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Russell notches first win over Ironton since 1977

By DevilMayCare - Bell bottoms, Disco, Star Wars, the Son of Sam..... Ahh the memories. Actually, between you and me, I wasn't even born yet. The year was 1977. Russell's Ivan McGlone and Ironton's Bob Lutz were still young(ish) men, in the early stages of building great programs. The final score that year was 23-14 in favor of the Red Devils. It would be the last time Russell would defeat its cross river rival for 38 years. After '77, Ironton would win the next eleven in a row before the series went on hiatus beginning in 1993. The two schools renewed the series in 2009 with Ironton winning six in a... Read More →


Eastern Kentucky Power Rankings 9-6-15

By ATLCat - 10. Raceland (1A, 2-1)- Storms forced the Rams to play Saturday but there was no slwoing down the raining of points against East Carter. Greenup County has been a pleasant surprise and should be a better test. 9. Russell (3A, 2-0)- The statement win of the week? Russell going to Ironton, OH and stealing one from the Mighty Tigers on Saturday night. The historic win came at a cost as the Devils are banged up entering a huge matchup this week. 8. Pikeville (1A, 2-1)- The next two teams flip flop as last week's GOTW lived up to the hype in an Overtime thriller. Pikeville learned the value... Read More →


Lexington / Central Kentucky Power Rankings 9-6-15 Sponsored by Jess-105.9

By Bluegrasscard - The Rankings 10) Garrard County (3A / 2 – 1) The Golden Lions post another win over Lincoln County 36 to 29. This #10 spot was between the Golden Lions and the Lexington Catholic Knights – who are in the same district with Boyle County and Western Hills. The nod went to Golden Lions with the better record. A 1-1 4A Rockcastle County team is next for Garrard County with East Jessamine following. 9) Danville (2A / 2 – 1) The Admirals lost to Boyle County this week in the big rivalry game. They still put up 20 points on the very defensive oriented Rebels – one more than... Read More →


Best In The Bluegrass: Week 3 Roundup

By Nathaniel Bryan - PASSING - Bardstown's Santrel Farmer threw for four touchdowns in the Tigers' 43-6 win against Marion County. - Belfry's Avery Browning - perhaps the only freshman to start at quarterback in Pirates' history - was 2-of-2 passing for two touchdowns in ther 43-0 win against Harlan County. - Boyle County's Josiah Robbins was 19-of-31 passing for four touchdowns and 407 yards in a 42-20 win against Danville. - Glasgow's Dessi Austin threw for four touchdowns and 248 yards in the 34-15 win against Barren County. - Owensboro Catholic's Ray Zuberer threw for four touchdowns and 276 yards in a... Read More →



KHSAA Sanctions Bell County, Taylor County for Bylaw 23 Violations

By theguru - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 2, 2015 The KHSAA has handed down sanctions to Bell County and Taylor County High Schools for violations of Bylaw 23 (Limitation of Seasons) resulting from attendance at a preseason football camp the weekend of August 7. During the course of its investigation, the KHSAA found that both Bell County and Taylor County committed the following violations: (1) Scrimmaged an opponent for longer than three hours or scrimmaged multiple opponents; (2) Failed to provide the requisite rest following full gear practice; (3) Exceeded the time limits for contact... Read More →


Class 2A: What To Watch (Week 2)

By ATLCat - Marquee Matchups Galore This will be one of the most difficult weekend slates of the year for 2A Teams with numerous teams playing top ranked teams from other classes or stepping up to challenge quality big schools. 1. Mayfield at 3A #4 Paducah Tilghman 2. DeSales vs. 6A Ballard 3. Christian Academy of Louisville at 3A #5 Central 4. Murray vs. 5A Graves County 5. Owensboro Catholic at 5A #3 Owensboro 6. Danville vs. 3A #1 Boyle County 7. Newport Central Catholic at 6A Campbell County Read More →


Louisville Area Power Rankings 8-31-15

By Bert - 1) Trinity High School (2-0, defeated Brentwood Academy 31-13) – While not as convincing of a victory as the week before against Ensworth, still a solid victory over a traditional Tennessee power. The real test for who is #1 will be in two weeks against Male. Next week, Lafayette 2) Male High School (2-0, defeated Ballard 45-7) – Some will say after such a victory over a Louisville Area Top Ten would justify being #1 . They may be correct and in two weeks the Bulldogs will be able to prove that as they welcome the Shamrocks but for next week, Male has what many would believe is a stress... Read More →


