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6A Notebook 10/17: Shocking Results

By Bac2369 - The 6A Kentucky football season continues its wild ways as the 6A Game of the Week left us with shocking results. District play has also been in full swing and Simon Kenton and McCracken County have locked up the 1 seed in the playoffs for their respective districts. Last week's "Game of the Week" featured #1 Male and #3 Saint Xavier. #1 Male got on the board first via a pass from a blown coverage. Saint Xavier punted on the next drive but they recovered the punt after it hit a Male player. Saint Xavier would turn that into points, knotting the game at 7-7 late in the first quarter. Saint... Read More →

Class 4A Notebook (10/15): A Little Shakeup

By DragonFire - Last week's notebook asked where are the upsets, and finally, 4A had an answer. To be fair, it was right in the week we were looking for them, but still, it was a prolonged period of calm. Knox Central entered the week rated #4 and unbeaten against Kentucky competition. They traveled to #7 Franklin County for a possible region final preview, good enough to earn honors as the game of the week in 4A. Franklin County drew first blood and the mental edge, flying (if you'll excuse the pun) to a 42-20 victory. They never trailed, enjoying leads of 14-0, 28-6, and 42-14. It was a dominating... Read More →

68 Member Schools Honored for Exemplary Sportsmanship

By theguru - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 15, 2018 Sixty-Eight (68) KHSAA member schools have been identified as having zero disqualified players or coaches during the 2017-18 school year following a final review of the available data. With 596 disqualifications reported last year in the sports of Baseball, Basketball, Field Hockey, Football, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball and Wrestling; the level of sportsmanship displayed by the 68 member schools becomes all the more impressive. Many of these schools were recognized at the KHSAA Annual Meeting of the membership in September, with additional schools... Read More →

BluegrassPreps Football Rankings (10/15)

By Ram - Class 1A Paintsville needed everything they had to withstand a late charge from Hazard after building a big lead in a battle of Top 5 wins last week. The Tigers will need to put two strong halves together if they hope to take down Raceland up by the Ohio River. Lynn Camp kept their undefeated dreams alive with a convincing win over Harlan. The Wildcats now face the biggest hurdle of the season when they host Williamsburg with the district title on the line. Frankfort may not have a number by their name, but the Panthers are right on front porch of the Top 10 and can kick the door down with... Read More →

Western Kentucky Power Rankings - October 14, 2018

By Purple88 - BluegrassPreps 2018 Western Kentucky Power Rankings – Week 9 Edition Concerning the top story line for this week, I think Football weather is FINALLY Here! But we went from summer to winter in about 2 days with 40 degrees and a cold rain in Indy, rough acclimation period!!! What happened to my all-time favorite sweatshirt and shorts weather? Come on man… Let’s move on! Popcorn N Coke Top 10 Version – Week 9: 1. South Warren 5A (8-0): BYE 2. Bowling Green 5A (7-1): Loss 62-14 at Warren Central (Indianapolis) IN 3. Mayfield 2A (8-0): Win 50-2 at 2A Ballard Memorial... Read More →

Class 5A Notebook (10/14): Birds raise stock in defeat

By DevilMayCare - During the build up to CovCath/Highlands, predictions ranged from a Highlands upset to a running clock victory for the Colonels. Someone even called for both outcomes in the same post in the pregame thread. The majority opinion seemed to be that, while Highlands was greatly improved over the past couple of years, Covington Catholic was simply too good to fall prey to the upset. A Highlands win would have turned the top of 5A upside down. Conversely, a lopsided CovCath victory would have affirmed the Colonels’ status as 5A championship favorites. Instead, what we got was somewhere in between.... Read More →

3A Notebook: Boyle and Corbin Make Case for Head of the Pack

By gchs_uk9 - Rebels and Redhounds Pick Up Big Wins on Way to Potential Playoff Showdown Undefeated Boyle County has spent the entire season ranked first in the Bluegrasspreps' Class 3A Rankings. The debate about who should be second has centered around three teams: Corbin, Central, and Belfry. Each of the three has their strong qualities and none of the three have a taken a bad loss. On Friday night, however, with two games being played between ranked teams in Class 3A, Boyle County and Corbin gained resounding victories and served notice they were both more than capable of yet another deep run in the... Read More →

