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BluegrassPreps.com Football Rankings (10/31)
Class 1A
1. Pikeville vs. Lynn Camp
2. Raceland vs. Nicholas County 
3. Newport Central Catholic vs. Eminence 

Class 2A
1. Beechwood vs. Trimble County
2. Mayfield vs. Todd County Central
3. Owensboro Catholic vs. Fort Campbell
4. Lexington Christian Academy vs. Edmonson County
5. Metcalfe County vs. Washington County

Class 3A
1. Christian Academy-Louisville vs. LaRue County
2. Bardstown vs. Western Hills
3. Union County vs. Glasgow
5. Paducah Tilghman vs. Taylor County

Class 4A
1. Corbin vs. Harlan County
2. Lexington Catholic vs. Scott
3. Boyle County vs. Rowan County
4. Johnson Central vs. Lincoln County

Class 5A
1. Frederick Douglass vs. Conner
2. Scott County vs. Cooper
3. Highlands vs. Montgomery County 
4. Covington Catholic vs. Great Crossing
5. Bowling Green vs. Ohio County 

Class 6A
1. Saint Xavier vs. Southern (11/3)
2. Trinity vs. Campbell County
3. Ballard vs. Dixie Heights
4. Bullitt East vs. Butler
5. Male vs. Pleasure Ridge Park
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TP94 Power Ratings (10/27/22)
6A
St. Xavier 111.39
Ballard 99.57
Trinity 98.36
Manual 98.13
Henderson County 97.97
Male 96.61
Simon Kenton 96.55
Bryan Station 94.88
Central Hardin 94.24
Bullitt East 89.46

5A
Frederick Douglass 118.73
Highlands 102.37
South Warren 102.23
Woodford County 102.17
Bowling Green 101.89
Covington Catholic 100.83
Southwestern 96.36
Scott County 95.33
Pulaski County 93.25
Owensboro 93.11

4A
Boyle County 105.74
Lexington Catholic 105.41
Corbin 102.14
Johnson Central 92.27

3A
Christian Academy Louisville 104.97
Bardstown 90.95
Elizabethtown 88.35
Union County 87.06
Paducah Tilghman 86.31

2A
Beechwood 101.83
Mayfield 86.46
Lexington Christian Academy 81.41
Owensboro Catholic 79.02
Shelby Valley 78.87
Lloyd Memorial 73.97

1A
Pikeville 101.04
Raceland 93.91
Newport Central Catholic 75.56
Bethlehem 73.84
Hazard 73.4
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BluegrassPreps.com Mr. Football Watchlist (10/25)
Players Highlighted This Week

Jacob Jones (QB, West Jessamine)
Season to date: 127/204 for 1,908 yards and 21 touchdowns with 4 interception | 1,619 rushing yards and 24 touchdowns 

Kenyon Goodin (QB/DB, Collins)
Season to date: 118/216 for 1,672 yards and 21 touchdowns with 4 interceptions | 1,102 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns | 46 tackles | 4 interceptions and 1 pick-six | 1 forced fumble and 1 recovered 

Travis Egan (QB, Bullitt East)
Season to date: 125/194 for 1,758 yards and 19 touchdowns with 4 interceptions | 486 rushing yards and 9 touchdowns | 1 defensive interception

Lofton Howard (ATH, Greenwood)
Season to date:  362 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns | 334 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns | 1 passing touchdown | 88 tackles  | 13 tackles for loss | 6 sacks | 1 interception

Blake Birchfield (RB, Pikeville)
Season to date: 140 carries for 1,286 yards and 23 touchdowns | 1 interception

Ty Bryant (ATH, Frederick Douglass)
Season to date: 7 rushing touchdowns | 3 kick return touchdowns | 1 interception 

Max DeGraff (WR/K, Lexington Catholic
Season to date: 43 receptions for 1,125 yards and 16 touchdowns | 44/45 on extra points | 4/5 on field goals 

Chase Crone (QB, Simon Kenton)
Season to date: 71/130 for 1,059 yards and 11 touchdowns with 3 interceptions | 539 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns

Jayden Lawson (RB, Simon Kenton)
Season to date: 102 carries for 850 yards and 11 touchdowns

