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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 that’s just what Harlan County, Knox Central and Williamsburg did last Friday. The interesting thing is how each three dominated on offense. For example — 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 Bowl’s 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 state’s 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 7’s, 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 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 →