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  1. 5 points
    1. That's up to ownership. Are they willing to pay market rate? Are they willing to pay for long-term contracts? If so, how sure are you of a guy lasting that long? How much money do you realistically have for payroll? Heck, even just this past year, Anthony Rendon left a team he helped lead to the World Series, because they couldn't afford both him and Strasburg. 2. This is every team. Like it or not, free agency destroyed the "team" concept back in the late 70's. Players move around. Some chase the dollars. Some chase a lifestyle. Some chase championships. But loyalty to a city? Come on, man. 3. This is what every player does. Every. Single. One. 4. A token of appreciation? Really?!? When was the last time you know of someone who turned down a payraise? And however much more he is worth now than when he arrived...is solely due to what HE did. It's not like the Reds were playing stellar defense behind him, and scoring 8 runs a game when he pitched. He dang near needed to pitch a complete game shutout just to have a chance at a W.
  2. 4 points
    Good competition helps your team. This will only help LCA and FD get better.
  3. 3 points
    1. There are only a couple teams in EKY that have anything to offer JC, either those teams are usually on JC's schedule (Belfry) or they are in JC's class and don't want to play them unless it is the playoffs. A lack of 6A schools or lack of quality 5A programs do not help. For any other team they either have to come from out of state or from a significant drive. 2. JC's ground and pound style is not ideal for teams. Your 5A and 6A teams typically won't need to face anyone similar. The physicality of the game is scary for the chance of injury you don't want to take in a non-district game usually. 3. The new RPI doesn't help. Outside of maybe Pikeville and Beechwood most years, most of your 1A and 2A teams who may benefit from stepping way up in class know a running clock is a certainty. There aren't many 3A teams any better and the option to play up for points is even less worth it. 4A teams just won't want to play unless it is their one shot in the playoffs. 5A & 6A teams now get negatively effected by playing down in a game they most often will lose. A good rule of thumb with the PRI is don't play down unless you plan to win. 4. Egos get in the way of a lot of coaches. Not everyone is Chis McNamee (Pikeville), Philip Haywood (Belfry), or Doug Charles (LCA) where they will sacrifice a perfect record in a game they are underdogs in for the long term reward. Long story short.. it is definitely a respect for JC now and not a disrespect. I think anyone in the State not named Trinity and Male (some years X) know they are going to be in for a war. Personally, the teams who make the most sense to play JC that haven't been in the picture much are the two 5A Pulaski County schools, Ashland (a few things in play with that one), Bell County (played this year), and maybe some of the better small school Louisville powers like CAL, DeSales, Central (not while in 4A). The only argument for dis-respect would be CovCath and Highlands also make sense. CovCath has no issue filling a schedule though and let's be real, highlands doesn't want any of that smoke after how those programs have flip flopped since Highlands at JC's lunch in the early 2010's.
  4. 3 points
    Two service academy commits will be in game with St.X OT Evan Brown committed to Naval Academy and Manual WR/DB Braxton Cannon committed to Air Force Academy. They will be playing against each other for 4 more years. I’m thankful they chose to serve our Country.
  5. 3 points
    I don't even know where to start with this. So much I disagree on. You've got a guy who's worked his butt off to be one of the top pitchers in baseball, and has maybe 5 to 7 years to take advantage of it financially...and you want to blame him for that?!?!?!?
  6. 2 points
    Congrats. Way to go. Great program. Great kids.
  7. 2 points
    Typically it’s a sign of respect or at least I would take it that way.
  8. 2 points
    Danville Somerset is the game of the week to me. Really good ranking though!
  9. 2 points
    If LCA goes toe to toe... win or lose... I think it will be very hard to keep them from moving up to the #1 ranking in 2A.
  10. 2 points
    I would trade AJ for whatever I could get at this point, hopefully an OL prospect.
