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Is 2A the premier class in the Bluegrass?

By DevilMayCare - When a program with the recent success of Mayfield begins the season ranked 5th in the BGP class rankings, the safe answer is... yeah, probably. No other class in the state can boast as much quality and depth at the top than 2A. You want brand name programs? How about the Danville Admirals, Newport Central Catholic Thoroughbreds, and the aforementioned Mayfield Cardinals? Those three schools have combined for 27 state championships. Mayfield is Mayfield, their presence here requires no explanation. The top ranked Admirals, under the guidance of Clay Clevenger, appear to be reclaiming their... Read More →

NKY Pre-Season Power Rankings - Sponsored by NKY Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

By Colonels_Wear_Blue - Thanks to Northern Kentucky Family & Cosmetic Dentistry -"Making Northern Kentucky Smile" for sponsoring our 2017 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. 1) 6A Simon Kenton (11-2) – After an undefeated regular season in 2015, Simon Kenton was looking to repeat the feat again in 2016 but was halted in their second-to-last regular season game by current NKY #1 ranked Ryle. Coach Marksberry has managed to develop his... Read More →

BluegrassPreps Class 3A Preseason Preview

By gchs_uk9 - 1. Belfry Pirates (2016: 14-1; Class 3A State Champions) Is this the year Pond Creek runs dry come the first weekend in December? Four consecutive seasons have ended with Coach Philip Haywood's Belfry Pirates taking the state championship trophy back to Pike County, but for the first time in years they are not a prohibitive favorite. The offensive line will have to be retooled somewhat, although early indications are the big boys up front should be able to hold their own. They'll be paving the way for last season's top two rushers, Derek Wellman (970 yards, 11 touchdowns) and Taveon Hunter... Read More →

Bluegrasspreps' 2017 Class 4A Pre-Season Preview

By DragonFire - This time last year we still believed in the infallibility of a single titan in 4A – South Warren. The Spartans had completely leveled the landscape in 2015, and most believed they would do the same again. But along the way, they stumbled and the veneer cracked, and Johnson Central – the powerhouse that was seemingly forever a bridesmaid – picked up the pieces and flexed their might. The Golden Eagles crushed their 4A playoff competition by a combined 259-15, which included a 150-0 run in their final three games, taking home their long-awaited first state title. And they enter this year... Read More →

1A Game of the week 1A #7 Russellville @ 2A #10 Glasgow

By Bac2369 - Each team usually sets a specific goal they want to accomplish and they strive to meet it. 2016 had high hopes for both of Russellville and Glasgow as they returned a ton of talent and were thinking this may be their year to win a state title. Both had their dream seasons cut short against two powerhouse programs Beechwood and Louisville Desales. Now its 2017 each team will have a new set of goals they are looking to accomplish. Russellville comes in this season having to fill several holes from graduating a talented and deep senior class from 2016. Russellville will be breaking in a new... Read More →

2A Game of the Week - 2A #2 Christian Academy-Louisville vs. 5A #8 South Oldham

By DevilMayCare - Ask any champion in any sport, individual or team - New England Patriots, Alabama football, Michael Phelps, Floyd Mayweather Jr. - they'll probably all tell you that it's much easier being the hunter as opposed to the hunted. Once you reach the top of the mountain, everyone wants a piece of you. You'll get every opponent's best shot. You're no longer just another face in the crowd. No longer just another contender. The crown's on your head. The belt's around your waist. The bullseye's on your back. For the first time ever, Christian Academy-Louisville is about to find out what that... Read More →

Eastern Kentucky Power Ranking - Week 0 - Sponsored by

By ATLCat - Our Eastern Kentucky Power Rankings are Sponsored by Lake Cumberland Sports is an internet broadcast and media company out of Somerset, KY. Founded by 4 guys who love High School Sports and love broadcasting. When local radio decided to opt out of airing HS sports. We decided to jump in. In 2016 we worked with an out of state company and did well. 2017 We decidedto do this all by ourselves and we have been in Overdrive ever since. We have been named the Official Broadcast Partners for both Southwestern and Pulaski County High Schools. We will be doing... Read More →

