Football state finals: Class 6A preview

mfields@herald-leader.comNovember 30, 2012 

  • Results, Schedule

    At WKU's L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green (All times EST)

    Friday

    Class A: Mayfield 55, Fairview 8

    Class 3A: Central 12, Belfry 6 (OT)

    Class 4A: Highlands 47, Collins 0

    Saturday

    Class 2A: Caldwell Co. (11-3) vs. Newport Catholic (10-4), noon

    Class 5A: Bowling Green (14-0) vs. Cooper (13-1), 4 p.m.

    Class 6A: Pleasure Ridge Park (14-0) vs. Trinity (12-1), 8 p.m.

    Details

    Tickets: $17 and $10

    Parking: $8 and $5

    Radio: WVLK-FM 101.5

    Internet: Staff writer Mike Fields will be in Bowling Green on Saturday providing live coverage on Twitter @MikeFieldsNotes and on his blog at Kentucky.com.

    Video: Broadcasts of all the state finals games are available on iHigh.com on a same-day delayed basis. Each game can be viewed four hours after its scheduled kickoff time.

PRP (14-0)

Coach: Jason Hiser

2012 season

Fairdale W, 57-7

Valley W, 61-0

Doss W, 56-16

Manual W, 48-34

DeSales W, 60-27

Fern Creek W, 35-7

Seneca W, 53-18

Butler W, 40-27

Southern W, 56-6

Central W, 15-14

Playoffs

Boone County W, 44-20

Central Hardin W, 48-18

Butler W, 28-21

Eastern W, 61-21

Trinity (12-1)

Coach: Bob Beatty

2012 season

Brentwood (Tenn.) Acad. W, 52-23

Montgomery Bell (Tenn.) W, 27-23

Cincinnati (Ohio) Edler W, 45-21

Cincinnati (Ohio) St. XavierW, 14-13

Indianapolis Cathedral W, 24-16

St. Xavier W, 34-7

Manual W, 55-27

Male W, 38-7

Cincinnati (Ohio) Moeller L, 45-42

Playoffs

Clark County W, 56-7

Madison Central W, 62-8

St. Xavier W, 15-14

Scott County W, 21-14

CLASS 6A

Pleasure Ridge Park vs. Trinity

Kickoff: 8 p.m. (EST)

Cantrall ratings: PRP 87.4, Trinity 98.8

History lesson: Trinity has won 21 state titles, including nine of the last 11. PRP is in the finals for the first time.

Rocks still solid? Trinity had to rally to beat St. Xavier and Scott County the past two weeks, so Coach Jason Hiser has heard people say the Shamrocks are "vulnerable." He's not so sure. "St. X and Scott County really brought it to Trinity, but they still won."

PRP leaders: The Panthers, averaging 47 points, are led by senior Spencer Sumpter who has thrown for 2,872 yards and 37 TDs. Taywan Taylor has 52 catches, 1,169 yards and 18 TDs. Delvon Dunn leads a balanced rushing attack with 734 yards and seven TDs. Davon Quisenberry and Chase Pierce have more than 500 yards each.

Trinity leaders: Senior Travis Wright has passed for 3,314 yards and 36 TDs. Favorite target, James Quick, who has a state-record 277 career catches, may miss his second consecutive game with a rib injury. Dalyn Dawkins has run for 1,316 yards and 15 TDs. Daeshawn Bertram, Jabari Jordan, Ryan White and Jason Hatcher lead a Rocks-solid defense.

Key to victory: Hiser's bottom line on PRP's chances of upsetting Trinity: "We can't give up those big plays, those 30-yard plays. We've got to sprint to the football whether it's a pass or a run."

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