Chandler Godby (WR, Pulaski County)
Season to date: 74 receptions for 1,376 yards and 23 touchdowns | 3 interceptions, including 1 pick-six | 1 kick return touchdown
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BluegrassPreps.com Football Rankings (10/24)
Class 1A
1. Pikeville -- OPEN
2. Raceland at 3A #5 Lawrence County
3. Newport Central Catholic vs. 2A #1 Beechwood 
7. Bethlehem vs. #10 Sayre

Class 2A
1. Beechwood at 1A #3 Newport Central Catholic
2. Mayfield vs. 4A Madisonville-North Hopkins
3. Owensboro Catholic vs. 3A #10 Elizabethtown
4. Lexington Christian Academy vs. 6A Henry Clay
5. Metcalfe County vs. 1A #4 Kentucky Country Day

Class 3A
1. Christian Academy-Louisville at 6A Eastern
2. Bardstown at 5A East Jessamine
3. Union County at 4A Calloway County
4. Paducah Tilghman vs. 4A Hopkinsville
5. Lawrence County vs. 1A #2 Raceland

Class 4A
1. Lexington Catholic at 5A #4 Scott County
2. Boyle County vs. 5A #1 Frederick Douglass
3. Corbin vs. 6A Campbell County
4. Johnson Central vs. 3A #7 Belfry
7. Logan County at 5A #9 South Warren

Class 5A
1. Frederick Douglass at 4A #2 Boyle County
2. Bowling Green at 6A #1 Saint Xavier
3. Woodford County at 6A #9 Simon Kenton
4. Scott County vs. 4A #1 Lexington Catholic
6. Covington Catholic at 6A #10 Ryle
9. South Warren vs. 4A #7 Logan County
10. Owensboro at 6A #7 Henderson County

Class 6A
1. Saint Xavier vs. 5A #2 Bowling Green
2. Manual at #6 Male
7. Henderson County vs. 5A #10 Owensboro
9. Simon Kenton vs. 5A #3 Woodford County
10. Ryle vs. 5A #6 Covington Catholic
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TP94 Power Ratings (10/20/22)
6A
Saint Xavier 110.09
Manual 102.1
Ballard 101.78
Trinity 98.33
Male 97.66
Henderson County 96.25
Simon Kenton 96.02
Bryan Station 92.88
Central Hardin 91.98
Ryle 89.57

5A
Frederick Douglass 120.44
South Warren 106.73
Woodford County 104.45
Bowling Green 102.29
Covington Catholic 102.15
Highlands 101.79
Southwestern 95.49
Pulaski County 94.22
Scott County 93.48
Owensboro 90.73

4A
Lexington Catholic 107.44
Boyle County 107.29
Corbin 102.41

3A
Christian Academy Louisville 106.4
Bardstown 90.95
Paducah Tilghman 86.99
Elizabethtown 86.07
Union County 84.72

2A
Beechwood 101.78
Mayfield 86.08
Lexington Christian Academy 81.84

1A
Pikeville 100.21
Raceland 94.44
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Southwestern vs. Pulaski County Predictions/Updates
Reservations For Two To Settle District Championship And Bragging Rights

Records: Southwestern (8-0) | Pulaski County (8-1)

BGP Ranking: Southwestern (#7 in 5A) | Pulaski County (#8 in 5A)

Series History: Southwestern leads 19-17

Table Setter: As the leaves turn and the autumn chill fills the air, football in Pulaski County goes against the grain.... It begins to boil over. When the Warriors and Maroons get together, they have a tendency to generate heat no matter what the thermometer says. This year's encounter is shaping up to be one of the more hotly anticipated in the series' intense and highly competitive history. 

Southwestern has controlled the last three meetings, winning each by at least three scores. On paper, it's hard to see how either side pulls away this week. The Warriors are unblemished, with Pulaski County just a three point loss to Corbin away from joining them in the ranks of the unbeaten. The Maroons were nearly dealt a second defeat last week, but dodged a bullet on Log Mountain, thanks, in large part to the growing legend of Chandler Godby. He's become impossible to ignore when looking ahead to post-season awards and accolades. Southwestern did as good a job as anyone last year of keeping Godby in chains, unable to make the plays we've seen him make this year.

There have been two constants for the Warriors every week: They run the football (nearly 300 ypg) and play great defense (11 ppg allowed), two elements conducive to success this time of year. 

There's a great deal on the line aside from a district crown. Both have designs on deep playoff runs, but the loser is likely staring at a second round trip to Versailles.

