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1A Notebook Week 1 - More Questions than Answers

By Voice of Reason - It is just one week in so we can't expect to know what all these teams have. But we were hoping to start getting a few questions answered. Instead, there might be more questions than we had before the opening games. Looking at 1A pre-season, we could split the top ten in half. The top five were more answers than questions. Each of the top five have a lot of talent returning and were solidly in place. The bottom five, that's where the questions are. So what answers did we get from the teams that played games in week 0? Week 0 Review Nothing significant to report from the top. The #1... Read More →

Class 2A Notebook (8/21): A Sharp Opening Week for a Loaded Class

By ATLCat - “Well That Escalated Quickly” Let’s face it, we all knew Class 2A was stacked in 2017, but we all looked at the Week 0 matchups and figured a the Top 10 would take a few casualties. There were athletic 6A teams, there were last years’ Semi-Finalists from other classes, there were larger schools with multiple Mr. Football candidates, there was even an Out of State powerhouse. Instead the Top 10 rattled off a 9-1 combined record, the lone loss by Somerset in a game they led most of the night. The Top 5 was especially stellar. Both Danville and DeSales looked very impressive against highly... Read More →

Class 6A Notebook 8/21: No surprises in the top 3, lots of movement elsewhere.

By thsrocks - #9 Butler High School played their way into the BGP 6A top ten with a resounding defeat of Bullitt East. The 53-0 margin was surprising as the Chargers did not lose by more than 25 points in 2016. The 53 points scored by the Bears was their high point total since a 9/21/2012 drubbing of Fairdale 57-7. The Butler roster stands at 73 and does not include any freshmen. The Bears’ Gary Wheeler, Jr took the reins in 2013 from Scott Carmony. Wheeler is now 27-22 and coming off a 4-7 slate last season. Butler competes in what many believe to be the toughest district in the Commonwealth. Their... Read More → Football Rankings (8/21)

By Ram - Class 1A While the Class' two top teams took Week 0 off, the rest of the class saw plenty of action. Paintsville, Kentucky Country Day, and Raceland all opened by defeating schools from larger classifications. Russellville and Louisville Holy Cross each took losses against quality competition in very tightly contested games. As we move forward to Week 1, the match-ups get even tougher. Pikeville, Kentucky Country Day, and Raceland all draw ranked foes, while Beechwood and Hazard will both be tested with stiff bouts of their own. 1. Beechwood at 2A Lloyd 2. Hazard vs. 5A Harlan County 3.... Read More →

Class 4A Notebook (8/21): Chaos in the Middle

By DragonFire - When the rankings were being compiled this preseason, there were few absolutes in Class 4A. Johnson Central was the clear #1, that much we knew, and obviously will remain so after opening with a bye week. Wayne County appeared to be a solid #2, and they backed that up with a 45-7 pasting of 5A Woodford County. Collins acquitted themselves as well with a 38-7 victory over Madison Southern, that saw JR Lucas account for over 400 yards of offense through the air and on the ground in addition to four scores. After that, things got…. hazy. And after the first week, things are…. well, still... Read More →

Louisville Power Rankings (8-21-17)

By Bert - 1. Trinity (1-0) – Trinity powerfully defended its top ranking with a strong showing against Indiana’s defending 6A champion. The Shamrocks will face another Hoosier opponent when they travel up to Indianapolis this Friday to face always strong Warren Central. 2. St. Xavier (1-0) – Not to be outdone by its archrival Trinity, the Tigers beat an Indy opponent also in Cathedral High School. With a week off, the following week X will face a fellow Bluegrass opponent but a mighty one in Bowling Green who the past several years has had an edge against St. X in their annual match up. Looks to... Read More →

Central KY Power Rankings - 8-21-17

By All State Baseball - 1. 6A Scott County (1-0): The Cardinals kicked off the 2017 campaign with a convincing win over North Bullitt 56-19. Scott County took a 14-0 lead before even getting the ball, their first two offensive plays they would go up 21-0 with over 7 minutes to go in the first quarter. Scott County had 357 total yards on fewer plays (28) on their way to routing the Eagles. The schedule gets a little tougher this week as they travel to Lexington to take on a high powered Lafayette offense. 2. 6A Lafayette (1-0): Lafayette opened the season by running over Bryan Station 28-0. The Generals... Read More →

1A # 4 Kentucky Country Day vs 2A # 8 Walton Verona ( 1A Game of the Week)

