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Warren Central Dragons

By DragonFire - Over the past two years, the Dragons have established themselves as arguably one of the top 10 teams in the state regardless of class. They have played in three straight region title games, and have only one loss to a team in those three years that didn't play for a state title. Unfortunately for Warren Central, they have six losses to teams that did, and three of those losses prevented them from winning even a single region title during that time. In the last two years, the prevailing feeling on Morgantown Road is that Bowling Green prevented them from not only winning a region title, but... Read More →

Frankfort High Panthers

By CoachBuckett - The most frequent question Coach Foley and his staff are asked at Frankfort is, “Coach Can we beat Beechwood this year?” Since Coach Foley’s arrival in Frankfort they have won 7 straight District Titles, a Regional Championship and a Semi-finals appearance. But none of that matters to the Panther faithful. Is this a fair question the coaching staff should have to answer? Or have the Panther Coaching staff maximized their talent pool given the school has only 115 boys? Offense The questions the Frankfort coaching staff keep asking themselves who will step up to replace 70% of the offense... Read More →

Holmes Bulldogs

By Walter - The 2013 version of the Holmes Bulldogs will be very different from the 2012 version. In 2012, the Bulldogs finished 6-5 with huge wins over 2A state champion Newport Central Catholic, as well as 1A state semi finalist, Beechwood. Heading in to this season the Bulldogs will look to replace not only seniors, but also last year’s head coach, as Ben Nevels takes over the program in his first season as Holmes’ football head coach. “ It’s been a growing experience for both the kids and myself,” Said Coach Nevels.” Just laying the foundation of what expectations are going to be, how we’re going... Read More →

Ryle Raiders

By Walter - It was a rough 2012 season for the Ryle Raiders as they finished 3-8, with a first round playoff loss to Scott County 42-10. The Raiders closed the season on a 5 game losing streak, but the record can also be attributed to the tough schedule that Ryle played, which consisted of games against 4A state champion Highlands, 5A state runner up Cooper, 6A state semi finalist Scott Co, and national ly ranked Colerain out of Cincinnati, OH. “ 2010 we ran in to some challenges with our schedule but had a great season and then ran in to a brutal schedule in 2011 and 2012” Said Ryle head coach... Read More →

Williamsburg Yellow Jackets

By Les - Williamsburg Yellow Jackets After getting knocked off by Hazard for the second straight year in the Class A, Region 3 title game, Jerry Herron’s Williamsburg Yellow Jackets seems poised to make another run at the regional title and beyond with most of its talent returning on both sides of the ball. The Yellow Jackets posted an impressive 11-2 record in 2012 (third-best in Class A) and look to improve on that as well with nine starters returning on both sides of the ball. “We have spent all off-season getting ready for this,” Herron said. “The first thing we know that we have to do is... Read More →

Bowling Green Purples

By DragonFire - Last year the Purples featured a team that only returned four starters following their triumphant 2011 season. Everyone knew they would still put out a typically strong team, but 2012 was viewed as a window of opportunity, a time when maybe a team's best shot could knock Bowling Green off the mountaintop. The Purples responded with an emphatic "YOU MISSED." Bowling Green ran the table again to push their win streak to 30 straight wins, which included their second win in two years over vaunted St. X. That Bowling Green is the premier program in western Kentucky is a given. But the whispers... Read More →

Johnson Central Golden Eagles

By All State Baseball - Johnson Central Can Johnson Central get past the regional championship? For four straight years (2007-2011) the Johnson Central Golden Eagles have made it to the regional championship and the result has been the same, they have lost. From 2008-2011 Johnson Central has lost the regional championship to Highlands who would go on to win Class 4A State Title. 2007 Johnson Central lost the regional championship to Lincoln County, who would go on to lose in the semi-finals to eventual state champions, Highlands. The past two years, Johnson Central has lost in the second round. 2011 Johnson... Read More →

Conner Cougars

By Walter - Coming in to last season expectations were high for the Conner Cougars. Not only did they return one of the best playmakers in Northern Kentucky in Cameron Fogle, who is now at the University of Kentucky, they also returned one of the top quarterbacks in the country for the class of 2014 in 6’3 Drew Barker, who is now also committed to the University of Kentucky. The Cougars finished 9-3 and had their season ended prematurely in the second round of the playoffs by Franklin County in a 62-59 shootout. Heading in to this season expectations will once again be high for the Hebron squad as... Read More →

