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Saint Xavier Tigers

By AvidTiger - Saint Xavier Tigers Preview Saint Xavier is sporting a new head coach with no previous varsity coaching experience. Will Wolford is a 1982 alumnus of Saint X. He played in the NFL for 13 years, went to three super-bowls and was a three time pro bowl participant. Wolford is replacing a “living legend”, so the expectations are sky high. Most supporters have faith that with his knowledge of the game and revamped coaching staff he can get the job done. Saint X has a slightly revamped schedule this season, with only one tune-up game. That game being Fairdale. Lex-cath is the second game on... Read More →

Covington Catholic Colonels

By Walter - A season ago, the Covington Catholic Colonels had high hopes of getting back to the state championship for the first time since the 2006 season. The Colonels had their season ended early in the region finals to Highlands, 28-13, but Coach Wirth knows that he returns a team that will once again compete at a high level. “ We have a lot of guys back from last year, so some of the strengths of that team will return with those players” Said Coach Dave Wirth. Offensively, the Colonels return two of the better play makers in Northern Kentucky in running back Luke Bir and Sam Dressman. Bir was... Read More →

Harlan County Black Bears

By Les - Harlan County Black Bears This is the season many Harlan County fans have been waiting for. Many believe this season the Black Bears could make a run at the Class 5A state championship. Tom Larkey's squad is coming off an 11-3 campaign that saw them reach the state semifinals for the second time in three years. Harlan County has won their respective district three straight seasons and are picked to win their fourth in a row with eight starters coming back on offense while six return on defense. Most teams would have to rebuild after losing a player like former tailback Jake... Read More →

Trinity Shamrocks

By thsrocks - Trinity seeks their 23rd State Football Championship in 2013. Head Coach Bob Beatty returns to lead the Rocks for his 14th season in St. Matthews. Trinity has earned 10 state titles under Beatty. His record is 167-22 (88.3%). The Shamrocks are going for their second “4-peat” with Beatty at the helm. The varsity coaching staff changes include former defensive coordinator Craig Swabek returning to the private sector and Matt Deeds returning to his Alma Mater as the linebacker coach. Brian Smith is the defensive coordinator for 2013. Reggie Bonnafon, a University of Louisville signee,... Read More →

2013: Inside the Numbers

By The Scribe - The official start of the Kentucky high school football season is now 24 days away, and it’s a good time to have some fun with the numbers. Longest Winning Streaks It’s no real surprise that each of the six defending state champions have the six longest active winning streaks. Bowling Green has won 30 straight games with their last loss coming to Christian County 14-10 in the 2010 playoffs. Mayfield has won 14 straight games, with a season-opening loss to Warren Central the only thing keeping the Cardinals from the school’s second-ever undefeated season. Read More →

Trigg County Wildcats

By The Scribe - After last year’s collapse down the stretch, 2013 is definitely a ‘put-up or shut-up’ season for Trigg County. The Wildcats started 3-1 with a rain-shortened win over Class 2A runner-up Caldwell County but dropped five of their last six games, including the last three by a total of 19 points. The Wildcats lacked leadership last year which was evident in their late season losses. A large and talented senior class is expected to broach that problem in 2013. Senior Luke McKenzie is a three-year starter at quarterback, throwing for 1,724 yards and 19 touchdowns. He also ran for... Read More →

Whitley County Colonels

By Les - Whitley County Colonels Jim Black's Whitley County Colonels are young, but talented. Whitley County lost a lot of talent this past season with the graduation of Boston Bryant, Tilmon Jackson and Samuel Vanover graduating. But that still doesn't mean the Colonels can't and won't compete for the district championship. They'll be hard-pressed to unseat Harlan County as the district champions, but they've got the best chance to do so. Whitley County lost its top three tacklers from this past season and could be young on the defensive side of things, but the Colonels do return a lot of... Read More →

