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)

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