  11. 2 points
    Last year's game was 42-14 BG, with BG getting about 500 yards of offense, but McCracken had about 450 yards. A big note: Bradley was out that game. Gone from that crew are Elijah Wheat an outstanding QB and Frankliin Hayes, the best WR in the state IMHO (who had 150+ yards and 2 TD's last year) Back to Bradly: He is by far the toughest runner I have seen last year or this year. McCracken has outstanding O- and D-lines from what I've seen, BUT so does BG. And while Daviess County does have a good offense, their defense is lacking and they play some guys both ways - so don't expect another 300+ yard night from Bradley. I am extremely impressed by the play design (last year and this year) from McCracken County, but I think they are limited in the passing game. Last year's QB was very experienced and could hit almost any pass (it helps when you have Franklin Hayes though). What I saw from Lamb was good passes, but they were very strategic in nature and nothing real deep. They were mostly short and intermediate routes and the plays were designed to fool you. I don't think BG gets fooled as much on those passes. I think BG will focus on the run defense and make the QB beat them. While Bradley will flat run over you and is plenty fast, BG SHOULDN'T give up the big play as it's defensive speed should stop a 40-50 yard TD run. I think the Mustangs can and will move the ball, but I think they will have a hard time scoring. Last year's Mustang defense was average at best and while they are alot better, I think the purples have the athleticism to put some points on the Board. I think this will be lower scoring. Purples 17-7 (and I'm close to calling shutout)
  12. 2 points
    The Purples come into this game pretty bruised up from injuries to egos after falling to South Warren 10 to 7 last Friday night in an exciting defensive gem. For BG, it's time to get back to basics and return to the football they started the season with. Up until the last series of the South Warren game, it just felt that BG (offensively predominantly, as the defense was very strong and kept them in the game) was playing tight. Of course, a very good defense like South Warren's will make that happen. If they do that against McCracken County, it will be another long night. McCracken County comes into this game pounding one of their biggest district rivals Daviess County 56-22. SR RB Hunter Bradley is in consideration for Mr. Football for good reason - he's earned it. He had 331 yards on 19 carries against Daviess County with 5 TDs. The young man is a special talent! His offensive line is very skilled as well. They have a good young QB in SO Pryor Lamb. But he is only a Sophomore. And if BG could neutralize the run; I think that's alot to put on the young QB. But he is talented. Defensively, JR DL LeAndre Bolen is one of the better players in Western KY that you likely don't know. He has at least 4 sacks on the year and a pick 6 against Mayfield (as a down lineman). Also JR LB Isaiah Keys is a good one and their tackling machine in the middle. I've always been a big Coach Marc Clark fan. When he was at Hoptown, he just couldn't get "in-sync" with the Hoptown Football community, but I think he's there in the Mustang Football Community. His teams play hard and they are a program on the rise, in my opinion. Back to BG, defensively who's out and who's in due to injuries? I don't know and it's likely undetermined until later this week. But to play a team like McCracken with a star RB like Bradley, you need an effort similar to the South Warren game. And if you don't think McCracken throws about 100 bubble screens - you're crazy! Work on this! Offensively, if you are just going to line up and run the ball all night, tell me now as I'm staying in Louisville. If you are bringing back the balanced attack from the St X game, then I'm in. All know Dez Wilson is a big loss for BG, but you have to get creative and use what you have. An example; use your back up RB JR Matrix Halcomb in the slot some. He has good speed and would be a nice change of pace right now. Give him a chance. Also JR WR Will Vale has impressed me. He made a BIG catch against St X when BG needed it. He made a HUGE catch late in the 4th Quarter against South Warren. A 45 yarder that finally put BG in scoring position. He needs more balls thrown his way. Prediction: Wow, my mind is all over the place on this game. Not knowing who's in and out makes it difficult. I picked BG above, but I do that regardless. I think because of where this game falls, because of BGs injuries, because of McCracken coming in playing very well and confident that I find this game another "Pick'em" game. I could make an argument for both teams and somewhat have above. If BG is going to make noise later this season, I think they need to rise up and win this game at home is the bottom line. For McCracken County, I feel they are playing on house money. Not many expect them to win this game at BG. But they can win this game and I think they believe that and will play like that on Friday night. I expect a hard hitting and well played game from both teams. Penalties, turnovers, and the kicking game really weren't a huge factor in the BG vs South Warren game - does that change in this game? BG 21 McCracken County 20 Good luck to both team and for heavens sake - NO INJURIES!
  13. 2 points
    If my Tigers can't score their first offensive TD of the year it will be a long night. Oh, and look for more than one receiver.
