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Best of the Bluegrass: Week 1 (Aug. 19-21)

By Nathaniel Bryan - RUSHING -- Boone County's Corstin Cahill had two long touchdown runs (72 yards, 62 yards) against Lexington Catholic. -- Bowling Green's Jamale Carothers ran for four first-half touchdowns against John Hardin. -- Covington Holy Cross' Derrick Barnes ran for 150 yards and four touchdowns against Holmes. -- Garrard County's Jacob Foley ran for 294 yards and five touchdown on 30 carries against Shelby County. -- Highlands had two players -- Grant Murray (161 yards, 25 carries, two touchdowns) and Jared Pulsfort (131 yards, 18 carries, three touchdowns -- rush for at least 100 yards against... Read More →

It's Football Friday!

By ATLCat - August has finally came, Time for the boys to play the game, The team photo is hung in the frame, It's Football Friday Chalk on the windows of the car, "You think the boys will go very far?" Using Neosporin to avoid a scar, It's Football Friday Read More →

Class 5A Season Preview

By JDEaston - Some things seem to stay the same, that can be said about class 5A’s team to beat, the Bowling Green Purples. The rest of the top ten includes traditional powers, along with some teams that return a solid nucleus from the prior season. I have a feeling it will be an exciting season for 5A football as there are still a lot of unknowns in this class, with some very solid teams fighting it out for a chance to dethrone the Purples. Will Highlands get a chance to dance with the Purples this year, will N. Laurel continue to surprise and pull off a major upset? Time will tell, but I believe 5A will... Read More →

Bluegrasspreps' 2016 Preseason Football Rankings

By Ram - The 2016 Kentucky High School Football season is once again upon us, and with it the rite of passage that signifies the moment that any blue-blooded follower of High School Football officially turns the calendar from Summer to Fall. The releasing of the inaugural rankings. In Class 1A we awake to a new day and a powerhouse of yester year restored at the top. Pikeville’s journey to the catbird seat of 1A Football took decades to come full circle, but Coach MacNamee’s Maroon Platoon will be in no hurry to relinquish despite significant losses. Out West, Russellville has been one of those... Read More →

Raceland 35 Bath County 0 (Scrimmage)

By newarkcatholicfan - Raceland cam out and quickly showed Ram Nation that they are going to be a pain in the butt for any team on their schedule. They passed the ball well enough to open up a very potent looking running game. They also I.M.O. had the best skill player I watched this weekend. he wore #1 one and seemed to be able to do everything he was asked to do. Raceland opened the scoring up on a forty one yard spring by #33, who looked as quick as a water bug as he sprinted down the field. The point after by #60 made this a, 7-0 game. With 4:17 left in the opening quarter a #10 to #84 completion was... Read More →

Russell 33 Rowan County 6 (Scrimmage)

By newarkcatholicfan - Unofficial total yardage tells the story in this one. Russell using the run and some passing totals 357 yards, while Rowan County ran a total of 26 plays, with 24 being runs had a total of 19 yards. I believe this is one of those games where the score does not show how far apart these two programs are, at this point in time. I also think most expected this one to be very much like it turned out to be, but I do not think many thought it would be as it was. Just :17 into this one Russell gave the ball to one of their stud backs #4, who used some nice blocking to power for a seven yard... Read More →

East Carter 15 Lewis County 15 (Scrimmage)

By newarkcatholicfan - This turned out to be a game if you were able to take away two plays t would have been very one side, but as you all know that is not allowed. East Carter might not have looked like a state contender in this one but they did look like a team, that could be as improved as any team in the area. On the opening kickoff #24 for East Carter muffed the kick but righted the ship as he sailed to a return to the forty seven that mounted to a 25 yard return. #21 from East Carter, who I thought was the best offensive player on the field, shook off the tackle of big #74 to pick up a first down,... Read More →

West Carter 0 Greenup County 0 (Scrimmage)

By newarkcatholicfan - This turned out to be one team constantly shooting themselves in the foot and the other team always make the other pay for their mistakes. This was game two this weekend and it was a defensive battle from start to finish. Greenup would be the team to shoot themselves and thanks to a very stout defense West Carter always made them pay for it, by never giving up another big play, after the mistake. The first quarter was one nice play after the other, with one of the bigger ones being at the 7:37 mark. Richard McGlone stopped Cade Warnock for a short loss. Quarter number two was much... Read More →

Fleming County 35 Nicholas County 7 (Scrimmage)

By newarkcatholicfan - This turned out to be a case of bigger is not always better. Nicholas County had some big hogs on their line, with all looking mean and strong. For Fleming the line was much smaller and maybe did not have that passed the looks feature, we all look for all to often. The defense for Fleming looked to have a sack on quarterback, Isaac Fryman by Zach Alexander but an off sides call negated the sack, with 11:34 left in the opening stanza. The Panthers defense gave up only seven yards on this drive as they had set the tone for what was about to come. Josh Crump scrambled to his right and... Read More →

Bluegrasspreps' 2016 Class 3A Pre-Season Preview

By gchs_uk9 - 1. Belfry Pirates (2015: 14-1; Class 3A State Champions) Belfry is the prohibitive favorite in Class 3A this season and will also look to join Beechwood (1991-94), Boyle County (1999-2003), Trinity (2005-08), Highlands (2007-12), and Mayfield (2012-present) as the only schools to win four straight championships, cementing themselves among the royalty of Kentucky high school football. The Pirates are stacked with talent, returning nine starters on each side of the ball and five different players who were named All-State in some capacity in 2015. Numerous Belfry players are receiving... Read More →

Bluegrasspreps' 2016 Class 6A Pre-Season Preview

By CoachBuckett - Going By The Numbers In 2007 Kentucky High School football went to a six class system. Over the last 9 years only 1 school outside of Jefferson County has won the State Title that being Scott County. Of those 9 Championship games, seven of them have been won by a private school. Six of those titles belong to Trinity. In 2015 we witnessed Male claiming the title and making them the only second public school to win a 6A State Championship. Biggest question of the season, Can anyone outside of Jefferson County take home the State Championship Trophy? 1. Trinity (11-2 3rd Round Loss... Read More →

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 →