Friday, September 21, 2012

Kentucky high-school football, Week 6

Among this weekend's games:

West Paducah Heath at Paducah Tilghman (No. 6 in the Associated Press poll for Class 3A)

Louisville Trinity (unanimous AP 6A No. 1) at Indianapolis (Ind.) Cathedral--Prime time for the Shamrocks!

Harlan County (AP 5A No. 8) at Barbourville Knox Central (AP 4A No. 5)--For the Black Bears and the Panthers, too.

Bowling Green (AP 5A No. 1) at Barren County and Bowling Green Warren Central (AP 5A No. 3) at Bowling Green Greenwood (AP 5A No. 7)--Its teams aren't likely to show up on ESPN2 any time soon, but Bowling Green has turned into quite a football town. The visiting Dragons in this matchup received one vote for No. 1 in Class 5A this week. That's the only vote that did not go to the No. 1 Bowling Green Purples. And then, ...

LaRue County at Bowling Green Warren East (AP 4A No. 10)-- ... there are the Raiders.

Franklin-Simpson at Russellville (AP A No. 8)--Wow. Jim Turner in The LoJo weighs in with great history on this great rivalry.

Louisville Central (AP 3A No. 1) at Louisville Saint Xavier (AP 6A No. 2)--Wow. The visiting Yellowjackets are 5-0 for the first time since 1955, but they've never beaten the Tigers in 32 tries, reports Jason Frakes in The Co-Jo.

Covington Catholic (AP 4A No. 2) at Fort Thomas Highlands (unanimous AP 4A No. 1)

Lexington Christian (AP 2A No. 5) at Frankfort (AP A No. 2t)

Somerset (AP 2A No. 2t) at Glasgow (AP 2A No. 7)--Are the Scotties awake?

Louisville Iroquois at Elizabethtown John Hardin (AP 5A No. 2)--Are the John Hardin Bulldogs this year "focused for the long haul"?

Wayne County (AP 3A No. 5) at Bell County (AP 3A No. 3)--Urges the Bell County Football Facebook administrator: "BELL COUNTY BOBCAT FANS. Be early to be at the tailgate party this Friday night we will be having a CAT WALK around 5:30."

Fort Campbell (AP 3A No. 9) at Trigg County--Opines the Fort Campbell Falcons Football Facebook administrator: "Trigg County is around the corner.....they haven't played any teams the caliber that our Falcons have!"

Fort Knox at Louisville DeSales (AP 2A No. 9)--It's a good Friday for the home crowd either way.

Marshall County at Mayfield (AP A No. 1)

Fairview (AP A No. 3) at Greenup County

Allen Central at Williamsburg (AP A No. 5)

Lawrence County at Raceland-Worthington (AP A No. 6)

Elizabethtown at Fort Mitchell Beechwood (AP A No. 7)--Richard Skinner with The Cincinnati Enquirer writes that "Beechwood may be an uncharacteristic 1-3, but it’s still clearly the team to beat" in Class A, District 4. The Tigers, however, will likely be without their senior quarterback in this game.

Breckinridge County at Louisville Kentucky Country Day (AP A No. 9)

Leslie County at Harlan (AP A No. 10)

Owensboro Catholic (AP 2A No. 1) at Butler County

Danville (AP 2A No. 2t) at Green County

Louisville Shawnee at Bardstown (AP 2A No. 6)

Newport Central Catholic (AP 2A No. 8) at Bishop Brossart

Caldwell County (AP 2A No. 10) at Barlow Ballard Memorial--The Tigers of Princeton crack the Class 2A poll.

Breathitt County (AP 3A No. 2) at Hazard (AP A No. 4)

Belfry (AP 3A No. 4) at Inez Sheldon Clark

Western Hills at Bourbon County (AP 3A No. 7)

Hart County at Monroe County (AP 3A No. 8)

Middlesboro at Morgan County (AP 3A No. 10)

Lexington Catholic (AP 4A No. 3) at Mercer County

Russell County (AP 4A No. 4) at Letcher County Central

Rowan County at Ashland Blazer (AP 4A No. 6)

Taylor County at Boyle County (AP 4A No. 7)

Paintsville Johnson Central (AP 4A No. 8) at Boyd County

Calloway County at Lone Oak (AP 4A No. 9)

Nicholasville West Jessamine at Franklin County (AP 5A No. 4)

Scott at Union Randall K. Cooper (AP 5A No. 5)

Christian County (AP 5A No. 6) at Hopkinsville

South Oldham at Hebron Conner (AP 5A No. 9)

Anderson County (AP 5A No. 10) at Montgomery County--The Bearcats inch into the Top 10.