  14. 1 point
    North Oldham (0-3) travels to Shelbyville, KY on Friday to face district rival Shelby County (2-2). Current standings of Class 4A District 4 Central 1-0 Waggener 1-0 Franklin County 0-0 Shelby County 0-1 North Oldham 0-1 North Oldham comes in after a disappointing fourth period allowed the Waggener Wildcats to rally in the second half for a 37-21 win over the Mustangs last Friday in Goshen. The Mustangs had owned a 7-6 advantage at the half, and played toe-to-toe with the favored Wildcats throughout the third period. Likewise, Shelby County comes into the game licking their wounds after a 44-0 pasting on the road at Central, in a game in which the Yellowjackets' speed proved to be too much for Todd Shipley's Rockets. In a district where one district win may be enough to punch a ticket to the playoffs, this figures to be a critical game for both teams, as Central, Franklin County, and Waggener figure to be the top 3 (favored) teams in the district, leaving perhaps just the one open spot for a playoff team. The two teams have met five times in the history of the schools, with all five games coming in the last five seasons. Shelby County is 5-0 all-time versus North Oldham, and the Rockets have won four of the five meetings convincingly: 2019 Shelby County 48, North Oldham 6 2018 Shelby County 29, North Oldham 3 2017 Shelby County 23, North Oldham 20 2016 Shelby County 40, North Oldham 14 2015 Shelby County 24, North Oldham 7 Shelby's 49-6 win last season, the largest margin of the series, was an entirely one-dimensional game as the Rockets' offense came exclusively on the ground. Shelby had 469 yards rushing and 0 yards through the air - in fact, Shelby did not attempt a single pass. It seemed that everyone ran effectively for the Rockets: Anthony Bradford 9 carries - 155 yards, 3 TDs; Zach Miracle 9 carries 105 yards, 1 TD; Dominic Bosco 6 carries 86 yards 1 TD; William Davis 5 carries 52 yards, and Griffyn Spencer 3 carries 40 yards. North Oldham was held to -5 yards on the ground last year and couldn't make up the difference through the air. The bad news for North is that three of those five runners that torched the Mustangs last year are back: Bradford, Miracle, and Spencer. Not a lot has changed for Shelby this year; the Rockets still will try to run the ball as much as possible, and both Bradford (330 yards rushing through the first 3 games, with 6 TDs) and QB Zach Miracle (329 yards rushing and 3 TDs through 3 games) have been very effective. (Stats vs. Central are not yet available). Shelby has yet to defeat a team that owns a victory this season, having beaten winless Frankfort and Great Crossings, while losing games to ranked competition in North Bullitt and Central. North Oldham is a bit of a different team in Joe Gamsky's fifth season at the school. The Mustangs are very, very young, with just six seniors on the roster. The offense is keyed by first-year starter Nick Freeland, a junior. Freeland has shown some promise as a runner, but has struggled at times throwing the ball. In the Mustangs' first two games - losses to Western and top 10 5A South Oldham - Freeland threw twice as many picks (6) as TDs (3). If North gets the passing game going, the Mustangs have some dangerous receivers, particularly the speedy Blake Wetzel, who has the wheels to turn a 5 yard drag route in to an 80 yard TD play. On the ground, the Mustangs feature a possible D1 talent in senior Austin Gibson. "Gibby" averaged approximately 100 yards a game in the first two games, and showed legitimate breakaway speed. Against South Oldham, he also recorded a 95 yard INT return for a touchdown. On defense, the Mustangs feature something different for a Joe Gamsky-coached team as they will line up in a 3-4. Gamsky, a 4-3 disciple, switched defenses this year to take advantage of the fact the Mustangs' roster featured a plethora of quick linebackers. Though winless, the Mustangs have shown significant improvement over the 2019 North team; the Mustangs were within a TD of the South Oldham Dragons and had the ball inside South territory, but yielded the ball on downs and gave up a quick touchdown late in the fourth. A couple of big-play garbage TDs for South created a big final margin, but the game was a one score affair with less than five minutes to play. And last week, North held a 7-6 halftime advantage against the athletic Waggener Wildcats before giving ground in the fourth period. One thing's for sure: There is no secret about what the coaches want to do. This could be the fastest game of the night between two teams that will run / run / run. As there will be limited space in the stands for the fans, be sure to watch the game LIVE on www.pegasussportsky.com, beginning with a pregame show at 7 pm ET. The game will also be available on the site as an archive for one year after the game. Colonelmike
