Friday, November 29, 2013

Kentucky High-school Football, Semifinals

Here are today's KHSAA semifinals, which kick off at 3 p.m. Central today at Owensboro's Rash Stadium.




Frankfort (11-2, No. 7) at Mayfield (12-1, No. 1, defending state champ)
Raceland-Worthington (11-2, No. 4) at Williamsburg (10-2, No. 10)



Louisville DeSales (12-1, No. 3) at Murray (9-4)
Somerset (8-4) at Newport Central Catholic (8-5, No. 6, defending state champ)







Wayne County (13-0, No. 1) at Paducah Tilghman (8-5, No. 9)
Belfry (12-1, No. 2) at Bourbon County (13-0, No. 3)





Shelbyville Martha Layne Collins (11-2, No. 5) at Owensboro (10-3, No. 8)
Fort Thomas Highlands (12-1, No. 1, defending state champ) at Lexington Catholic (10-3, No. 6)



Elizabethtown John Hardin (11-2, No. 3) at Bowling Green (12-0, No. 1, defending state champ)
Pulaski County (13-0, No. 2) at Anderson County (11-2, No. 5)






Louisville Butler (11-2) at Meade County (11-2, No. 9)
Scott County (13-0, No. 1) at Louisville Male (12-1, No. 2)




Previous reports:

-- 2012 wrap;




56 comments:

  1. 5A: Collins 50 at Owensboro 14. The Shelbyville Marthas made the 4A semifinals in 2011 and the final in 2012 and now again this season.

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  2. WYMC is on the air with Frankfort at Mayfield.

    "I know a lot of people in the rest of the state think that western Kentucky ends at Owensboro--it doesn't."

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  3. Two towns have multiple teams still playing in the KHSAA playoffs. Louisville (population about 750,000) has three: DeSales in 2A and Butler and Male in 6A. Somerset (population less than 12,000) has two: Somerset in 2A and Pulaski County in 5A.

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  4. As of an hour ago or so, the largest city in Kentucky without a team remaining in the tournaments is Owensboro (population almost 60,000). Covington (about 41,000), Hopkinsville (33,000), Richmond (32,000) and Florence (31,000) had no teams advance to this round.

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  5. Someone from First Baptist Church in Mayfield just did a pre-game prayer on WYMC: "We pray that both teams play the game in such a way that is an honor to You. ..."

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  6. Mayfield trails Frankfort at half, 7-6.

    WYMC: "The Cardinals basically just have to find a way to get it done."

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  7. So, at the moment, we have the defending Class A champ (Mayfield) trailing at home by 7-6 to Frankfort at half and the defending 2A champ (NewCath) tied at home at 21 with Somerset through three quarters.

    Defending 4A and 5A champs (Highlands and Bowling Green, respectively) lead their games comfortably. Defending 3A and 6A champs (Louisville Central and Louisville Trinity, respectively) were eliminated last Friday.

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  8. WYMC says it has heard tonight from Cardinals fans listening in Phoenix, Ariz.; Sunnyvale, Calif., and Gulf Shores, Ala.

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  9. 7:56 to play in fourth at NewCath: 2A champs lead Somerset, 28-21.

    5:00 to play in third at War Memorial Stadium: A champs lead Frankfort, 14-7.

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  10. But Somerset answers! In glorious color streaming video through iHigh.com, a Briar Jumper wide receiver takes a screen and then weaves his way through the NewCath defense for a 60-yard score. It's 28-28 in Newport.

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  11. Meanwhile, in 6A, Scott County has surged to a 24-7 lead at Louisville Male, and Meade County is beating visiting Louisville Butler, 28-7.

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  12. Mayfield strikes again: 21-7 with 3:13 to play in the third quarter.

    "I'm getting high fives from everybody back here," says one of the WYMC dudes from the War Memorial pressbox.

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  13. NewCath goes back ahead, 35-28, but--RIGHT THERE--Somerset again answers! Tied again in Newport at 35 with 1:57 to play!

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  14. War Productions ‏@warprodlive
    Lexington Catholic has closed to 42-28 with the ball against Highlands, but the clock is running due to a 36-0 start for Highlands.
    8:13 PM - 29 Nov 13

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    1. The clock keeps running even under these conditions? That seems odd.

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  15. TriStateFootball.com ‏@tsfootball
    Highlands has seen 35 unanswered scored on them; lead LexCath 42-35 with 3:45 left in game #nkyfb
    8:17 PM - 29 Nov 13

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  16. 2:23 on the running clock at LexCath, and Highlands adds an insurance score: 49-35.

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  17. Somerset holds NewCath and takes over at its 10 after a punt. Tied 35-35 in Newport.

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  18. Final in 4A: Highlands 49, Lexington Catholic 35.

    Highlands and Collins return to the 4A final.

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  19. 19.3 seconds to go at NewCath, and Somerset advances to the 42. Timeout, Briar Jumpers ...

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  20. So, the defending 4A champ, Highlands, survives a late charge from Lexington Catholic, and the defending A champ, Mayfield, is now up three touchdowns in the fourth quarter on Frankfort after trailing by one point at halftime.

    But the defending 2A champ, NewCath, is not out of the woods. The Thoroughbreds and Somerset are going to overtime in Newport, tied at 35.

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  21. In 6A, Meade County continues to roll against Butler, but Scott County just missed a field goal with 6:17 to play and Male is taking over down by 14.

