Friday, October 25, 2013

Kentucky High-school Football, Week 9

No doubt which among this weekend's Kentucky high-school football games is the fan-bus road trip of the night. Here's a little U.S. 60 love from the 1928 Kentucky Highways at a Glance for the Colonels/Hens fans headed over from Henderson to meet the Mustangs in western Paducah:



Henderson County (7-1, No. 7 in the Associated Press poll for Class 6A) at McCracken County (6-2, No. 9)--#PackMarquette!

Russellville (8-0, A No. 2) at Mayfield (8-0, A No. 1)--Unpacked War Memorial Stadium, a couple of Friday afternoons ago ...



Fulton County (0-6, A) at Fulton City (1-7, A)--Rivalry Week (!) rolls right on to Saturday in Fulton County.

Raceland (6-2, A No. 5) at Paintsville (6-2, A No. 9)

Ludlow (3-5, A) at Fort Mitchell Beechwood (5-3, A No. 4)

Louisville Male (8-0, 6A No. 1) at Louisville duPont Manual (6-2, 6A No. 6)



Bowling Green (7-0, 5A No. 1) at Bowling Green Greenwood (3-5, 5A)


Covington Scott (7-1, 5A No. 8) at Hebron Conner (6-2, 5A No. 7)

Fort Thomas Highlands (8-0, 4A No. 1) at Cincinnati (Ohio) Elder

Paintsville Johnson Central (8-0, 4A No. 3) at Ashland Blazer (7-2, 4A No. 10)

Knox Central (6-2, AP 4A No. 9) at Russell County (7-1, AP 4A No. 8)

Belfry (8-0, 3A No. 1) at Pike County Central (5-3, 3A)


Caldwell County (8-0, 2A No. 1) at Crittenden County (3-5, 2A)--
Whatever happens tonight, it's already been a good (jobs news) day in Marion.

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50 comments:

  1. Tom Rogers of WKDZ/WHVO with his Cadiz-centric preview of tonight:

    With a district loss at home to Paducah Tilghman last Friday night, the Trigg County Wildcats play for a home field game in the first round of the playoffs tonight, as they travel down to post, to take on the Fort Campbell Falcons. Paducah Tilghman has wrapped up the top seed in the district, and with it, guaranteed home field all the way through the state semifinals. Meanwhile, the Fort Campbell Falcons rolled over Webster County last week, putting the Trojans in the #4 seed in the district. It all

    comes down to this, the winner tonight between the Falcons and the
    Wildcats will be at home two weeks from tonight for the first round of the playoffs. The loser will pack up their bags and hit the road. From the Trigg County perspective, coverage tonight on 106.5 WKDZ and wkdzradio.com gets underway at 6:00 with the Toyota of Hopkinsville "Friday Night Blitz." For the Fort Campbell perspective, the start time is the same on Oldies 96.5 and oldies1480.com.

    In other high school football action tonight: It's an interstate battle as Christian County hosts Knoxville Fulton; Hopkinsville is on the road at Graves County; Caldwell County travels for a border showdown with Crittenden County, and Todd County Central hosts Union County.

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  2. Well, I don't know what happened to WSON, but, instead of Hens at McCHS, we are getting a rebroadcast of the Oct. 6 edition of a locally produced program, "The Common Word, a roundtable discussion from the revised common lectionary."

    We're getting the mustard-seed parable.

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  3. An Episcopal minister from Evansville points out that her church encourages the ministers to not shorten the lectionary passage when they preach on them but that they are free to extend the reading to adjoining verses. The Methodist and Presbyterian ministers in the studio quickly point out that they can preach on whatever they feel called to preach on.

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  4. Now they're all talking about snake-handling.

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  5. OK, Paducah's 99.5 FM/1560 AM "The Fan" has the game. They just said that the Mustangs' smallest lineman weighs 260 pounds.

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  6. Captains are meeting at midfield at the Marquette ...

