Monday, August 31, 2009

Pleasure Ridge Park Coach Trial Begins in Death of Player

by Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


A lot of eyes are focused on Kentucky today as the trial begins for the coach charged with reckless homicide in the death of a Pleasure Ridge Park player in August 2008. David Jason Stinson is charged with reckless homicide in the death of 15-year old Max Gilpin, who collapsed during practice in 94-degree heat.

Support for Stinson is pretty strong with one man, Rodney Daugherty starting a website to raise money for Stinson's legal defense. Reportedly, Support Our Stinson has raised $90,000.

Sports Illustrated takes a look at the implications this trial will have on the sport of high school football.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Kentucky High School Football Scoreboard - Week 2

Kentucky High School Football Scores
Saturday, August 29, 2009

Owensboro 23, Evansville Memorial (IN) 15
Beaumont (MO) 36, Paducah Tilghman 33
Bell Co. 26, Marion Co. 21
Bellevue 40, Newport 24
Berea 28, Walton-Verona 20
Boone Co. 31, Lex. Lafayette 23
Boyle Co. 42, Rockcastle Co. 22
Clarksville, Tenn. 21, Hopkinsville 0
Cov. Holy Cross 32, Pikeville 14
Crittenden Co. 28, Massac County (IL) 7
Danville 22, Franklin Co. 6
Dixie Heights 47, Beechwood 7
Evansville Reitz (IN) 14, Daviess Co. 2
Franklin-Simpson 42, Metcalfe Co. 6
Grant Co. 17, Owen Co. 10
Holmes 41, Lloyd Memorial 12
John Hardin 41, Madison Central 17
Lex. Henry Clay 34, Lou. Central 21
Lexington Catholic 23, Cov. Catholic 17
Lou. Butler 34, Lex. Paul Dunbar 14
Mayfield 48, Trousdale County (TN) 40
North Hardin 32, LaRue Co. 6
North Laurel 28, Knox Central 21
Pendleton Co. 39, Dayton 21
Russell 37, Greenup Co. 0
Shelby Valley 35, Pike Co. Central 13
Simon Kenton 29, Newport Central Catholic 8
South Laurel 32, Williamsburg 26
Union Co. 27, Ballard Memorial 20
Warren Central 35, Russellville 6
Woodford Co. 28, Western Hills 22

Friday, August 28, 2009

Kentucky High School Football Scoreboard - Week 2

Kentucky High School Football Scores
Friday, August 28, 2009


Adair Co. 48, Caverna 20
Allen Central 62, Jenkins 0
Anderson Co. 43, Meade Co. 34
Apollo 25, Warren East 20
Ashland Blazer 31, Raceland 0
Belfry 28, Boyd Co. 14
Bethlehem 31, Eminence 6
Bourbon Co. 35, Estill Co. 6
Bowling Green 45, Owensboro Catholic 6
Bullitt Central 21, Barren Co. 7
Bullitt East 41, Lou. Holy Cross 14
Butler Co. 49, Breckinridge Co. 22
Carroll Co. 26, Gallatin Co. 14
Central Hardin 27, Lou. DeSales 24
Conner 40, Scott 7
Cooper 49, Lou. Shawnee 20
Corbin 42, Harlan 16
East Jessamine 34, Lincoln Co. 12
East Ridge 32, Phelps 14
Elizabethtown 42, Spencer Co. 39
Ev. Bosse, Ind. 42, Marshall Co. 14
Fairview 48, Bracken Co. 14
Fleming Co. 33, Nicholas Co. 0
Fort Campbell 57, Kenwood, Tenn. 0
Frankfort 52, Paris 0
Garrard Co. 41, Rowan Co. 35
Glasgow 26, Herrin, Ill. 22
Gleason, Tenn. 50, Fulton City 0
Green Co. 44, Taylor Co. 16
Greenwood 48, Logan Co. 6
Hart Co. 18, Clinton Co. 6
Hazard 33, Leslie Co. 6
Henderson Co. 38, Ev. North, Ind. 21
Henry Co. 13, South Oldham 0
Highlands 37, Ryle 14
Horn Lake, Miss. 33, Johnson Central 20
Knott Co. Central 40, Lewis Co. 0
Lawrence North (IN) 31, Lou. Trinity 14
Letcher County Central 20, Middlesboro 6
Lex. Bryan Station 38, Shelby Co. 26
Lex. Christian 28, CPA, Tenn. 27
Lex. Tates Creek 41, Mercer Co. 36
Lou. Christian Academy 9, Indpls Broad Ripple (IN) 0
Lou. Doss 13, North Bullitt 0
Lou. Fern Creek 31, Lou. DuPont Manual 28
Lou. Jeffersontown 48, North Oldham 13
Lou. Ky. Country Day 51, Lou. Atherton 14
Lou. Male 41, Lou. Eastern 18
Lou. Seneca 35, Lou. Southern 10
Lou. St. Xavier 35, Lou. Ballard 6
Lou. Valley 21, Lou. Pleasure Ridge Park 12
Madisonville-North Hopkins 47, Webster Co. 6
Magoffin Co. 52, South Floyd 22
Mason Co. 35, Montgomery Co. 14
McCreary Central 40, Pineville 24
McLean Co. 54, Todd Co. Central 15
Monroe Co. 29, Edmonson Co. 18
Murray 49, Calloway Co. 0
N. Bend Taylor, Ohio 15, Ludlow 6
Nelson Co. 56, Bardstown 41
Norwood, Ohio 30, Campbell Co. 20
Oldham Co. 39, Lou. Waggener 7
Perry Co. Central 57, Casey Co. 0
Powell Co. 23, Jackson Co. 0
Prestonsburg 49, Paintsville 0
Russell Co. 39, Campbellsville 20
Scott Co. 38, Clay Co. 8
Sheldon Clark 6, Breathitt Co. 0
Somerset 18, Pulaski Co. 12
Southwestern 35, Harlan Co. 8
West Carter 28, Bath Co. 6
West Jessamine 49, Lou. Iroquois 0
Whitley Co. 55, Lynn Camp 13

