Aug. 31 Hike: Tonight's top high school football matchups

mfields@herald-leader.comAugust 30, 2012 

Lafayette quarterback Garrett Peavler, 4, was spun in the air as he was stopped inside the 5 yd line, as Lafayette played Lexington Catholic on Friday August 31, 2012 in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Mark Cornelison | Staff


Friday's kickoffs

City games

Corbin (1-1) at Tates Creek (1-1): Tates Creek sophomore Graham Gordon has thrown for 555 yards and six TDs in two games. The Commodores totaled 591 yards and five TDs passing in 11 games last year.

Henry Clay (0-2) at Belfry (1-0): The Blue Devils, who have outrushed their first two opponents 589 yards to 573, face the ultimate ground-grinding machine in Belfry.

Lafayette (1-1) at Lexington Catholic (1-1): Both teams try to bounce back after giving up more than 100 points between them in losses to Bowling Green and Ensworth (Tenn.) last week.

Lexington Christian (2-0) at Harlan (1-1): Justin King has all of LCA's points this season with four TD catches, an interception return for a score and four PATs.

Paul Laurence Dunbar (0-1) at Fern Creek (0-2): Dunbar is 0-7 against Louisville teams since 2005, including a 32-20 loss to Fern Creek last season.

West Jessamine (0-2) at Bryan Station (1-1): Defenders quarterback Ora Johnson has completed 60 percent of his passes for 382 yards and six TDs this season.

Top state games

Danville (1-1) at Boyle County (1-1): The Rebels have beaten Danville four years in a row, and 10 of the last 13.

Paducah Tilghman (2-0) at Mayfield (1-1): Western Kentucky rivals meet for the 99th time. Tilghman leads the series 47-41-10, but Mayfield has won the past six years.

St. Xavier (2-0) at Bowling Green (2-0): St. X hopes to avenge last year's 28-20 loss to the Purples and end the defending Class 5A champs' 17-game win streak.

At View live broadcasts of Friday's Games of the Week:

Danville at Boyle Co., 7:30Henry Co. at Woodford Co., 7:30

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