The KYMSFA has announced it playoff brackets, we thought it would be fun to break down some of the matchups and perhaps explain part of the seeding considerations as some teams were seeded much lower than what many expected.
First in Division I, this is the division of middle schools with the largest enrollment of 7th and 8th grade middle school men. Not going to call them boys because I have seen them, they aren’t boys any longer. In region I, division I, the top four seeds are (in order) Bowling Green, Logan County, South Warren, and Christian County. First of all, we are surprised to see Christian County as the fourth seed as they are undefeated. In middle school football, you are awarded 3 points for beating a D-1 middle school, 2 points for D-2, and 1 point for D-1. The total amount of points determine your seeding. Bowling Green, Logan County, and South Warren must have played more D-1 teams on the schedule this Fall when the committee was seeding.
KPGFootball can’t stress this enough, THERE ARE NO EASY GAMES IN D-1’s, First Region. That is the bad news. The good news, the State Champion comes out of the first region frequently. Look for McCracken to roll Graves County in the play in game and then lose to the Colonels in Hopkinsville. Bowling Green will roll Moss, and BG will get Christian County in the 1 versus 4 matchup in the Regional Semis. The other Regional Semi will be Logan County and South Warren. I know BG has had its way with the Colonels in recent, playoff history, advancing every time the two have faced, but this is a new regime and a different kind of Colonel team. You aren’t running the football on the Colonel defense and the offense can run or pass it equally. We see the Colonels playing a VERY GOOD Logan County team in the finals and the Colonels emerging out of Region 1. As for the other Regions, we like Johnson County coming out of Region 3 as they are the defending State Champions in D-1. We believe Meade County will emerge from the 2nd Region and we like North Pulaski in Region 4. It looks like the committee has it set up perfectly for a rematch of last year’s championship, North Pulaski vs. Johnson County. We do see North Pulaski winning its bracket. However, we believe Christian County emerges from the other side to play North Pulaski for the whole enchilada.
Who will be the D-1, State Middle School football champion this year? Well, KPGFootball predicts your champion to be…North Pulaski. Sorry, Colonels.
Reporting for KPGFootball, this is Fletcher Long reminding all of you ballers out there that #WeGotUCovered and to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE.
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