  15. 1 point
    One of the more interesting non-district games is scheduled as 6A North Hardin makes the long trip to Haywood Stadium to meet the defending 3A Champion Belfry Pirates. The Trojans enter as one of the top 6A teams in all of Kentucky and sport a dominating defense that has put together three consecutive shutouts and the only 17 points they have allowed came against 5A powerhouse Frederick Douglass (who subsequently have averaged 56.5 points in the two games after). They will get the unique challenge of facing Belfry's Flexbone offense and Mr. Football candidate HB Isaac Dixon who has been arguably as good as anyone in Kentucky. Dixon enters with nearly 1000 all-purpose yards, 14 offensive TD's, and averaging almost 250 yards from scrimmage per game. North Hardin will counter with their own Mr. Football candidate and short lister for the top RB in Kentucky in Lavell Wright. Wright enters averaging 156.5 yards from scrimmage per game. This will be the first ever meeting between these two teams, Belfry has only played a team from Hardin County one time. The Pirates defeated Elizabethtown in the 2003 2A State Championship game. The last and only time Belfry played a 6A team from the Louisville metro area was when Louisville Male defeated Belfry 7-0 in the 1997 Pike County Bowl. The last and only time in the past 20 years that North Hardin ventured into Eastern Kentucky was 2006 when the Trojans defeated Whitley County 40-6.
  16. 1 point
    Class 3A A somewhat ho-hum week in Class 3A was upended when Rockcastle County knocked off #3 Bell County, 13-7. Rockcastle's defensive effort was superb as Christopher Mink intercepted two Bell County passes and Rylee Deleon recovered a fumble. The win snapped a nine game series losing streak for the Rockets dating back to 2006 and with the win propelled Rockcastle into the Top Ten for the first time this season. Top ranked DeSales was off this week after a scheduled meeting with Paducah Tilghman was canceled. Perhaps the extra rest will be helpful as the Colts are scheduled to host eighth-ranked Christian Academy - Louisville this week. CAL broke a modest two game losing streak with a 41-0 win over Henry County. Meanwhile, Paducah Tilghman was able to find a replacement game this weekend, defeating Murray, 31-21, behind 229 yards passing and two touchdowns from Jack James. Two eastern Kentucky powers remained undefeated as they stream rolled toward a showdown in two weeks. Fourth-ranked Russell toppled 6A Simon Kenton, 32-31 in overtime, on a two-point conversion. Sixth-ranked Ashland made their first ever visit to Raceland a success, rolling the Class 1A seventh-ranked Rams, 50-15, behind 145 yards rushing and four touchdowns from Keontae Pittman. Finally, welcome and congratulations to Lawrence County, the lone Class 3A school who had not yet played. Due to Covid issues, the Bulldogs had to sit out the first three weekends, but they showed little rust in shutting out Magoffin County, 39-0. 1. DeSales vs. #8 Christian Academy-Louisville 2. Belfry vs. 6A #2 North Hardin 3. Russell vs. Greenup County 4. Ashland vs. East Carter 5. Elizabethtown at 6A Meade County 6. Bardstown vs. 4A Marion County 7. Mercer County vs. 5A South Laurel 8. Christian Academy - Louisville at #1 DeSales 9. Paducah Tilghman at 2A #4 Mayfield 10. Rockcastle County at Jackson County
  17. 1 point
    Another battle between these Louisville small private schools is on deck for Friday, as CAL journeys to South Louisville to take on their rival DeSales. The Colts' game last week was cancelled due to COVID protocols, so in an indirect way, they've had two weeks to prepare for CAL. On the other side, the Centurions were clicking on all cylinders, getting back on track with a 41-0 dismantling of Henry County. Who wins this rivalry game?
  18. 1 point
    I’m liking that 5A isn’t a clear 1-2 horse race this year!
  19. 1 point
  20. 1 point
    If that's your train of thought should probably move FD behind South Warren, Owensboro, South Oldham, and Southwestern.