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Kentucky High School Football Scoreboard - Week 1

Kentucky High School Football Scores
Saturday, August 22, 2009

Barren County 35 Metcalfe County 0
Bowling Green 22 Christian County 3
Breathitt County 58 Mercer County 24
Bullitt East 37 Paul Laurence Dunbar 7
Eminence 58 South Floyd 22
Holy Cross 35 Franklin County 7
LaRue County 30 Campbellsville 12
Montgomery County 27 Harrison County 26
North Oldham 20 Moore 19
Obion County Central (TN) Fulton County 14
Raceland 27 Boyd County 26
Southwestern 32 Warren Central 18
Trimble County 48 Atherton 0
Walton-Verona 13 Gallatin County 7

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Kentucky High School Football Scoreboard - Week 1

by Jeff Fisher
Kentucky High School Football Huddle


Defending Kentucky 5-A champ Highlands went-up a class Friday night and knocked-off Manual, which was ranked #5 in Class 6-A. The Louisville Courier-Journal has all the details of the 19-8 win.


Kentucky High School Football Scores
Friday, August 21, 2009


Adair County 21 Taylor County 6
Alcoa (TN) 42, Bell Co. 14
Allen County-Scottsville 41 Butler County 15
Anderson County 47 Garrard County 10
Apollo 33 Muhlenberg County 12
Ashland 51, Greenup Co. 7
Ballard 48 Pleasure Ridge Park 21
Berea 28 Clinton County 20
Bethlehem 50 Fort Knox 0
Bishop Brossart 22 Betsy Lane 19
Boyle County 49 Johnson Central 7
Bryan Station 56 George Rogers Clark 24
Caldwell County 34 Calloway County 7
Russell East Carter 0
Lawrence Co. 54, Paintsville 20
Carroll Co. 44, Bracken Co. 22
Casey County 36 Caverna 20
Central Hardin 44 Logan County 18
Clay Co. 48, Lynn Camp 0
Conner 23, Oldham Co. 14
Cov. Holy Cross 36, Bellevue 20
DeSales 27 Westen 18
Dixie Heights 19, Newport Central Catholic 7
Edmonson County 31 Breckinridge County 6
Evansville FJ Reitz (IN) 27 Henderson County 0
Evansville Mater Dei (IN) 14 Union County 0
Fairdale 61 Iroquois 12 Courier-Journal game story
Fairview 13 West Carter 7
Fort Campbell 55 Christ Presbyterian Academy (TN) 26
Franklin-Simpson 28 Russellville 27
Grayson County 54 Hancock County 15
Greenwood 43 Portland (TN) 0
Green County 28 Middlesboro 7
Hart County 43 Todd County Central 14
Heath 25 Webster County 0
Henry County 20 Pike County Central 6
Highlands 19, Lou. DuPont Manual 8
Hopkinsville 17 Paducah Tilghman 14
Kentucky Country Day 21 Paris 14
Lafayette 34 Tates Creek 19
Lake County (TN) 70, Fulton City 19
Lawrence Central 54 Paintsville 20
Letcher Country Central 34 South Laurel 6
Lexington Catholic 43 Whitley County 33
Lone Oak 58 Ballard Memorial 6
Male 66, Elizabethtown 14
Mayfield 43 Marshall County 14
Mason Co. 48, Danville 21
Monroe Co. 28, Wayne Co. 7
Murray 21 Madisonville-North Hopkins 6
Nicholas County 22 Bath County 17
North Laurel 36 Pulaski County 33
Owensburg Catholic 42 McLean County 41
Phelps 48 Jenkins 16
Prestonsburg 28, Belfry 21
Rowan Co. 60, Morgan Co. 6
Russell 21 East Carter 0
Ryle 34, Cov. Catholic 14
Seneca 44 Central 26 Courier-Journal game story
Shawnee 18 Washington County 6
Somerset 24 Knox Central 22
Spencer Co. 35, East Jessamine 34
Union City (TN) 45 Trigg County 6
West Jessamine 28 Madison Southern 27
Whitley Co. 33, Lexington Catholic 13
Williamsburg 38, Jellico, Tenn. 16

