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Bluegrasspreps' 2016 Class 1A Pre-Season Preview

By Voice of Reason - The New King of 1A? Heading into last season, most 1A watchers assumed the Beechwood Tigers would return to their place as king of 1A after Mayfield moved up in class to 2A. Outside of 1 playoff loss to Frankfort, Mayfield was the only 1A team to beat Beechwood in the 6 class era. It was easy to assume Beechwood would step right up for title number 12. The Pikeville Panthers had different thoughts. Behind the bruising power running of Daric Pugh and the ascent of Wyatt Battaille to one of the top QB’s in 1A, Pikeville avenged a 2014 upset playoff loss and deflating OT regular season... Read More →


Bluegrasspreps' 2016 Class 4A Pre-Season Preview

By DragonFire - Heading into last year, 4A was a completely changed landscape, entirely devoid of the old guard that had dominated the class. It was seen as a time for schools that had long lived in the shadows to step out and finally achieve glory. In a way, that’s what we got, because we basically had to. But the real story of 4A became the coronation of a new state power in the South Warren Spartans, who absolutely pummeled everyone in their way en route to a perfect 15-0 record. No other school in the class finished with even just 1 loss. But relief will soon be on the way for 4A as realignment will... Read More →


Bluegrasspreps' 2016 Class 2A Pre-Season Preview

By ATLCat - The Year of the Gunslinger One of the first Stephen King novels I ever read was The Dark Tower my Freshman Year of High School. The captivating tale is considered one of King’s greatest works and is now in full fledged major motion picture status. What though has brought such allure to this novel? None other than the main character Roland, more affectionately known as the last of the gunslingers. Everyone loves a gunslinger! From King’s protagonist to Eastwood and Wayne, the gunslinger has been deeply rooted in America’s culture long before any of us reading this were even born. The... Read More →


The Official Louisville Area Preseason Power Rankings

By Bert - First I want to thank everyone who participated in the first thread where I asked for your opinion. After reading your posts and talking to others in HS football, I present to you the “official” Preseason Louisville Area Power Ranking. 1. Trinity – it was pretty much a given that the #1 ranking was going to go to Trinity or Male. Trinity gets the nod this preseason simply due to T returning more starters and how strong the JV team did last year. Yeah, I know, not the greatest research in the world but preseason rankings are like political promises, they don’t hold a lot of water. ... Read More →



Bluegrasspreps Lexington/Central Kentucky Power Rankings - Sponsored by Grippos

By Bluegrasscard - Bluegrasspreps Lexington/Central Kentucky Power Rankings – Pre-Season Edition Thanks to Grippos-BBQ potato chips-Snacks-potato chips-Cincinnati for sponsoring our Lexington/Central Kentucky Power Rankings. Grippo's produces the freshest, highest quality potato chips and snack foods you can eat. So when someone tells you to "get a grip!" you know what they mean...get Grippo's! Find Grippos in your local Kroger, Dollar General or nearest convenient store. 57213 Sound General Alarm Until the last few years, Fayette 6A schools were not seen as setting the pace in Central... Read More →


Opening Season Power Rankings for the Louisville Area

By Bert - Hello everyone. Many of you have probably noticed Power Rankings for the teams in sections of the state of Kentucky. Well, the Louisville area has not been skipped, you coordinator (me) has been tardy due to new work responsibilities, apologies. On the opening season ranking, I will be doing things a little different. I will be asking YOU to submit your opening season top ten with a few (one to three should suffice) honorable mentions. I am doing this for two reasons: First, I am hoping it will spark a little more preseason converstation. Second, I won't lie, outside of a several teams... Read More →


BluegrassPreps - Western Kentucky Pre-Season Power Rankings - 07-29-16

By Purple88 - BluegrassPreps 2016 Western Kentucky Power Rankings – Preseason Edition In 2016, we go for Round 2 of the BluegrassPreps weekly football Power Rankings for each of the regions around the state. With each week's Power Rankings, we will be looking to rank the top ten teams in each region - regardless of class - against the other teams in their region. Throughout the season, we will be accounting for the results of all the games throughout the region, including the strength of each opponent played, points scored, points allowed, along with several other statistics on each side of the ball. ... Read More →


KHSAA Approves 2016 Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl Schedule