Bluegrasspreps' Eastern Kentucky Power Rankings 10-14

By ATLCat - 1. Johnson Central Golden Eagles (4A, 7-1)- The Eagles have navigated their regular season swimmingly. All that is left is arguably their two biggest games. Undefeated Ashland and rival Belfry. 2. Ashland Tomcats (4A, 9-0)- The only thing standing in the way of Ashland's pursuit of a flawless 10-0 regular season is #1 Johnson Central on the road. Folks this one may be the biggest game in the History of this contentious rivalry. 3. Corbin Redhounds (3A, 7-1)- The Hounds get the bump after taking care of business against undefeated rival bell County. Corbin still is not out of the woods... Read More →

Class 2A Notebook 10/14- Sorting Out the Playoff Picture

By ATLCat - District 1 Mayfield is the #1 team in the State so it lends itself the Cardinals have essentially locked down another District Title. Technically, this week's Ballard Memorial and Murray game is left to define the 2-seed, but we can go ahead and pencil Murray in as the 2-seed. Ballard Memorial defeated Webster County head to head so the Bombers will claim the 3-spot unless they pull the shocking upset. Projected Finish: 1. Mayfield 2. Murray 3. Ballard Memorial 4. Webster County Read More →

NKY Power Rankings: 10-11-18

By Colonels_Wear_Blue - 1) 5A Covington Catholic (7-0) – The Colonels headed up to Indianapolis on Friday to take on IN-3A Bishop Chatard (6-2), and came home with an important 52-36 win over the Trojans. The Colonels had their hands full at halftime, but were able to pull away in the second half, thanks largely to sophomore Caleb Jacob’s phenomenal work at QB. Caleb was 19-30 passing for 385yds and 3 TDs. WR Jack Coldiron stacked up 145yds and 1 TD receiving, and TE Michael Mayer added 129yds and 2 TDs receiving, while RB Casey McGinness came in strong, as always, with 158yds rushing for 2 TDs. Defensively, Michael... Read More → Mr. Football Watchlist (10/11)

By DevilMayCare - Quarterbacks Beau Buchanan, Bowling Green (7-0, ranked #2 in 5A) Week 7: The Purples were off last week. A monster challenge awaits this week in the form of Warren Central (IN). Joey Cambron, Daviess County (4-3, unranked in 6A) Week 7: Cambron feasted on Muhlenberg County's secondary in a 49-12 Panthers victory. He ended the night with 309 yards passing (his fourth 300+ yard game of the season) and a season high 5 TDs. Read More →

1A Notebook 10/10 - District Crunch Time

By Voice of Reason - This week is a big week in the district football races. This week’s games are going to go a long way toward deciding district titles and in setting home field advantage in the playoffs. More than likely about half the district winners will be known this week but there are some districts that are going to go down to the last week of district play to decide the winner. Let’s take a look at each district and where things stand. Class 1A, District 1 ..... Overall .....District Crittenden County ........ 6-1 ....... 1-0 Russellville .................. 3–4 ....... 1-0 Fulton County... Read More →

BluegrassPreps Lexington/Central Kentucky Power Rankings 10-10-18

By PurplePride92 - We have reached the point of the season we were all waiting for. First Henry Clay gets us there early by defeating Scott County. Then we get the long awaited matchup between Frederick Douglass and Scott County and Frederick Douglass showed that they are worthy of being called the best team in the Lexington/Central Kentucky Area. Now this week we have the ultra heated district rivalry matchup between Boyle County and Lexington Catholic. And then next week we get Frederick Douglass against Henry Clay. This is football overload right now because these are the best teams in the area but once you... Read More →

Class 4A Notebook (10/9): Where Are the Upsets?

By DragonFire - In the several years that I've been writing about 4A, it has just been stupid how inconsistent the class is. In the past five years, there have been five different schools that won the state title. Almost every time you think you know something, you find out that you were completely wrong. In 2015, we knew Johnson Central was the best team. In 2016, we knew South Warren was going to repeat. Last year, we knew Johnson Central was going to repeat. Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. I've gotten used to everything being unpredictable. Yet here we are, entering our fourth straight week with the exact... Read More →

6A Notebook 10/8: Clear Cut #2?

By Bac2369 - Clear Cut #2 This was a short week for several high school football teams with some Thursday night action. The 6A Football Class had four match-ups on Thursday, starting with the Male, Butler, Trinity, and Henry Clay. #1 Male traveled to Bryan Station to continue its perfect season. Male made quick work of this contest, getting the 57-28 win. #4 Butler was also on the road this week, but just a quick trip to Pleasure Ridge Park for a district match-up. Butler also made quick work of Pleasure Ridge Park. Chaz Burks threw for 208 yards and 4 touchdowns. Noted as well, Jordan Watkins... Read More →