Wednesday, July 10, 2013

50 States in 50 Days - Kentucky High School Football 2013


by Jeff Fisher
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Fall high school football camps begin on August 1st and we thought we'd get everyone ready for the upcoming season with a little primer as part of High School Football America's 50 States in 50 Days.

First Day of Practice - August 1st
First Week of Games (Week 0) - August 23rd
Playoffs Begin - November 1st
Championship Weekend - December 6-7th

Trinity, which won its 10th state title in 12 years last season (video above), looks again to be the top team in the state even though the Shamrocks lost plenty of offense with the graduation of quarterback Travis Wright (Florida International) and his top reciever Kentucky Mr. Football James Quick (Louisville).  In all, Trinity lost five D-1 starters to graduation.

Dual-threat QB Reggie Bonnafon, who's already given his verbal to Louisville despite never starting a varsity game, takes over for Wright. Bonnafon, who played wide receiver last year, was Trinity's JV starting QB during his sophomore year.  As a wide receiver last year, Bonnafon caught 37 balls for 509 yards and six TDs.  As a QB, Bonnfon was 4-4 for 42 yards and three touchdowns.

In 4A, look for Highlands to win a seventh straight state title, which would add to its existing state record.

Click here to view the weekly schedules from the Kentucky High School Athletic Assocation.

Below are Kentucky's Top 5 Players, according to 24/

1. Drew Barker - QB - Conner HS
2. Matt Elam - DT - John Hardin HS
3. Reggie Bonnafon - QB - Trinity HS
4. Austin Davis - RB - St. Xavier HS
5. Loyd Tubman - DE - Seneca Academy

Defending Champs
6A - Trinity
5A - Bowling Green
4A - Highlands
3A - Central
2A - Newport Central Catholic
1A - Mayfield

Kentucky's All-Time Victories List
**Year football began in parentheses

842 Highlands (1915)
821 - Male (1983)
806 - Mayfield (1919)
742 - Paducah Tilghman (1904)
720 - Danville (1924)
716 - St. Xavier (1917)

Monday, May 06, 2013

Trinity announces 2013 high school football schedule

by Jeff Fisher
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It should come as no surprise that the top private schools around the country are playing the toughest schedules in America.

With most public schools shying away from the privates during the regular season, the private schools end-up playing among themselves.  In some cases, crossing the country to fill-out their schedules.

Defending Kentucky state champ Trinity is an excellent example of a school that goes out-of-state on a regular basis to play the best that they can find.  Year-in and year-out, the Shamrocks are one of the best in the Bluegrass State, entering 2013 with three straight Class 6-A titles to go along with nine state titles in the last 11 years.  In all, Kentucky is tied for the most Kentucky state football titles with 22.

Today, Trinity officials announce that the Shamrocks will play four state champs during the 2013 regular season.  Trinity will open the regular season on August 23rd against Tennessee's Enworth, which has won the last three Division II-AA titles.  It's the first game of a home-and-home series between the two.

Last year, Enworth finished #12 in High School Football America National Top 25 Rankings, while Trinity was #13.

On Septmeber 6th, Trinity plays the first of two games against 2012 Indiana state champs when it will play Lawrence Central, which won the 2012 Class 5A championship. On September 27th, Trinity will host Indiana Class 4A champ Indianapolis Cathedral, which has won three straight state titles.  On August 30th, Trinity will be on the road to take-on powerful Carmel, which has won seven Indiana state titles with the last coming in 2011.

The fourth 2012 state champ on Trinity's schedule is Archbishop Moeller out of Cincinnati.  Moeller, which won last year's Division 1 title, will travel to Louisville for a November 1st game that will close-out the Shamrocks' regular season schedule.  Last year, Moeller beat Trinity 45-42 to snap the Shamrocks' 33-game win streak. Another Ohio powerhouse on the Shamrocks' schedule is Colerain on September 13th.

One other out-of-state opponent is Marist High School from Illinois. 

