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By DevilMayCare - Quarterbacks Beau Buchanan, Bowling Green (9-3, lost in the Second Round) Second Round: An uneven season plagued by ill timed penalties and questionable hands from Purples receivers came to a close at Owensboro. Buchanan closed out his great career with a couple of touchdown passes in defeat. Season to date: 176 of 295 for 2,050 yards and 25 TDs with 6 ints. Stock: <> Read More → 2nd Region Boys Basketball Preview

By silo11 - Defending Region 2 Champions: University Heights Academy Best Regular Season Region 2 Record: University Heights (15-2) Last year was a down year for Region 2 basketball. Both Hopkinsville and Christian County has huge expectations as some of the top players in their programs were seniors. Johnson, Cager, and Ware were going to battle for the Region 2 championship and do some major damage at the Sweet 16. That never happened. Hopkinsville struggled with injuries and off the court issues. Christian County couldn't seem to kick in the killer instinct. Because of that, UHA rose to the... Read More → 1st Region Boys Basketball Preview

By silo11 - Defending Region 1 Champions: McCracken County Mustangs Best Regular Season Region 1 Record: Mayfield Cardinals (17-0) Region 1 last year had some very entertaining movement throughout the season. Paducah Tilghman looked like the team to beat before Mayfield roared to an undefeated regular season in Region 1. However Graves Co and McCracken Co ended up in the finals with the Mustangs moving on to the Sweet 16. This year may not be much different than last year with a clear favorite to win the Region being Mayfield. They went undefeated in the regular season and they have the same basic... Read More →

6A Notebook 11/13: Playoff Edition Round 2

By Bac2369 - In week two of the 6A play-offs, sixteen teams became eight. Region 1 Trinity hosted Henderson County this week after a first round running clock last week. Trinity wasted no time in this contest either, jumping out to 41-0 halftime score. The Shamrocks defense held Henderson County to just 19 yards and 1 first down in the first half. Henderson County was held to 96 yards for the game. Luke McGuire rushed for 157 yards on 17 carries. The Shamrocks won the game 48-7. McCracken County welcomed the Ballard Bruins for its 2nd round Playoff matchup. Ballard jumped out early in this one... Read More →

Class 5A Notebook: Owensboro bedevils Bowling Green, leaves Purples feeling blue

By DevilMayCare - Red Devils exorsize some demons The signs were there… - The inability to consistently finish drives all season - The heavily one sided nature of their loss to Warren Central (IN) - The “old school” powerhouse Purples getting handled by “new school” rival South Warren Read More → 11th Region Boys Basketball Preview

By mooremiller31 - Another season has arrived in the state of Kentucky and youll be hard pressed to find any better basketball then what you find night in and night out in the 11th Region. Last season the 11th Region Champion Scott County Cardinals made it all the way to the state championship before falling to Covington Catholic. As always this years region will be loaded with talent, both team and individual. Lets get right to it!! Team Rankings Before we get to the rankings I just want to put a disclaimer that their is a lot of unknown about some rosters around the region. At the time I am writing this... Read More →

Class 4A Notebook (11/11): Expect the Totally Expected

By DragonFire - The 4A playoffs basically summed up in a single image. We're through two rounds of the 4A state playoffs. Two road teams have won in the sixteen games played, one in each round. One of those was #3 Ashland knocking off Harrison County, which while against seed, was 100% expected. The other was a 24-0 shutout by Hopkinsville over Warren East in the first round. The margin may have been unexpected, but those were two teams that were considered basically even. But that... Read More →

3A Notebook: Another Wild Night in Eastern Kentucky

By gchs_uk9 - Belfry Rides Isaac Dixon on Offense and Defense to Second Round Victory The most appetizing second round game in the Class 3A playoff bracket was Lexington Catholic and Belfry and it certainly did not disappoint. Fourth-ranked Belfry and fifth-ranked Lexington Catholic traded licks all evening before Brett Coleman scored from three yards out with just over a minute to go to give Belfry the 55-51 victory. It was a wild night from the get-go on Pond Creek. Belfry led 13-10 after one quarter of play, the highlight a 55-yard touchdown run from Isaac Dixon with four minutes to go in the... Read More →

