The KY Preps Report - High School Football Review

This weekend's action was highlighted by the annual meeting between St. Xavier and Trinity at Cardinal Stadium. The Tigers Junior QB Brent Curley completed 21 of 23 passes to power the Tigers to a 36-18 victory over the 4A top rated Shamrocks of Trinity before an estimate crowd of 37,500.

St. X (4-1) was stifled on it's first possession, then scored on its next 5 drives. Trinity (4-1) brought a #22 ranking (USA Today) into the game, as well as a 15 game winning streak. Look for St. X to top the AP 4A poll this next week.

In 4A games:

The 3rd ranked Manual Crimsons had no trouble in dispatching the Atherton Rebels 68-13. The Crimsons improved to 5-1,with their only loss being an 18-14 setback to the Trinity Shamrocks in week 3.

4th ranked Henderson County gashed the Greenwaves of Meade County 63-14. Meade County (2-3) Coach Larry Moefield said "They do the little things right. They are an outstanding football team". The Colonels raised their record to 5-1 and are primed for a deep run into the playoffs.

5th ranked Louisville Male (4-2) had little trouble dispatching the Iroquois Raiders 56-14. Male QB Brian Anderson had 2 TD passes and Isaiah Young blocked a punt in the end zone for another TD. The Bulldogs have an open date next week before a tussle with the Butler Bears on October 8th.

6th ranked Paul Dunbar took one on the chin from neighboring rival Tates Creek. The Commodores (3-2) built a 20-0 lead before holding on for the upset. The loss drops Dunbar to 3-2.

7th ranked Conner improved to 5-0 with a 45-6 pasting of Covington Holmes (1-4). Coach Stellman's defense has only given up 19 points in 5 games this year, while the offense is putting up over 40 points per game.

8th ranked Dixie Heights improved to 4-1 with a 48-7 win over Scott High (2-3). After an opening loss to Highlands, Dixie Heights has reeled off 4 straight wins.

The battle of Dixie Highway took place with 9th ranked Butler pulling out a 20-17 overtime victory over Pleasure Ridge Park. Louisville signee JuJaun Spillman had a 28 yard run for a TD for the Ridge, but ultimately the Butler defense proved to be the difference in this one.

In 3A games

Top ranked 3A Hopkinsville continued its winning ways with a 36-21 win over 4A rival Christian County(3-2). Craig Clayton's Hoptown squad improves to 5-0. The Tigers bolted out to a 29-6 lead midway through the 3rd quarter when the Colonels put on a rally to get within a score at 29-21. The Tigers added a late score to seal the victory. UK verbal Curtis Pulley had 15 rushes for 94 yards and was 11-21 through the air for 218 yards.

2nd ranked Ft. Thomas Highlands (5-1) completed the sweep of Boyle County Schools by waxing Danville 41-14. Coach Dale Mueller got his second revenge win of 2004 returning the losses to Boyle County and Danville from just a season ago. Jordan Nevels continues to impress, getting a long kickoff return that setup a score. He's a strong, punishing type of ball player. The win for the Bluebirds followed last week's 21-0 whitewash of Boyle County.

3rd ranked Bowling Green (6-0) continues its perfect season with a 45-7 win over district rival Adair County(3-2). The Purples QB Russell Parker had 2 rushing TD's and threw for another. The Purples were well in control despite a lackluster special teams performance that included 3 missed extra points and 2 missed field goals. Bowling Green has a big game next week against rival Warren East.

4th ranked Lexington Catholic(4-1) won a battle of wit and will with previously unbeaten Harrison County(4-1) 29-28. LexCath continues to give up lots of points, but still finds ways to win.

5th ranked Boyle County had an open date this weekend.

In 2A action...

Top ranked Breathitt County is the best team in the state that doesn't get any press. They have pitched 2 shutouts this year against Bardstown(3-2) 50-0, and 62-0 and against Pike County Central(2-3). They also had a very impressive win against Northern Kentucky 4A Ryle(2-3) 21-6. Another impressive win for Mike Holcomb's squad Friday night against Class 3A and 9th ranked Pulaski County 49-7.

2nd ranked Belfry(5-0) registered its third shutout of the season 30-0 against Pikeville(3-2).

3rd ranked Fort Campbell posted an impressive victory 49-3 over Lone Oak(4-2) to improve to 4-1, and is undefeated against competition within the state of Kentucky. The Falcons led 42-3 at the half and coasted to the victory.

4th ranked Russell improved to 5-0 with a 48-22 win over district foe Powell County(2-3). The Red Devils have a big district game next weekend against West Carter.

The 5th ranked Panthers of Elizabethtown (5-1) traveled into Jefferson County to take on the Moore Mustangs(0-5) and left with a 56-0 win. Junior Jesse French scored on the opening kickoff with and 85 yard return for a TD. He also scored on runs of 14 yards, 20 yards and 11 yards.

In 1A action:

Top ranked Danville fell to the Highlands Bluebirds 41-14 (see 3A Report)

2nd ranked Newport Central Catholic (5-0) continued its winning ways with a 50-7 win over Dayton High(2-3). This sets up a big showdown next Saturday with Beechwood.

3rd ranked Beechwood (4-1) posted a shutout victory 26-0 over Ludlow. The win was a bit sour for Beechwood, as they showed signs of poor play on the offensive side of the ball. Ludlow (4-1) came into the game undefeated after having not won a game in the previous 3 seasons.

4th ranked Louisville Holy Cross posted a 49-14 victory over Bardstown Bethlehem(0-5). Marell Booker had 3 TD's for Holy Cross (4-1) on runs of 6 and 19 yards. He also scored on a 13 yard pass from Aaron Troutman.

Murray High remained undefeated (6-0) with a district win 61-14 over Ballard Memorial(0-5). Rick Fisher notched his 125th victory as coach at Murray. The Tigers amassed 545 yards of offense. UK verbal Tim Masthay sprained his ankle in the first half and did not return to play in the second half. He did combine with Murray QB Hugh Rollins for 136 yards and 2 TD receptions before his injury. Masthay's verbal to UK may be swaying Corey Zirbel to give UK a look as well. Corey listed UK in his top 5 this week and is scheduled for an official visit to Lexington.

There are some very big matchups this weekend. Best games to watch this weekend are: Butler at Dupont Manaul Beechwood at Newport Central Catholic

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