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2017 BluegrassPreps.com Pre-Season Football Rankings

By Ram - Class 1A It has been said that when two freight trains are on a collision course you can see the tracks shaking between them. If this is true, expect to see the tracks shaking in Class 1A as both defending State Champion Beechwood and Runner-Up Hazard are loaded for bear and seemingly on a collision course. The two favorites will take it easy in Week 0 and then go full steam ahead in Week 1. Paintsville and Kentucky Country Day each have dreams of derailment and will begin their journey against schools from much larger classifications. Raceland and Russellville each draw tough openers, and... Read More →


KHSAA Recognizes Top Officials During "Officiate Kentucky Day"

By Colonels_Wear_Blue - Today marks the KHSAA’s first ever “Officiate Kentucky Day” gathering and conference, which is taking place in the Louisville Marriott. Officiate Kentucky Day is a one-day gathering of sports and sport activity officials from throughout the Commonwealth to celebrate the officiating industry. This event allows the KHSAA to partner with the National Association of Sports Officials as part of their “state day” program and will showcase nationally known collegiate and professional officials as well as high schools officials to share their knowledge, skills and expertise in officiating. ... Read More →


Douglass High School Stallions - Newest 6A football squad

By thsrocks - The Douglass Stallions initial season starts with high expectations. The Cats Pause picks the newly formed team #2 in their district. The first varsity contest is at Danville on August 19. The biggest regular season contest is at district favorite Scott County on October 6. The team’s website quotes Mr. Douglass: “Without a struggle, there can be no progress.” Head coach Brian Landis comes to Douglass from the University of Kentucky. Coach Landis also worked at Eastern Kentucky University and Georgetown College. He was an All-American his senior season at Georgetown, as the Tigers won... Read More →


KHSAA: 2017 Football Championship Schedule, Softball Face Protection, and More

By Colonels_Wear_Blue - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 18, 2017 The Board of Control conducted its first organizational meeting of the 2017-18 academic year July 14-15 at the Hotel Covington in Northern Kentucky. Over the course of its two-day meeting, the Board took a progressive step in the area of student-athlete safety by approving a recommendation from staff to mandate the use of face protection in softball for pitchers, first basemen and third basemen. The Board’s action, which follows the recommended use of protective headgear in July of 2014, makes Kentucky the first state to require face protection in... Read More →



Workouts vs. Practice: Balancing Fairness & Commitment

By ChiefSmoke - This one is inspired by the BGPreps faithful. I knocked this out before heading to Friday Night Camp.... we may have 100 kids tonight. I love KY HS Football! 62790 My Dad's first Boyle team in 1969 after a practice in August. These guys look tired, but they became a very good team! In the past couple days I have talked to two very successful coaches and at very strong programs who were having trouble getting their kids to attend practices/workouts. We have tried to build in some flexibility in July and this is how we do it. From the end of the dead period until we start... Read More →


OTA- speeding up the process, breaking up the monotony

By ChiefSmoke - We had an OTA here today with Danville, Mason County, & Woodford County. We originally got the idea from some high schools in south Alabama who had copied the NFL style workout. 7 on 7 is part of the OTA, but we also incorporate inside drill, 11 on 11, punt coverage and returning punts. This is a noncontact event. It involves all areas of the game and the kids enjoy an NFL style workout. I also like the OTA because it really pushes our kids after only having two workouts. We run multiple sets. They don't like so many sets and us pushing them to play fast. But, I could show them with my... Read More →


Summer Reading: 10 Books Every Kentucky High School Football Fan Should Own

By ATLCat - 1. Friday Night Lights- H.G. Bissinger Friday Night Lights, 25th Anniversary Edition: A Town, a Team, and a Dream: H.G. Bissinger: 9783682421: Amazon.com: Books The Word: Friday Night Lights is the "O.G." when it comes to High School Football Literature. It has successfully spun off a movie and a television series. 2. Must Win: A Season of Survival for a Town and Its Team- Drew Jubera Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Must Win: A Season of Survival for a Town and Its Team Read More →


Around the Pole!