  21. 1 point
    No sandbagging. Ballard kids will be sky high to play Trinity. And they are not a bad team. Will be a good test for Trinity.
  22. 1 point
    Good job Tigers! Little bit I watch you could tell this was a young Male group.
  23. 1 point
    I think there will be a season. It will be on a week to week basis similar to how they are handling football.
  24. 1 point
  25. 1 point
    You have us in the way back machine Junkie. 😃
  26. 1 point
    It has that feel of 2009 when Belfry and Central both were a little down and Tilghman got hot and defeated Somerset for the title. I am not sure I see a team in 3A that at this point I can say "I would be shocked if they don't reach the Semi's"
  27. 1 point
  28. 1 point
    Key for St.X is not turn the ball over. Turnovers have hurt them in both losses. Also will need to work on punt coverage after giving up two punt return tds to Trinity.
  29. 1 point
    Favorite: I think DeSales has earned the #1 ranking by being the team who has seemingly checked all the boxes. I don't think DeSales is as good as they were last year, but they are still stout all around and was a play or two away from having the biggest win of any 3A team. Great workhorse back. Ability to get big plays in the passing game. Quality and experienced OLine. Aggressive and fundamentally sound defense. Belfry has the stud player, but the Pirates have yet to really look anything like the team who won the title last year, especially on defense. There is a second group I am going to mention, will call it "Too Soon" Contenders.. these are the teams who have probably been more impressive than DeSales and Belfry but we just haven't see them play another top tier team to compare to. Definitely contenders, but maybe something more special once they get a true test to pass. Russell Ashland Etown Then the third group are the Contenders* crowd. They have to be considered contenders without a true front runner to compare to, but they get an asterisk because most years they would definitely not be in that contender class: I think you can take the remainder of the Top 10 and even throw in some names like Glasgow, Bell County, and Taylor County.
  30. 1 point
  31. 1 point
    Gonna be tough to jump the undefeated defending champions until they lose, IMO.
  32. 1 point
    A lot of teams may not want to get their brains beat in by JC and/or they don't feel it is a match up that helps them win a state championship.
  33. 1 point
    If DeSales can pound the rock to Johnson and set up calculated shot plays I like their defense to do enough to create the gap to win this one. CAL's best hope is for DeSales to try and force passes downfield before they get their power run game going.
  34. 1 point
    Why shouldn't they look out for themselves. Who was looking out for guys like Frazier or Bruce when the team decided it was in their best interest to trade them away? Why should any player be beholden to any organization? Especially if that organization is not willing to pay you what you're worth on the open market.
  35. 1 point
    It's not like Bauer chose to come here as a free agent. The Reds traded for him and the organization knew and probably hoped this would be the outcome because he meant he would be great and they'd have a shot at the playoffs and making a run. Sell out? Please. Bauer doesn't owe the Cincinnati Reds, the City of Cincinnati, nor their fans anything. I don't understand that mentality whatsoever.
  36. 1 point
    Doesn't Douglas have 2-3 D1 signees? I'm as big an LCA homer as they come, but this is gonna be a tough game for them.
  37. 1 point
  38. 1 point
    Another one over by halftime, I'm afraid.
