Friday, September 6, 2013

Kentucky High-school Football, Week 2

Please rise.

OK, I'm awake. Hey, WMFW, come on by with this week's free Golden Glaze donuts any time you're ready.

Here are this week's biggies among this weekend's KHSAA football games.

Dyer County (Tennessee) at McCracken County (0-2)

Mayfield (2-0, Class A No. 1 in the Associated Press poll) at Paducah Tilghman (1-1, AP 3A No. 4) on Saturday--This is the 100th meeting. The Cardinals are on a seven-game winning streak in the series. Channel 6 notes that the Blue Tornado never lost in the four times they played Mayfield during the playing career of current Tilghman coach Randy Wyatt.

Christian Academy-Louisville (2-0, AP 2A No. T8) at Goshen North Oldham--Speaking of rivalries, ...

Caldwell County (2-0, AP 2A No. 1) at Ohio County (2-0)--Yeah, you're right; this would be a good one to go to tonight.

Bowling Green (1-0, AP 5A No. 1) at Louisville Saint Xavier (2-0, AP 6A No. 2)--But this one is my favorite fan-bus trip of the night. It's the best game in the state this week, and U.S. 31W is magical.

Christian County (1-1, AP 5A No. T9) at Henderson County (2-0, AP 6A No. 8)--Of course, this trip's pretty great, too.

Hopkinsville (2-0) at Trigg County (1-1) on Saturday--So's this one.

Russellville (2-0, AP A No. 3) at Butler County (1-0)--And this one. What a weekend of great roadtrips this weekend is!

Elizabethtown Central Hardin (2-0) at Madisonville-North Hopkins (1-0, AP 4A No. T8)--The visiting Class 6A Bruins see this as a statement-game opportunity. It's certainly huge for my main Maroons. If Madisonville-North Hopkins can open the season with wins over Class 5A Warren Central and Class 6A Central Hardin, that's going to be a pretty heady 2-0. And the Maroons are going to need all of the self-esteem they can muster; their next four games are against Hoptown, Henderson County, Owensboro and Tilghman. That's a schedule there, boy. Incidentally, it's a hall-of-fame night at the ol' Badget Athletic Complex tonight. One of the honorees will be Fred Drake from the Class of '84, and who, indeed, would ever foget his senior 1983 season?

Fort Knox (0-2) at Fort Campbell (0-2, AP 3A No. 8) 

Louisville Central (1-1, AP 3A No. 1) at Louisville Eastern (1-1)

Boyle County (2-0, AP 4A No. 3) at Danville (2-0, AP 2A No. 10)--Plus, the Barbecue Festival and Kentucky School for the Deaf Festival on the Green are this weekend.

Louisville Trinity (1-1, AP 6A No. 1) at Lawrence Central (Indiana)

Lexington Bryan Station (1-0) at Fort Thomas Highlands (2-0, AP 4A No. 1)

Louisville Ballard (1-1, AP 6A No. 5) at Shelybville Martha Layne Collins (1-1, AP 4A No. 4)

Independence Simon Kenton (2-0, AP 6A No. 7) at Hebron Conner (1-0, AP 5A No. 2)

Belfry (1-0, AP 3A No. 2) at Harlan County (2-0, AP 5A No. 3)

Owensboro Catholic (2-0, AP 2A No. 4) at Owensboro (2-0, AP 4A No. 5)

Louisville Pleasure Ridge Park (2-0, AP 6A No. 6) at Scott County (2-0, AP 6A No. 3)

Previous reports:


  1. WKDZ/WHVO "Sports Edge" from Tom Rogers:

    Following a big win last week at Marshall County, it's Saturday night under the lights for the Trigg County Wildcats this week, as they host the Kentucky Machine and Engineering David Sadler Bowl. For the Wildcats, they host the rejuvenated Hopkinsville Tigers in the second game of the evening. After struggling over the past few years, the Tigers have opened the 2013 season with back to back wins over Greenwood and West Creek. Coverage of Trigg County and Hopkinsville will get underway Saturday at 7:00pm on 106.5 WKDZ and Don't forget the Toyota of Hopkinsville Friday Night Blitz will still air tonight at 6:00. The first game of the David Sadler Bowl Saturday night will have Calloway County taking on Hancock County, with kickoff set for 5:00pm.

    The Fort Campbell Falcons look for their first win of the season tonight as Fort Knox makes the trip to post for the annual Army Bowl. The Falcons are coming off a tough, back and forth, 42-35 loss last week in the searing heat at Russellville. The Eagles are also looking for their first win of the season, and have only put 10 points on the board in losses to E-town and Holy Cross. Coverage of the Army Bowl matchup between Fort Campbell and Fort Knox will get underway tonight at 6:00 on Oldies 96.5 WHVO and with the Toyota of Hopkinsville Friday Night Blitz.

    In other high school football action Friday night, Caldwell County travels to Ohio County, Todd County Central is on the road at Ballard Memorial, and Christian County rolls up the Pennyrile Parkway to take on the "other" Colonels from Henderson County.