The natives are sure to make the 'Reservation' an unwelcome environment for the invading Maroons, setting one of the best scenes around the state this week. These two are always building toward this game. The wait is over. 
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Tracking The Unbeatens
We've still got eleven teams that haven't tasted defeat, with CAL being the most likely to keep their "0" intact through season's end. Frederick Douglass is our 5A favorite, but they can't and shouldn't overlook Boyle County next week. 

1A - None

2A - Mayfield and Metcalfe County

3A - CAL, Bardstown, Union County, and Mason County

4A - Corbin and Warren East

5A - Frederick Douglass, Woodford County, and Southwestern

6A - None
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BluegrassPreps.com Mr. Football Watchlist (10/18)
Players Highlighted This Week

Mitchell Berger (RB/LB/K/P, Beechwood)
Season to date: 121 rushes for 1,119 yards and 21 touchdowns | 19 receptions for 251 yards and 2 touchdowns | 1 forced fumble and 2 recovered | 19/19 on extra points | 1/1 on field goals

Kenyon Goodin (QB/DB, Collins)
Season to date: 99/169 for 1,410 yards and 17 touchdowns with 4 interceptions | 896 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns | 35 tackles | 3 interceptions and 1 pick-six | 1 forced fumble and 1 recovered

Chandler Godby (WR, Pulaski County)
Season to date: 72 receptions for 1,307 yards and 23 touchdowns | 3 interceptions, including 1 pick-six | 1 kick return touchdown

Charlie Noon (ATH, Highlands)
Season to date: 42 receptions for 667 yards and 8 touchdowns | 190 rushing yards | 2 kick return touchdowns

Kenyata Carbon (ATH, Owensboro)
2021: 102 carries for 1,003 yards and 18 touchdowns | 124 receiving yards and 1 touchdown | 1 interception

Max Johnson (ATH, Hazard)
Season to date: 140 carries for 1,189 yards and 13 touchdowns | 19 receptions for 316 yards and 3 touchdowns | 64 tackles | 6 interceptions | 1 scoop and score

Blake Birchfield (RB, Pikeville)
Season to date: 124 carries for 1,112 yards and 19 touchdowns | 1 interception

Max DeGraff (WR/K, Lexington Catholic
Season to date: 37 receptions for 932 yards and 12 touchdowns | 35/36 on extra points | 4/5 on field goals

Jakob Dixon (WR, Pleasure Ridge Park)
Season to date: 45 receptions for 797 yards and 12 touchdowns
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Ryle vs. Simon Kenton Predictions/Updates (10/22)
The big 6A district game we all been waiting for in Northern Kentucky. Should be a great game. Who do you think wins and why?

Big stakes in this game as the winner gets in the Trinity bracket for playoffs and loser gets Ballard bracket. Pick your poison but I think I would rather face Ballard than Trinity. I'll take Simon Kenton since they are playing well right now. Should be competitive game.

This is the Star 64 game of the week on TV Saturday at 5pm.

Close game as long as Kaden Gardner is 100%. Don’t see a blowout here at all if KG plays. Turnovers will be a key when evenly matched teams hook up. Great late afternoon/evening for fall football.

Calpreps has it SK 35-31.
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BluegrassPreps.com Football Rankings (10/17)
Class 1A
1. Pikeville vs. #4 Hazard 
2. Raceland vs. #9 Paintsville
6. Campbellsville vs. #8 Louisville Holy Cross 

Class 2A
1. Beechwood vs. Newport (10/20)
2. Mayfield at Murray
3. Owensboro Catholic vs. McLean County
4. Lexington Christian Academy at #9 Danville
5. Metcalfe County at #8 Green County

Class 3A
1. Christian Academy-Louisville vs. Western Hills
2. Bardstown -- OPEN
3. Union County vs. Trigg County
9. Greenup County vs. #10 Ashland

Class 4A
1. Lexington Catholic at Anderson County
2. Corbin at Wayne County
3. Boyle County at Bourbon County
4. Johnson Central vs. #10 Letcher County Central
5. Central at #8 Franklin County

Class 5A
1. Frederick Douglass vs. Montgomery County 
2. Bowling Green at Christian County
3. Woodford County vs. East Jessamine 
5. Highlands vs. Cooper
7. Southwestern vs. #8 Pulaski County 
10. Scott County vs. 6A #3 Ballard

Class 6A
1. Saint Xavier vs. Pleasure Ridge Park
2. Manual vs. Butler
3. Ballard at 5A #10 Scott County
4. Male at #7 Bullitt East
9. Simon Kenton vs. #10 Ryle
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Highlands 32 Covington Catholic 21
Congratulations to the Bluebirds. Highlands was clearly the better team tonight, start to finish.

