KSR's Prep Report, Week Five

Week five was a slow week in 4A as many teams were on open dates to prepare for district play. Major kudos to Bath County on an impressive 4-0 start, and their selection as the KSR "team" of the week.

In 4A games

Male took a well deserved open date to prepare for the Owensboro Red Devils this Friday night in Owensboro.

St. X has taken an off week to prep for the Trinity Shamrocks at Papa Johns this weekend. Trinity will be trying to win their way back into the Super 16.

For the second straight week, Henry Clay has given up 40+ points to an opponent. For the second straight week, Henry Clay scored more to hold onto victory. Scott County pushed the Blue Devils to the limit in a 43-42 loss. In a game that saw 42 points scored in the first 12 minutes, the teams traded scores until time ran out on the Cardinals (2-0). Henry Clay (5-0) sealed the win on a 19 yard pass from Ryan Phillippi to Clark Jeter, followed by Chase Minnifield's extra point. Henry Clay will host Bryan Station Friday night.

Pleasure Ridge Park is also on an open date to get ready for the Central Yellowjackets.

In 3A games

Bowling Green took a slap in the face from home standing Logan County on the first snap of the game. Logan County scored on an 80 yard TD pass to take the lead. The Purples (4-1) then decided to put up 11 touchdowns to answer the call for a 77-7 win. The Purples emptied the bench in the rout. Bowling Green will take on Adair County Friday night.

Covington Catholic's defense forced some fumblitis on backyard foe Beechwood and cruised 34-0. The Colonels (4-1) had four takeaways and rolled the Tigers. Brandon Brown had two scores for CovCath who will go across the Ohio River to tangle with Ohio's Division 1 top ranked St. Xavier Bombers

Highlands dismantled guest Pulaski Southwestern 49-14 Friday night. Bluebird running back Jordan Kramer had three TDs and 107 yards rushing in the first half as the Birds had 49 points at halftime. Highlands (3-2) will travel to Columbus, Ohio for a tussle with St. Francis DeSales.

Louisville Central rolled up 400 yards of offense on host North Bullitt enroute to a 29-20 win. The Jackets (4-0) came from behind in the 2nd half and put the game away on 58 yard scamper by Tim Huguely. Central will host 4A 4th ranked Pleasure Ridge Park Friday night.

In 2A games

Mercer County's defense put the pressure to Boyle County and came away with a 27-14 victory over the Rebels. The Rebels (1-4) made mistakes very uncharacteristic of Boyle County teams. Turnovers, penalties and defensive breakdowns allowed the Titans to salt the game away in the 2nd half. The Titans (4-0) rode the back of Cory Jackson who scored on a 73 yard run in the 4th quarter to put the game out of reach. Mercer County will host Casey County this weekend.

Western's offensive backfield showed no mercy to Christian Academy winning 49-7 Friday night. The Warriors QB Bret Norman combined with running backs Ron Darden and Justin Collins rang up 380 rushing yards against the Centurions. The Warriors will host district foe Elizabethtown Friday evening.

Russell had the opportunity to play a lot of JV players in a 63-13 rout of winless Morgan County. Kasey Clark scored four TDs in the first half as he is bolstering his run at Mr. Football in Kentucky. Russell (3-1) will have another easy game this weekend hosting Powell County.

Belfry once again only played the starters for the first half in blanking Magoffin County 48-0. Corey Chapman had two first half scores for the Pirates who held the Hornets to 36 yards of offense for the game. Belfry (4-1) will have a fight on its hands when the Pirates go to Pikeville Friday night.

In 1A games

Danville once again proved to be up to the challenge, scoring 56 by halftime in a 56-0 win over North Oldham. The Admirals (5-0) will visit Hazard Friday night.

Beechwood will slip out of the Super 16 this week on the heels of a 34-0 loss to Covington Catholic.

Bardstown altered the pecking order of the 1A Super 16 poll this week. The Tigers (5-0) had a three part plan to beat Holy Cross. Run right, run left, run up the middle. That plan produced a 33-14 win over Holy Cross out on the Dixie Friday night. Kelvin Scott totaled 200 yards on 20 carries and three TDs for the Tigers. Holy Cross (4-1) was shut down by the quickness of the Bardstown defense. Holy Cross will go to Fort Knox to take on the winless Eagles this weekend. The Cougars will go to Bardstown to play Bethlehem Friday night.

Mayfield sneaks into the Super 16 this week. The Cardinals (3-2) have two losses to undefeated 4A teams Graves County and Marshall County.

Normally, the KSR Prep Player of the week is selected based on a performance that takes a team to victory. This week, the award becomes the KSR Team of the week for the Bath County Wildcats who have opened 4-0. Bath County posted a 1-9 record in 2004 and 2005. The Wildcats had an impressive 26-0 shutout of Fairview to avenge a 50-0 defeat last season. The Wildcats will host district rival Lexington Christian Academy Friday night. Congratulations to Coach Reed Fields and the Bath County Wildcats, the KSR Team of the week.

Top state matchups for week six

Trinity vs. St. X at Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium

Belfry at Pikeville

Paducah Tilghman at Mayfield

Cincinnati Moeller at Henderson County

Male at Owensboro

KSR Super 16 for week five

4A

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

3A

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

2A

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

1A

1. Danville
2. Bardstown
3. Mayfield
4. Holy Cross <

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