By Bac2369 - Now the 2017 football season has begun we can now put the 2016 season to rest. For some this week will be game two and others this is game one of there goal for the season. Every teams dream season is to be raising that championship trophy in December. Week 0 is now in the books. Now Week 1 offers us some excellent early season non district matchups. The Class 1A Game of the Week in week 1 will offers offers us a another 1A vs 2A top ten matchup between #4 Kentucky Country Day and #8 Walton Verona. Kentucky Country Day had no problem with putting away Atherton 49-21. Jackson Diaz threw... Read More →

BluegrassPreps - Western Kentucky Power Ranking - 08/20/17

By Purple88 - BluegrassPreps 2017 Western Kentucky Power Rankings – Week 0 Edition Well I hope you had a great opening weekend to the 2017 Kentucky High School football season and hope you got to go see some of your favorite team’s lace ‘em up one more time! We’ve gone from I think this and that to I saw this and that from THIS year’s squads. The top story line this week is anticipation. It is a fickle thing. Even if you say you don’t know what to expect from your team, subconsciously you do and likely it is a continuation, to some degree, of last season. Well the great (and leveling) thing... Read More →

3A Notebook: Opening Weekend Serves Notice of Class 3A Caliber

By gchs_uk9 - Five Ranked Teams Beat Higher Class Opponents, Three of Which were Ranked With much of the preseason talk centered around the possibility of four-time defending state champion Belfry returning to the pack in Class 3A, five of the top six ranked programs served notice that they were more than ready to challenge the mighty Pirates. The most impressive victory came from #3 Elizabethtown, who won at 4A #5 Franklin-Simpson, 55-23. Jay Becherer ran for 155 yards and two scores while Joseph Becherer clipped off 104 yards and two scores himself. Not to be outdone, quarterback Tyler Durbin... Read More →

2A Game of the Week: Owensboro Catholic vs. Reitz (IN)

By DevilMayCare - Week 0 reaffirmed what many of us already believed... class 2A is LOADED at the top. And there appears to be but a sliver of separation amongst the top 5. Danville, CAL, LCA, DeSales, and Mayfield all logged impressive season opening wins. Owensboro Catholic sits just outside of that quintet after a closer-than-expected 33-31 win over Daviess County. The Aces fell behind early and trailed by 10 at the half. A strong 3rd quarter put OCath ahead by a TD before Daviess County answered with a score midway through the 4th. A failed 2 pt conversion allowed Owensboro Catholic to maintain a slim... Read More →

Class 5A Preview

By JDEaston - This season of class 5A football features a lot of the same frontrunners that we have all been accustomed to seeing at the top of the class year after year. The Bowling Green Purples will once again carry the bullseye on their back as the defending champions, as well as the preseason favorite. However unlike last season, the Purples are in a bit of a reloading year so to say, so we will have to see if they will be as dominant as they were last season, or if there will be a handful of teams that could seriously challenge them for the title. When looking at teams that could challenge the... Read More →

Louisville Preseason Power Rankings

By Bert - Prior year regular season records in parentheses. 1. Trinity (10-0) – I normally don't automatically assign the preseason #1 ranking to the prior year #1 but so far Trinity has earned that right. Trinity's match up against mighty Carmel, IN High School should be a great match up but at the same time will be difficult to determine how strong Trinity really is. 2. St. Xavier (7-4) – The Tiger's prior year season may not have looked ideal with four losses but those four losses all came from eventual state champions (Trinity reg season, Bowling Green, Cincy St. X and Trinity playoffs). X... Read More →

High School Activities bring Communities Together!

By theguru - By Bob Gardner, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations and Julian Tackett, Commissioner of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association. Tailgates. Pep rallies. Friday night lights. The new school year is here! And that’s exciting news for student-athletes and high school sports fans alike. Research shows that being a student-athlete is about a lot more than fun and games. It teaches important life lessons, too. In fact, high school athletes not only have higher grade point averages and fewer school absences than non-athletes, they also develop... Read More →

Central Kentucky Preseason Power Rankings - 2017

By All State Baseball - 1.Scott County Cardinals (11-3): The Cardinals seemingly ran wild on their opponents last season only picking up 3 losses the entire season including playoffs. Two of the losses came against Lafayette a 1-0 defeat due to a forfeit by the Cardinals. Lafayette would defeat the Cardinals 48-47 in the Class 6A state semi-finals ending the Cardinals season. The week before, a 2 point conversion was the difference in the Scott County-Ryle game with the Cardinals surviving. The Cardinals once again have a stellar schedule and why not? With their two leading offensive players returning; RB Brice... Read More →