Russell Red Devils

By Ram - Russell Russell Fans, don’t run away, the Red Devils will need you this year. Most close to the program have dreaded the 2013 football season for several years knowing that this would be the year Russell would have the most trouble in many many years. After several down years, this will be rock bottom for the Red Devils, and hopefully the start of a rebuilding process that will reap future rewards. After graduating 16 players, the Red Devils are left with a thin returning roster of 32 players. Not a great number for a school that is Class 2A by enrollment, but playing in Class 3A.... Read More →

Breathitt County Bobcats

By All State Baseball - Breathitt County How will the Bobcats do without longtime head coach, Mike Holcomb? Kyle Moore has been named the new head football coach at Breathitt County. Kyle was Breathitt County’s QB from 94-98, during that span Kyle lead Breathitt to a 62-7 record with 2 straight state championships and 2 straight 15-0 seasons. Kyle replaces longtime coach Mike Holcomb who left Breathitt for Letcher County Central back over the summer. The Bobcats lost a total of 15 players from last year’s team due to graduation. Breathitt does return star WR Wes Noble who caught 22 passes for 427 yards and 4... Read More →

Newport Central Catholic Thoroughbreds

By Walter - The 2012 season was a memorable one for the Thoroughbreds of Newport Central Catholic. After a sluggish 2 -4 start, the Breds won 9 straight, en route to the Class 2A state championship with a win over Caldwell County 30-26. Heading in to the 2013 season, Newcath will be looking for their third state championship in 4 years. They will have to do so, however, without former head coach Eddie Eviston, who accepted a position to coach at Georgetown College. This years’ team will be led by long time Newcath assistant Dan Wagner, who will look to lead his team back to the state championship.... Read More →

Raceland Rams

By Ram - Raceland Can Raceland win the big game? That is the question most Ram Fans are asking. A fixture in the playoffs, and a storied program of success in North-Eastern Kentucky, Raceland seems to have a problem in the Big Game. And, in the playoffs, all the games are big. Raceland returns all the tools necessary to end the season in Bowling Green. But, can they? Raceland’s strength is going to be their senior class, ladened with talent and experience. The Rams return four offensive linemen: Nevan Johnson, Mac Boggs, Austin Manis, and Alec Risner. Size, strength, and experience will make... Read More →

Collins Titans

By sidelinedoc - There is a lot of excitement and expectations about the upcoming season. With 9 starters back on offense and 10 on defense and 18 players on offense and 19 players on defense returning who were in the varsity rotation last season. Collins has added several good young players this year and expect to play 35+ players on the varsity this year. Depth will be a big key this season in taking the next step with the program. Coach Lucas stated, "We know that we've got to work extremely hard to build on the success we've had, but we've got great kids and they are doing a tremendous job. We've got... Read More →

Lafayette Generals

By Bluegrasscard - Lafayette Generals Head Coach – Eric Shaw (1st Season) 2012: 7-4, District Champions, Lost to Louisville Male first round The Generals will be under new leadership in 2013. Coach Carl Hayden has accepted a new position in the Fayette County school system and will not be at the helm in 2013. Assistant Eric Shaw was named as head coach in mid-summer. By naming Shaw as head coach the administration seems to have confidence in the foundation established by Hayden. The Generals were impressive in 2012 going undefeated in their district. They had the unfortunate timing of... Read More →

Belfry Pirates

By All State Baseball - Belfry Can Belfry win the big game? For three straight years dating back to 2010, the Belfry Pirates have went to the state championship game against Louisville Central and each year turned out to be the same result with Louisville Central coming out on top. Belfry seems to have a problem winning the big game as they have failed for three straight years. In 2010 Belfry lost to Louisville Central 46-7, In 2011 Belfry would fall to Louisville Central 15-14 and in 2012 Louisville Central would top Belfry once again 12-6 in Overtime. So the question is, Can Belfry get over the hump and win... Read More →