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  7. "I've got a knot in the pit of my stomach, just wondering how we might match up," says one of The Fan's three commentators.

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  8. Orville J already has the Mustangs in the hurry-up offense.

    Orville J is a big Buffalo Bills fan--or was--so I wonder if he went all cray-cray for the "K-gun."

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  9. Back at Heath, I remember he was a big fan of Joe Ferguson and Greg Bell.

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  10. But then he moved on to Calloway County, and then Billy Jack turned out to be a great high-school quarterback, and Jim Kelly came along ... and, anyway, 30 years later, Jack Haskins's McCracken County Mustangs fling the ball around, run the hurry up and lead Henderson County, 7-0, in a clash for the Class 6A, District 1 title at Marquette Stadium.

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  11. The WPAD dudes don't call it the "hurry up" as much as they call it "tempo offense."

    My parents had a Ford Tempo for a little while.

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  12. Touchdown pass to Cole Ousley, who may or may not be kin to Matthew's and my superb fifth-grade long-term substitute teacher, Mrs. Ousley, and the Mustangs lead the visiting Hens, 14-0.

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  13. Thirty-four-yard touchdown pass for Henderson County on the last play of the first quarter, and Hens are back within 14-7 at McCracken County.

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  14. Early-going scores:

    Henderson County 7 at McCracken County 14
    Russellville at Mayfield
    Fulton County at Fulton City
    Raceland 13 at Paintsville 0
    Ludlow 0 at Fort Mitchell Beechwood 35
    Louisville Male 21 at Louisville duPont Manual 13
    Bowling Green 21 at Bowling Green Greenwood 0
    Covington Scott 14 at Hebron Conner 20
    Fort Thomas Highlands 6 at Cincinnati (Ohio) Elder 14
    Paintsville Johnson Central 6 at Ashland Blazer 0
    Knox Central 0 at Russell County 20
    Belfry 0 at Pike County Central 19
    Caldwell County 14 at Crittenden County 0

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  15. Big interception return sets up touchdown for McCracken County.

    Big kickoff return sets up touchdown for Henderson County.

    21-14, Mustangs, with less than eight minutes to go before the half at the Marquette.

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  16. RHS Sports on WRUS ‏@WRUS_RHS 2m
    Touchdown panthers!! Hampton from 15 yds out... Wright's xpt good... 7-0 RHS!
    7:47 PM - 25 Oct 13

    RHS Sports on WRUS ‏@WRUS_RHS 1m
    Fumble on the kickoff... Panther football at the Mayfield 27 yd line
    7:48 PM - 25 Oct 13



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  17. Russellville is now up, 14-0, at Mayfield, and Henderson County--on an interception return for a touchdown--has tied McCracken County, 21-21, in western Paducah.

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  18. But now the Mustangs' quarterback, Zaire Hughes (sp?), sprints 60 yards for a score, and McCracken County is back on top, 28-21, with 5:10 to go in the half.

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  19. Mustang Nation @StangGangOrDie
    Fish touchdown! 28-21 MCHS
    7:55 PM - 25 Oct 13

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  20. Mayfield intercepts Russellville in the end zone and then works it back downfield to pull within 14-7.

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  21. 16 seconds to go in the half ... after taking over on downs near midfield, McCracken has moved to the Henderson 34 ... timeout ...

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  22. Horse-collar penalty on the Hens ... 12 seconds to go ... Mustangs at Cols' 18 ...

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  23. Henderson County attempting a 53-yard field goal ... short ...

    Halftime: Henderson County 21 at McCracken County 35.

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  24. They do not appear to Tweet in Fulton County.

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  25. Mayfield tied Russellville by converting two Panthers turnovers into touchdowns, but now the visitors have scored on an 82-yard run--it's 21-14, Russellville, at War Memorial.

