/30)

By Walter - The midway point for Northern Kentucky football is now in the books and district play is starting to heat up with each game having more importance in the playoff outlook. Let’s take a look back at this past week’s games. Holy Cross 51 Bishop Brossart 12 (Thursday) It was the Jaylen Beal show as he led Holy Cross with 215 yards rushing and 6 touchdowns on just 9 carries. Holy Cross rolled up 433 yards of offense to improve their record to 1-4 on the season. Beechwood 40 Holmes 7 The Tigers went on the road and put together one of their better games on both sides of the ball, improving... Read More →

Getting a College Football Scholarship - Part 3

By Ram - This is part three 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 needs to be done, and when? Freshman Like I said, the process starts when the player is a Freshman. The player needs to focus on making great grades. Grades will be important. The player also needs to focus on taking College preparation classes and ACT... Read More →

Inside Wilderness Trace Football (9-29-13)

By thegeneral - A weekly notebook focusing on Boyle County, Danville and Mercer County, with additional info on other nearby teams: LOOKING BACK Danville 48, Green County 34 Big plays helped Danville (2-3) defeat Green (3-3), end a three-game losing streak and put a tumultous two-week period in the rear-view mirror. Ace Ray recovered a fumble and returned it 72 yards for a touchdown with 2:57 to play allowed the Admirals to secure a win that nearly got away. They led 41-13 after Jawan Grey’s 76-yard touchdown run early in the third quarter, but the Dragons scored 21 straight points and were seven... Read More →