  39. 1 point
  40. 1 point
    Class 1A It is time for district play. That often brings us some lopsided matchups, but it also brings us some great head to head matchups within the class. We get a preview of that this week. Last Friday, the reigning king of 1A Pikeville tasted defeat for the first time this year at the hooves of the 6A Campbell County Camels. Talk about going from one end of the spectrum to the other. The week before, the Panthers scored 58 points and had 655 yards of offense in a win against 6A Henry Clay. Campbell County held Pikeville to 183 yards offense and eight points. Nevertheless, Pikeville remains #1 here as they enter district play at Phelps. Paintsville is an even stronger #2 after a second consecutive shutout win. Last week, the Tigers shut out Coach Mark Dixon's former team Hazard, and this week they shut out his current team 4A Perry County Central. The Tigers continue to impress. They also enter district play this week with a visit from Fairview. Kentucky Country Day also suffered their first loss of the year to a 6A team, losing 28-21 to Bullitt East. The Bearcats will try to shake that off and get back on track when Berea visits them this week. Louisville Holy Cross continues to impress. They defeated 6A Southern by an even wider margin than what Kentucky Country Day did to Southern the week before. That gets the Cougars to 4-0 and sets up the Game of the Week in 1A when the 4-0 Bethlehem Eagles visit. The Eagles got their fourth win by a 19-14 margin against 2A Washington County. This looks like an even matchup on paper. Last year these two split their matchups. Look for more info and discussion in the game thread. Crittenden County stays at #6 with a 56-34 win over 3A Trigg County. The Rockets have rebounded from their opening loss with three wins in a row. Their district opener this week is Caverna. Raceland took one on the chin against neighbor, 3A #7 Ashland. The even tougher thing for the Rams in this one is the 50-15 margin of defeat. The Rams have more work to do to get back to that level they have been accustomed to over the years. They will continue that work this week when they travel to Betsy Layne. Our other top ten teams - #5 Newport Central Catholic, #9 Williamsburg and #10 Russellville all had last Friday off. 1. Pikeville at Phelps 2. Paintsville vs. Fairview 3. Kentucky Country Day vs. Berea 4. Louisville Holy Cross vs. #7 Bethlehem 5. Newport Central Catholic at Ludlow 6. Crittenden County at Caverna 7. Bethlehem at #4 Louisville Holy Cross 8. Raceland at Betsy Layne 9. Williamsburg vs. Harlan 10. Russellville at 2A Edmonson County Class 2A Owensboro Catholic fans will tell you 2019 was not expected. The Aces have emerged as a 2A fixture over the years, so a disappointing campaign ending with a 2nd Round loss to McLean County certainly left a sour taste in their mouths. The Aces avenged that loss in dominating fashion and are now one of the fastest risers in Class 2A, if they can somehow upset powerhouse rival Owensboro, they then become a team in the running for the title. Lexington Christian Academy also has a chance to make a move. The Eagles are setting themselves up for a monster RPI value, adding a win over 6A Dunbar most recently, and a last minute addition of Frederick Douglass gives them all the ammo to make the move to the top of the class. Beechwood knows how tough 6A teams can be as they need to rebound quickly after 6A Dixie Heights bested them. Somerset won convincingly over 1A Hazard but did not look sharp, they need to get their bearings together as Danville looks for the first statement in that grueling district. Breathitt County was pushed by Middlesboro but held on to take the catbird seat in their district. For an under the radar game to take note, Lloyd Memorial and Newport seem to be evenly matched and neither want to fall out of District contention. 1. Somerset at #5 Danville 2. Lexington Christian Academy at 5A #2 Frederick Douglass 3. Beechwood vs. Covington Holy Cross 4. Mayfield vs. 3A #9 Paducah Tilghman 5. Danville vs. #1 Somerset 6. West Carter vs. Prestonsburg 7. Breathitt County -- OPEN 8. Caldwell County at 3A Glasgow 9. Owensboro Catholic vs. 5A #5 Owensboro 10. Murray vs. Ballard Memorial Class 3A A somewhat ho-hum week in Class 3A was upended when Rockcastle County knocked off #3 Bell County, 13-7. Rockcastle's defensive effort was superb as Christopher Mink intercepted two Bell County passes and Rylee Deleon recovered a fumble. The win snapped a nine game series losing streak for the Rockets dating back to 2006 and with the win propelled Rockcastle into the Top Ten for the first time this season. Top ranked DeSales was off this week after a scheduled meeting with Paducah Tilghman was canceled. Perhaps the extra rest will be helpful as the Colts are scheduled to host eighth-ranked Christian Academy - Louisville this week. CAL