Congrats Highlands. You proved a lot of doubters wrong.

The cake has risen!

I didn’t realize it had been so long since Highlands had beaten CCH. Big win for the Birds!

Charlie Noon, really good player. Very dynamic with the ball in his hands.

All smiles here.

It was a nightmare start for the Birds, and they still managed to win. That says something about both teams, IMO.
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TP94 Power Rankings - (10/13/22)
6A
Saint Xavier 111.07
Manual 102.58
Ballard 100.22
Trinity 98.37
Male 94.92

5A
Frederick Douglass 118.69
South Warren 107.91
Woodford County 106.55
Covington Catholic 105.14
Highlands 101.63
Bowling Green 100.07

4A
Boyle County 111.36
Lexington Catholic 107.53
Corbin 104.66
Johnson Central 89.84
Warren East 86.25

3A
Christian Academy Louisville 106.57
Bardstown 93.08
Paducah Tilghman 89.37
Elizabethtown 83.74
Union County 82.87

2A
Beechwood 102.79
Mayfield 89.91
Lexington Christian Academy 79.55
Shelby Valley 78.2
Owensboro Catholic 77.76
Breathitt County 74.37
Lloyd Memorial 73.77

1A
Pikeville 103.05
Raceland 96.62
Hazard 77.39
Bethlehem 76.09
Newport Central Catholic 70.29
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BluegrassPreps.com Mr. Football Watchlist (10/11)
Players Highlighted This Week

Mitchell Berger (RB/LB/K/P, Beechwood)
Season to date: 101 rushes for 963 yards and 19 touchdowns | 17 receptions for 212 yards and 2 touchdowns | 1 forced fumble and 2 recovered | 17/17 on extra points | 1/1 on field goals

Blake Birchfield (RB, Pikeville)
Season to date: 120 carries for 1,000 yards and 16 touchdowns | 1 interception 

Chandler Godby (WR/DB, Pulaski County)
Season to date: 67 receptions for 1,186 yards and 20 touchdowns | 2 interceptions, including 1 pick-six | 1 kick return touchdown

Brysen Dugger (QB, Pulaski County)
Season to date: 142/192 for 2,090 yards and 29 touchdowns with 3 interceptions | 6 rushing touchdowns

Tommy Ziesmer (Edge, Boyle County)
Season to date: 34 tackles | 10 tackles for loss | 4 sacks | 2 forced fumbles
 
Saadiq Clements (DL, Henderson County)
Season to date: 28 tackles | 9 tackles for loss | 15.5 sacks | statistics possibly incomplete

Charlie Noon (ATH, Highlands)
Season to date: 38 receptions for 599 yards and 7 touchdowns | 165 rushing yards | 1 kick return touchdown
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Paducah Tilghman at Union County Predictions/Updates
Paducah Tilghman (3-4) at Union County (7-0)

The big district showdown is here! This is the one that both teams have looked ahead to for quite some time whether they will admit it or not. 

Union County will bring a high powered offense into this one, averaging 39.57 points per game. Their defense allows 12.71 p.p.g. Cannon Sheffer is a terrific qb for Union and can make all the throws, but the biggest majority of their offense is on the ground. They punish teams with 5 or 6 guys getting carries during a game. Kristopher Hughes is their top receiver and runner both and has 14 combined touchdowns on the season. Union averages 273.9 rushing yards per game. 

Tilghman is coming off a game that in most instances they would have taken a moral victory from, only losing by 4 points to Henry County (TN) on the road. However, the puzzling play calling and multiple unforced mistakes led to a lot of PT fans being upset, knowing they are better than what was shown. PT has struggled on offense through the air all season as Jack James has yet to find a consistent rhythm at quarterback. Jordauyn White is key for the Tornado, not only in this game, but going forward as Malachi Rider eventually comes back. Jordauyn has 277 yards on only 29 carries since Rider's injury and is averaging 9.55 y.p.c. He has added 75 reception yards during those games as well. It's imperative for Tilghman to make him a focal point of this game. He has to get the ball. 

