Friday, November 6, 2015

This Week in Western Kentucky

In Ohio, there were 715 high schools that fielded football teams this year, and 224 of those teams qualified for the playoffs.  That sounds about right to me.  By contrast, in Kentucky almost everyone gets into the playoffs -- which guarantees a bunch of blowouts in the first two weeks.  So let's just get through it and hope that no one gets hurt.

The big news in the Purchase is that Mayfield is no longer in Class 1A -- the Cardinals have been bumped up to 2A, which is great news for everyone in Russellville.  Meanwhile, Caldwell County has gotten away from Murray by moving from 2A to 3A.  We'll see how that works out for them.  Here are the playoff games involving teams from our end of the Commonwealth (home teams listed first):

Class 1A
Russellville (8-2) v. Fort Knox (3-7)
Campbellsville (7-3) v. Fulton City (2-8)
Crittenden Co. (6-4) v. Caverna (2-8)
Bethlehem (7-3) v. Fulton Co. (0-10)

Class 2A
Mayfield (9-1) v. Todd Co. Cent. (3-7)
Butler Co. (8-2) v. Ballard Mem. (5-4)
Murray (6-4) v. McLean Co. (5-5)
Owensboro Catholic (8-2) v. Webster Co. (1-9)

Class 3A
Caldwell Co. (8-2) v. Hart Co. (6-4)
Adair Co. (9-1) v. Union Co. (7-3) (at Lindsey Wilson College)
Paducah Tilghman (7-3) v. Edmonson Co. (6-4)
Elizabethtown (10-0) v. Fort Campbell (2-8)

Class 4A
Hopkinsville (9-1) v. Warren Cent. (3-7)
Franklin-Simpson (6-4) v. Madisonville-North Hopkins (4-6)
Calloway Co. (5-5) v. Allen Co.-Scottsville (5-5)
South Warren (10-0) v. Hopkins Co. Cent. (2-8)

Class 5A
Owensboro (9-1) v. Grayson Co. (2-8)
Greenwood (8-2) v. Graves Co. (5-5)
Christian Co. (7-3) v. Barren Co. (4-6)
Bowling Green (9-1) v. Owensboro Apollo (3-7)

Class 6A
McCracken Co. (8-2) v. Muhlenberg Co. (5-5)
N. Hardin (3-7) v. Daviess Co. (7-3)
Henderson Co. (4-6) v. Meade Co. (2-8)
Cent. Hardin (7-3) v. Ohio Co. (5-5)


  1. Christian County has already made it into next week's round of 96 with a 42-20 win over Barren County. I have no idea why that game was played last night, but I'm sure the Colonels had a good reason. If nothing else, it gives them an extra day to prepare for Bowling Green.

  2. Jason Frakes @kyhighs
    Upset of NIght? Not sure it even qualifies, but Dixie Heights beating Montgomery County 21-17 a bit of a surprise. Dixie Heights now 3-8.
    10:33 PM - 6 Nov 2015