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Try To Stop Our Run Game, We'll Run Over You

By All State Baseball - Try To Stop Our Run Game, We’ll Run Over You Any offensive minded Coach knows how to win games. A Coach that may not put the best team on the field or have as many players as other teams do but is still able to win games. A team that wins year after year after year turns into a machine that keeps on winning and rarely gets stopped. That machine is located in Pond Creek Nation and is known as Belfry. The man who makes this machine known as Belfry run is long time head coach Philip Haywood. Coach Haywood is in his 28thseason as head coach at Belfry and has a record of 362-124 with 2 state... Read More →

Madisonville Maroons

By The Scribe - It’s been nine years since Madisonville-North Hopkins has advanced past the second round of the postseason. With a slew of returning starters and the loss of Lone Oak from the schedule due to consolidation, the Maroons should make a deep run in Class 4A this year. Junior T.J. Phaup takes over at quarterback and inherits some playmakers to hand off and throw to. Juniors Jaron White and Ryan Bowman both return in the backfield after combining for over 1,300 yards and 13 touchdowns last year. Senior Alex Gray had 600 yards receiving and an Abe Lincoln (four scores) last year. ... Read More →

The Southeastern Six's Tough Slate (Part One)

By Les - When it comes to playing tough schedules in the mountains, go no further than the Southeastern Six – Bell County, Corbin, Harlan County, Knox Central, Whitley County and Williamsburg. Each team is gearing up for deep playoff runs this season, and one way that will help them improve and be battle-tested in November and December is to play a tough slate, and each one will have done so by the time regular season play ends this season. This is part one of a two-part article with the second part running before Week 0 begins. It will feature Knox Central, Whitley County and Williamsburg’s tough... Read More →

Owensboro Catholic Aces

By The Scribe - Owensboro Catholic’s high-octane seasons have ended the past two seasons with overtime losses to Murray in the playoffs. With 13 starters back from last year’s 11-1 campaign, the Aces are looking to get back to the Class 2A title game for the first time since 2010 and fourth time in the past decade. The strength of the Aces should be in the trenches where a physical and quick crew will help protect returning quarterback Houston Hartz. Tackles Will Mullican and Jonathon Heath will likely be two-way starters on the line along with Reece Payne. Heath, Deveraux Reed, and Neil Bickett all... Read More →

Inside NKY Football: Preseason Edition

By Walter - Inside NKY football is a weekly segment that will cover all areas related to Northern Kentucky football.We will cover teams from class 1A all the way to 6A and how they did on Friday night, while also highlighting the star players from each game. That is one of the best parts about this area and the football that we see Northern Kentucky has produced state champions in 1A (Beechwood), 2A (Newport Central Catholic and Holy Cross), and 4A (Highlands and Covington Catholic,) while also producing state championship runner ups in 5A (Cooper) and 6A (Simon Kenton and Ryle). Needless to say,... Read More →

Central Yellowjackets

By theguru - By pgwesleycrds Coach Ty Scroggins' defending state title team of last year is once again loaded with five Division 1 prospects in 2013 and is expecting to compete for it's sixth state championship.Defense is the strength of this year's squad. Louisville Central brings back eight players on one of the top defensive squads in the state. Outside Linebackers Donald Styles and Phillip Francis, as well as Middle Linebacker Derquoine Mobley, and Free Safety Jujuan Hailey will strike fear in opposing offenses . "We expect them to make a lot of tackles, create turnovers, and do things Division... Read More →

Beechwood Tigers

By EyeOfTheTiger - So close, and yet so far. Following back to back state championships in 2007 and 2008, the Tigers have met an obstacle they have not been able to hurdle in the past 4 playoff seasons in the Mayfield Cardinals. Each of the past four seasons the Tigers have marched to their state semifinals meeting with the Cardinals, only to return to Ft. Mitchell each of those years one game short of another chance at state championship number 12. But this year, for the first time since those titles, the Cardinals are without their 4 year starting linebacker, running back and team leader – Jonathon Jackson.... Read More →