Trinity's in-state opponents include DuPont Manual, Louisville Male and arch-rival St. Xavier on October 4th.  The St. X game annually draws 35,000 to 40,000 fans.

If you count Trinity's August 16th scrimmage against 2012 Kentucky 5-A champ Highlands, the Shamrocks will play a total of five defending state champs this year.

In a news release from the school, Trinity head coach Bob Beatty remarked; “To be considered the best you must play the best. This is as tough a schedule as anyone will play in the country. Our student-athletes will learn lessons about hard work, teamwork, discipline, winning and losing. These lessons are the reasons we have sports as part of the total school mission.”

Athletic Director Dennis Lampley stated “This schedule shows our confidence in the coaching staff and student-athletes. I know that our fans will support the team throughout the entire season, regardless the score at the end of a game. There are big lessons we are teaching through sports. This schedule helps impart those lessons.”

This season the Shamrocks will play on a new artificial surface that was installed at Marshall Field during the winter months.

Also as part of today's news release, Trinity officials announced that beginning in 2014 or 2015, the Shamrocks will begin a home-and-home series against Nevada power Bishop Gorman.

Trinity Shamrocks
Head Coach - Bob Beatty
Last year (13-1)
Kentucky Class 6-A State Champs
Shamrocks' Website
Date Opponent 2012 Score
8/23 Enworth (Tennessee) DNP
8/30 @Carmel (Indiana) DNP
9/6 @Lawrence Central (Indiana) DNP
9/13 Colerain (Ohio) DNP
9/20 BYE
9/27 Indianapolis Cathedral (Indiana) W 24-16
10/4 St. Xavier
(Papa John Stadium)
W 34-7
10/11 DuPont Manual W 55-27
10/18 @Louisville Male W 38-7
10/25 Marist (Illinois) DNP
11/1 Archbishop Moeller (Ohio) L 45-42

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Kentucky High School Football Scores - Playoffs/2nd Round

Kentucky High School Football Scores
Friday, November 11, 2011

2nd Round

Boone Co. 14, Ryle 7
Henderson County 48, Pleasure Ridge Park 0
Lafayette 20, Campbell County 7
Butler 21, Seneca 0
Eastern 30, Bryan Station 27
St. Xavier 56, Male 10
Trinity 55, DuPont Manual 0
Scott County 49, Ballard 35

Anderson County 56, Montgomery County 20
Bowling Green 35, Greenwood 6
Conner 84, Franklin County 48
Harlan County 55, Lincoln County 27
John Hardin 31, North Hardin 10
Jeffersontown 26, North Bullitt 14
Southwestern 26, Perry County Central 21
Warren Central 49, Christian County 0

Class AAAA
Boyle County 23, Rockcastle County 0
Collins 33, Spencer County 14
Covington Catholic 35, Ashland Blazer 8
Franklin-Simpson 20, Madisonville-North Hopkins 17
Highlands 67, Johnson Central 20
Lexington Catholic 44, Mercer County 7
Lone Oak 56, Owensboro 19
Western 28, North Oldham 19

Class AAA
Belfry 46, Lawrence County 16
Bell County 58, Wayne County 6
Breathitt County 53, Pike County Central 20
Fort Campbell 14, Edmonson County 0
Garrard County 40, Russell 6
Central 62, Corbin 7
Paducah Tilghman 37, Monroe County 0
Powell County 27, Bourbon County 15

Class AA
Covington Holy Cross 45, Owen County 0
Glasgow 15, Bardstown 9
Lexington Christian 27, Leslie County 20
Louisville Christian Academy 30, DeSales 27
Murray 35, Hancock County 21
Newport Central Catholic 49, Lloyd Memorial 0
Owensboro Catholic 45, Butler County 27
Somerset 34, Danville 23

Class A
Beechwood 56, Ludlow 0
Fairview 28, Nicholas County 14
Frankfort 33, Bellevue 21
Hazard 55, Campbellsville 21
Holy Cross 65, Russellville 7
Mayfield 53, Louisville Country Day 7
Pikeville 54, Raceland 21
Williamsburg 38, Harlan 6
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