By theguru - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 28, 2016 The Board of Control conducted its first meeting of the 2016-17 season on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Louisville Marriott Downtown. During the course of the two-day session, the board participated in a comprehensive orientation for all Board members and an extensive review of the due process procedure under KRS Chapter 13B. Among the action taken during Wednesday’s full meeting, the Board approved a final championship schedule for the 2016 Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl and set the dates and sites for the 2016 State Field Hockey... Read More →


NKY Power Rankings 07-27-16 - Sponsored by NKY Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

By Colonels_Wear_Blue - Thanks to Northern Kentucky Family & Cosmetic Dentistry - "Making Northern Kentucky Smile" for sponsoring our 2016 Northern Kentucky Power Rankings! We encourage everyone to patronize all of our sponsors, and you can visit Northern Kentucky Family & Cosmetic Dentistry at 2047 Centennial Boulevard in Independence, KY. 57023 Returning for 2016, BluegrassPreps is excited to again roll out weekly football Power Rankings for each of the regions around the state. With each week's Power Rankings, we will be looking to rank the top ten teams in each region - regardless of class - against the... Read More →


Bluegrasspreps' Eastern Kentucky Pre-Season Power Rankings

By ATLCat - Returning for 2016, BluegrassPreps.com is excited to again roll out weekly football Power Rankings for each of the regions around the state. With each week's Power Rankings, we will be looking to rank the top ten teams in each region - regardless of class - against the other teams in their region. Throughout the season, we will be accounting for the results of all the games throughout the region, including the strength of each opponent played, points scored, points allowed, along with several other statistics on each side of the ball. We will also be featuring a highlighted "Game of The... Read More →


Bluegrasspreps.com's Mr. Football 2016 Watch List

By ATLCat - This list will be interactive. We want to narrow this down to the Top 25 players who have the best shot at taking home the prestigious award this Winter. We will start by filling in 15 names that we feel are some of the most obvious choices based on their body of work, but the remaining 10 spots will be from the voice of the people voting who they feel will be most deserving. Please use THIS thread for all nominations. State the case for each player you want to nominate and let's keep the discussion limited to this thread as well. Nominations will close on Friday, July 29th, and we... Read More →


KHSAA Participation Numbers Reach Record Levels In 2015-16

By theguru - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 12, 2016 The Kentucky High School Athletic Association enjoyed record participation levels during the 2015-16 season, with 79,805 rostered participants across the KHSAA’s 13 sports and four sport-activities. Participation levels increased for the fourth-consecutive year, with football once again ranking as the most popular sport with 14,336 competitors (31 girls) playing for 221 schools – an increase of 370 student-athletes over the prior year. Aided by the addition of four sport-activities (Archery, Bass Fishing, Bowling and Competitive Cheer) and the sport... Read More →


2015 State Champions: Ranking the Chances of Winning It Again

By ATLCat - We will do this on a percentage scale 0%= No Chance 50%= Co-Favorite In Their Class 100%= Unanimous Favorite In Their Class. Please note 100% is not saying a team has a 100% Chance of winning the title, it is just they are clear and away the team everyone else is chasing and losing the title to anyone will be viewed as a major upset. It is also worth noting the percentages used in this study is not intended to add up to 100%. They are intended to stand on their own merit based off the criteria given above. Read More →


2015 Runner-Up's: Ranking the Chances of Winning a Title in 2016

By ATLCat - We will do this on a percentage scale 0%= No Chance 50%= Co-Favorite In Their Class 100%= Unanimous Favorite In Their Class. Please note 100% is not saying a team has a 100% Chance of winning the title, it is just they are clear and away the team everyone else is chasing and losing the title to anyone will be viewed as a major upset. Read More →


Sleepers to watch out for in 2016

By DevilMayCare - Every year there are teams around the state worth keeping an eye on that begin the season slightly off the radar. They might not be legitimate championship contenders, but they're more than capable of upsetting someone's apple cart in the playoffs. Here are six "sleeper" teams(one for each class) to keep tabs on for the 2016 season... 1A - Nicholas County Bluejackets Coach Robert Hopkins and his Bluejackets went 6-5 in 2015, losing by a point to Fairview in the 1st round of the playoffs. They're primed to make some noise this season with the return of RBs Zach Richardson(1345 yds, 14... Read More →


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