Friday, August 17, 2012

Kentucky high-school football, Week 1

It's the first Friday of the new season of high-school football in Kentucky, and here are the games I'm interested in this weekend:

-- Mayfield (2011 Class A runnerup) at Bowling Green Warren Central in the second game of the Fruit of the Loom Rival's Bowl

-- Newport Central Catholic at Edgewood Dixie Heights in the second game of the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown

-- Heath at Ballard Memorial

-- Calloway County at Caldwell County

-- Madisonville-North Hopkins at Christian County

-- Fort Knox at Elizabethtown

-- Reidland at Fulton County

-- Evansville (Ind.) Reitz at Henderson County

-- Boyle County at Fort Thomas Highlands (2011 4A champ)

-- Trigg County at Russellville

-- Louisville Fern Creek at Louisville Saint Xavier

-- Brentwood (Tenn.) Academy at Louisville Trinity (2011 6A champ)

-- Hopkins County Central at Webster County

-- Dayton at Covington Holy Cross (2011 2A champ)

-- Louisville duPont Manual at Louisville Central (2011 3A champ)

-- Louisville Seneca at Scott County (2011 6A runnerup)

-- Monroe County at Franklin-Simpson (2011 4A runnerup)

-- Lexington Bryan Station at Anderson County (2011 5A runnerup)

-- Lake County (Tenn.) at Murray

-- Allen County-Scottsville at Bowling Green (2011 5A champ) in Saturday's first game of the Rafferty's Bowl

-- Todd County Central vs. Glasgow (2011 2A runnerup) at Barren County and Metcalfe County vs. Barren County at Glasgow in Saturday's T.J. Samson Bowl

-- Paducah Tilghman at Lone Oak on Saturday

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  1. If I could go to any of these games, I would watch Russellville play Trigg County.

    1. That would be a good one. I would go to Heath-Ballard.

    2. I've changed my mind. I would actually go watch Mayfield play Warren Central.

  2. Our man in Lawrenceburg:

    John Herndon ‏@ANewsJPHerndon
    Clouds are moving out. Looks like it will be beautiful weather for Football tonight!
    11:58 AM - 17 Aug 12

    Love it that he capitalizes Football.

    1. John Herndon ‏@ANewsJPHerndon
      Did some research and Anderson has not beaten a team from Lexington since 1969 when those Bearcats beat Tate's Creek
      5:49 PM - 17 Aug 12

  3. Meanwhile, in Louisville ...

    Kentucky State Fair ‏@kystatefair
    The @JourneyOfficial with @PatBenetar and Loverboy concert is starting up soon! Who's pumped?
    5:30 PM - 17 Aug 12

  4. Against a Tennessee team ...

    Zach Greenwell ‏@zach_greenwell
    Greenwood's Tanner Thompson returns the opening kickoff of the season 80 yards for a TD. Gators lead 7-0.
    5:37 PM - 17 Aug 12

  5. John Herndon ‏@ANewsJPHerndon
    Did some research and Anderson has not beaten a team from Lexington since 1969 when those Bearcats beat Tate's Creek
    5:49 PM - 17 Aug 12

    Cori Egan ‏@CoriEgan
    Nothing like finding out last minute that you are covering football. Heading to Heath/Ballard...
    6:05 PM - 17 Aug 12

    Cori Egan ‏@CoriEgan
    Ok, there is a high school behind that grain silo. #jerseygirl#lovethatcornfieldyouhavethere
    6:29 PM - 17 Aug 12

    John Herndon ‏@ANewsJPHerndon
    At halftime, Bryan Station leads 13-7 but it sure seemed like Anderson's line started to take over in second qtr
    7:33 PM - 17 Aug 12

    Scott Brown
    Halftime - Russellville 7 Trigg County 6. Trigg misses a 29 yg FG at the horn. #khsfb
    8:05 PM - 17 Aug 12

    Larry A. Ryle HS
    Rough start to the football season, Raiders fall to Cooper 35-6.
    8:15 PM - 17 Aug 12

    John Herndon
    Bryan Station scores on a 20 yard pass from Johnson. His receiver was WIDE OPEN. 8:25 left: Bryan Station 33, Anderson Co 21.#khsfb
    8:55 PM - 17 Aug 12

    John Herndon ‏@ANewsJPHerndon
    Unreal! 316 left. Carmichael to Cox from 20 yds for TD but fail on 2 pt conversion attempt. Anderson 34, Bryan Station 33 #khsfb
    9:14 PM - 17 Aug 12

    John Herndon
    And Johnson scores with 42.2 seconds left. Conversion attempt coming up. 39-34 Defenders
    9:21 PM - 17 Aug 12

    John Herndon ‏@ANewsJPHerndon
    Bryan Station picks off Carmichael at it's own 30 with 28 seconds left. That should do it
    9:26 PM - 17 Aug 12

    John Herndon
    Anderson coach Mark Peach was very pleased With his team's effort but lamented a ton of crucial mistakes. Said "We'll be fine"
    9:53 PM - 17 Aug 12

    Oscar Combs ‏@wildcatnews
    A crowd of more than 7,000 watched Louisville Trinity kick living daylights out of Brentwood Academy of Tennessee 52-23 in Ville tonight.
    9:54 PM - 17 Aug 12

