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Class 4A Notebook (8/29): Mulligans

By DragonFire - The 4A rankings this week were exactly the same as a week ago despite four losses by top ten teams. The reason for that was a disparity between the level of competition faced by the teams that fell - each playing a team in the top 2 of their respective class in their respective state - and that faced by virtually every other team that won, most of which were beaten before setting foot on the field. For the teams that lost, it's the equivalent of a mulligan in golf. They get a re-do at this rank, but this week, they likely wouldn't be so lucky. With Johnson Central taking the first week... Read More →

BluegrassPreps Central Kentucky Power Rankings 8-29 Week 2

By PurplePride92 - Nothing has changed at the top of this week’s Central Kentucky Power Rankings as the top 5 teams all won convincingly to make things at the top easy to figure out. The bottom 5 teams is where the water gets murky and it is becoming increasingly difficult trying to figure out how they all stack up. Needless to say there have been some insane individual performances to start the season and last week had a couple of eye opening performances from some of the studs of Central Kentucky. Let’s jump in and take a look and see what happened in Central Kentucky last week. Top Ten: 1. Scott... Read More →

KHSAA Participation Numbers Reach Record Levels in 2017-18

By theguru - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 27, 2018 Student-athlete participation in Kentucky High School Athletic Association sports and sport-activities reached record levels in 2017-18 with 106,214 rostered participants across the KHSAA’s 13 sports and five sport-activities. Participation has increased by 6.6% since the 2012-13 season, with an increase of 6,571 rostered participants over the last five years, buoyed by the addition of five sport-activities (Archery, Bass Fishing, Bowling, Competitive Cheer and Dance) and the sport of Field Hockey. KHSAA participation in 2017-18 was also boosted by... Read More →

6A Notebook: Deja Vu

By Bac2369 - Deja Vu Week 1 brought another exciting weekend of high school football in the Bluegrass State. While thrilling for several teams, it proved heartbreaking for others. For some, this would be their second game of the season, while for others it was their first after having a scrimmage the week before. 1. The Trinity Shamrocks had high hopes of a big win in their home opener against Warren Central (IN) on national television. Trinity would come out on fire and take an early 21-0 lead on big plays by Ryan Miller and Gereimah Smith from Seth Jutz. (Stanford Commit) Stephen Herron blocked a... Read More →

BluegrassPreps Rankings (8/27)

By Ram - Class 1A It was a statement weekend for Beechwood and Pikeville, as they hosted ranked competition from Class 2A. The Tigers wore down Lloyd and eventually extended their lead to a running clock, while Pikeville settled for the full frontal assault, exploding on Lexington Christian before the first half ended. Beechwood will now try to take down another 2A team with a slightly higher number by their name. Paintsville has rolled in their two games, but the competition has left a lot to be desired. They take a serious step up against an impressive Frederick Douglass team. 1. Beechwood vs.... Read More →

Western Kentucky Power Rankings - August 27, 2018

By Purple88 - BluegrassPreps 2018 Western Kentucky Power Rankings – Week 2 Edition (Disclaimer 1: Sorry this is a bit late; I had to cook for 125 people yesterday afternoon and it threw my whole weekend off. Although I did go to a game on Friday night of course!) What a great weather weekend to get out and see a game! I hope you got to see a game this past Friday or Saturday night! The top story line this week is degree of difficulty! Different teams look at degree of difficulty in different ways and it shows in their scheduling. Some teams schedule very difficult out of district games and... Read More →

Louisville Area Power Rankings 8/27

By TheDeuce - 1. 6A Male (2-0) The Bulldogs continued their early season dominance with a 47-0 rout of 6A Ballard. QB Garrett Dennis lead the way going 16/19 for 246 yards and four TD's. Male will likely continue their impressive start as they host 5A Doss this Friday. 2. 6A Trinity (0-2) For the second week in a row, Trinity found itself with a late lead against a tough out-of-state opponent. And for the second week in a row, they found themselves on the losing end of an exciting 42-41 battle with Warren Central (IN). Injuries to three senior contributors, RB Geremiah Smith, RB Luke McGuire, and S... Read More →

5A Notebook (8/25): Getting Defensive

By DevilMayCare - Another week, another slate of mostly chalky results. Through two weeks, 5A has managed to avoid a dramatic shake-up at the top. CovCath, BG, South Warren, South Oldham, and Highlands all won their Week 1 games by an average score of 40-8. That's the sort of domination you want to see from your top teams. Top ranked Covington Catholic continued its reign of terror, jumping on Henry Clay early, and never looking back. The 41-0 beatdown was a textbook display of efficiency and killer instinct. With the promising potential of quarterback Caleb Jacob, weapons like McGinness, Mayer, and Coldiron,... Read More →

Class 2A Notebook 8/26- Is the Fog Clearing for District 7 Already?

