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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 →

Inside Central KY Football

By All State Baseball - By thegeneral Preseason notes from central Kentucky programs: One of the first things Clay Clevenger did as Danville's new coach was to fill in the hole. Clevenger oversaw a renovation of the Admirals weight room that not only improves the look of the place but also creates more useable space for the important work that will be done there. The room is on the site of an old swimming pool in the basement of the building next to the school that also houses the locker room and other football facilities. The pool was covered years ago, but the space couldn't be used, and that... Read More →

Madison Central Indians

By Bluegrasscard - Madison Central Indians Head Coach – Bert Browne (4th season head coach) 2012: 7-5, Lost to Trinity in second round of playoffs Overview You really hate to use the words ‘rebuilding year’ when talking about a high school football team. But anyway you slice it that is what the 2013 season is for the Madison Central Indians – at least on the offensive side of the ball. Gone is Quarterback and 2nd leading rusher Hunter Stocker. Also gone is speedy and very talented Dominique Hawkins (Mr. Basketball last season if anyone missed that) who had 1,110 yards rushing last... Read More →

Danville Admirals

By All State Baseball - By thegeneral The last time Danville changed coaches, Clay Clevenger was in middle school. Ronald Reagan was in the White House, Joe Montana was winning Super Bowls and Danville, one of only five Kentucky schools with 10 or more football championships, had only three trophies in its case. Clevenger helped the Admirals capture two of the seven titles they won in 25 years under former coach Sam Harp, and now he has returned as the replacement for Harp, who resigned last winter to become the coach at Lebanon (Tenn.). Change is not something they're used to at Danville, and... Read More →

Mercer County Titans

By All State Baseball - By thegeneral Stability isn’t usually one of the characteristics associated with a program whose coach has been in place for less than 18 months, but it’s hard to ignore the feeling of stability at Mercer County and what it might mean for a program that has had precious little of that in recent seasons. Chris Pardue has been the Titans coach for only one season, but the success they had last year and the work he and his team have done in the months since has fueled optimism at Mercer. The Titans are coming off a 6-5 season that was their first winning campaign since 2006,... Read More →

The Southeastern Six - Tough Slates (Part 2)

By Les - The Southeastern Six article (Part Two) 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 two of a two-part article with the second part running before Week 0 begins. It will feature Knox Central,... Read More →

Inside The Southeastern Six (Week Zero)

By Les - Inside the Southeastern Six is a weekly supplement that consists of Bell County, Corbin, Harlan County, Knox Central, Whitley County and Williamsburg. Each team participated in their respective scrimmages this past week, so let’s see which teams turned in solid showingsand not-so-solid showings. Clay County 21, Bell County 20 — I talked to Bell County coach Wayne Mills and he said his young team has some things to work out and hopefully as the season progresses, the Bobcats will continue to get better. The Bobcats looked good early as sophomore tail back Chase Woolum scored his team’s... Read More →

Inside Western Kentucky Football: Opening Week

By The Scribe - Inside Western Kentucky Football Across the board, western Kentucky football should be better in 2013. With the exception of Class 6A, each class should have at least two western Kentucky teams ranked in the preseason top 10. Mayfield (1A) and Bowling Green (5A) are defending state champions, while Caldwell County (2A) was state runner-ups a year ago. All three enter 2013 as the favorite to win their respective class. New Kids on the Block Read More →

McCracken County Mustangs

By Toothpick - 2013 For those who have never heard of McCracken County, there is a good reason, this is the inaugural season for McCracken County High School that formed by combining Lone Oak, Heath and Reidland High Schools. The job of combining, and organizing, the 3 schools into one football team came from within when the new school tabbed veteran Lone Oak High School Head Coach Jack Haskins for the task in what Haskins claims will be his final stop before retirement. Haskins brings a wealth of experience with him having been the head coach at Heath, Calloway County, Ballard Memorial, Graves County... Read More →

Butler County Bears

By The Scribe - If there is a Class 2A team that can fly under the radar much like Caldwell County did last year, it’s Butler County. The Bears lost all-everything player Elijah Flener, who threw for over 2,600 yards and 20 touchdowns last year. However, the addition of transfers Jimmy Burns (Warren East) and Bryce Shanklin (Todd County Central) will make Flener’s loss easier to overcome. Burns threw for 2,131 yards and 24 touchdowns last year in helping guide the Raiders to the Class 4A semifinals. Shanklin was one of the best players on a bad team at Todd County, and could move to the... Read More →

Inside Capital City Football

By CoachBuckett - During each week of the year, Inside Capital City Football will be taking a look at the teams from the Capital City. This will include inside looks at Franklin County, Frankfort High, and Western Hills. The goal each week is to provide some insight on the developments of each program. Help celebrate the success and look into the struggles of all teams throughout the year. Franklin County The million dollar question is can they Flyer offense be as dangerous as last years? Franklin County is returning some key players this season. Looks like the strength of this year’s team will be the... Read More →

Fort Campbell Falcons

By The Scribe - After one of their most successful eras in Fort Campbell football history, the Falcons are ready to turn the page on a new chapter of their book of championships. Shawn Berner stepped down after 11 seasons, compiling a 112-31 record (.783 winning percentage). The 112 wins is second at the school to Marshall Patterson, who won 227 games from 1962-93. However, Berner's postseason record was 25-8. Berner led the Falcons to three consecutive Class 2A state titles from 2007-09. He also coached two Kentucky Mr. Footballs at Fort Campbell -- Micah Johnson and Antonio Andrews. Now,... Read More →