Class 2A Notebook: Hooray for Murray, DeSales Wins the Horse Race

By ATLCat - Murray Stuns Owensboro Catholic, Take Aim at Mayfield Trailing 26-0 in the First Half, it appeared as if the heavy underdog Murray Tigers were more likely to have a running clock rather than a potential shocking First-Round win. Murray never faltered in the face of adversity and just executed key drive after key drive, coupled with a Defensive effort that held the high-powered Aces' Offense to only one score as the Tigers rallied to outscore them 41-6. Owensboro Catholic failed to score in the Second Half. Mark Thompson began the turn around with a pair of scores. Jaiden Jackson would... Read More →

Growing up in the Digital Age

By theguru - By Karissa Niehoff, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations and Julian Tackett, Commissioner of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association From the Greatest Generation to Baby Boomers, Generation X to Millennials, teenagers in every era have had challenges growing up. In today’s digital world, high school students are being tested in unique and demanding ways. The Washington Post confirms that 73 percent of all American teenagers own their own smartphone and, on average, spend almost nine hours a day texting, chatting, gaming, blogging,... Read More → 9th Region Boys Basketball Preview

By PP1 - Preamble: In my ten years as a member of the BGP Family I have always thought that 9th Region fans were more active than any other place in the Commonwealth. The task of ranking this region before the first scrimmages begin is trying and gives one the desire to hide their head in the grass of the floodwall in Dayton. However, one of my favorite Bible stories is when Joshua loses a battle and falls on the dirt crying to God. God says “Get off the ground and act like a man (slight paraphrase).” So here it is..... discuss away. Regional Preview 1. Covington Catholic: The defending state... Read More → 5th Region Boys Basketball Preview

By Sportslover32 - 2018 was an exciting year in the 5th region. John Hardin represented the 5th Region as expected, by beating Larue County in the region finals in a great game. This year should be a great year in the 5th Region. There are some good teams and a lot of good individual talent this year. Larue got runner up last year, but seems to be the favorite coming into the year. The Region Tournament will be held at Hart County this year. Preseason 5th Region Rankings 1. Larue County (29-3)- The Hawks had a great year last year, ending in a heartbreaker as they were 20 seconds away from winning Region... Read More →

BluegrassPreps Lexington/Central Kentucky Area Playoff Power Rankings

By PurplePride92 - The playoffs are underway things are changing rapidly. The unknown will happen and uncertainty is in the air. What we thought we knew about teams is no longer true. Coaches and players are getting less sleep as the fight to continue the season is getting more intense with each play. In the Lexington/Central Kentucky Area that intensity is going to step up a notch this week. Top Ten: 1. Frederick Douglass(6A) Frederick Douglass defeated Pleasure Ridge Park 42-8. Next up: home vs Scott County 2. Boyle County(3A) Boyle County defeated Floyd Central 49-0. Next up: home vs Lawrence... Read More → Mr. Football Watchlist (11/7)

By DevilMayCare - Quarterbacks Beau Buchanan, Bowling Green (9-2, advanced to the Second Round) First Round: Aside from a long TD strike to Scotty Brown, Buchanan was in game manager mode versus Christian County. He finished with 169 yards and 2 touchdown passes. Season to date: 176 of 295 for 2,050 yards and 23 TDs with 6 ints. Stock: <> Read More → 16th Region Boys Basketball Preview

By Carson Palmer - 16th Region Boys Basketball Preview Boyd County ended an 18 year drought and claimed the region crown in 2018. The Lions defeated arch rival Ashland in the regional finals to return to Rupp Arena. This season appears to have a clear favorite in Elliott County followed closely by Morgan County and Ashland. A group of eight to ten squads will be closely bunched behind the top three teams. All are capable of pulling an upset in the postseason. Let's take a look at the 2018-19 16th Region teams: 1. ELLIOTT COUNTY Coach Greg Adkins certainly knows the way to Rupp Arena.... Read More →