Friday, August 24, 2012

Kentucky high-school football, Week 2

Here are this weekend's KHSAA football games that most interest me:

Heath at Reidland--They've been up early this morning in Reidland, getting fired up for this game.

Calloway County vs. Murray--Yeah, it's a big deal, Ricky Martin of the Murray Ledger & Times tells Channel 6.

Fulton City at Ballard Memorial--More on the wall at Ballard, from Channel 12.

Caldwell County vs. Union County in the National Guard Bowl at Crittenden County--Meanwhile, back home in Morganfield, ...

Garrard County vs. Anderson County and Lincoln County at Danville in the Bob Allen Bowl on Saturday--Meanwhile, back home in Lawrenceburg, ...

Louisville DeSales at Elizabethtown--Elizabethtown is 1-0. The Panthers' win over Fort Knox last Friday was their first in 13 games.

South Laurel vs. Corbin Lynn Camp in the Cumberland Bank Bowl at London North Laurel on Saturday--Lynn Camp is 1-0. And it was the first win in 14 games for the Wildcats.

Union Randall K. Cooper vs Covington Holy Cross--Cooper is 1-0 after the Jaguars beat Union Larry A. Ryle for the first time ever.

Edmonson County at Muhlenberg County--First game on the new field in Greenville. "I know they're going to pack that place out."

Henderson County at Evansville (Ind.) North--"The field has a big, green 'N' on it."

South Floyd at Betsy Layne--First game on the new turf at Betsy Layne.

Bell County at Lexington Bryan Station in the Fayette County iHigh Football Frenzy--Get on the bus.

Bowling Green vs. Lexington Lafayette in the Fayette County iHigh Football Frenzy at Lexington Bryan Station

Owensboro Catholic at Daviess County

Ohio County at Hancock County

Clintwood (Va.) at Hazard

Scott County at Fort Thomas Highlands

Fulton County at Lake County (Tenn.)

McLean County at Marshall County

Louisville Trinity at Montgomery Bell (Tenn.)

Owensboro Apollo at Owensboro

West Creek (Tenn.) at Paducah Tilghman

Paris at Paintsville

Todd County Central at Trigg County

Hopkinsville vs. Lone Oak and Christian County vs. Clarksville (Tenn.) in the Jerry Claiborne Bowl at Hopkinsville's Stadium of Champions

Hopkins County Central at Crittenden County in the National Guard Bowl on Saturday

Graves County vs. Evansville (Ind.) Harrison on Saturday

Newport Central Catholic at Archbishop McNicholas (Ohio) on Saturday

Madisonville-North Hopkins at Mayfield on Saturday

Previous reports:


  1. Replies
    1. In beating Tates Creek, 65-54, Harlan County recorded eight rushing touchdowns.

  2. Replies
    1. The first game in tonight's Joe Jaggers Bowl is Bowling Green Greenwood at North Hardin. The event's namesake coached Trigg County, Fort Knox and North Hardin to 292 victories. And over the last four seasons, North Hardin was coached by the namesake's son, Crad Jaggers, who resigned this past offseason after leading the Trojans to their first playoffs win since 2004 and who remains at the Radcliff school as a teacher. North Hardin did not play last Friday, so tonight--in the Joe Jaggers Bowl--is the head-coaching debut of Brent Thompson, who takes over for Crad Jaggers. Interesting debut.

  3. From the Ohio County Monitor, here's a little more explanation of the Muhlenberg County-Ohio County brouhaha in the Coal Bowl that result in the ejection of Ohio County's coach, Todd Houston. The Eagles were reportedly considering an appeal to the KHSAA, hoping to usurp Coach Houston's three-game suspension. Will he be on the field at Schafer-Glover Field in Hartford for tonight's Ohio County game with Hancock County?