Scott County Cardinals

By Bluegrasscard - Scott County Cardinals Head Coach – Jim McKee (19th Season as head coach, 17th season at Scott County) 2012: 12-2, District Champions, Region Champions, Lost to Louisville Trinity in State Semifinal. Overview Scott County coach Jim McKee has been building the Cardinal program for 17 years. Being in the heavyweight class of the state this has been challenging task. In 2012 the Cardinals took nationally ranked Trinity to the brink – on Trinity’s home turf – in the State Semifinal game. Trinity had to use every bit of its immense talent to nip the Cardinals ... Read More →

Highlands Bluebirds

By Walter - For the past 6 seasons there hasn’t been a more successful football program in the state of Kentucky than the Highlands Bluebirds. During that span, the Birds have won 6 consecutive state championships while compiling a record of 87-3. The Bluebirds are currently tied with Trinity for the most football state championships in Kentucky. Needless to say, this year’s team will once again have high expectations from not only the coaching staff but also the community. “ I think each off season gets a little better,” Said Highlands head coach Dale Mueller. “ I think the guys stand on the... Read More →

Christian County Colonels

By The Scribe - Christian County head coach Steve Lovelace understands he is going to have to retool his offense this year with the graduation of most of his skill people. However, that adjustment will be made somewhat easier with the return of most of the line on both sides of the football. The Colonels are 58-21 in six seasons under Lovelace, including five straight 8-win seasons. But the veteran coach must replace quarterback Ryan Knight (2,300 yards, 27 TDs), running backs Korey Moseley (1,700 yards, 22 TDs) and Juan Jones, and leading receiver Jeff Alexander (30 rec., 700 yards). “We lost 25... Read More →

Caldwell County Tigers

By DreamKiller - The 2013 football season looks to be an exciting one for this west Kentucky school. Following up a Class 2A State Runner-up finish in 2012 the Tigers should be highly ranked in most, if not all, of the state's ranking services considering the fact that the returning players played such a huge part in the Tigers getting to the 2A Finals in 2012. Caldwell County returns most of its key pieces on offense this year. Leading the way are a pair of juniors in the backfield in QB Elijah Sindelar and RB Jaylen Boyd, the defending Class 2A District 1 Player of the Year. Sindelar's numbers were quite... Read More →

Bell County Bobcats

By Les - Bell County Bobcats Expectations are high once again on Log Mountain, but for the first time since Wayne Mills took over for former coach Dudley Hilton three years ago, the Bobcats will have to depend on youth to carry them deep into post-season play. Sixteen seniors gradated from last season's team, including tail backs Ryan Collett and Jonathan Polly, who combined to rush for more than 2,800 yards on the ground. Bell County will also have to count on a young line with only one starter returning. After dominating the district action the past couple of years, the Bobcats will also be... Read More →

Cooper Jaguars

By Walter - While Cooper has improved each of their first 5 years as a program, this past season was athe most memorable one for Coach Randy Borchers and his 5A Cooper Jaguars. The Jags won a school record 13 games and made it all the way to the state championship game, where they fell 34-20 to Bowling Green. Success breeds more success though and Coach Borchers is already seeing the benefits of the deep post season run. “ Obviously us having such a good season last year has built our numbers,” Said Coach Borchers. “ We’ve got a lot of sophomores coming up and the excitement around our school and... Read More →

Mayfield Cardinals

By Toothpick - Mayfield Cardinal Preview 2013 The question begins with how will Mayfield look without Mr Everything, Jonathan Jackson and supporting cast of the 2013 senior class. The answer comes in the form of, “We are Mayfield”. The Cardinals will have a different look this year but should have all the talent needed to make another deep run at a possible state title and team speed will be a Cardinal plus. The Cardinals return their entire offensive and defensive lines that started in the 2012 state championship. They also return 3 receivers who either started or saw significant varsity minutes in a... Read More →

Clay County Tigers

By JokersWild24 - 2013 Clay County Tigers Football: Key Returnees: Offense: QB – Ryan Holland: A returning starter, the junior signal-caller will look to build on last year’s campaign. A pocket-passing type QB who undoubtedly has a strong arm, but will need to be more accurate and make better decisions to continue showing improvement. Read More →