KSR's Kentucky Prep Report 2005, Week Four

The weather is starting to cool in the Bluegrass, but the Prep Football action is still hot. Week 4 in the KHSAA saw the 2nd ranked 3A and top ranked 4A teams step down in class and post impressive shutout wins.

St X. hosted Ft. Thomas Highlands Friday Night at Manual Stadium in what looked to be a prime match between defending the defending Class 3A and 4A champions. However, it turned out to be a laugher with St X. winning 45-0. Victor Anderson led a full assault of the Bluebirds defense which yielded 45 points for the second week in a row.

Anderson had 86 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Tiger QB Brent Curley was an efficient 14 of 18 for 130 yards. Curley also had 67 yards rushing. St. X (4-0) has an open date before that classic rivalry game with the Trinity Shamrocks on September 23rd at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. Scheduling is no friend of Highlands, as the season gets tougher for the Bluebirds, who will travel to Pulaski County to take on Josh Minton and Pulaski Southwestern, who put up a 32-0 shutout victory of their own over South Laurel.

Newport Central Catholic's coach Bob Schneider had an opportunity to break the all-time win record in the State of Kentucky, but Covington Catholic had other ideas as the Colonels blanked the T-Breds 42-0 Friday night at Wooten Field. CovCath QB Brett Ellison had three touchdown passes and threw for over 280 yards as CovCath led 35-0 at the break. NewCath (3-1) had three first half turnovers that resulted in Colonel scores. CovCath (3-1) will host Beechwood, while Coach Schneider will try to get win 293 next week against Covington Holy Cross.

In Class 4A games:

In a game that figured to be close, Male hung a 61-8 defeat on visiting Ballard. The Bulldogs proved to be very inhospitable hosts as Nathan Overall and Douglas Beaumont proved to be a two man wrecking crew against the Bruins. Beaumont scored three rushing touchdowns and wracked up 77 yards in 10 carries. He also had a 21 yard pick six for a score. Overall scored on a deep reverse from 47 yards and also a 62 yard pass from Marshall commit Brian Anderson. Male (4-0) has an open date before hosting the Red Devils of Owensboro Senior High. Ballard (2-1) hosts Seneca.

Paducah Tilghman jumped out on Henderson County 7-0 in the first quarter, then UK commit Will Fidler passed for two touchdowns and ran for another to get the Colonels on track for a 49-21 win in Paducah Friday night. Fidler added another touchdown pass to Chris Lamar in the 2nd quarter and ran for another touchdown in the 4th.

Tighlman (1-3) has an open date before hosting Mayfield. Henderson county (4-0) will host North Hardin. The following weekend will see the Colonels travel to the Queen City to take on Cincinnati Prep power Moeller High.

It was business as usual for the Trinity Shamrocks as they pummeled an outmanned Oldham County (2-2) squad 63-3 Friday night in Buckner. Rocks QB Nick Petrino had a couple of touchdown passes and Donald Barnett rushed for four touchdowns in the romp. Trinity (2-1) held the Colonels to minus 38 yards rushing for the game. It was the second successive week that Oldham County had surrendered over 50 points. Trinity has a tune up next week against Southern before the September 23rd showdown with St. Xavier. Oldham County will take on the undefeated Shelby County Rockets.

In Class 3A games:

Bowling Green's rotating QB tandem of Rondale McMillian and Trent Steelman exploded for 372 passing yards and six touchdowns at the Purples walloped the Greenwood Gators 55-7 Friday night. Purples RB Avery Hibbett added 95 yards rushing on eight carries with two rushing touchdowns. Bowling Green (3-1) hosts Logan County Friday Night, while Greenwood (0-4) tries to get of the schnied hosting Hopkins Central.

Lexington Catholic needed an OT session to pull out a 49-42 victory over Scott County Friday night in Georgetown. Justin Burke, a North Carolina State verbal was 14 of 26 for 339 yards and six touchdowns. He factored in every Knights touchdown with the exception of the last one, in which Shane Israel carried five yards for the winning score. The Knights (2-1) host undefeated Franklin County next weekend while Scott County (1-2) faces an uphill climb traveling to Lexington Henry Clay.

