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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 →

BluegrassPreps Class 6A Preview

By thsrocks - The 2017 season in 6A starts with the addition of a new school, the Douglass Stallions. They are in District 7 with Bryan Station, Henry Clay, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and Scott County. Not much else has changed in the landscape of this division. Trinity is heavily favored by Bluegrass Preps to repeat as state champions, followed by Saint Xavier and Male. This year’s playoff bracket has Saint Xavier & Male on the opposite side from Trinity and an all-Jefferson County final in Lexington appears to be highly likely on Sunday, December 3. 1. Trinity (15-0 defeated Lafayette for their 24th... Read More →

Former Ballard Head Coach Mike Jackson now an Assistant at Trinity

By thsrocks - After one year as a television broadcaster for Louisville area high school football, Mike Jackson returns to coaching as an assistant at Trinity High School. Coach Jackson proved successful as the leader of three Kentucky programs. Under Coach Jackson's tutelage From 2008-2015, Louisville's Ballard Bruins went 57-40, reaching the state semi-finals for 6A in 2014. As the head coach of Class A Pikeville Panthers, his teams went 25-12 from 2005-2007. The Oldham County Colonels competed in Class AAA and Class AAAA with Jackson in charge from 1997-2004. The OCHS compiled a 61-31 record during... Read More →

Western Kentucky Preseason Power Rankings - 2017

By Purple88 - BluegrassPreps 2017 Western Kentucky Power Rankings – Preseason Edition In 2017, we head into our Third Season 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 (at least) 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... Read More →

6A Game of the Week: #1 Trinity hosts Indiana 6A #1 Carmel

By thsrocks - Carmel may be the most highly touted opponent on Trinity's schedule in 2017. The Greyhounds offense returns a solid offensive threesome in senior quarterback Jake McDonald (6’1” 180 lbs), senior running back Willy Schmidt (5’ 8” 170 lbs) and junior running back Camari Hunt (5’ 11” 170). The Carmel defense features junior defensive end Beau Robbins (6’ 4” 230 lbs) who holds 10 offers, including Northwestern, Michigan state, Louisville, Indiana, Purdue and Minnesota. MaxPreps has the Greyhounds rated #65 in the USA. The 2016 campaign ended with Carmel earning the school’s 8th Indiana big... Read More →

BluegrassPreps 2017 Class 1A Preview

By Voice of Reason - Return of the King After losing several high quality D1 athletes from the 2015 state runner-up team plus other talent that went on to play college football, it looked like the 2016 Beechwood Tigers' prospects for finally getting that elusive twelfth title were not very promising. A new QB. A very young line. Not much size beyond the line of scrimmage. Inexperience everywhere. The young Tigers surprised everyone and made an impressive march to a 14-1 record and a state championship. The Tigers' opponent in the title game was also a surprise to some, but not to your BGP rankings crew. In... Read More →