Union County has won 3 of the last 4 games in this series. Tilghman's only win was the come from behind victory in the playoffs last season, a game they were down big in before Cam Marshall came to the rescue. This game will be a good barometer of where these two truly stand in 3A at the moment. 
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BluegrassPreps.com Football Rankings (10/10)
Class 1A
1. Pikeville vs. Russellville at Somerset (10/15)
2. Raceland at Fairview
3. Newport Central Catholic at Dayton
4. Hazard vs. #10 Sayre

Class 2A
1. Beechwood vs. #6 Lloyd Memorial
2. Mayfield at Ballard Memorial
3. Owensboro Catholic -- OPEN
4. Lexington Christian Academy at Somerset

Class 3A
1. Christian Academy-Louisville -- OPEN
2. Bardstown at Thomas Nelson
3. Union County vs. #4 Paducah Tilghman
5. Belfry at #8 Lawrence County

Class 4A
1. Lexington Catholic vs. Bourbon County
2. Corbin vs. Lincoln County
3. Boyle County vs. Anderson County
4. Johnson Central at Harlan County

Class 5A
1. Frederick Douglass at Great Crossing 
2. Woodford County at Collins 
3. Covington Catholic vs. #9 Highlands 
4. Bowling Green vs. #10 Greenwood 

Class 6A
1. Saint Xavier at Butler
2. Manual vs. Pleasure Ridge Park
3. Ballard vs Eastern
4. Male vs. Fern Creek
5. Trinity vs. St. Mary's (MO)
6. Henderson County vs. Daviess County
9. Simon Kenton at Campbell County (10/13)
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Highlands at Covington Catholic Predictions/Updates ***Upset Alert***
If you're part of the Highlands or Cov Cath communities and this week doesn't have your blood pumping, then I don't know if you can call yourself any kind of a football fan.

Highlands is toting a 6-game win streak and an overall record of 6-2 at this point of the season. Brody Benke is really settling in at QB with nearly 1500 yards passing in 8 games. Charlie Noon is becoming the straw that stirs the drink for the Birds offense, with over 500 yards receiving and 200 yards rushing.

Cov Cath holds a 6-1 record, coming in off of their bye week. They haven't lost a game since their Week 1 loss to Elder (OH), but the Colonels are looking a little more banged up than they did in Week 1, with starters TE/LB Willie Rodriguez, WR/DB Michael Cody, and OL/DL Seth Jones all among the eight players who arrived in civies for Sep 30th game against Boone County. Injuries have definitely hampered the Colonels in recent weeks. Cov Cath's quarterbacks have combined for just over 1000 yards passing in 7 games, and led by Owen Leen with his 686 yards rushing for 8 TDs, the Colonels have rushed for almost 1300 yards.

Coach Sphire and the Birds will be looking to snap a 9-game Cov Cath win streak in the series that dates back to 2016, while Coach Eviston and the Colonels are trying to keep their team rolling and chalk up another win over the Birds.

Who 'ya got in this one??
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TP94 Power Ratings (10/6/22)
6A:
Saint Xavier 109.73
Manual 102.56
George Rogers Clark 100.59
Ballard 100.17
Trinity 99.1
Male 96.11

5A:
Frederick Douglass 118.88
South Warren 115.52
Covington Catholic 107.26
Woodford County 106.83
Highlands 102.89
Bowling Green 100.01
Southwestern 97.41

4A:
Boyle County 110.52
Lexington Catholic 106.87
Corbin 98.8
Johnson Central 86.15
Warren East 85.62

3A:
Christian Academy Louisville 108.37
Bardstown 91.26
Paducah Tilghman 89.66
Elizabethtown 82.69

2A:
Beechwood 105.18
Mayfield 89.72
Lexington Christian 80.67

1A:
Pikeville 105.49
Raceland 96.91
Hazard 77.87
Bethlehem 75.72
Newport Central Catholic 70.43
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BluegrassPreps.com Mr. Football Watchlist (10/4)
Mitchell Berger (RB/LB, Beechwood)
Season to date: 94 rushes for 848 yards and 16 touchdowns | 16 receptions for 203 yards and 2 touchdowns | 1 forced fumble and 2 recovered | 15/15 on extra points | 1/1 on field goals

Jacob Jones (QB, West Jessamine)
Season to date: 105/170 for 1,689 yards and 20 touchdowns with 3 interception | 1,365 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns

Kenyon Goodin (QB/DB, Collins)
Season to date: 84/134 for 1,208 yards and 15 touchdowns with 3 interceptions | 735 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns | 28 tackles | 1 pick-six | 1 forced fumble and 1 recovered

