• Steve Byrd

2019 Football Week 6

By Steve Byrd - GLICOD Producer

With the high school football season past the midway mark, a few area teams remain undefeated. In addition to Kentucky's top-ranked 6A Champion Male pulling away in one of our Friday broadcasts with a 61-22 win over Butler, Kentucky Country Day also stayed in those same ranks after a 27-7 home victory over Southern.  As both Male and KCD head into district play during October, each will have some tough opponents to deal with.  The Bearcats, in 1A-District 3, will travel to currently unbeaten Berea on October 11, while the Bulldogs, in 6A-District 4, play at Fern Creek on October 18, followed by their home finale on the 25th against Bullitt East.

Southern Indiana's top team, Silver Creek, tied its school-best 6-0 mark with a 46-12 win over Clarksville, in a game that included two touchdowns from RB Heath Knight, plus a 90-yard "pick-6" from Easton Messer.  While it makes our broadcast this Friday of the Dragons at N. Harrison all the more important in terms of historical significance, it would be Brownstown Central the week after, that will very likely stand between Silver Creek and an unbeaten regular season.

Back across the river, CAL opened at 3-0 before suffering three straight losses.  The third of those came in a narrow 45-42 home loss to Mercer Co.  While CAL opens 3A-District 4 play Friday at Henry Co., it's their game against DeSales on October 11 that will most likely determine the top seed for November's district playoffs.

Waggener went to 5-1, with 5 straight wins, after a 40-0 shutout of N. Oldham, sending the Wildcats into their off-week with a 1-0 start in 4A-District 4.  Their next two games, at Central and at presently-unbeaten Franklin Co., will be their biggest tests of the season.

Also at 5-1, including 5 in a row, is Fairdale, whose QB, Trey McCoy, threw for 212 yds and 3 TD in their 27-7 win at Bullitt Central.  With the remaining opponents in 5A-District 3 having won a combined three games, and two of those three--Western this Thursday and Iroquois on October 18--currently winless, the Bulldogs are in the driver's seat for that top playoff seed.

Over in Lexington, the Lexington Catholic Knights spotted Tates Creek 28 points early, and were trailing 50-35 a minute into the 4th quarter when a spectacular comeback that included a 96-yard "pick-6" by JD Woodall and a 62-yard go-ahead TD pass that Woodall caught from UK commit Beau Allen gave the 4-2 Knights a 54-50 victory.  Five of the Knights' games have been decided by 7 points or less.

Douglass, at 6-0 with Kentucky's stingiest defense, plays at Grant Co. in another of this week's broadcasts.  For a complete listing, click "This Week" at GLICOD.com.



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