BluegrassPreps' 2017 Class 2A Pre-Season Preview

By ATLCat - It’s Going to Get Crowded At The Top The recent history of Class 2A has been a story of the Haves and the Have Nots. For the past five seasons, you could probably select three teams and give everyone else the field and still predict your State Champion. Last season it was nearly a foregone certainty to many that the State Final would run through either Mayfield or the two Louisville Private Schools and this rang true as Christian Academy-Louisville broke through for their first State Title. The Centurions, along with rival DeSales and perennial powerhouse Mayfield, dominated the top of... Read More →

2017 Pre-Season Football Rankings

By Ram - Class 1A It has been said that when two freight trains are on a collision course you can see the tracks shaking between them. If this is true, expect to see the tracks shaking in Class 1A as both defending State Champion Beechwood and Runner-Up Hazard are loaded for bear and seemingly on a collision course. The two favorites will take it easy in Week 0 and then go full steam ahead in Week 1. Paintsville and Kentucky Country Day each have dreams of derailment and will begin their journey against schools from much larger classifications. Raceland and Russellville each draw tough openers, and... Read More →

KHSAA Recognizes Top Officials During "Officiate Kentucky Day"

By Colonels_Wear_Blue - Today marks the KHSAA’s first ever “Officiate Kentucky Day” gathering and conference, which is taking place in the Louisville Marriott. Officiate Kentucky Day is a one-day gathering of sports and sport activity officials from throughout the Commonwealth to celebrate the officiating industry. This event allows the KHSAA to partner with the National Association of Sports Officials as part of their “state day” program and will showcase nationally known collegiate and professional officials as well as high schools officials to share their knowledge, skills and expertise in officiating. ... Read More →

Douglass High School Stallions - Newest 6A football squad

By thsrocks - The Douglass Stallions initial season starts with high expectations. The Cats Pause picks the newly formed team #2 in their district. The first varsity contest is at Danville on August 19. The biggest regular season contest is at district favorite Scott County on October 6. The team’s website quotes Mr. Douglass: “Without a struggle, there can be no progress.” Head coach Brian Landis comes to Douglass from the University of Kentucky. Coach Landis also worked at Eastern Kentucky University and Georgetown College. He was an All-American his senior season at Georgetown, as the Tigers won... Read More →

KHSAA: 2017 Football Championship Schedule, Softball Face Protection, and More

By Colonels_Wear_Blue - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 18, 2017 The Board of Control conducted its first organizational meeting of the 2017-18 academic year July 14-15 at the Hotel Covington in Northern Kentucky. Over the course of its two-day meeting, the Board took a progressive step in the area of student-athlete safety by approving a recommendation from staff to mandate the use of face protection in softball for pitchers, first basemen and third basemen. The Board’s action, which follows the recommended use of protective headgear in July of 2014, makes Kentucky the first state to require face protection in... Read More →

Workouts vs. Practice: Balancing Fairness & Commitment

By ChiefSmoke - This one is inspired by the BGPreps faithful. I knocked this out before heading to Friday Night Camp.... we may have 100 kids tonight. I love KY HS Football! 62790 My Dad's first Boyle team in 1969 after a practice in August. These guys look tired, but they became a very good team! In the past couple days I have talked to two very successful coaches and at very strong programs who were having trouble getting their kids to attend practices/workouts. We have tried to build in some flexibility in July and this is how we do it. From the end of the dead period until we start... Read More →

OTA- speeding up the process, breaking up the monotony

By ChiefSmoke - We had an OTA here today with Danville, Mason County, & Woodford County. We originally got the idea from some high schools in south Alabama who had copied the NFL style workout. 7 on 7 is part of the OTA, but we also incorporate inside drill, 11 on 11, punt coverage and returning punts. This is a noncontact event. It involves all areas of the game and the kids enjoy an NFL style workout. I also like the OTA because it really pushes our kids after only having two workouts. We run multiple sets. They don't like so many sets and us pushing them to play fast. But, I could show them with my... Read More →

Summer Reading: 10 Books Every Kentucky High School Football Fan Should Own

By ATLCat - 1. Friday Night Lights- H.G. Bissinger Friday Night Lights, 25th Anniversary Edition: A Town, a Team, and a Dream: H.G. Bissinger: 9783682421: Books The Word: Friday Night Lights is the "O.G." when it comes to High School Football Literature. It has successfully spun off a movie and a television series. 2. Must Win: A Season of Survival for a Town and Its Team- Drew Jubera Customer Reviews: Must Win: A Season of Survival for a Town and Its Team Read More →