  2. How the Class A Top 10 fared:

    -- No. 2 Beechwood lost to Edgewood Dixie Heights, 41-20.
    -- No. 3 Russellville won at Butler County, 41-0.
    -- No. 4 Pikeville won at Paintsville, 28-21.
    -- No. 5 Fairview won at Lawrence County, 35-21.
    -- No. 6 Williamsburg won at Pike County Central, 48-26.
    -- No. 7 Hazard won at Letcher County Central, 26-21.
    -- No. 8 Kentucky Country Day lost to Walton-Verona, 33-17.
    -- No. 10 Frankfort beat Green County, 25-8.

    No. 1 Mayfield and No. 9 Raceland play tomorrow.

  3. Class 2A:

    -- No. 1 Caldwell County won at Ohio County, 55-26.
    -- No. 2 Newport Central Catholic lost to Campbell County, 21-20.
    -- No. 3 Glasgow won at Barren County, 28-0.
    -- No. 4 Owensboro Catholic lost to Owensboro, 43-0.
    -- No. 5 Louisville DeSales won at Warren Central, 40-27.
    -- No. 6 Murray lost to Graves County, 31-28.
    -- No. 7 Bardstown beat Marion County, 45-31.
    -- No. T8 Christian Academy-Louisville won at North Oldham, 19-0
    -- No. T8 Somerset won at Southwestern, 22-19.
    -- No. 10. Danville lost to Boyle County, 41-7.

  4. Class 3A:

    -- No. 1 Louisville Central won at Louisville Eastern, 14-7.
    -- No. 2. Belfry won at Class 5A No. 3 Harlan County, 21-12.
    -- No. 3. Wayne County won at Garrard County, 42-15.
    -- No. 5 South Warren beat Greenwood, 38-0.
    -- No. 6 Bourbon County won at Breathitt County, 55-14.
    -- No. 7 Bell County won at Whitley County, 21-14.
    -- No. 8 Fort Campbell beat Fort Knox, 47-8.
    -- No. T9 Mason County beat Rowan County, 44-15.
    -- No. T9 Corbin won at Trimble County, 55-6.

    No. 4. Paducah Tilghman plays Class A No. 1 Mayfield tomorrow.

  5. Class 4A:

    -- No. 1 Highlands beat Lexington Bryan Station, 62-47.
    -- No. 3 Boyle County won at Class A No. 10 Danville, 41-7.
    -- No. 4 Martha Layne Collins beat Class 6A No. 5 Louisville Ballard, 24-17.
    -- No. 5 Owensboro beat Class 2A No. 4 Owensboro Catholic, 43-0.
    -- No. 6. Lexington Catholic beat Lexington Lafayette, 48-28.
    -- No. T8 Madisonville-North Hopkins lost to Central Hardin, 41-20 (and it wasn't that close).
    -- No. T8 Russell County won at Casey County, 40-6.

    No. 2 Covington Catholic and No. 10 Knox Central both play Saturday, and No. 7 Johnson Central was idle.

  6. Class 5A:

    -- No. 1 Bowling Green won at Class 6A No. 2 St. Xavier, 39-25.
    -- No. 2 Conner lost to Class 6A No. 7 Simon Kenton, 42-35.
    -- No. 3 Harlan County lost to Class 3A No. 2 Belfry, 21-12.
    -- No. 4 John Hardin beat Meade County, 17-7.
    -- No. 5. Anderson County beat South Oldham, 35-20.
    -- No. 6 Warren Central lost to Class 2A No. 5 Louisville DeSales, 40-27.
    -- No. 7 Cooper won at Boone County, 22-7.
    -- No. 8 Pulaski County beat North Hardin, 57-35.
    -- No. T9 Franklin County won at Oldham County, 56-17.
    -- No. T9 Christian County lost at Class 6A No. 8 Henderson County, 17-13.

  7. Class 6A:

    -- No. 1. Louisville Trinity lost to Lawrence Central (Ind.), 17-13.
    -- No. 2. Louisville St. Xavier lost to Class 5A No. 1 Bowling Green, 39-25.
    -- No. 3 Scott County beat No. 6 Louisville Pleasure Ridge Park, 63-21.
    -- No. 4 Louisville Male beat Louisville Fairdale, 52-14.
    -- No. 5 Louisville Ballard lost to Class 4A No. 4 Collins, 24-17.
    -- No. 7 Simon Kenton wins at Class 5A No. 2 Conner, 42-35.
    -- No. 8 Henderson County beats Class 5A No. 9 Christian County, 17-13.
    -- No. 9 Louisville Butler beat Louisville Western, 31-20.
    -- No. 10 Lexington Henry Clay beat Winchester George Rogers Clark, 50-0.


  9. Mike Fields of the Herald-Leader writes that, since Madison Southern High opened in Berea in 1988, it and Madison Central, which is just 13 miles up U.S. 25 in Richmond, had played football only three times--with Central winning all three by big margins. Last night, Southern came from behind at half to win, 34-27, as a junior running back who has committed to the University of Michigan, Damien Harris, ran for 213 yards after the break.

    The Class 5A Madison Southern Eagles are 3-0. Their first game against a team currently ranked in the AP 5A poll is Oct. 11 at home against No. 8 Pulaski County.