KSR's Kentucky Prep Report 2005, Week Six

Week six saw one of the most famous rivalries in the United States take place at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium Friday Night before an estimated crowd of 38,500. St. Xavier and Trinity renewed their hatred for each other and the Tigers laid waste to the Shamrocks 48-16.

X powered through Trinity with 365 yards rushing led by Victor Anderson's 158 yards on 16 carries. He also supplied two scores. Trinity's first drive was impressive until it stalled forcing a field goal attempt, which was blocked by the Tigers. Once that series ended, so did the game for the Rocks as X methodically stormed to a 34-0 lead before Trinity broke the drought on an 8-yard pass from Nick Petrino to Craig Kircher to trim the lead to 34-8.

The Tigers added two more scores before Petrino hit on another touchdown pass to Kircher, this time for 47 yards to round out the scoring. X (5-0) cements its position atop the 4A portion of the KSR Super 16 this week and will take on the Crimsons of DuPont Manual Friday Night. Trinity (3-2) will try to rebound against the Seneca Red Hawks.

In 4A games:

Male cruised to a 42-7 win over the Owensboro Red Devils Friday Night. Brian Anderson, Nathan Overall, and Douglas Beaumont were a 1, 2, 3 punch for the Bulldogs. All the games points were scored in the first two quarters. Anderson had five touchdown tosses and Beaumont broke a 94 yard run for a touchdown. The Red Devils lone score came on an 87=yard kick-off return by Nick Hall. Male (5-0) has a tough affair Thursday Night as they host Pleasure Ridge Park. The Red Devils (3-3) have an open date.

Henderson County traveled to Ohio to play one of Southern Ohio's top prep teams, The Moeller Crusaders. It turned out to be a long ride home for the Colonels who fell 47-7. Moeller's defense lived in the Colonel backfield all night and sacked Will Fidler eight times and had several hurries and knockdowns. The Crusaders (4-1) were led by Martez Williams 13 rushes for 125 yards and two touchdowns. Fidler managed to connect on a 34 yard touchdown pass to Chris Lamar in the 4th quarter to avoid a shutout. The Colonels, (5-1) who slip out of the KSR Super 16 this week will host Grayson County Friday Night.

The Henry Clay Blue Devils have had a few games to sneak up on the 4A elite this season, but not any longer. The Devils pushed their record to 6-0 by goring cross-town rival Bryan Station 66-25. Rod Johnson scored four touchdowns for the Blue Devils and gained 211 yards on 24 carries. Henry Clay rolls into the KSR Super 16 at number 3 this week. Henry Clay hosts 5-1 Woodford County Friday Night. Bryan Station is winless and tries to rebound at Scott County.

Another new entry into the KSR Super 16 is the Warren Central Dragons.

In 3A games: Bowling Green has reeled off five straight victories since a narrow week one defeat to Louisville St. Xavier. Friday night's victim was the Adair County Indians by a score of 70-0. This is the second consecutive shutout for the top ranked Bowling Green. The Purples (5-1) had 303 yards rushing and a 42-0 lead midway into the second quarter. Junior Avery Hibbett had three scores and 79 yards rushing on only five carries. The Indians (0-6) are hoping to rebound as they host Franklin-Simpson. The Purples take on cross-town nemesis The Warren East Raiders.

Covington Catholic makes no bones about playing a tough schedule. Three weeks ago the Colonels lost a hard fought battle to the Moeller Crusaders, ranked third in Southern Ohio, 16-6. This past weekend, CovCath took on the top ranked team in Southern Ohio, the Bombers of Cincinnati St. X. The Bombers also sport a number 19 national ranking in the USA Today Prep Poll. X's defense and pin point passing by Brad Scherer proved to be too much for CovCath who lost 24-0. The game was within reach at 14-0 at the half, but the Bomber defense tightened up on Drew Ellison and sealed the X victory. CovCath (4-2) travels to Columbus Ohio Friday Night for a matchup against Bishop Watterson.

Lexington Catholic continues to live dangerously on the defensive side of the ball giving up large amounts of yardage to its opponents. Harrison County gained 458 rushing yards against the Knights and led 37-36 late in the 4th quarter. Brian Behr booted a 42 yard field goal in the final seconds to give LexCath a 39-37 victory. The Knights (4-1) Justin Burke tossed five touchdown passes. He was 30 of 45 for 415 yards and one pick. LexCath will host East Jessamine Friday Night. Harrison County (2-3) travels to Bourbon County.

Boyle County (4-1) had a well deserved off week. The Rebels will go to Somerset for a tussle with Josh Minton and Southwestern High.

In class 2A games:

Fort Campbell blasted Lone Oak 50-0 Friday Night in Paducah. Micah Johnson had 110 yards on 13 carries and two rushing touchdowns. He also caught a pass for another score. Notre Dame commit Leonard Gordon had a 55 yard pick-six for the Falcons who ran their record to 5-0. The Falcons travel to Caldwell County Friday Night. Lone Oak (2-4) will try to get back on track as they host Muhlenberg South.

Belfry's young Pirates continue to gain confidence beating Pikeville 36-13 in a game that figured to be much closer. Matt Maynard broke off two long touchdown runs for the Pirates and Corey Chatman had two long touchdown receptions as well. The Panthers could never quite defeat the lineplay of the Pirates. Pikeville (4-2) will regroup against Phelps. Belfry (4-1) goes to Pike County Central.

Owensboro Catholic blanked Todd County Central 49-0. Aces QB David Woodward was 17 of 23 for 277 yards and five touchdowns. O-Cath (5-1) hosts Monroe County. Todd County Central (1-5) goes to Muhlenberg North.

Russell used some good special teams play to salt away a 35-14 win over Powell County. The Red Devils put the rush on and blocked a punt while holding a precarious 21-14 lead. The Devils scored on the short field after the block to seal the win. Russell (4-1) will host West Carter. Morgan County (3-2) hosts Powell County.

In class 1A games:

Top ranked Bardstown looked solid in a 48-0 shutout of Fort Knox Friday Night. The Tigers used their speed on both sides of the ball to pound the winless Eagles (0-6). Bardstown will host Campbellsville in its last district challenge of the season. Fort Knox will try to put one in the win column against an angry Louisville Holy Cross team.

Danville (4-1) comes off an open date and will take on Owen County.

Newport Central Catholic used a high powered running game to drub Dayton 56-0. T-Bred QB Sam Diehl was 6 of 8 for 110 yards and three touchdowns. He also ran 16 yards for the first score of the game. NewCath (5-1) prepares for a full tilt affair with fourth ranked Beechwood. Dayton (3-3) will take on Covington Holy Cross.

Beechwood (3-2) rolled Ludlow 51-8 as a tune up for its matchup with Newport Central Catholic Friday Night. Tiger Sr. RB Eric Sawyer had 3 rushing scores and 200 yards rushing on 10 carries.

The KSR Super 16 for week 6.

Class 4A

1. St. Xavier Tigers
2. Male Bulldogs
3. Henry Clay Blue Devils
4. Warren Central Dragons

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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