South Oldham's stay in the KSR Super 16 was short-lived following a 21-19 loss to undefeated Class 4A Shelby County (3-0). The Dragons (3-1) couldn't stop the passing of Rockets QB Adam Matthews as he tossed an 8-yard score to Jay Cresap late in the third quarter to close out the scoring. A blocked extra point following a 77 yard punt return by Lincoln Carr also proved to be pivotal in this game. South Oldham travels to Nelson County. The Rockets host Oldham County.

Boyle County slips back into the Super 16 this week on the back of a 35-20 win over Class 4A Lexington Lafayette. Grant Tamme threw a couple of touchdowns, one a 39-yard toss to his cousin Seth Tamme. The Rebels (3-1) step down to Class 1A for a breather against winless Harrodsburg. Lafayette (2-2) will host Bryan Station.

Class 3A is quickly becoming congested with a lot of teams capable of making deep runs in the playoffs. It is the most difficult class in the KHSAA this season.

In Class 2A games:

Fort Campbell (3-0) is idle this week. The Falcons will host Trigg County this weekend in a game that will have a lot of college recruiters in attendance. That game that will include Micah Johnson, Leonard Gordon, Orlando Misaafuela of Fort Campbell and Jeff Adams of Trigg County.

Russell's Red Devils finally met their match as they were overpowered by Boyd County Friday night 33-14. Boyd County's Brandon Sergeant led the charge with 156 yards rushing on 28 carries and one touchdown. Russell (2-1) will travel to undefeated Powell County Friday Night. The Lions (4-0) go across the river to take on Wheelersburg, Ohio.

Glasgow is long gone from the KSR Super 16 this week after taking a 49-0 beatdown at home at the hands of the Bardstown Tigers. Bardstown used a speed rushing game to dismantle the Scotties with 348 yards on the ground on 35 carries, led by Jamehyl Butler who had 102 yards in just three carries and two touchdowns.

The Tigers amassed 511 total yards while holding Glasgow (3-1) to 111 yards for the game. Bardstown (4-0) faces its primary district menace, the Holy Cross Cougars Friday night in Bardstown. Glasgow will have an open date to regroup and will host Hart County the following weekend.

Belfry continues to gain confidence and seasoning of a young team with a 41-0 shutout of East Ridge. Matt Maynard went wild on special teams with punt returns of 74 and 61 yards for touchdowns. He also had a 32-yard scamper for a score. The Pirates (2-1) will go to Magoffin County to take in the Hornets (1-3). East Ridge (1-2) will go to Perry County Central.

Class 2A sees some major changes in the KSR Super 16 with Owensboro Catholic (3-1) making its second appearance of the season, and Trigg County (3-1) makes its initial visit to the Super 16 this season.

In Class 1A games:

Beechwood hosted Alter High from across the river in Kettering, Ohio and lost on a field goal as time expired 17-14. The Knights (3-0) led 14-0 at the break and looked to possibly break the game open in the third quarter. However, the Tigers (3-1) used two key interceptions that resulted in scores to knot the game up at 14 late in the fourth quarter. Alter Junior RB Chris Roark broke off a 46-yard run to set up the game's final play. The Knights (3-0) relied on Nick Glavin to boot the 18-yard field goal as time expired. Beechwood still retains the top spot in the KSR Super 16 for Class 1A despite the loss. There is no rest for Beechwood as they will travel to Class 3A 2nd ranked Covington Catholic Friday Night.

Danville's Admirals survived a rash of first half miscues that allowed the Somerset Briar Jumpers to sprint out to a 26-6 in the second quarter. The Ad's (3-1) rallied using the ground game, gaining 225 yards in the third and fourth quarters scoring the final 36 points of the game, and holding the Jumpers (3-1) scoreless in the second half. Danville steps up to Class 2A and travels to North Oldham Friday Night.

Here is the KSR Super 16 for week 4.

Class 4A

1. St. Xavier Tigers
2. Male Bulldogs
3. Henderson County Colonels
4. Trinity Shamrocks

Class 3A

1. Bowling Green Purples
2. Covington Catholic Colonels
3. Lexington Catholic Knights
4. Boyle County Rebels

Class 2A

1. Fort Campbell Falcons
2. Belfry Pirates
3. Owensboro Catholic Aces
4. Trigg County Wildcats
Class 1A

1. Beechwood Tigers
2. Bardstown Tigers
3. Danville Admirals
4. Newport Central Catholic T-breds

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