    Cori Egan ‏@CoriEgan
    Heath down 6 with ball on 31. 3 mins left. #omg
    9:55 PM - 17 Aug 12

    The Logan Journal ‏@loganjournal
    Visiting Butler County scored 20 points in the 3rd quarter on the way to a 27-13 win over Logan County Friday...
    10:03 PM - 17 Aug 12

    Joey Fosko
    Jjackson and Mills cramping up ... WC leads 21-14 with ball mid 3rd after Mayfield turnover.
    10:09 PM - 17 Aug 12

    Cori Egan ‏@CoriEgan
    Heath loses. Bombers are 1-0. Got a deadline.
    10:11 PM - 17 Aug 12

    Dave Winder ‏@RacerDave23
    Calloway beats Caldwell 34-31.#Lakers PBP guy Will Aubrey survives a thriller! Great calls son! #gridironglory @RacerInsider
    10:17 PM - 17 Aug 12

    Keaton Belcher ‏@KeatonBelcher
    Campbell Co's white football jerseys are sweet.
    10:27 PM - 17 Aug 12

    Todd Griffin ‏@toddgriffin100
    Caldwell just has to eliminate silly mistakes and will be OK. A loss like this can be a great teaching tool and motivator.
    11:13 PM - 17 Aug 12

    Vaughts' Views ‏@vaughtsviews
    In heaven tonight. Got to see parts of 3 different HS football games. Watched UK commit Jacob Hyde of Clay. He's a player for sure
    11:20 PM - 17 Aug 12 v

    Cori Egan ‏@CoriEgan
    GREAT game. Heath's got a great QB in Jackson. And Trevor Langston is on point for Ballard. Made deadline with 2 mins to spare.#booyah
    11:40 PM - 17 Aug 12

    Joey Fosko ‏@JoeyFreaknFosko
    Mayfield lost 42-28, worn down by bigger team.
    11:47 PM - 17 Aug 12

    Hi my name is.... ‏@D_Sims3
    Great win by the Varsity Rocks last night. Now its game day for the future of Trinity. Fosh Rocks take on Ft Thomas Highlands.#GOROCKS
    7:11 AM - 18 Aug 12

  6. Some of last night's finals:

    Garrard County 15, Clay County 14
    Warren Central 42, Mayfield 28
    Newport Central Catholic 37, Edgewood Dixie Heights 22
    Barlow Ballard Memorial 26, West Paducah Heath 20
    Lexington Bryan Station 41, Anderson County 34
    Calloway County 34, Caldwell County 31
    Louisville Central 29, Louisville duPont Manual 7
    Christian County 41, Madisonville-North Hopkins 28
    Corbin 13, Winchester George Rogers Clark 12
    Elizabethtown 23, Fort Knox 15
    Evansville (Ind.) Reitz 29, Henderson County 23
    Fort Campbell 26, Clarksville (Tenn.) 20 (2OT)
    Gallatin County 44, Ludlow 22
    Fort Thomas Highlands 52, Boyle County 31
    Covington Holy Cross 69, Dayton 20
    Lexington Catholic 21, Bell County 7
    Monroe County 12, Franklin-Simpson 0
    Murray 36, Lake County (Tenn.) 6
    Owensboro 28, Daviess County 0
    Owensboro Catholic 23, Owensboro Apollo 12
    Paris 46, Jackson County 22
    Reidland 23, Fulton County 0
    Russellville 25, Trigg County 14
    Louisville Saint Xavier 52, Louisville Fern Creek 7
    Louisville Trinity 52, Brentwood (Tenn.) Academy 23
    Webster County 15, Hopkins County Central 7
    Scott County 46, Louisville Seneca 14

    1. Wasn't that awesome? If every KHSAA football game was documented with 587 freely accessible photographs in sequence, we would be a big step closer to realizing the Kingdom on Earth.

  7. Replies
    1. I love Russellville (where my parents married). I love Rhea Stadium, and I love WRUS.

  8. Kevin Wallace ‏@kwallacebg
    Tonight will mark the 978th football game for BGHS. I'm happy that I have gotten to be a part of 241 of them, (30 as an assistant). 203-38
    8:17 AM - 18 Aug 12

  9. A few notes about Channel 6's first, excellent edition of "Gridiron Glory:"

    -- The Ballard Memorial Bomber-memorial wall is one of the all-time-western-Kentucky things.

    -- The Lone Oak "Beat Tilghman" locker-room countdown clock is another of the all-time-western-Kentucky things.

    -- Fulton County and Fulton City do get credit for fantastic uniforms, the best of those we saw in action Friday night in this episode (followed in order by Caldwell County, Ballard Memorial, Calloway County, Reidland, Heath and Murray). Also, it should be noted that Kentucky high schools' uniforms are so much better than Tennessee's.

    1. Someday there will be so many people in McCracken County that they will need a new high school in the southern part of the county. When that high school is built, it should be called Lone Oak.

  10. Saturday scores:

    Bowling Green 45, Allen County-Scottsville 0
    Glasgow 60, Todd County Central 22
    Paducah Tilghman 28, Lone Oak 12