Scott County (AP 6A No. 3) at Winchester George Rogers Clark

Louisville Eastern (AP 6A No. 7) at Louisville Male (AP 6A No. 5)

Independence Simon Kenton (AP 6A No. 6) at Union Larry A. Ryle

Meade County at Henderson County (AP 6A No. 8)
--"A really good high school nose guard can open stuff up for everybody for else."

Louisville Butler (AP 6A No. 10) at Louisville Fairdale--Butler joins the Top 10 after failing to receive even a vote last week.

Paris at Campbellsville

Muhlenberg County at Hopkins County Central

Fulton City at Lake County (Tenn.)

Owensboro at Madisonville-North Hopkins

Crittenden County at Reidland

McLean County at Todd County Central

Murray (AP 2A No. 4), Louisville Pleasure Ridge Park (AP 6A No. 4) and Louisville Ballard (AP 6A No. 9) are idle.

Previous reports:


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  3. I wonder if Marshall County has ever beaten Mayfield. I bet they haven't.

  4. Central may or may not beat St. X, but they will be lifting the State 3A trophy in a few months.

  5. Replies
    1. Final: Russellville 26, Franklin-Simpson 14

  6. Replies
    1. Final: Boyle County 53, Taylor County 0

  7. 24-21, Harlan over Leslie County, but the big winner is Donnell's Pharmacy, which gets a prominent plug in the local game story.

  8. Based on the polls, there appears to have been two upsets around the state Friday night.

    Louisville Eastern (No. 7 in Class 6A) won 35-21 over Louisville Male (No. 5), a game in which Eastern scored all of its points in the first half and then held off a Male rally with a late interception. That broke a Male four-game winning streak in the series.

    Unranked Crestwood South Oldham, 63-57 over Hebron Conner (ranked ninth in Class 5A), must've been a lot of fun from beginning to end. The scoring line, as provided by Greg Waddell in The Oldham Era, is pretty amazing (South Oldham's score listed first):


  9. Otherwise, favorites and mostly blowouts:

    Anderson County 27, Montgomery County 8
    Bardstown 51, Shawnee 7
    Beechwood 37, Etown 12
    Belfry 54, Sheldon Clark 6
    Boone County 34, Dixie Heights 13
    Bourbon County 66, Western Hills 8
    Bowling Green 58, Barren County 0
    Breathitt County 15, Hazard 7
    Butler 57, Fairdale 7
    Caldwell County 56, Ballard Memorial 20
    Campbellsville 37, Paris 30
    Christian County 63, Hoptown 14
    Cooper 46, Scott 14
    Crittenden 37, Reidland 0
    Fairview 72, Greenup 0
    Frankfort 43, Lexington Christian 14
    Franklin County 42, West Jess 21
    Graves County 42, Apollo 16
    Highlands 35, CovCath 21
    Johnson Central 37, Boyd County 6
    KCD 46, Breckinridge County 8
    Knox Central 12, Harlan County 6
    Lake County (Tenn.) 52, Fulton City 12
    Lexington Catholic 34, Mercer County 16
    Lone Oak 54, Calloway County 7
    Madisonville-North Hopkins 13, Owensboro 9
    Monroe County 63, Hart County 18
    Morgan County 28, Middlesboro 6
    Muhlenberg County 28, Hopkins County Central 26
    Nelson County 76, North Bullitt 36
    Newport 47, Ludlow 8
    NewCath 58, BishBros 0
    Owensboro Catholic 45, Butler County 0
    Tilghman 49, Heath 0
    Raceland 54, Lawrence County 14
    Russell County 59, Letcher County Central 14
    Scott County 40, George Rogers Clark 6
    Somerset 20, Glasgow 0
    Todd 53, McLean 7
    Warren Central 36, Greenwood 0
    Williamsburg 54, Allen Central 6

  10. Edmonson County beat Logan County, 49-14, as a senior running back, Jacob Tobias, rushed for a school-record 360 yards and five touchdowns on 17 carries. The Daily News noted that Tobias also returned an interception 65 yards for a score.