Saturday, August 28, 2010

Oh, Kentucky

Kentucky's public-education system improved in several metrics in the years since we all got out of Heath and this guy went to work at the Prichard Committee on Academic Excellence.

Some additions to last night's "Ah, Footbah" coverage: In a 52-34 win at Fort Campbell's Fryar Stadium, Kenwood of Clarksville, Tenn., broke open a 28-28 game at the half by running behind its 6-foot-5, 372-pound center, writes Jimmy Trodglen writes in The Leaf Chronicle of Clarksville. ... In The Courier-Journal, Jody Demling writes that Ballard receiver DeVante Parker had five catches for 94 yards in the final two minutes and 30 seconds as the Bruins rallied from 28-0 down against 6A-champion-and-favorite Saint Xavier. Parker, however, could not come down with a two-point-conversion catch with 1.5 seconds remaining, and St. X escaped, 35-34. ... Pulaski County 40, Harlan County 7 and Somerset 23, Southwestern 7 in the Ray Correll Bowl ... Caverna 12 at Adair County 6 ... Corbin 52, Harlan 14 ... Lone Oak 54, Reidland 21 ... Meade County 28, Anderson County 21 ... Monroe County 14, Edmonson County 7 ... Louisville Trinity 56 at Lawrence (Ind.) North 23 ... Crittenden County 25 at Massac County (Ill.) 23. ... In its season opener last week, Henderson County could not hold a 20-19 fourth-quarter lead in a home loss to defending-Indiana-4A-champ Evansville Reitz (for whom my brother, Sam, played and my sister, Carolyn, majoretted in the late 1960s!). Kevin Patton writes in The Gleaner that, to prepare for their trip across the river to play Evansville North today, the Colonels got together last night to watch Invictus.

Rough exhibtion Friday for the Miami Dolphins (16-6 losers to the Atlanta Falcons) but a pretty good one, writes Mike Berardino in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, for a former Fort Campbell HS Falcon and University of Kentucky Wildcat: "Rookie ILB Micah Johnson was paired with Karlos Dansby on several plays and came away with the tackle on two of them. Johnson also stood out on special teams."

Popular Science is batty for a Northern Kentucky University course lab designed to lend insights to life on Mars. (Ha!)

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