Here’s how we voted in this week’s Associated Press weekly top-10 polls for each classification and why… @minguabeefjerky @KyHighFootball @PrepSpin

It is our privilege to represent you, our subscribers and readers, in the weekly Associated Press top-10 Kentucky high school football poll for all six classifications. The poll will be published sometime tomorrow.

We believe you are entitled to know how we voted and why. Therefore, we give you our votes for this week’s poll with a brief explanation about why we voted the way we did.

In the 1A classification…

We don’t believe there is any doubt about the top three here. Simply put, any 1A team (Pikeville) which can beat the defending 3A state champions (Belfry) with the talent Belfry has returned from off last year’s team is the top team in 1A without argument in our humble opinion. Russellville’s victory over Franklin-Simpson impressed us enough to rank them this week. Fulton County may be 0-2 but they went into Union City, Tennessee and only lost by a couple scores. Union City is a traditional Tennessee 2A powerhouse so we will rank them this week. They really need to start winning to stay here.

In the 2A classification…

LCA has no idea how close they came from being displaced atop this poll by Beechwood. Three points is the answer. Beechwood went to Covington Catholic, the top-ranked team in class 5A and who many consider the top overall team in Kentucky not name Trinity, and only lost 19-17. Still, they lost and a visit from Ryle means the road for Beechwood isn’t getting much easier. LCA has two impressive wins in succession over DeSales and Lexington Catholic. Breathitt County looked much more similar to the team which went 13-1 in 2019 as they rolled PoCo and gained 320-yards rushing on 24 carries with 5 rushing TDs. When the Big Blue Wave blocks like that, the Bobcats can be right tough. Owensboro Catholic is way better than we thought they would be preseason. Hey, we don’t know everything! Middlesboro’s dismantling of a tough Pineville team was impressive to us.

In the 3A classification…

The Pond Creekers are going to be pissed. After all, it isn’t like Pikeville is some ordinary 1A team. However, can’t rank you number one in 3A this early in the year coming off a loss to a 1A team even if it is Pikeville. We believe E-Town is back baby. However, the state championship in the classification still likely rolls through the CAM (Belfry). CAL took a huge hit. It’s okay to lose to Boyle County but not to get rolled 56-21. As for Bell County we still have a little hang-over from the Johnson Central drubbing. Luckily Dudley Hilton’s boys were able to bounce back from that game better than we.

In the 4A classification…

We think Johnson Central is unbeatable, period. We can’t fathom who it would take to beat the Eagles but we are pretty sure that team isn’t presently playing football in the 4A classification. Boyle County lost a lot of talent from off of last year’s finalist roster not the least of which was the head football coach (Chuck Smith). New head man Justin Haddix looks like he has Boyle County rolling. Franklin County will not lose a regular season game. You heard it here first when that occurs. Hopkinsville is looking good to me. I watched them play Caldwell County and Caldwell is either pathetic or the Tigers are legit. We are saying the Tigers are legit. We are impressed with Letcher so far this season. They will roll Perry County Central and new head man Mark Dixon this coming weekend.

In the 5A classification…

Don’t be surprised to see Owensboro Senior High around the top-ranked teams in this classification all season. The Red Devils are really good. We almost ranked BG at the top spot and kicked Covington Catholic down to 3rd behind Owensboro. Having a 2A team come to your place and nearly leave with the “W” is not impressive Cov. Cath.! However, Beechwood is hardly just some 2A ball club. You get a one week reprieve to show us you are where you should be ranked. We replaced Christian County with North Bullitt in the poll this week and some will say that isn’t fair. It isn’t County’s fault its game with Hoptown got pushed because of a Covid-19 outbreak. However, life is often unfair. When the Colonels bet back to playing we will take another look at them at that time. The win the Colonels got over North-Hopkins may be a case of North-Hopkins just not being good this year. It is too early to tell.

In the 6A classification…

We can’t see anyone beating Trinity this year. Did you see the beat down they put on Louisville Male? Ridiculous! Male slipped down the poll this week because they got the Hell beat out of them by Trinity. Ballard and North Hardin are both really good and, frankly, Ballard has the talent to play at the top of this classification most years. We like Marc Clark’s McCracken squad as it appears to have all the ingredients for a three to four week playoff journey. Saint Xavier needs to make a decent showing against Trinity. If they get “Lousville Male’d” in Papa John’s they will drop out of the top-ten and may not make it back for a while.

Anyway, the above is how we voted in each classification and why. Join us again next week. What the heck, we may as well do this again at that time. Look forward to it.

This is Coach HB Lyon, reporting for KPGFootball, and we’re JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!

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