Hike: Your weekly guide to high school football

mfields@herald-leader.comAugust 22, 2013 

Hike!

Your weekly guide to high school football

This weekend's kickoffs

City games

Friday

Paul Laurence Dunbar at Tates Creek in Central Kentucky Kickoff Classic, 5:30 p.m.: The last time New Dunbar coach Paul Rains faced a Lexington public school, he was at Mercer County in 2011 and his Titans lost to ... Dunbar. Tates Creek has beaten the Bulldogs five years in a row.

Lafayette vs. Scott County in Central Kentucky Kickoff Classic at Tates Creek, 8:30: Scott County whipped the Generals 42-28 in the 2010 playoffs in their last meeting, and there was a dust-up between the teams after the game.

Lexington Christian at Louisville Christian, 7:30: Former University of Louisville quarterback Stefan LeFors coaches the Centurions, who have lost seven of their last eight games against LCA.

Saturday

Lexington Catholic vs. Bowling Green in Rafferty's Bowl at WKU, 9 p.m. (EDT): The two-time defending champion Purples have won 30 games in a row, including victories over Lexington Catholic the past two seasons. In 1999, Lexington Catholic beat Bowling Green 35-0 in a bowl game at Scott County to end the Purples' 43-game regular-season win streak.

Bryan Station vs. Murray in Roy Kidd Bowl at Madison Central, 5:30: Bryan Station faces a murderer's row of Bowling Green, Highlands and Lexington Catholic the next three weeks, but Murray is no slouch. The Tigers, a 2A power, have a 46-7 record over the last four years.

Top state games

Friday

Ballard at St. Xavier, 7:30: For the first time in 40 years, St. X doesn't have a Glaser as head coach. Bill Glaser was the Tigers' coach from 1974-81 before brother Mike held the reins for the next 31 years. Now it's Will Wolford's turn to lead the 12-time state title program.

Saturday

Harlan County at Madison Central in Roy Kidd Bowl, 8: Harlan County, one of the top teams in 5A, is led by Carson Whitehead, one of the top linebackers in the state. The 6-foot-1, 215-pound senior also craves contact at fullback.