Bluegrasspreps' Football Rankings 08-31-15

By Ram - This week, Beechwood retains the # 1 spot in 1A. Pikeville jumps from #5 last week to #2 this week. Raceland, last week's # 2 drops to #5 with 20 point loss to Ashland. Bethlehem slides in at #10 , as Frankfort drops out. In Class 2A, Christian Academy - Louisville's convincing 42-7 win over 6A Eastern jumps to #3 . Owensbor Catholic & Newport Central Catholic drop after losses to 6A schools (Owensboro Catholic's loss a heartbreaking OT loss). Monroe County drops out of the top 10 this week opening up a spot for Lexington Christian Academy to slide in. Several surprises in 3A as... Read More →


Class 6A Football Weekly Roundup

By CoachBuckett - Another exciting week of 6A football. Many dominating performances individually and collectively across the state. Here is a look at how 6A is shaping up in the second week of the season. The Talk of 6A Trinity has to have the attention of everyone in class 6A. After back to back dominate performances by the Rocks, looks like they are ready to stake claim to number 24. The Trinity defense has been very impressive the first two weeks of the season as they have held their opponents to just 13 points. I know it’s only second game, but against these same two teams last year they gave up a... Read More →


Class 1A Football - Everything you need to know - 8-30-15

By Voice of Reason - The #1 ranked team in 1A finally made their debut this week. The Beechwood Tigers opened in style with a 48-22 win over the #7 team in 2A, Lloyd Juggernauts. Beechwood has a lot of new faces in the starting lineup but this game tells us the program rolls on. It was not an easy battle with the game even near the end of the first half. The Beechwood freshman Logan Castleman intercepted a pass and ran it in for a score. That was followed just a minute later with a 65 yard interception return for a TD by Beechwood standout Brett Slusher. Slusher went for 5 TD's on the night adding 3 receiving... Read More →


Class 4A Football Notebook for (8/30)

By DragonFire - This week was all about the top of the 4A rankings flexing their might. The top five teams won by an average of nearly 25 points, and by and large coming through without a challenge. This included Ashland opening their season with a strong 41-21 victory over Raceland, BluegrassPreps’ #2 team in 1A. It was the Quinton Baker show during that game, as Baker put up 248 yards on 18 carries, averaging a dominant 13.8 yards per carry while scoring four times, or roughly one score for every 4.5 times he toted the ball. Also opening their seasons were #1 Johnson Central and #8 Bourbon... Read More →


Class 2A Football Notes and Commentary (Week 2)

By ATLCat - Welcome Back Danville and the Title Town Rivalry Not since "The Walking Dead" has a better story of coming back from the dead reigned! Danville looked good in Week 0 and looked great in Week 1 by demolishing 4A Rockcastle County 46-18. The Ads have a nice mix of athletes and Defensive playmakers and a buzz is emanating. Up next is rival Boyle County who coincidentally also appears to be "up" and for the first time in several years all eyes will be on "Title Town" for the renewal of one of the State's iconic rivalries. NewCath's Offensive Offense Newport Central Catholic's schedule is no... Read More →


Eastern Kentucky Power Rankings 8-30-2015

By ATLCat - 10. Raceland (1A, 1-1)- The Rams met a buzzsaw in the Rival Tomcats and Quinton Baker. The schedule lightens up with East Carter and their Week 0 win over West Carter looks better. 9. Paintsville (1A, 2-0)- The Tigers continue to roll behind Kash Daniel (more on him later) and Ken Phelps by crushing traditional 1A power Frankfort on the road. One of the most anticipated small school clashes in the state await. 8. Southwestern (5A, 1-1)- To say the Warriors were shocked by their home loss to Bourbon County is an understatement. The Warriors squandered a big lead and even the game... Read More →


Red Devils win, Nick Conley sticks pitchfork in Musketeers again

By DevilMayCare - For the third year in a row Russell running back Nick Conley brought the Red Devils from behind in the 4th quarter to defeat Greenup Co. in their annual "Backyard Brawl". Russell defeated the Musketeers 19-13 on Saturday night for its fifth win in a row over their county rival. They did so largely on the legs of #4 (Conley). The standout junior tallied 146yds rushing(100+ in the 4th quarter) and a TD on twelve carries. For his efforts, he was awarded Russell's MVP for the game. This also marked the third year in a row that Russell entered their season opener against the Musketeers as a... Read More →


Western Kentucky Power Rankings 08-30-15

By Purple88 - BluegrassPreps 2015 Western Kentucky Power Rankings – Week 1 Edition - 8-30-15 The top story line this week is the emergence of the BIG 4. Bowling Green, South Warren, Mayfield and Owensboro are clearly the top 4 teams in the West this year. Does this mean any one of them can’t lose? Of course not; it means 2 weeks into the season I see all 4 as rock solid playoff contenders in their respective classes. Do I see others breaking into the Top 4? Only if one of these teams loses. Never fear other contenders, BG vs Owensboro is only 2 weeks away. Inaugural Jayvon Quarles - Week 1... Read More →


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