    1. Ohio County Monitor ‏@OCMonitor
      Eagle football coach Todd Houston will not be with the team for this week's game against Hancock Co., but will return for the Aug. 31 game.
      1:37 PM - 23 Aug 12

  4. Replies
    1. In Cooper's first season of competition, 2008, Holy Cross beat the Jaguars by 55-0. Last season, the teams played again, and Holy Cross won by 19-10. The final Friday night was 49-7, Cooper.

  5. Replies
    1. As Marshall County was drubbing McLean County, 56-7, the Marshals cross-country team ran around the track in Draffenville to raise money for new uniforms ...

    2. Caldwell County-Union County was a dead heat of fantastic uniforms, but the Tigers of Princeton beat the Braves of Morganfield easily on the scoreboard, 45-15.

  6. Lexington Catholic is hosting Ensworth (Tenn.) on ESPNU right now. The home-standing Knights trail, 56-7, in the third quarter, and, so, we have a "running clock" in effect. "We certainly didn't see this coming," one of the ESPNU guys just said.

    1. This was an embarrassing weekend for the D.C. area, as Good Counsel of Montgomery County, Maryland -- the all-conquering champions of the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference -- were beaten on ESPN2 by Bishop Gorman of Las Vegas, Nevada.

  7. More Friday results:

    -- Ballard Memorial 35, Fulton City 0
    -- Bardstown 49, Bardstown Bethlehem 7
    -- Betsy Layne 48, South Floyd 28
    -- Louisville DeSales 63, Elizabethtown 14
    -- Manual 14, Fern Creek 7
    -- Edmonson County 47, Muhlenberg County 14
    -- Fort Knox 27, Hart County 6
    -- Hancock County 41, Ohio County 6
    -- Hazard 23, Clintwood 17
    -- Highlands 60, Scott County 37
    -- Lake County (Tenn.) 61, Fulton County 18
    -- Monroe County 48, Metcalfe Couunty 21
    -- North Oldham 16, Oldham County 10
    -- Owensboro 21, Owensboro Apollo 7
    -- Owensboro Catholic 28, Daviess County 14
    -- Paducah Tilghman 51, West Creek (Tenn.) 21
    -- Paris 20, Paintsville 12
    -- Trigg County 48, Todd County Central 14
    -- Warren Central 40, Franklin-Simpson 14

  8. Saturday finals:

    -- Louisville Central 47, Evansville Reitz 27
    -- Anderson County 24, Garrard County 16
    -- Danville 51, Lincoln County 7
    -- Harlan County 65, Tates Creek 54
    -- Greenwood 56, North Hardin 33
    -- Archbishop McNicholas (Ohio) 27, Newport Central Catholic 24
    -- Graves County 58, Evansville Harrison 36

  9. Replies
    1. Don't worry. They have at least one loss to Trinity on the way.

  10. Raceland lost, 42-19, to Ashland Paul Blazer on Friday evening, but it wasn't for a lack of pep.

  11. Union Larry A. Ryle lost its opener two Fridays ago, playing out of a shotgun formation for much of the game. As Mike Fields reported in the Lexington Herald-Leader and the Ryle principal then relayed, Ryle switched to a power-I for much if its Friday night victory over Lexington Henry Clay.

    1. Saturday, rather. And the final was 28-20, Ryle over Henry Clay.

  12. Replies
    1. Clarksville is now 0-2 against Kentucky schools after that close loss to Ft. Campbell last week.

  13. A few more Saturday finals:

    -- Boyle County 49, Shelbyville Martha Layne Collins 26
    -- Pikeville 53, Powell County 12
    -- Meade County 27, South Oldham 0
    -- Lexington Christian 21, Corbin 14
    -- Ensworth (Tenn.) 62, Lexington Catholic 14

  14. Owensboro Catholic has beaten Owensboro Apollo by 23-12 and Daviess County by 28-14 in the first two weeks, while Owensboro has beaten Daviess County by 28-0 and Owensboro Apollo by 21-7.

    Friday, Aug. 31: 2-0 Owensboro Red Devils at 2-0 Owensboro Catholic Aces.