By ATLCat - District 7 Teams Providing Insight Danville's opening week win over 6A Woodford County, a team in the midst of one of the State's longest losing streaks, did not really give us much insight. Neither did subsequent Week 1 wins by Somerset and LCA over Lincoln County and Waggener, another pair of teams not noted for long playoff runs. With a ton of roster turnover among the three teams, we needed Week 2 to finally start to give a glimpse of what we can expect as all three teams faced ranked opponents that have been to the State Finals in the not so distant past. DANVILLE- The Admirals... Read More →

3A Notebook: Corbin Showing No Signs of Falling Off

By gchs_uk9 - Redhounds' Estep Filling in Nicely for Departed Sizemore The biggest concern heading into 2018 for the Corbin Redhounds was the quarterback position. Gone was three year starter Cameron Sizemore who had posted 6,760 passing yards, 1,501 rushing yards, and accounted for 112 total touchdowns in his career. Replacing him would be Chase Estep. Estep, an outstanding baseball pitcher, previously started at running back and had amassed 710 rushing yards and eight touchdowns in leading Corbin to the Class 3A state championship game in 2017. But how would he handle playing quarterback? If two... Read More →

Bluegrasspreps' Eastern Kentucky Power Rankings 8-26

By ATLCat - 1. Corbin Redhounds (3A, 2-0)- The Redhounds looked good by taking care of business against the defending 2A Champions and QB Chase Estep is proving the drop off after Cameron Sizemore is not nearly what people expected. 2. Johnson Central Golden Eagles (4A, 0-1)- The Eagles took a tough loss to Capital, WV. They will try to rebound against Henry Clay. The good news is Joe Jackson is back and as good as we remember. 3. Belfry Pirates (3A, 0-1)- Belfry had a tough hand to work against Friday missing their veteran QB and turning it over 4 times against a very good foe, but the Pirates... Read More →

1A Notebook 8/22/2018 - Groundwork

By Voice of Reason - The opening week of games in 1A laid the groundwork for the season to come. The top ranked teams successfully took on larger class opponents and set the stage for tougher games this week. There no upsets as the top 8 teams all either posted wins or had an open week. The action this week was in spots 9, 10 and 11. All three of those teams took losses but #10 Paris and #11 Louisville Holy Cross has strong showings against solid 4A opposition. On the other hand, #9 Frankfort had a serious stumble against 3A Thomas Nelson who only won 3 games in 2017. Those results shook up the lower part of the... Read More →

Mr. Football Watchlist (8/22)

By DevilMayCare - Quarterbacks Zach Thornton, Danville Week 0: 5 of 11 for 54 yards ; 11 rushes for 76 yards and a TD in a 40-0 win over Woodford County Stock: <> Thornton didn't have a huge game, statistically, but that's partially because the Ads didn't need him to versus a woefully overmatched Woodford County. He'll have an opportunity for a showcase game this coming Saturday versus Corbin, where Danville will almost certainly need Thornton to step it up a notch or two. Read More →

Class 4A Notebook (8/21): Three Kings

By DragonFire - I hope you enjoy the trio of Johnson Central, Franklin-Simpson, and Ashland at the top of the 4A rankings. Week 1 did nothing to discourage the notion that they are the elite of the elite in the class. The order may (or may not) change among those three this year, but Week 1 only reinforced the perception they’re not going to get run down from behind. With Johnson Central off to start the season as per usual, Franklin-Simpson carried the banner for 4A. The defending state champion and potential co-favorite met an Elizabethtown squad that had thrashed them 55-23 via a running clock to... Read More →

Northern Kentucky Power Rankings: 08-21-18

By Colonels_Wear_Blue - 1) 5A Covington Catholic (1-0) – With sophomore Caleb Jacob getting the starting nod at QB, the Colonels came out swinging on Friday against 6A Ryle, beating the Raiders 40-7. Caleb was an impressive 12 for 15 passing for 294yds and 2 TDs, connecting with Johnny Schuh and D1 commit Jack Coldiron for TD receptions. Zack Coburn and Duncan Summe also look to be favorite receivers this season. Senior RB Casey McGinness started off his 3rd year starting for Cov Cath with a 188yd game on the ground and 4 TDs. On the defensive side, the Colonels have moved junior Notre Dame commit Michael Mayer from... Read More →