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Inside NKY Football Region Final Edition

By Walter - After two weeks of playoff football, there are 5 Northern Kentucky teams still with hopes of a state championship in their respective class. In fact, every class that features a Northern Kentucky district will see a team in the region finals, except for 5A. In this week's edition of "Inside NKY Football," we will take a look back at the second round of the playoffs and preview the region finals for the teams still playing. Beechwood 47 Paris 3 The red and white Tigers continued their dominant run of wins in the first and second round of the playoffs with a 47-3 win over the Paris... Read More →


Inside the Southeastern Six Football (11-17-13)

By Les - The Southeastern Six is now down to the southeastern One after seeing Bell County, Corbin, and Harlan County each get eliminated this past week during second round action of the KHSAA State Playoffs. Yep, the lone team standing is Williamsburg, the team that ahs not received much respect from many statewide, and now look where the Yellow Jackets are at. Jerry Herron’s squad is back in the Class A Region title game for the third straight season with defending champion Hazard standing in the way. Can Williamsburg win and finally get over the hurdle, which is Hazard? We shall see. Player... Read More →


Trinity Insider: Round Three of 6A Playoffs Edition!

By thsrocks - The Shamrocks (6-5) travel to Preston Highway for their third round playoff game versus the Male Bulldogs (11-1) this Friday evening. The kickoff set for 7:30PM. The Bulldogs edged St. Xavier (7-5) 23-21 & Trinity handled the Manual Crimsons (9-3) 49-20. This contest is a rematch of the October 18 game won by Male 24-14. In action this past Friday versus Manual, Trinity’s senior QB Reggie Bonnafon gained 164 yards on 14 rushing attempts and four touchdowns. Bonnafon added 237 passing yards, completing 12 of 18 attempts with 2 touchdowns. The Shamrocks amassed 434 total yards. Senior WR... Read More →


Inside Western Kentucky Football: Playoffs Round 2

By The Scribe - There were no real surprises in the first round of the playoffs in the western end of the state. In fact, the brackets held to form with a few near upsets, but out of 24 first round games in this end of the state, 16 had running clocks by game’s end. There should be fewer running clocks and more questions answered in the second round. Class 1A Mayfield and Russellville each had easy first round wins. Mayfield should have another easy week, and the Panthers should take care of business against Bethlehem although it could be closer than some predict. Russellville (9-2) took care... Read More →



St. Xavier Insider- Round 2

By AvidTiger - With 4 games left to win until the ultimate goal, St. X got off on the right track with a 26-0 victory over fern creek in round 1 of the playoffs. District Play Every member of the "super district" won their first round game in relatively convincing fashion. The first round sweep leads to rematches of regular season district games. Manual travels to T looking to avenge a 38-30 defeat, in which Mötley passed for over 350 yards on the shamrocks; The tigers travel to Male in hopes of avenging their 44-40 defeat, a game in which Charles Walker didn't play. Possible Playoff Opponents If... Read More →


Simple Math - Why the Indiana system would work for Kentucky

By Bluegrasscard - Simple Math - Why the Indiana system work for Kentucky "Watered down", "blowouts", "left out" are all terms that arise when discussing the current structure of Kentucky football classes, districts, region and playoff system at this time of year. The current structure and system uses districts made of 4 to 7 teams where the top 4 district teams advance to the a five week playoff where six state champions are crowned. The current structure and system allows for 192 of the current 222 teams to advance into the post season. The current system is currently working as viewed from most ADs,... Read More →


Inside NKY Football: Round 2 Playoff Edition

By Walter - Several Northern Kentucky teams season came to an end this past Friday night, while some are still alive and making a push for what they hope ends with a state championship. In this week's edition of "Inside Northern Kentucky Football," we will take a look back at who stood out for each team, while also previewing this week's games and what to expect from our area teams as well as their opponent. Let's get started: Beechwood 49 Bracken County 0 Much like most years in the first round for the Tigers, it was another blowout and Beechwood rout to kick off the "second season." Sophomore... Read More →


"Give Them The Opportunity to Experience the Playoffs"

By Ram - "Give Them The Opportunity to Experience the Playoffs" There have been many threads since the new design of the playoff system. Many of the “pro-everyone should get in the playoffs” persons often use the argument ender “Everyone should be given the opportunity to experience the playoffs”. How do you counter that argument? If you do, it sounds like you are against letting kids play. If you don’t, you must be for it. Well, this past week I got some answers and counters for those people that say, “it’s for the kids”. These answers are from the kids. The kids are trying to tell people... Read More →