Brysen Dugger (QB, Pulaski County)
Season to date: 117/163 for 1,679 yards and 20 touchdowns with 3 interceptions | 179 rushing yards and 6 touchdowns

Chandler Godby (WR, Pulaski County)
Season to date: 56 receptions for 1,041 yards and 16 touchdowns | 1 pick-six | 1 kick return touchdown

Blake Birchfield (RB, Pikeville)
Season to date: 107 carries for 920 yards and 14 touchdowns | 1 interception

Jakob Dixon (WR, Pleasure Ridge Park)
Season to date: 26 receptions for 624 yards and 9 touchdowns

Micah Carter (DL, St. Xavier)
Season to date: 37 tackles | 5 tackles for loss | 4 sacks | 1 forced fumble

Travis Egan (QB, Bullitt East)
Season to date: 89/135 for 1,121 yards and 16 touchdowns with 3 interception | 339 rushing yards and 7 touchdowns | 1 defensive interception
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BluegrassPreps.com Football Rankings (10/3)
Class 1A
1. Pikeville at Sayre
2. Raceland at Betsy Layne
3. Newport Central Catholic at Ludlow (10/6)
4. Hazard vs. 3A #2 Bardstown at Eastern Kentucky University 
5. Bethlehem at #6 Louisville Holy Cross 

Class 2A
1. Beechwood vs. Covington Holy Cross
3. Owensboro Catholic at Butler County

Class 3A
1. Christian Academy-Louisville at DeSales
2. Bardstown vs. 1A #4 Hazard at Eastern Kentucky University
4. Paducah Tilghman at Henry County (TN)
10. East Carter at Ashland

Class 4A
1. Boyle County at #3 Lexington Catholic
2. Corbin vs. Knox Central
3. Lexington Catholic vs. #1 Boyle County
4. Johnson Central vs. Perry County Central

Class 5A
2. Woodford County vs. Madison Southern 
5. South Warren at 6A McCracken County

Class 6A
1. Saint Xavier vs. #2 Manual
2. Manual vs. #1 Saint Xavier
3. Trinity vs. #4 Ballard
4. Ballard vs. #3 Trinity
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Saint Xavier vs. Manual Predictions/Updates
Saint Xavier (5-1) hosts Manual (6-0) after defeating Ryle 37-0. Manual is coming off an open week. 

The St. X defense dominated Ryle forcing 4 turnovers and holding them to 30 yards of offense. The offense was led by QB Adam Boone who rushed for two touchdowns. LB Jaxon Panariello led the defense with 5 tackles including 1 for a loss and a sack. 3 Tigers had interceptions and now are 2nd in 6A in that category behind Daviess County.

Manual statistically leads 6A in defense allowing a stingy 6.8 points per game and in their last game blanked Ballard 21-0.

Common opponent:

St. X 44 Central 8

Manual 40 Central 12

Last year, St. X beat Manual 42-10 but was much closer in the playoffs with St. X winning by getting a late 4th quarter safety to win 18-16.

This game has big things on the line with Manual #1 in RPI and St. X #2. It's also a district matchup with the winner in the driver seat. This looks like a close game between two dominating defenses . Manual last won in 2019 and before that was 1993. Does Manual get the win or does St. X continue to dominate the modern series?
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Boyle County vs. Lexington Catholic Predictions/Updates ***Upset Alert***
Yay!  It’s finally Catholic week!!!

In what has become one of the biggest rivalries in the state, Boyle County travels to Lexington Catholic for what usually is an all out brawl for the district regular season championship.  Both teams are having a great season with the Rebels starting 6 - 0 with big wins over Bowling Green, Henderson County, Bryan Station and North Hardin.   The Knights bring a 5 - 1 record into the contest with a one point loss to Covington Catholic and wins over Ryle, Henry Clay, PRP, LCA and Tates Creek.  Both teams are coming off a bye week and should be rested and refreshed.

Boyle leads the all-time series 21- 13 and has won the last nine games dating back to 2017 (5 reg season and 4 playoff games).  In that stretch only two games have been close.  It truly has been a series of streaks, with Catholic winning the previous 8 of 9 before the current streak.  The series dates back to 1997 where Boyle won 28 - 27.  All the games but one have involved playoff implications with 19 being district games and 14 being in the playoffs.  In most years the met in the regular season and the playoffs, as this was before RPI seeding.  Should be another good one.