Cross This Line, I Dare You

By Ram - Cross This Line, I Dare You Anyone who truly understands the game of football. Someone that knows what it takes to win. Someone that understands that the best team doesn’t always walk away victorious. Someone that reads the Saturday paper and takes in the stats and accolades, but does so with a grin, knowing that winning football teams have a great advantage that is often not talked about. An advantage that does not get in the Saturday paper’s stat line. An advantage that makes their playmakers seem like supper stars - the offensive line. A team with a good quarterback, a good running... Read More →

Male Bulldogs

By theguru - By pgwesleycrds Chris Wolfe will take the Male Bulldogs into his 3rd season as head coach. The Bulldogs were 6-6 last year. They return five starters from offense and defense. "We have a talented sophomore class that was undefeated as freshman", said Coach Wolfe, "They will be playing a predominant role on the roster and need to gain early experience to be ready for district play", he added. The Bulldogs are big up front on both lines. "We are not as big as St.X but much bigger than the last two years when we got pushed around", said coach Wolfe. Seniors Malik Malone and his twin Mike... Read More →

Ballard Bruins

By theguru - By pgwesleycrds The Ballard Bruins and six year coach Mike Jackson come off of a 9-4 season last year. The Bruins return five offensive starters and eight defensive starters from last year's squad. According to Coach Jackson, chemistry was an issue for last year's team but this year it is a strength for the team. Another of one of the Bruin's strengths is the returning of a large senior class, many of whom started as sophomores in a rebuilding year. The Bruins play in one of the toughest classes in the state so every year is challenging. One of the weaknesses of the team is having to... Read More →

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

By Ram - Inside North-Eastern Kentucky Pre-Season Inside North-Eastern Kentucky 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. With the exception of two or three teams, football in North-Eastern Kentucky is going be down in 2013. Ashland, Raceland and Fairview will, more then likely, put a quality product on the field, but many of the other area teams are truly going to struggle to compete with teams from outside the area and... Read More →

Lexington Christian Eagles

By theguru - by Bluegrasscard Lexington Christian Eagles Head Coach – Ray Graham (Forth season) 2012: 6-6, Lost to Somerset in second round of playoffs. Overview The Lexington Christian Eagles come into 2013 on a low overall but with some excellent returning talent. Ray Graham is in his fourth season as head coach. It has been a challenging run for Graham as his Eagles were bumped into the 2A class in his second season while at the same time he has seen declining number in his program. But in 2013 the Eagles will return young starters who may get the Eagles back to championship form. Read More →

John Hardin Bulldogs

By theguru - By pgwesleycrds After the heart breaking 76 yard hook and latter by the Bowling Green Purples, first year Bulldog coach Chad Lewis and highly recruited defensive lineman Matt Elam are ready to compete for a 5A state championship. Coach Lewis, who has been defensive coordinator for the Bulldogs for 13 seasons, takes over for the living legend Mark Brown. "We are stressing fundamentals repetition, and proper technique", said coach Lewis. "This team needs to be sound fundamentally, use proper technique, and use repetition to perfect their skill. Things will then take care of themselves", he... Read More →

Inside South-Central Kentucky Football (Pre-Season)

By DragonFire - Inside South-Central Kentucky Football During each week of the year, Inside South-Central Kentucky Football will look at some of the teams from the greater Bowling Green area, and will include the following teams: Allen County-Scottsville, Barren County, Bowling Green, Franklin-Simpson, Glasgow, Greenwood, South Warren, Warren Central, and Warren East. The area will provide a healthy mix of teams with high expectations following successful years last year and teams looking to rebound from down seasons. And in one lonely case, a team that continues to struggle to gain a handle on... Read More →

Henry Clay Blue Devils

By All State Baseball - Henry Clay Blue Devils Head Coach – Samuel Simpson (21st season at Henry Clay) 2012: 5-7, Lost to Scott County in second round of playoffs Overview Long time coach Samuel Simpson probably can not wait for the 2013 season to start. His Henry Clay Blue Devils return most their key starters from the disappointing 2012 season. Leading this group is outstanding senior running back and possible Mr. Football candidate Elijah Bell. Unfortunately, the Blue Devils will have to put a pre-season tragedy behind them. Incoming transfer line backer Patrick Puckett was killed in a shooting in May.... Read More →