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Courier-Journal's 2009 Kentucky High School Football Preview

by Jeff Fisher
Kentucky High School Football Huddle


The Louisville Courier-Journal's 2009 Kentucky High School Football Preview is out. It's chock full of good stuff that everyone in the Bluegrass State needs on the eve of the season.

Trinity Looks to Rock & Roll Again in 2009

by Jeff Fisher
Kentucky High School Football Huddle


One of my favorite parts of covering high school football for 35-years are the coaches I gotten to meet. High school football coaches are a different breed...especially the good ones.

For the most part, they're in it for the kids, not the accolades that come with the position.

That's why I enjoyed the Courier-Journal's story on Trinity head coach Bob Beatty, who heads into the season looking to tie Kentucky's state record for consecutive championships. The Shamrocks have won four straight 6A titles and Beatty owns seven total in his nine seasons at the helm...not to mention an .885 winning percentage with a 116-15 record.

My favorite part of the article, the fact that Beatty knew at the age of 12 he wanted to be a head coach.

This year, Beatty is putting the championship streak into the hands of junior quarterback Brad Kragthorpe, son of University of Louisville head coach Steve Kragthorpe. According to the Louisville Courier-Journal, 6-1, 180-pounder should be another good one in the long-line of top Rock QBs.

Trinity opens the season August 28th at home against Lawrence North from Indiana.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Pre-Season Kentucky High School Football Rankings

by Jeff Fisher
Kentucky High School Football Huddle

The regular season begins Friday and Saturday, and while this is 2009 and not 2008, coaches around the Bluegrass State don't think that much has changed as all six defending state champs were football #1 in the Pre-Season Coaches' Poll according to the Lexington Herald-Leader and Kentucky.com.

The big question is...can the Trinity Shamrocks match Boyle County as the ONLY Kentucky team to ever win five straight high school football titles? Boyle County did it from 1999-2003.

In 5A, Highlands is going after a three-peat, as is Fort Campbell in 2A and Beechwood in Class A.

Here are the rankings in all six classifications with 2008 records:

CLASS 6A
1. Trinity (14-1)
2. St. Xavier (12-1)
3. Simon Kenton (10-5)
4. Boone County (9-4):
5. Male (9-5)
6. Henry Clay (6-5)
7. Manual (10-3)
8. Scott County (10-3)
9. Lafayette (7-4)
10. Bryan Station (6-5)

CLASS 5A
1. Highlands (14-1)
2. Owensboro (11-2)
3. Christian County (13-2)
4. John Hardin (12-2)
5. Bowling Green (9-3)
6. Johnson Central (11-2)
7. Whitley County (12-2)
8. Anderson County (7-5)
9. Pulaski County (8-4)
10. Dixie Heights (4-7)

CLASS 4A
1. Bell County (15-0)
2. Boyle County (13-1)
3. Lexington Catholic (8-5)
4. Bullitt East (9-6)
5. Calloway County (11-3)
6. Knox Central (9-4)
7. Western (3-9)
8. Marion County (9-3)
9. Fairdale (6-5)
10. Rockcastle County (8-4)

CLASS 3A
1. Central (11-3)
2. Breathitt County (12-3)
3. Belfry (13-1)
4. Elizabethtown (10-3)
5. Mason County (9-3)
6. Sheldon Clark (10-3)
7. Union County (8-6)
8. Russell (7-5)
9. Paducah Tilghman (2-8)
10. Garrard County (4-7)

CLASS 2A
1. Fort Campbell (14-1)
2. Newport Cent. Catholic (13-2)
3. Corbin (13-1)
4. Danville (8-4)
5. DeSales (10-3)
6. Murray (8-4)
7. Prestonsburg (11-2)
8. Green County (10-3)
9. Bardstown (4-8)
10. Middlesboro (8-4)

CLASS A
1. Beechwood (14-1)
2. Lexington Christian (10-4)
3. Frankfort (11-2)
4. Mayfield (7-6)
5. Raceland (12-1)
6. Hazard (11-4)
7. Bellevue (7-4)
8. Williamsburg (10-2)
9. Lou. Holy Cross (7-5)
10. Pikeville (7-6)
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