broke a modest two game losing streak with a 41-0 win over Henry County. Meanwhile, Paducah Tilghman was able to find a replacement game this weekend, defeating Murray, 31-21, behind 229 yards passing and two touchdowns from Jack James. Two eastern Kentucky powers remained undefeated as they stream rolled toward a showdown in two weeks. Fourth-ranked Russell toppled 6A Simon Kenton, 32-31 in overtime, on a two-point conversion. Sixth-ranked Ashland made their first ever visit to Raceland a success, rolling the Class 1A seventh-ranked Rams, 50-15, behind 145 yards rushing and four touchdowns from Keontae Pittman. Finally, welcome and congratulations to Lawrence County, the lone Class 3A school who had not yet played. Due to Covid issues, the Bulldogs had to sit out the first three weekends, but they showed little rust in shutting out Magoffin County, 39-0. 1. DeSales vs. #8 Christian Academy-Louisville 2. Belfry vs. 6A #2 North Hardin 3. Russell vs. Greenup County 4. Ashland vs. East Carter 5. Elizabethtown at 6A Meade County 6. Bardstown vs. 4A Marion County 7. Mercer County vs. 5A South Laurel 8. Christian Academy - Louisville at #1 DeSales 9. Paducah Tilghman at 2A #4 Mayfield 10. Rockcastle County at Jackson County Class 4A It was a COVID kind of week for 4A, with seven out of the Top Ten taking a week off. Johnson Central and Central held it down for the top five, winning by a combined 93-6 against Clay County and Shelby County, respectively. Johnson Central amassed 371 yards on the ground in their win, with Dylan Preston leading the way, scoring three times on only four carries for 112 yards. Central has yet to be scored upon in their two games, and were led by Justin Bush's 143 yards on 11 attempts with a score. Logan County fell to 1-2 after falling 19-10 to a tough Glasgow team. Corbin Rayno was 10/21 for 109 yards in his first action as starting QB following Baptiste's broken leg, and Anthony Woodard posted 103 yards on six catches. This week hopefully promises more action, headlined by a pair of top ten matchups when Boyle County visits Lexington Catholic and Corbin hosts Knox Central. 1. Johnson Central vs. Perry County Central 2. Boyle County at #6 Lexington Catholic 3. Franklin County - OPEN 4. Central at Waggener 5. Corbin vs. #8 Knox Central 6. Lexington Catholic vs. #2 Boyle County 7. Wayne County vs. Lincoln County 8. Knox Central at #5 Corbin 9. Hopkinsville - OPEN 10. Russell County - OPEN Class 5A In the eagerly awaited "Showdown at the El", South Warren and Bowling Green engaged in a minimalist war of attrition between top five teams. The Spartans emerged victorious in a game that told us little about either side, other than they enjoy getting after each other. Let the sabre rattling commence for the inevitable district championship rematch. With the Purples going down, Covington Catholic returns to the top spot, though the Colonels are still struggling to find the polish that's been a staple of theirs in the recent championship seasons. CovCath has a week off to do some fine tuning before hosting a Highlands team that turned back the clock about ten years and drubbed previously ranked Conner. After what amounted to a KHSAA sanctioned bloodletting of Grant County in Week 4, Frederick Douglass must re-calibrate for a clash with LCA in a marquee game that will go a long way toward deciding the king of Lexington football this year. It's gut check time for District 4 mystery team North Bullitt. The Eagles and perennial district kingpin South Oldham each smoked an overmatched foe from Jefferson County to set up one of the most under-the-radar big games in the class this season. One way or another, questions will be answered this week. 1. Covington Catholic -- OPEN 2. Frederick Douglass vs. 2A #2 Lexington Christian Academy 3. South Warren -- OPEN 4. Bowling Green vs. 6A #6 McCracken County 5. Owensboro at 2A #9 Owensboro Catholic 6. Scott County at Grant County 7. South Oldham at #9 North Bullitt 8. Southwestern at Whitley County 9. North Bullitt vs. #7 South Oldham 10. Pulaski County vs. North Laurel Class 6A Trinity (3-0) remains as #1 as they continue to roll up opponents with running clocks, the latest a 48-10 defeat of #5 St. Xavier. They will host #7 Ballard in a key district game. North Hardin (4-0) continues to win behind a stingy defense that hasn’t yielded a point in their last three games and defeated Meade County 37-0. They travel to 3A power Belfry which will be a tough opponent on the road. Male (2-1) since losing to Trinity has been strong offensively averaging 56 points a game and handily defeated Pleasure Ridge Park 56-20. They start district play hosting Southern. Manual (2-1) continues to be a strong defensive team and quickly put away Eastern 41-3. They travel to #5 St. Xavier to start district play. St. Xavier (0-2) has struggled offensively against two of the best defenses