How the AP’s Top 10 Fared…(Photo: James David Fugate, Jackson Times-Voice)

This is a new segment here on KPGFootball. Today we are recapping the action from across Kentucky and detailing how the AP’s Top 10 in each class fared on Friday night (September 20, 2019), together with witty commentary. The below is how the respective best teams in Kentucky high school football fared…

Class 6A-The big matchup was Trinity/Male and the two-overtime thriller lived up to expectations. Anderson County (5A) got off its two game losing streak to get a big win on the road at Henderson County. Neither Oldham County nor Ballard are as good as we thought they were coming into the week.

1. Lou. Trinity (4-1) lost to Lou. Male 20-17.

2. Lou. Male (4-0) beat Lou. Trinity 20-17.

3. North Hardin (4-0) beat John Hardin 42-7.

4. Lou. St. Xavier (4-1) beat Bowling Green 28-14.

5. Central Hardin (4-0) idle.

6. Lou. DuPont Manual (3-1) idle.

7. Henderson Co. (4-1) lost to Anderson County 21-17.

8. Oldham Co. (3-2) lost to South Oldham 49-0.

9. Lou. Ballard (2-3) lost to Fern Creek 15-12.

10. Simon Kenton (3-2) beat Taylor Co. 39-7.

Class 5A-Either Covington Catholic is really just that good or Beechwood and Corbin are both really down this year. South Warren is really undervalued, especially being undefeated, having won 20 consecutive games, and being the defending State Champions at this level. Bowling Green’s week zero loss to Father Ryan maybe should have been a precursor to this game. Highlands continues to fly under the radar and hasn’t lost to a Kentucky team yet (only loss to Knoxville Catholic by 3 on a neutral field). Owensboro is on the come-up and Greenwood came crashing back to earth.

1. Cov. Catholic (5-0) beat Beechwood 49-3.

2. Frederick Douglass (5-0) beat Lex. Henry Clay 27-0.

3. Scott Co. (5-0) beat Emmerich Manual, IN,  52-16.

4. South Warren (5-0) beat Lou. Central 22-8.

5. Bowling Green (3-2) lost to Lou. St. Xavier 28-14.

6. Highlands (4-1) beat Ryle 27-0.

7. Owensboro (4-1) beat Daviess Co. 55-17.

8. Pulaski Co. (4-1) beat Madison Southern 56-34.

9. South Oldham (4-1) beat Oldham County 49-0.

10. Greenwood (4-1) lost to Logan County 43-6.

Class 4A-Damn, how good is Boyle County? Seventy-one points scored on CAL? Crazy! Johnson Central is rolling and Madisonville-North Hopkins better look-out as both Logan County and Hoptown are in their district and are upcoming. Catholic being the RPI’s top team in 4A was crazy as Class 2A Christian showed us. Logan is really good. Corbin is not all that good. Hopkinsville is dangerous, not a team one wants to see on the schedule right now. Enough athletes to beat anyone. Before anyone gets to excited they beat up on a 5A team (Christian County) which has a slightly better chance of avoiding 0-11 this year as we do of somehow gaining immortality. Louisville Central will be the first to tell you they are longing for the good, old 3A days, they’ll drop out of the poll we predict at 1-4.

1. Boyle Co. (5-0) beat Lou. Christian Academy 71-28.

2. Johnson Central (4-0) beat Bishop Sycamore, OH, 34-8.

3. Madisonville-North Hopkins (5-0) beat Ballard Memorial 41-7.

4. Lex. Catholic (3-2) lost to Lex. Christian 43-42.

5. Franklin Co. (5-0) beat Woodford Co. 50-14.

6. Logan Co. (5-0) beat Greenwood 43-6.

7. Corbin (2-2) idle.

8. Harlan Co. (4-1) lost to Wayne Co. 55-22.

9. Hopkinsville (3-2) beat Christian Co., 41-13.

10. Lou. Central (1-4) lost to South Warren 22-8.

Class 3A-All the talk Bell County shouldn’t top the 3A poll should quieten down some. CAL can’t pretend to be a title contender with a defense which surrenders 71 points to any high school team. We know they are Boyle, but my gracious. Belfry needs to get some kids off the injured reserve, but when they do… Glasgow is looking like they are for real. Ashland Blazer beat an Ironton, OH bunch about whom we don’t know too much. We know Ironton is Russell’s only loss this season as they beat Russell, September 6, 10-0. Taylor County failed its opportunity to show legitimacy. Trigg failed its first real test on the season. Tilghman and E-Town keep both of their hopes for a high seeding come playoff time alive with wins.

