KSR's Kentucky Prep Report, Week Five

We are hitting the mid-point of the 2005 regular season. Vital district matchups are beginning to be played. Here's the scoop from week five of the Kentucky prep action.

The top matchup of last weekend resided in Class 1A between the Homestanding Bardstown Tigers and Louisville's Holy Cross Cougars.

The Tigers (4-0) have lost some heart breaking games in the past to the Cougars, and this game appeared to have the makings of an upset. Holy Cross (3-2) got a second quarter touchdown from Andy Rodman to take a 7-0 lead into the locker room. Defense ruled the game as neither offense could get on track. The third quarter saw both offenses go three and out on their first possessions. Bardstown QB Brian Calhoun rolled out of the pocket to avoid a sack and hooked up with Wenquel Graves for a 59 yard touchdown.

The Tigers defense held firm and special teams set up a field goal with a 65 yard punt return by Kwasi Obeng. Calhoun rounded out the scoring with a 29 yard touchdown run late in the final quarter. The Tigers assume the top ranking this week in the KSR Super 16 for class 1A. Bardstown will host Fort Knox Friday Night while The Cougars host Bardstown's other 1A school, Bethlehem.

In class 4A games:

St. Xavier was idle last weekend in order to prep for one of the nations largest High School rivalries against the Trinity Shamrocks.

The Male Bulldogs also had an open date this past weekend. The Bulldogs will host the Owensboro Red Devils this weekend.

Will Fidler put up an impressive offensive show, but the Colonels defense allowed a 22-0 lead in the third quarter to become a 22-13 lead on successive possessions by the Trojans. The Colonels recovered an onside kick by the Trojans (1-3) and marched 47 yards for their final touchdown and a 29-19 victory. Fidler had a couple of touchdowns passing on 18 of 26 passing for 176 yards. Antoinne Lightfoot and Chris Lamar had touchdown receptions for the Colonels (5-0). Henderson County will face the ultimate challenge this weekend, taking on Cincinnati Moeller Prep. North Hardin gets a much needed breather hosting Evangel Christian.

Trinity christened its new Stadium, Marshall Field with a 44-0 shutout of the Southern Trojans. The new field sports an artificial turf surface, press boxes on both sides of the field and will be home to Shamrock Tradition. An estimated crowd of 7.500 was on hand for the rout.

Nick Petrino was 11 of 16 for 104 yards and one rushing touchdown. Donald Barnett had two rushing touchdowns on only eight carries. Eric Senn also had a rushing TD. Trinity (3-1) is taking on St X. this weekend at Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium. Southern (2-2) hosts Shelby County.

In class 3A games:

Bowling Green showed no mercy on Logan County Friday Night posting a 60-0 shutout victory. The Purples (4-1) scored on the first play of the game on a 30 yard run by Trent Steelman.

The Purples led 39-0 at half and cruised in the second half playing a host of reserves. Bowling Green travels to Adair County. Logan County (1-3) hosts Allen County-Scottsville.

Covington Catholic stepped down to class 1A to play the top ranked Beechwood Tigers Saturday Afternoon in a game that was more of a struggle than necessary. Beechwood drew first blood when Pat Muth hit Pete Kayiatos with a 31 yard strike. The Colonels were plagued by penalties and offensive mis-fires most of the first half. Colonels QB Drew Ellison hit Kurt Bovard with a ten yard rollout pass to tie the game at 7 apiece at the half. The Tigers (2-2) looked to possibly pull a huge upset.

Ellison got the Colonels (4-1) marching in the third quarter with two more TD passes to Bovard to break the game open. Ellison finished 14 of 18 for 175 yards and three touchdowns. He also gained 236 yards on 23 carries and is making a push for Mr. Football honors in the state of Kentucky. CovCath takes on the top ranked team according to www.cincinnati.com/preps , Cincinnati St. Xavier. Beechwood settles back down to class 1A when it hosts Ludlow.

Lexington Catholic let its offense do the talking while its defense surrendered 564 yards in a 62-28 victory over Franklin County which was previously undefeated. Justin Burke once again threw for 6 touchdowns in a game. He finished 14 of 26 and 257 yards. Cornell Burbage Jr. scored on an 83 yard punt return and also had a touchdown on a pass from Burke. The Knights (3-1) have a tough matchup at Harrison County. The Flyers (3-1) go to Anderson County.

Boyle County stumbled a bit in the first quarter, but rolled on and over class 1A Harrodsburg 42-6 Friday Night. Grant Tamme picked on the Pioneer's secondary to put the Rebels up 21-6 at the half. The Rebels (4-1) just wore down the class 1A Pioneers (0-4) in the second half. Tamme finished 11-17 for 202 yards. The Rebels have an open date before taking on Josh Minton and Pulaski Southwestern. Harrodsburg also has on open date before taking on Frankfort.

In class 2A games:

Fort Campbell to a big step in its district by beating Trigg County 14-7 Friday night. Micah Johnson scored both Falcon touchdowns. The game was preserved by a late sack by Orlando Misaafuela who sacked Wildcat QB Tommy Woodall on 4th down with Trigg (3-2) deep in Falcon territory. Fort Campbell (4-0) will go to Lone Oak. The Wildcats host Caldwell County.

Belfry's Pirates rolled over the Magoffin County Hornets 48-15 Friday. Belfry led 34-0 after the first quarter and played a myriad of substitute players the rest of the game. Belfry (3-1) has a large chance to cement themselves as the team to beat in class 2A in Eastern KY as they will host a tough Pikeville team. The Hornets (1-4) will host Pike County Central.

Owensboro Catholic improved to 4-1 as they blistered Butler County 57-13. It was revenge for a 21-20 defeat last season. Butler County (1-3) opened the scoring after a pick of Aces QB David Woodward. Then the Aces reeled off 57 straight points led by Houston Kamuf's five touchdowns. O-Cath travels to Todd County Central Friday Night.

In Class 1A games:

Danville scored 23 points before it offense ever took a snap at North Oldham enroute to a 72-0 victory. The Ads scored on blocked punts by Darius Baughman and David Harlan, and Daylen Morris had a 60 yard punt return for a touchdown before QB Jeffrey Guest could take an offensive snap. The Mustangs (1-4) only gained 100 yards of total offensive against the speedy Admiral defense. Danville (4-1) takes a well deserved rest with an open date this weekend. North Oldham is also on an open date this weekend.

Newport Central Catholic coach Bob Schneider finally achieved the goal of Kentucky's winningest prep coach with a 48-7 victory over Covington Holy Cross Saturday Afternoon. NewCath QB Sam Diehl sat out a couple of series due to some equipment problems. Once he arrived, the passing game flourished. Diehl finish 12 for 15, three touchdowns and 192 yards. NewCath coach Bob Schneider's record is now 293-167-2.

The T-Breds (4-1) will host Dayton. Holy Cross (2-3) goes to Bellevue.

The KSR Super 16 for week 5.

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. Russell Red Devils

Class 1A

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


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