This weekend's high school football

All times p.m. unless noted, and local to site

Friday

McLean Co. at Ballard Memorial, 7:30

South Pittsburg (Tenn.) at Bell Co., 7:30

Walton-Verona at Bellevue, 7

Covington Catholic at Boone Co., 7

Meade Co. at Breckinridge Co., 7

Fern Creek at Butler, 7:30

Logan Co. at Butler Co., 7

Christian Co. at Caldwell Co., 7

Newport at Campbell Co., 7

North Hardin at Central Hardin, 7:30

Lexington Christian at Louisville Christian, 7:30

Pickett Co. (Tenn.) at Clinton Co., 7

Simon Kenton at Collins, 7:30

Owensboro at Daviess Co., 7

Louisville Holy Cross at DeSales, 7:30

Pleasure Ridge Park at Doss, 7:30

Allen Central at East Ridge, 7:30

Jeffersontown at Eastern, 7:30

Fort Knox at Elizabethtown, 7:30

Caverna at Eminence, 7

Morgan Co. at Estill Co., 7:30

Henderson Co. at Evansville (Ind.) Reitz, 7

Male at Floyd Central (Ind.), 7

Mayfield at Fort Campbell, 7

North Bullitt at Franklin Co., 7:30

Crittenden Co. at Fulton City, 7:30

Gleason (Tenn.) at Fulton Co., 7:30

Casey Co. at Garrard Co., 7:30

Lewis Co. at Greenup Co., 7:30

Williamsburg at Halls (Tenn.), 7:30

Grayson Co. at Hancock Co., 7

Leslie Co. at Harlan, 7:30

Fleming Co. at Harrison Co., 7:30

Shelby Co. at Henry Co., 8

Covington Holy Cross at Holmes, 7

Webster Co. at Hopkins Co. Central, 7

Oldham Co. at Iroquois, 7:30

Boyd Co. at Lawrence Co., 7:30

Gallatin Co. at Ludlow, 7

Central at Manual, 7:30

Ohio Co. at Muhlenberg Co., 7

Woodford Co. at Nelson Co., 7:30

Ashland Blazer at Newport Central Catholic, 7:30

Claiborne (Tenn.) at North Laurel, 7:30

Apollo at Owensboro Catholic, 7

Pineville at Paintsville, 7:30

Carroll Co. at Pendleton Co., 7:30

Clay Co. at Perry Co. Central, 7:30

Jenkins at Phelps, 7:30

Pikeville at Prestonsburg, 7:30

Madison Southern at Rockcastle Co., 7:30

Cooper at Ryle, 7:30

John Hardin at Seneca, 7:30

Kentucky Country Day at Shawnee, 7:30

Magoffin Co. at South Floyd, 7:30

Warren East at South Warren, 7

Moore at Southern, 7:30

Ballard at St. Xavier, 7:30

Spencer Co. at Thomas Nelson, 7:30

Russellville at Trigg Co., 7

Ensworth (Tenn.) at Trinity, 8

Monroe Co. at Wayne Co., 7

Todd Co. Central at West Creek (Tenn.), 7

Owen Co. at Western Hills, 7:30

Death Valley Bowl at Lincoln Co.

Boyle Co. at Lincoln Co., 6

Bullitt East vs. Frankfort, 8:15

20/20 Bowl at North Oldham

Evansville (Ind.) Central at North Oldham, 8

Central Kentucky Kickoff Classic at Tates Creek

Paul Laurence Dunbar at Tates Creek, 5:30

Scott Co. vs. Lafayette, 8:30

Forcht Bank Bowl at Campbellsville University

Green Co. vs. Bardstown, 6

Campbellsville vs. Edmonson Co., 8:30

PRTC Pride of the Mountains Bowl at Jackson Co.

Trimble Co. at Jackson Co., 7:30

Pioneer Bowl at Knox Central

Lynn Camp vs. Powell Co., 5:30

Atherton at Knox Central, 8

Ray Corell Bowl at Somerset

Southwestern vs. Corbin, 6:30

Pulaski Co. at Somerset, 8:30

Russell Rivals Bowl at Greenwood

Madisonville vs. Warren Central, 5:30

Hopkinsville at Greenwood, 8

Sports R Us Kickoff Classic at Letcher Co. Central

Berea at Letcher Co. Central, 8

Visitnich.com Bowl at East Jessamine

South Oldham at East Jessamine, 6:45

Scott vs. West Jessamine, 8:45

Saturday

Hart Co. at Glasgow, 8

Dayton at Bishop Brossart, 10 a.m.

University Christian (Fla.) at Highlands, 3:30

Paducah Tilghman at McCracken Co., 7

Grant Co. at Middlesboro, 7:30

East Carter at Raceland, 7:30

Rec Bowl at Montgomery Co.

Clark Co. vs. Rowan Co., 5

Bourbon Co. at Montgomery Co., 8

Don Franklin Auto Alumni Bowl at Washington Co.

Marion Co. vs. Lloyd Memorial, 5:30

LaRue Co. at Washington Co., 8

Forcht Bank Bowl at Campbellsville University

Danville vs. Franklin-Simpson, 6

Taylor Co. vs. Russell Co., 7:30

Nicholas Co. Bowl

Bath Co. vs. Paris, 5

Bracken Co. at Nicholas Co., 8

Rafferty's Bowl at Western Kentucky University

Allen Co.-Scottsville vs. Mercer Co., 5

Lexington Catholic vs. Bowling Green, 8

Roy Kidd Bowl at Madison Central

Bryan Station vs. Murray, 5:30

Harlan Co. at Madison Central, 8

TJ Samson Bowl at Glasgow

Barren Co. vs. Metcalfe Co., 5

Mike Fields

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