By ChiefSmoke - Black Shoes and White ShoeStrings: "Around the Pole!" I still look at this pole and cringe. I hated running around it. When I was in High School, between every period in practice, Coach French sent us, "around the pole!" I hated it and thought it was a waste of time. When my Dad had been the head coach, he did the same thing. Coach French had been an assistant for my Dad and the tradition lived on with him. One time I told my Dad I hated, "around the pole" and I thought it was a waste of time. In one of those moments when you realize your Dad knows more than you thought, he... Read More →


The 15 Top Performing Counties in Kentucky High School Football

By ATLCat - As we bridge the gap toward the anticipation of the start of football season I wanted to do a study on Geography and Football Success. Using data from 2000 until the present I have broken down the entire State of Kentucky by County (for those that play football). I developed a formula which takes into account State Titles, State Runner-Ups, Semi-Finals Appearances, and Regional Championship Appearances. I figured up a win percentage and the number of total winning seasons. I also factored for the total number of teams and the subsequent "Wins Per Season Average" for the teams in the... Read More →


The 15 Least Performing Counties In Kentucky High School Football

By ATLCat - As we bridge the gap toward the anticipation of the start of football season I wanted to do a study on Geography and Football Success. Using data from 2000 until the present I have broken down the entire State of Kentucky by County (for those that play football). I developed a formula which takes into account State Titles, State Runner-Ups, Semi-Finals Appearances, and Regional Championship Appearances. I figured up a win percentage and the number of total winning seasons. I also factored for the total number of teams and the subsequent "Wins Per Season Average" for the teams in the... Read More →


The 2005 KY-TN All Star game and my favorite old coach

By ChiefSmoke - Remembering the 2005 KY-TN All Star Game and my Favorite Football Coach During this week, 12 years ago, we were on campus at UK, getting ready for the 2005 KY-TN All Star Football Game to be played at Papa John's Stadium. It was especially enjoyable because my Dad was on our staff. That worked out because of Game Director & KFCA Executive Director, Jimmie Reed. That experience was one of the best ever with my Dad and I will always be appreciative of Coach Reed making that happen. My Dad coached the kickers that week. The bad news ... we only had one guy for punting & kicking. The good... Read More →


Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Baseball and Softball State Tournaments Begin Thursday 6-8

By theguru - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 6, 2017 The 2017 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Baseball and 2017 KHSAA Softball State Tournaments begin Thursday at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington and Jack C. Fisher Park in Owensboro, respectively. The Whitaker Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament (June 8-10, 16-17) opens Thursday morning at 11 a.m. when Hazard takes on Marion County. The first round of the tournament will be split across Thursday and Friday with four games on each day, followed by four quarterfinal games on Saturday, June 10. The state baseball tournament resumes the following weekend with the... Read More →


2017 Junior All-Star Basketball Teams Have Been Released

By Nathaniel Bryan - HARRODSBURG -- The rosters for the 2017 Kentucky Junior All-Stars (Class of 2018), who will scrimmage the previously named Kentucky Senior All-Stars on Thursday, June 8th at 6 p.m. (girls) and 7:30 p.m. (boys) at Mercer County High School ($5 tickets include both girls' and boys' games, children 12-under admitted free): 62153 Read More →


The Wayyy Too Early Dark Horse In Each Class

By ATLCat - Regardless of classification you can typically hand pick 4 or 5 teams and predict that among that group the eventual State Champion, or at the very least State Runner-Up, would come from that collection. A dark horse would be a team outside of that normal collection of "Who's Who" that has the opportunity to explode onto the scene and make a push to the State Finals. So who has the best chance to achieve Dark Horse Status as we take an early peek at each class? CLASS 6A- PRP PANTHERS It's not easy taking on the Big 3 + Manual when you are a Jefferson County Public School and the... Read More →


Brooke Forde - Sacred Heart (Midway University/KHSAA Female Athlete of the Year)

By theguru - For Immediate Release: May 22, 2017 The inaugural yearlong Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year program culminated on the campus of Midway University on Monday as Sacred Heart’s Brooke Forde was named the first overall winner. Beginning in May of 2016 with the Bass Fishing State Championship, Midway University presented a Female Student-Athlete of the Year award at each of the KHSAA’s 14 girls’ state championship events, with an overall winner selected following the final championship of the timeframe (2017 State Archery). The Midway University/KHSAA Female... Read More →


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