2019 Football Week 7
Male, Kentucky Country Day, Frederick Douglass and Silver Creek. All four of these teams remain unbeaten as the 2019 football season heads down the homestretch. While KCD was off, the other three basically had no problem with their opponents this week. Two of the teams, Male and Douglass, easily won road shutouts in a couple of our broadcasts. The Bulldogs defeated PRP 47-0 back on Thursday, while the Broncos head into their bye week with six shutouts on the season after a 54-0 win over Grant Co.
Male (6A) and KCD (1A) lead their respective classes in the RPI index that determines playoff seeding in Kentucky, starting with the quarterfinals. If the playoffs were to be held right now, both those teams would have home field advantage through the semifinals. Douglass, meanwhile, is 2nd in 5A behind Covington Catholic, but, if the Broncos win out, including a potential playoff rematch with Scott Co. in mid-November, they could likely assure themselves that same home-field advantage based on RPI, and may not have to contend with CovCath until the championship at UK's Kroger Field in early December.
Another of our Friday broadcasts saw Silver Creek had another huge ground-oriented game that included 14 carries for 113 yards and 3 TD from QB Ben Landers, as the Dragons went to a school-best 7-0 start with a 40-7 victory at N. Harrison. The matter is whether their momentum will carry over into that all-important showdown this Friday at equally-unbeaten Brownstown Central.
Among the teams with just one loss, Manual went to 6-1 after defeating Eastern 49-8, while Fairdale reached the 7-1 mark after a 56-6 runaway win at Western. South Oldham also won going away, 50-6 at Atherton, with Dragons RB Keaton Martin racking up 183 yards and 3 TD. Waggener had the week off, as they take their 6-1 mark to Central on Friday.
Lexington Christian, despite their 5-1 mark, has the highest RPI in 2A, but they also have a very competitive District 4 to contend with. The Eagles were also off on Friday, which should be enough time to fully prepare for two big district games. It starts this week at Washington Co., followed by a home matchup against unbeaten Somerset, who are 2nd in the 2A RPI index.
Kentucky commit Beau Allen has racked up over 2000 yards passing, along with 22 TD's, as 4-2 Lexington Catholic had their off-week before a big game this Friday at unbeaten 4A-District 5 rivals Boyle Co., who lead the RPI table in 4A.
Also, while Lafayette was off, their archrival opponent this Friday, Henry Clay, took a 19-14 loss at Bryan Station to go 0-for-7 on the season.
Male's 6A-4 opener at Southern, and S. Oldham's 5A-4 home game against N. Bullitt headline our live coverage on Friday. You can find our full listings just by clicking "This Week" at GLICOD.com.