KSR's Prep Report, Week Six

The KHSAA was no match for the onslaught Mother Nature unleashed Friday night. Many games were canceled, or halted and called final.

In the top state game where 20,000 plus fans were gathered, Trinity raced out to a 10-0 lead on St. Xavier in the 1st. The Tigers' Victor Anderson suffered a nasty ankle sprain and then Mother Nature unleashed her fury. The schools agreed to call the game a no contest. However, the KHSAA rules allow for three outcomes in weather shortened games. Allow the partial score to stand, continue the game the following day, or continue at a mutually agreeable time and date later in the year. Neither athletic director chose to continue. A terrible choice by the athletic directors at Trinity and St. X; very sad for the seniors on both squads.

With an asterisk next to the score, Trinity gets a 10-0 win for 10:00 minutes of play.

In 4A games

Male was a victim of the harsh weather. The Bulldogs game with Owensboro has been postponed and will not be made up. Male (4-0) will travel to PRP Friday night.

For the third week in a row, the Henry Clay Blue Devils put over 40 points on the scoreboard. The Blue Devils didn't need anymore than the first 7 as Henry Clay shutout Bryan Station 42-0 in a lightning shortened affair. Chase Minnifield scored as a running back, a quarterback and as a special teamer. Chase is making a run a Mr. Football honors with the injuries that have sidelined some of the competition. Henry Clay (6-0) will visit Woodford County Friday night.

Pleasure Ridge Park took a 13-7 decision from Central in a game halted in the 2nd quarter due to severe weather. The Panthers (5-0) will host top ranked Male Friday night.

In 3A games

Bowling Green managed to play all 48 minutes despite a threatening sky and beat Adair County 55-0. Avery Hibbitt had three scores for the Purples (5-1) who will host Warren East Friday night.

Covington Catholic had a daunting task Friday. Cincinnati St. X is the top ranked Division 1 team in Ohio, and ranked 9th nationally. The Colonels and the Bombers played to a 10-3 score early in the 3rd quarter with CovCath on the short end when lightning struck the stadium. The game concluded on Saturday in the rain with St X tacking on 13 more 4th quarter points to beat CovCath 23-3. A noble effort by the Colonels (4-2) who will host Bishop Watterson (OH) on Saturday.

Highlands traveled to Columbus Ohio on Friday and left with a 30-25 defeat at the hands of St. Francis DeSales. The game was tied at 9-9 at half. The second half saw both teams lead and critical turnovers cost the Bluebirds a chance at victory. Highlands (3-3) has an open date this weekend.

In 2A games

Another Friday, another beat down issued by the Mercer County Titans. Casey County was this week's recipient of the 66-19 thrashing. This was another weather shortened game, mercifully so for Casey County. The Titans (5-0) make a trip to Northern Kentucky to take on former UK lineman John Schlarman's Newport Wildcats.

Western took a weather shortened decision from Elizabethtown 27-7. The Warriors will take on DeSales at Iroquois Field Friday evening.

Russell earned a 55-0 shutout of Powell County in one of the few games that made the entire 48 minutes Friday. Mr. Football candidate Kasey Clark had five scores for the Devils (4-1). Clark only had eight rushes, four of which resulted in touchdowns. Russell travels to West Carter Friday night.

In a game that was nip and tuck throughout, Belfry's Corey Chapman scored with 5:00 left to give the Pirates a 24-20 road victory over Pikeville. Belfry host Pike County Central this weekend.

In 1A games

Danville's road show came to Hazard and left the mountains with a 63-14 victory. The Admirals lead 35-7 at half and coasted as coach Sam Harp was able to get more experience for his underclassman. The Admirals (6-0) will travel to Owenton for a tussle with Owen County.

Bardstown added another shutout to its record with a 36-0 blanking of Ft. Knox. The game was halted near the end of the 2nd quarter due to severe weather. The Tigers (6-0) will go to Campbellsville this weekend.

Mayfield and Paducah Tighlman went to Sunday afternoon after weather forced cancellation on Friday night. A defensive battle all the way, Mayfield earned a 14-7 OT victory with an end zone pick to end the game. The Cardinals (4-2) will host Fulton County this weekend.

Kentucky's version of Monday Night Football took place in Bardstown as Bethlehem put a 25-20 shocker on Holy Cross. The game was halted on Friday night due to weather and concluded on Monday night. Holy Cross falls to 4-2 and 0-2 in the district and will fall out of the Super 16 this week. The KSR player of the week sealed the deal for the Bethlehem Eagles. Kalin Williams had a sack that caused a fumble and a score for the Eagles. He also sacked Holy Cross QB Jim Nauert to end the game and the Holy Cross threat.

Congratulation to Kalin Williams, the KSR Prep Player of the week for his defensive stops that led the Bethlehem Eagles to victory over 1A 4th ranked Holy Cross.

Top state matchups for week seven

Male at Pleasure Ridge Park
Ryle at Boone County
Western at DeSales
St. X at Manual

Some changes in the KSR Super 16 this week as Henry Clay and St. X change spots. Sorry Trinity fans, I know the St. X game is a win for the Rocks, but not enough to unseat PRP for the #4 spot.

Johnson Central representing the mountains makes an appearance at #4 is the 3A poll.

Beechwood re-enters the 1A poll at #4.

KSR Super 16 for week six


1. Male
2. Henry Clay
3. St. X
4. Pleasure Ridge Park


1. Bowling Green
2. Covington Catholic
3. Highlands
4. Johnson Central


1. Mercer County
2. Louisville Western
3. Russell
4. Belfry


1. Danville
2. Bardstown
3. Mayfield
4. Beechwood

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