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  26. In progress:

    Henderson County 21 at McCracken County 35
    Russellville 21 at Mayfield 21
    Fulton County at Fulton City
    Raceland 19 at Paintsville 7
    Ludlow 0 at Fort Mitchell Beechwood 49
    Louisville Male 21 at Louisville duPont Manual 19
    Bowling Green 42 at Bowling Green Greenwood 0
    Covington Scott 20 at Hebron Conner 32--final
    Fort Thomas Highlands 21 at Cincinnati (Ohio) Elder 27
    Paintsville Johnson Central 42 at Ashland Blazer 7
    Knox Central 0 at Russell County 26
    Belfry 21 at Pike County Central 26
    Caldwell County 42 at Crittenden County 3

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  27. You can kind of hear a marching band--presumably McCracken County's--behind the WPAD dudes, and I'm pretty sure they're playing the theme to Evergreen. That would make sense. We played it in the Heath Middle School band in 1981, so, presumably, the McCracken County school system would still own the sheet music.

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  28. Manual is up, 25-21, on Male about midway through the third quarter, per the C-J's Jason Frakes, who needs that game to get over with soon so he can drive down to Bowling Green early tomorrow morning for the WKU pubs-alumni breakfast.

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  29. Class 3A's No. 1 team, Belfry, has rallied from 19-0 behind at Pike County Central to take a 35-26 lead after three quarters.

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  30. Per WPAD, Henderson County opens second half with three-back "Power I" set. I've been watching football pretty much every day for 45 years, and I still have never paid enough attention to know what that means.

    Hens run off the first 6:55 of the third quarter and 15th play of opening-second half possession ends in touchdown to pull Henderson County within 35-28 in western Paducah.

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  31. McCracken County is setting up to punt, and, WPAD dude says, "momentum has definitely shifted the way of the Colonels. You can feel it."

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  32. Mayfield turns another Russellville turnover into a touchdown, and the Cardinals lead, 28-21.

    Meanwhile, in western Paducah, Henderson County runs for 11 on a third-and-10; Mustangs lead, 35-28, early in the fourth quarter.

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  33. The WPAD dude says this game "has the feel of the Paducah Tilghman game," in which McCracken County's defense wore down in the second half.

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  34. Finals:

    Belfry 56 at Pike County Central 34
    Fort Thomas Highlands 27 at Cincinnati (Ohio) Elder 30
    Ludlow 0 at Fort Mitchell Beechwood 56
    Bowling Green 42 at Bowling Green Greenwood 0
    Covington Scott 20 at Hebron Conner 32
    Paintsville Johnson Central 42 at Ashland Blazer 7
    Knox Central 0 at Russell County 33
    Caldwell County 50 at Crittenden County 3

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  35. Henderson County misses another field-goal attempt, and the WPAD dudes are killing the Hens' coaches for twice attempting first downs on two fourth-and-long situations and twice attempting long field goals--all failed.

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  36. #STANGGANG! Zyaire Hughes runs for 30, and McCracken County extends its lead to 42-28 about midway through the fourth quarter.

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  37. Meanwhile, through three quarters at War Memorial, the Cardinals now lead the Panthers, 35-21.

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  38. And Manual holds off Male, 32-29, after Class 6A's No. 1-ranked team reached the Crimson 3 but then failed on a fourth-down attempt from the 5.

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    1. What a year they're having in Louisville!

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  39. Henderson County converts a fourth-and-2 ... 3:15 ...

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  40. Now 42-21, Cardinals, at Mayfield.

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  41. Mustangs interception ... "a big, big win for the program and Coach Jack Haskins," says WPAD.

    WPAD says McCracken County's "Tilghman rivalry is full of heat and hostility. But this one with Henderson County is filled with respect."

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  42. Final: Henderson County 28 at McCracken County 42.

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  43. Final: Russellville 21 at Mayfield 42.

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    1. If I were Russellville, I would petition to be moved into Class 2A.

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  44. WYMC: "Next week we go to Caldwell County. We always hate going there--but kind of looking forward to seeing how good they are."

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