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  22. In 5A, Bowling Green is taking out John Hardin, and Anderson County is trying to close out visiting Pulaski County--17-14, but the Bearcats just turned the ball over to Pulaski late on downs.

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    1. Actually, it's closer than what I thought in BG. John Hardin is back within 27-14 with 4:07 to play. This is the first game in the playoffs in which the Purples have yielded more than one touchdown.

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  23. NewCath and Somerset both score in first overtime: 42 apiece.

    And on first play of second OT, Briar Jumpers score again (just as they scored on first play of first OT).

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    1. BUT SOMERSET MISSES THE EXTRA-POINT ATTEMPT! 48-42, Somerset. NewCath gets the ball ...

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    2. On first down, NewCath runs to the Somerset 3 ...

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    3. NewCath scores just inside the pylon ... 48 apiece ... PAT attempt ... timeout Somerset ...

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    4. Kick is good! Defending 2A champ, NewCath, survives, 49-48, against Somerset, which won in each of the first three rounds on the road but comes up one point short in double overtime tonight.

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    5. Somerset put up a much better fight than I anticipated. Hate to see anyone lose on a missed extra point.

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  24. Meanwhile, down in Lawrenceburg, ...

    John Herndon ‏@ANewsJPHerndon
    Anderson stops Pulaski on a fake punt at Pulaski 36 but fumbles back on first play. Very tense here. 4:10 left. Anderson up 17-14
    8:42 PM - 29 Nov 13

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  25. And, way down in Bowling Green, ...

    Jason Frakes ‏@kyhighs
    Bowling Green 27, John Hardin 14, end 3rd quarter. Bulldogs driving.
    8:46 PM - 29 Nov 13

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  26. Ryan Lemond ‏@ryanlemond
    Belfry wins 21-6 over bourbon county. Belfry now advances to state finals for 9th time & looking for 3rd state title #wkytgametime
    8:44 PM - 29 Nov 13

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  27. 5A tense, indeed ... Pulaski, trailing 17-13, is at Anderson 2 with 1:17 to play, and John Hardin has just inched ahead of defending-champ Bowling Green, 28-27, with 8:43 to go.

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  28. From Lawrenceburg:

    John Herndon ‏@ANewsJPHerndon
    Hall to Jake Johnson for a TD with 46.2 seconds@left Pulaski Co leads Anderson Co. 20-17. PAT blocked
    8:57 PM - 29 Nov 13


    From Bowling Green (and Jason is a BGHS grad):

    Jason Frakes ‏@kyhighs
    BG led 27-7 to start 3rd quarter, which is when I arrived.
    8:57 PM - 29 Nov 13


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  29. And I think John is an ACHS grad:

    John Herndon ‏@ANewsJPHerndon
    Anderson to Pulaski 35. 19.4 seconds left
    9:00 PM - 29 Nov 13

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  30. 6A: Meade County and Scott County eliminate Louisvilles Butler and Male.

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  31. The Twitter desk is holding for sad confirmation from our main man in Lawrenceburg, John Herndon, but there are reports that Pulaski County has held off Anderson County's drive and won in 5A, 20-17.

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  32. Confirmed:

    John Herndon ‏@ANewsJPHerndon
    Rose just short on 43 Fg attempt on last play. Pulaski Co 20, Anderson Co 17 Final
    9:04 PM - 29 Nov 13

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  33. A: Mayfield beats Frankfort, 35-7, and Williamsburg beats Raceland, 34-7. First championship appearance for Williamsburg. Not the first for Mayfield.

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  34. Jason Frakes ‏@kyhighs
    BG has driven to JH 31, 2:04 left
    9:11 PM - 29 Nov 13

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  35. 2A: DeSales whipped Murray, 38-0, and now gets NewCath, as Go Heath feared.

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  36. Tanner Hesterberg @TannerWYMT
    Belfry, Williamsburg, Wayne County and Pulaski County all headed to state. Great night for the Mountain football teams!! @SportsOT
    10:10 PM - 29 Nov 13

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    1. Not so hot for western end: Murray, Tilghman and Owensboro all fall. Mayfield wins. Bowling Green trying.

      JohnHardin Football ‏@JHHS_Football
      BG at the JHHS 23 yard line. 1:31 left. 3rd and 6. BG timeout.
      9:14 PM - 29 Nov 13

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  37. Music to their ears back in Monticello, from "Lake Cumberland's Classic Rock Station:"

    WKYM News ‏@wkym1017
    Wayne County rolls over Paducah Tilghman 34 to 10 to advance to State Championship next Friday at 4PM ET vs Belfry in Bowling Green.
    9:16 PM - 29 Nov 13

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    1. Very strong performance from Wayne County. I thought Tilghman would put up more of a battle.

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  38. Being true to their schools:

    Jason Frakes ‏@kyhighs 53s
    Blake Pillow 1-yard TD run with 35 seconds left. BG leads 33-28, will go for two.
    9:18 PM - 29 Nov 13

    John Herndon @ANewsJPHerndon
    Key stats of game: Anderson 3 turnovers. Pulaski converts 4 fourth downs.
    9:19 PM - 29 Nov 13

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  39. 2-point conversion good for the 5A defending champs: 33-28, Bowling Green, with 35 seconds remaining ...

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  40. JohnHardin Football ‏@JHHS_Football
    BG picks off the attempt at the hook and ladder...I think they have seen it a few times.Dogs fight hard!! Never quit!!But came up just short
    9:24 PM - 29 Nov 1

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  41. Fantastic semis tonight! Fantastic!

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