in the state with the latest a 48-10 loss to #1 Trinity. It doesn’t get any easier hosting another strong defense with Manual to start district play. McCracken County (4-0) continues to win with a strong offense, with the latest a 56-22 defeat of Daviess County. They will have a challenge with 5A #4 Bowling Green’s strong defense on the road. Ballard (1-1) is coming off a open week and will travel to #1 Trinity in a key district matchup. Bryan Station (3-1) continues to win with a 20-10 win over a improved Henry Clay team. Bryan Station will travel to George Rogers Clark who will be hungry for a win and also is a district game. Dixie Heights (2-2) moves into the Top 10 after a impressive 28-20 win over 2A power Beechwood. They will host Simon Kenton who will be looking to get back in the top 10 in a key district game. Oldham County (2-1) moves into the Top 10 after defeating formerly ranked Fern Creek 12-7 behind a strong defensive effort. Oldham County starts district play at Madison Central. Both Fern Creek and Simon Kenton dropped out of the rankings after close losses. 1. Trinity vs. #7 Ballard 2. North Hardin at 3A #2 Belfry 3. Male vs. Southern (10/8) 4. Manual at #5 St. Xavier 5. St. Xavier vs. #4 Manual 6. McCracken County at 5A #4 Bowling Green 7. Ballard at #1 Trinity 8. Bryan Station at George Rogers Clark 9. Dixie Heights vs. Simon Kenton (10/8) 10. Oldham County at Madison Central
  41. 1 point
    Another Trinity running clock. Rinse & Repeat.
  42. 1 point
    That feels about right. Dak putting up these numbers is what makes fantasy football players believe people like him, Matt Stafford, Kurt Cousins, and Matt Ryan are good at their jobs. I saw Cleveland drop what should have been three more interceptions. Quarterbacks that throw for 500+ yards in a game are now 13-11 all time. And yes, I get their defense is horrendous.
  43. 1 point
    Belfry is simply struggling right now in the Front 7 on defense. Pikeville moved the ball with measured success, specifically in their run game. Belfry was unable to get off the field in key situations in the Second Half against the Panthers. Floyd Central was probably the more alarming harbinger. Though Belfry won in a heavy handed manner, it wasn't for a lack of effort and success from the Jaguars (who avoided the running clock for the first time in series history). Floyd Central scored three times on long drives and had another pair of drives come up short on 4th Down after getting deep into Pirate territory. Floyd Central finished just shy of 300 total yards and over 250 of that came via their ground game that dominated the T.O.P and number of plays ran. Simply put, Belfry is a legit title contender in 3A this season but that is more about a lack of great/dominant teams in the classification and less a reflection of Belfry's might. The Pirate offense has gotten the job done led by a simply phenomenal talent in Dixon, who may be a Pirate all-timer. I will be surprised if the Pirates can hang within 4 TD's in this one. On the surface, I would be inclined to say this could be a running clock game except for the fact that Dixon's special ability and North Hardin's sometimes inefficient offense may help to keep this respectable. I don't see an outcome that Belfry wins this without Dixon basically making himself the front runner for Mr. Football with a heroic performance though. I don't think North Hardin's defense will allow that though. NH 48 Belfry 20
  44. 1 point
    They may not. But, if he's true to his word on just signing one-year deals, there's going to be enough bidders out there that think he's the final piece to pushing them over the edge and onto the next level. It'll be a whole lot easier to pay him $30 million for one year, than be on the hook for $200+ million over the next several years.
  45. 1 point
    Why shouldn't he be like that? It's his job. If another company came calling and asked me to go work for them for a considerable amount more, I'm not sure I'd worry about my current company's interest before my own. Never understood why we hold professional athletes to a different standard.
  46. 1 point
    I believe Seattle May have in Pete Carroll’s first year there. Then ended up winning a playoff game too.
  47. 1 point
    I was at this game and was one of the best called games I have been to this year. The last play was called correctly. Hard call but it was right on. Two good teams that will meet again in November!
  48. 1 point
    OCath surprised me last week with a big win over McLean.
  49. 1 point
    Should be a good one. This is what they posted on their Twitter account. We shall see.
  50. 1 point
    Here below is the link from Matt Jones to the pregame speech that Coach Hallock gave to both teams before their game tonight and why they made the trip to Louisville. Great stuff!
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