Friday, September 19, 2014

Kentucky High-school Football, More Week 3

It was an awful Friday in Mayfield.

In Louisville, the Manual Crimsons headed out U.S. 60 and whipped Pleasure Ridge Park, 43-0. Dave Cantrall's statewide ratings for the Lexington Herald-Leader.

Montgomery County High in Mount Sterling hosted George Rogers Clark from Winchester, but the home team lost, 31-21.

McLean County High in Calhoun hosted Muhlenberg County from Greenville, and the home team won, 21-12.

Back in Louisville, our old friends from Fern Creek endured the stoplights on Bardstown Road and previously unbeaten Seneca, 30-20.

Greenup County had some pre-game festivities honoring its junior-football leaguers, but Raceland was all business, winning, 25-0.

The coin toss was competitive, but then the purple Tigers of Bardstown romped the red-and-white Cardinals at Nelson County High, 46-19.

The Pulaski County Maroons are getting excited about taking another try at the Class 5A state championship. Pulaski is 3-0 after a 41-6 win at Russell County. Last season, the Maroons were 14-0 before losing in the state final, 41-14, to and in (but not exactly at) Bowling Green. Good for both the Maroons and the Purples that they've scheduled each other for an Oct. 31 regular-season game in Somerset.

Of course, they're pretty excited in Caldwell County, too. The Tigers are 4-0 and have scored 78, 62, 72 and 50 points in their games so far.

At this point, the home folk were pretty excited at Murray's Ty Holland Stadium, but Mayfield came back to win, 21-10.

I think the home folk in Corbin were getting a little carried away with themselves here. The Redhounds held off late-charging Danville, 28-20.

The home folk in Owensboro had to fight getting ahead of themselves here, as the Red Devils took a 13-point lead on visiting Bowling Green midway through the third quarter.

I know nothing about this rivalry, but the schools are about 15 minutes apart. I'll bet Russell, 29-27, at Ashland Blazer in overtime got more than a few people excited out in that part of the state.

Caldwell hoisted what appears to be the 139 Bowl trophy. This is the second year of the 139 Bowl, and the party started early this year.

Apparently, the live-blogging jinx applies to Twitter, too.

Damien Harris continues to get everybody excited. His 5A Madison Southern Eagles of Berea beat the previously unbeaten, 6A Bulldogs at Lexington Paul Laurence Dunbar, 49-35.

The Warren Central Dragons of Bowling Green were so excited after beating North Hardin, 32-14, in Radcliff that they just had to sing. 

Final on Frederica Street: BG 42 at Owensboro 34.

Hey, Paducah Tilghman won! Blue Tornado 36, Graves County 22. (Maybe the Eagles' bus at least stopped at Taco John's on the way out of town.)


  1. Thanks for this update!

  2. The banner from Mayfield referenced Psalm 34:18:

    "The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart;
    and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit."

    That was a great choice. Good job, Mayfield cheerleaders (or whoever chose that verse.)

  3. Eric, this was fantastic. Great job. I love all scoreboard pictures, and I really like that picture from Caldwell County.