Inside North-Eastern Kentucky Playoffs (11-11-13)

By Ram - The Week In Review: Raceland 62 Phelps 14 The Rams rested some players in this first round game. The result: Sophomore running back Carson Christian rushed for 117 yards on 8 carries. Team Leading Rusher Daylin Beach carried three times for two scores and 89 yards. Two Raceland players scored their first Varsity touchdowns - Trey Mills and Nathaniel Davidson. Third sting QB Matt Preston went 4 for 7 with 83 yards passing and two touchdowns. Phelps’ players played hard and broke loose for one touchdown against the Rams’ predominately starting defense. Russell 49 Estill County 21... Read More →


Inside South-Central Kentucky Football (11-11-13)

By DragonFire - Inside South-Central Kentucky Football (11-11-13) -Ho-hum, just the usual first round running clock for Bowling Green (10-0) as they began their march to a third straight state title with a 49-7 victory over Apollo. The win was their 40th consecutive and clinched their 22nd double digit win season in the last 26 years. Bowling Green opened the throttle early to gain the necessary 36-0 lead before the end of the first quarter, then used most of the remainder of the game to play reserves and stay healthy moving forward. It was also senior night for Bowling Green, which honored 27 seniors.... Read More →


Bluegrass Area Playoffs Week 2 Update

By Bluegrasscard - "Family Affair" Its an all-District 7 in the second week of playoffs. Scott County, as expected, defeated George Rogers Clark 63-34. Henry Clay, with Elijah Bell in the line-up, had no problems defeating Madison Central 55-6. Bryan Station pulled off what was an upset only in the seeding charts, defeating Lafayette 28-14. The headliner game in this region was the Dunbar-Tates Creek game. Though a 1-4 match-up according to the seeding this game was expected to be an exciting one. It was, as Dunbar avenged a week 1 loss to the Commodores 28 - 16. So 7 sweeps 8 in 6A. Scott... Read More →


Phillip Haywood gets win #300 at Belfry, rolls past Jackson County 42-6

By All State Baseball - On a cold chilly November 8th night in the hills of Eastern Kentucky, a coach, team and fans seen a team get a first round playoff win and advance to the second round of the playoffs, they also saw a head coach get his 300th career win at his school, everyone also saw the losing team have it’s best season in school history. Belfry welcomed Jackson County in on November 8th for a first round playoff game to see who would advance and who would go home. Trenity Carr would get Belfry on the scoreboard first on a 5 yard touchdown run. Austin Woolum would come on and make the extra point kick... Read More →


The Southeastern Six Second Round Playoff Preview

By Les - Class A Pineville (7-4) at Williamsburg (8-2), 7:30 p.m. This will mark the third time these two teams have met this year. Williamsburg won an SEKC scrimmage game with ease, and then picked up an easy 47-0 win at Pineville just two weeks ago. The Yellow Jackets led 47-0 at the half before putting in their reserve during the game's final 24 minutes. Will this be a closer game? Can the Mountain Lions pull off the upset on the road? Those are two questions, that will be answered Friday, but I just don't see Pineville having an answer for the offensive trio of Williamsburg quarterback Dalton... Read More →


Inside the Southeastern Six Football (11-09-13)

By Les - You could say the Southeastern Six is now the Southeastern Four after both Knox Central and Lynn Camp were eliminated this past week during first round playoff action in their respective class’. Bell County, Corbin, Harlan County and Williamsburg are still standing tall with hopes of advancing to their respective region title games this week with wins in second round action. PLAYER OF THE WEEK Austin Caldwell, Bell County Caldwell missed the last two regular season games due to an ankle injury, but stepped up in postseason play by rushing for 228 yards and three touchdowns during Bell... Read More →


Trinity Insider: Round Two of Playoffs Edition

By thsrocks - The Shamrocks (5-5) host their second round playoff game with the Manual Crimsons (9-2) this Friday evening. The kickoff set for 7:30PM. The Crimsons thrashed Ballard (5-6) 41-0 & the Shamrocks handled the Eastern Eagles (4-6) 49-16. This contest is a rematch of the October 11 game won by Trinity 38-30. In action this past Friday versus Eastern, Trinity’s junior RB Donald Brooks gained 153 yards on 14 rushing attempts. Sophomore RB Jalen Reed added 108 yards on only 6 carries and scored three touchdowns. Senior QB Reggie Bonnafon added 87 yards on 6 rushing attempts. The Shamrocks... Read More →


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