WHO YOU WITH ?!?!?!?!
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TP94 Power Ratings (9/29/22)
6A
St. Xavier 105.72
George Rogers Clark 102.52
Manual 102.17
Ballard 100.4
Trinity 96.93
Male 95.33

5A
Frederick Douglass 124.16
South Warren 120.21
Covington Catholic 109.11
Woodford County 108.24
Highlands 101.24
Bowling Green 98.43
Southwestern 97.37

4A
Boyle County 109.93
Lexington Catholic 108.08
Corbin 100.78

3A
Christian Academy Louisville 106.37
Bardstown 93.99
Paducah Tilghman 90.43
Elizabethtown 84.21

2A
Beechwood 106.31
Mayfield 93.02
Lexington Christian 81.64
Owensboro Catholic 78.89

1A
Pikeville 103.26
Raceland 95.18
Hazard 76.66
Bethlehem 74.72
Newport Central Catholic 71.65
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BluegrassPreps.com Mr. Football Watchlist (9/27)
A slow start to the season is fading rapidly into Blake Birchfield's rearview mirror. Hidden inside Pikeville's demonstrative dismantling of Lexington Christian Academy was Week 6's most bombastic individual declaration.

No matter where it happens, it's always noteworthy when a school record falls. At Pikeville, the unofficial RB High in eastern Kentucky, a new rushing standard carries a little more weight than most. No one in the rich history of that program has ever run for more yards than Birchfield did against LCA last week. Not the immortal duo of Greg Hackney and Bobby Deramus. Not Daric Pugh, who bulldozed a path for Pikeville to the 2015 1A title. All-time rushing leader Brent Coleman ran for 6,700 yards in maroon, but never for more yards in a single game than Birchfield. He bested last year's performance against the Eagles by nearly a hundred yards. All told, he punished LCA for 350 yards and six touchdowns, giving him over 600 yards in two games against one of the top small school programs in the state.

It was a devastating display of power and speed. He consistently battered LCA for 7-10 yards with a few huge gainers sprinkled in. He ran over tacklers, drug defenders, and sprinted away from fleet footed pursuers. It might be the most commanding performance by a running back this season and instantly reinstates him as one of the top contenders to follow from here on. And presented as evidence that he's not just an offensive force, he picked off his first pass of the season. Hail Birchfield!
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BluegrassPreps.com Football Rankings (9/26)
Class 1A
1. Pikeville vs. 6A #7 Madison Central
2. Raceland -- OPEN
3. Newport Central Catholic -- OPEN
 
Class 2A
1. Beechwood vs. 6A Dixie Heights
2. Mayfield vs. Caldwell County
3. Owensboro Catholic vs. Todd County Central
4. Lexington Christian Academy vs. Washington County
 
Class 3A
1. Christian Academy-Louisville vs. Henry County
2. Bardstown vs. Nelson County
3. Union County at Webster County
4. Paducah Tilghman vs. Trigg County
5. Belfry vs. Floyd Central

Class 4A
1. Boyle County -- OPEN
2. Corbin at 6A Simon Kenton
3. Lexington Catholic -- OPEN
4. Johnson Central at Clay County
5. Central vs. Shelby County

Class 5A
1. Frederick Douglass vs. Grant County 
2. Woodford County at West Jessamine 
3. South Warren at #5 Bowling Green 
4. Covington Catholic at Boone County 
5. Bowling Green vs. #3 South Warren

Class 6A
1. Saint Xavier vs. #8 Ryle
2. Manual -- OPEN
3. Ballard -- OPEN
4. Male at Roncalli (IN)
5. Trinity vs. Saint Xavier (OH)
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South Warren at Bowling Green Predictions/Updates
South Warren (3-2) at Bowling Green (5-1)

South Warren has come on strong after 2 early setbacks to 2 good out-of-state opponents and now sits at 3-2 on the year.

Bowling Green came out of the gates this year strongly in response to a not-so-common 2021 season rolling through their first 4 games outscoring their opponents 141-41.

Records and teams played and scores are good data points, but these 2 teams have produced great games and high drama on many occasions regardless of those data points.  I anticipate this to be so again in a very close game with the difference likely being turnovers, costly penalties and/or perhaps the kicking game.  I think both teams play well and it will be another memorable game in one of the better rivalries in the state.

Who wins this game and why?
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