Saturday, November 8, 2014

Kentucky High-school Football, Class 4A First-round Wrap

A couple of close Region 2 decisions knocked out two teams that I thought might advance to the semifinals (Shelbyville Martha Layne Collins, the defending state champ, and Spencer County); otherwise, the first round of the Class 4A playoffs was filled with blowout wins by favorites. So let's get on to the fact that I actually attended a game! Part of one, anyway.

My daughter's elementary school had its fall festival last night, so I didn't get to Madisonville-North Hopkins until the Marching Maroons were finishing their halftime show. It was the band's first performance since earning its 10th consecutive Class 4A state championship, and they sounded terrific!

Allen County-Scottsville opened the second half by recovering an onside kick. Then the Patriots turned the ball over, but, then, so did the Maroons.

Down the field, AC-S drove.

Eventually, on third down from the 1, a Patriot runner barreled into the end zone to pull AC-S to within 33-14 (after a conversion pass for two points).

That's as exciting as this story gets, however. Madisonville-North Hopkins went on to win, 46-14. And I left at the start of the fourth quarter, because I was cold. I wish I would've taken a picture of the $6 ribeye sandwich that I purchased from the concession stand; it was really good. I did, at least, get this picture showing off how AC-S's jerseys read "PATRIOTS" across the back, over the numbers. I really like that.

Here were all of the 4A first-round results:

-- Owensboro 49, Breckinridge County 0
-- Bowling Green Warren East 38, Calloway County 0
-- Madisonville-North Hopkins 46, Allen County-Scottsville 14
-- Franklin-Simpson 62, Hopkins County Central 6
-- Goshen North Oldham 48, Nelson County 0
-- Louisville Western 49, Collins 43
-- Louisville Doss 35, Spencer County 32
-- Louisville Fairdale 44, Louisville Waggener 6
-- Lexington Catholic 48, Clay County 6
-- Rockcastle County 28, Marion County 7
-- Boyle County 45, Russell County 22
-- Barbourville Knox Central 21, Taylor County 21
-- Fort Thomas Highland 44, Boyd County 7
-- Ashland Blazer 49, Covington Holmes 14
-- Covington Catholic 39, Greenup County 8
-- Paintsville Johnson Central 67, Harrison County 14


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