Saturday, November 8, 2014

Kentucky High-school Football, Class 5A First-round Wrap

There were several teams I considered contenders at least for the state semifinals who fell in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs: Elizabethtown John Hardin beat Bullitt East in Mount Washington, 24-6; Anderson County won at home over Taylor Mill Scott, 32-13, despite its pre-game plumbing problems; Letcher County Central simply overwhelmed Berea Madison Southern, 49-18, as the visitors' star running back, Damien Harris, was reportedly still limited by the injury that kept him out for the second half of his senior season, and Franklin County grounded Hebron Conner, 35-13.

There were no shockers among the rest of the 5A first-rounders. 

Graves County got off to a great start in the playoffs, 56-13 over Barren County. It was simply a great evening for the citizens of Christian County, as the County Colonels went over to Bowling Green Warren Central and won, 42-35, and the City Tigers hosted Bowling Green Greenwood and rocked, 41-28. Not all was lost on the Warren County side of U.S. 68/Ky. 80, however, as the defending state champ, Bowling Green, dismissed Owensboro Apollo, 41-0.

Other 5A winners:

-- Grayson County, 48-19 over Shepherdsville North Bullitt;

-- Louisville Iroquois, 34-9 over Shelby County;

-- Shepherdsville Bullitt Central, 28-7 over Jeffersontown;

-- Crestwood South Oldham, 56-7 over Nicholasville East Jessamine;

-- Union Cooper, 31-7 over Woodford County (and, boy, did they look great doing it; check out those uniforms, below);

-- Somerset Southwestern, 42-0 over Hazard Perry County Central;

-- London North Laurel, 48-34 over Whitley County, and

-- Pulaski County, 42-20 over Harlan County.

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