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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 →

Scott Eagles

By Walter - In Taylor Mill, the Scott Eagles football program isn’t something that is usually talked about. Last season the Eagles had their first non losing regular season in program history at 5-5 and with a lot of the main contributors back for the 2013 campaign, there is a lot of excitement surrounding Coach Dan Woolley’s team this year. “ We had a great off season,” Said Coach Woolley. “ We had a really good off season getting stronger and then with spring ball we definetly got better with our linemen and got better with those guys.” Offensively, the Eagles will return 9 starters led by 6’5... Read More →

Boyle County Rebels

By theguru - By thegeneral Without question, Boyle County is a young bunch. But that isn't reason enough to write off the Rebels. For while youth and inexperience could certainly keep them from getting as far as they'd like, there is also young talent that could allow them to do some special things this season. Whether that will happen, of course, depends on whether — or how quuickly — they can overcome the growing pains that always beset a teaam with so many new faces on the field. Boyle returns six starters on offense but brings back only two on defense, so there will be quite a few of those... Read More →

South-Central Kentucky Football: Old Faces In New Places

By DragonFire - Old Faces In New Places A Look at the Two New Head Coaches in the South-Central Kentucky Football Region At the close of the 2012 football season, the Greenwood Gators and Warren East Raiders had familiar faces at the head of their programs that had each been with the program for the better part of a decade or more. At Warren East, Ben Bruni had headed up the program for 8 seasons, since 2005. At Greenwood, Greg Cavanah had only been the head coach for 3 seasons, but had been an assistant since 2001. Both have now moved on, with Bruni now on the staff as offensive line coach at his... Read More →

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 →