1. Bell Co. (4-0) beat Whitley Co. 42-21.

2. Lou. Christian Academy (3-2) lost to Boyle Co., 71-28.

3. Belfry (2-2) lost to Pikeville 22-21.

4. Glasgow (5-0) beat Hart Co. 42-0.

5. Ashland Blazer (4-1) beat Ironton, OH, 16-10.

6. Taylor Co. (4-1) lost to Simon Kenton 39-7.

7. Lou. DeSales (2-2) beat Cooper 40-7.

8. Trigg Co. (4-1) lost to Murray 64-27.

9. Paducah Tilghman (4-1) beat Calloway Co., 45-21.

10. Elizabethtown (3-2) beat Thomas Nelson 54-0.

Class 2A– Somerset is really, really good. Then again, most everyone knows that. Breathitt County has “run the clock” five straight weeks, this time in the first quarter as they went into the second quarter up 42-0 on Powell County. The Bobcats are at Middlesboro this coming Friday and, by then, we are sure Middlesboro will have made its first appearance in the AP top-10 poll in 2019. Mayfield proved its Graves County supremacy for yet another year. Christian showed, in beating Catholic, it is undervalued in the four-hole. No way Mayfield can beat Lexington Christian on a neutral field, no way. Caldwell just keeps getting better and better as the year progresses. Look out Mayfield and Murray High, they’re in your district. Owensboro Catholic has a big game this coming Friday against highly regarded and 5-0, Todd County. Todd County has opened the season 5-0 for the first time since 1974. Murray demonstrated that district is the deepest in the 2A classification. Beechwood is 1-3 and simply can’t keep getting ranked ahead of Todd County and Newport, both of whom are 5-0.

1. Somerset (4-0) beat Williamsburg 41-13.

2. Breathitt Co. (5-0) beat Powell Co., 56-6 (featured photograph)

3. Mayfield (4-1) beat Graves Co., 48-7.

4. Lex. Christian (4-1) beat Lex. Catholic 43-42.

5. Caldwell Co. (4-1) beat Union CO., 50-13.

6. Owensboro Catholic (4-1) beat Hopkins Co. Central 68-14.

7. Murray (4-1) beat Trigg Co., 64-27.

8. Beechwood (1-3) lost to Cov. Catholic 49-3.

9. Todd Co. Central (5-0) beat Caverna 57-27.

10. Newport (5-0) beat Holmes 27-12.

Class 1– Pikeville got a big monkey off its back beating Belfry at the CAM on Pond Creek, something it has never done before last night. Williamsburg is a legit 1A team, it just takes quite a team to be able to come within shouting distance of the Briar Jumpers. Pinneville’s loss to Middlesboro will either look way better or way worse depending on what the Yellow Jackets do with the Bobcats coming to town next Friday night.

1. Pikeville (5-0) beat Belfry 22-21.

2. Williamsburg (4-1) lost to Somerset 41-13.

3. Paintsville (3-1) idle.

4. Lou. Ky. Country Day (5-0) beat Iroquois 47-8.

5. Campbellsville (3-2) beat Green County 43-24.

6. Raceland (2-2) idle.

7. Crittenden Co. (3-1) idle.

8. Newport Central Catholic (3-2) beat Cov. Holy Cross 50-14.

9. Pineville (4-1) lost to Middlesboro 20-19.

10. Ludlow (3-1) beat Bishop Brossart 21-6.

If you would leave this to those of us who are experts at this, Mr. or Mrs. [insert name of obnoxious, loud-mouth, football parent here], who knows? You just might learn something. 

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

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