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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 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 →

Color Danville coach's debut a success

By thegeneral - 40938 Photo: Danville captains Olyjawan Ford (34), Jacobie Harris (52), Nolan Spann (18) and Trevon Sandifer (74) head to midfield with coach Clay Clevenger for the pregame captains' meeting prior to their season opener Saturday at Campbellsville University. The Admirals wore Campbellsville junior varsity jerseys for their first game under Clevenger. ============================================ It was the kind of thing that can make coaches crazy, and the kind of thing Clay Clevenger surely did not need before his first game as coach at Danville. Coaches try to make sure every... Read More →

Inside Wilderness Trace Football (8-25-13)

By thegeneral - A weekly notebook focusing on Boyle County, Danville and Mercer County, with occasional info on other teams in central Kentucky's Wilderness Trace area: LOOKING BACK Boyle County 41, Lincoln County 0 Josiah Robbins was responsible for 210 of Boyle’s 312 yards, completing all five of his passes for 95 yards and one touchdown and rushing for 115 yards and two TDs to help the Rebels hand Lincoln its seventh loss in eight years in its PBK Bank/WPBK-FM Death Valley Bowl. Aiden Stewart rushed for one touchdown and returned an interception for another for the Rebels, who led 27-0 after one... Read More →

Are the Paris Greyhounds turning the ship around?

By All State Baseball - Everyone is excited that the high school football season is back, especially the fans/players of Paris High School and Bath County High School as these two teams met each other on Saturday at Nicholas County High School in Carlisle KY, part of the Nicholas County Bowl. Bath County jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first quarter thanks to a 24 yard field goal by kicker Caden Messer. Bath County wouldn’t have the lead long as Paris junior wide receiver Aaron Williams returned the kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown, that would put Paris up 6-3. Paris missed the two point... Read More →

Does Size Matter?

By Ram - Does Size Matter? For years the Raceland-Ashland game was the first game of the season. And, it was seen as a “give me” game for Ashland, and a “learning experience” for Raceland. That all changed in 1991 when Raceland shocked not only Ashland but the entire area. Then Raceland Coach Bill Tom Ross always scheduled larger schools and schools that were seen as much better then his Rams. Some ridiculed Coach Ross for that move, saying Raceland was getting nothing out of those games, and that he should stick with scheduling “small” schools. But, the 1991 victory over 4A Ashland, coming... Read More →

Inside Northern Kentucky Football (8-25-13)

By Walter - The opening week of football is in the books and we saw some great team and player performances. Let’s take a look at how each team fared in Northern Kentucky in week 0: Walton Verona (1-0) 21 Bellevue (0-1) 20 The Wildcats were led by Chris and Will Lattimore in this one. Just before the half, Chris Lattimore hauled in a 60 yard touchdown pass to put the Bearcats up 14-6. Opening the second half, the Bearcats used a 67 yard run by another Lattimore to extend the lead to 21-6. Bellevue was able to close the deficit to 20-14 after a Dillon Huff 2 yard touchdown run and 2 point conversion.... Read More →

Inside The Southeastern Six Football (08-25-13)

By Les - Week Zero is in the books and four of the Southeastern Six teams picked up wins. Corbin, Harlan County, Knox Central and Williamsburg each picked up victories while both Bell County and Whitley County lost. SOUTHEASTERN SIX PLAYER OF THE WEEK Dalton Sizemore, Williamsburg The senior quarterback threw for 415 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 70 yards and three touchdowns during the Yellow Jackets’ 43-14 win over Halls, Tenn. WEEK ZERO REVIEW South Pittsburg, Tenn. 35, Bell County 20 South Pittsburg’s Kahil Mitchell (19 carries, 139 rushing yards) and Jajuan Lankford (17... Read More →

Inside North-Eastern Kentucky Football (8-25-13)

By Ram - Inside North-Eastern Kentucky 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. Raceland 40 East Carter 14 In typical Week 1 (I know it’s really Week 0, but who says that) fashion this game was a slow start. I know complaining about scoring 40 points is crazy, but it's more about the manner in which the 40 points were scored then the total. The Rams came out slow, but got the job... Read More →

Inside South-Central Kentucky Football (8-25-13)

By DragonFire - Inside South-Central Kentucky Football (8-25-13) Week 1 in the area saw a mix of expected results and head turners. -Bowling Green (1-0) was up to their usual dominance in a 48-21 shellacking of highly regarded 4A #4 Lexington Catholic. The Purples gained 461 yards offense and the Hayes to Fant connection accounted for 4 TDs. The Purples look every bit the favorite they are. -Meanwhile Warren Central (0-1) stubbed their toe in their season opener against 4A #7 Madisonville-North Hopkins in a 27-13 loss. The Dragons were undone by 4 turnovers and a pair of blocked punts, with the... Read More →

Inside Mountain Football (8-25-13)

By All State Baseball - With the first week of the 2013 football season came and gone, we saw several kind-of surprises in the first week. - Pikeville who went (7-6) last season defeated Prestonsburg 37-20. Prestonsburg went 8-4 last season. Last time these two teams met was 2010 were Prestonsburg but a beating on Pikeville, defeating the Panthers 35-13. Prestonsburg went 10-3 that season, making it to the regional championship game were they were demolished by Corbin 48-14. - Morgan County (8-3) came into Irvine and defeated the Engineers of Estill County (0-10) 22-13. Morgan... Read More →

Murray Tigers

By Toothpick - 2013 Preview For those who love smash mouth football, Murray High is a dream come true since Head Coach Steve Duncan took over a mediocre Tiger club several years ago and transformed the Tigers back into a perennial 2A power that thrives on old school smash mouth football. Last season the Tigers went 10-3 with their only losses coming from 1A state champions Mayfield and 2 close losses to 2A state runner up Caldwell County. Though short of their ultimate goal of a state title, the 2012 Tigers did have a memorable season, upending undefeated and number #1 ranked Owensboro Catholic and... Read More →

Newport Wildcats

By Walter - The 2013 Newport Wildcats will feature a new, fresh look. Matt Schmidt will take over the program after Nick Rice moved on to Dixie Heights as an assistant. Schmitz brings a lot of knowledge of the game to the Newport program with 8 years of college experience at Division III Merchant Marine Academy (NY), University of Alabama- Birmingham, and Tennessee Tech University as a running backs coach and passing coordinator. His most recent stop was at Clinton High School just outside of Knoxville, Tennessee for two years. Coach Rice talked a little about what brought him to the Northern Kentucky... Read More →