Hike: Your weekly guide to high school football

mfields@herald-leader.comSeptember 19, 2013 

LexCath's Noah Mitchell is pulled down by St. Xavier's Evan Caffee during the Bluegrass Bowl at Lexington Catholic in Lexington, Ky., Sunday, September 1, 2013. Photo by Matt Goins

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FRIDAY'S KICKOFFS

All games begin at 7:30 p.m.

City games

No. 23 Henry Clay (3-0) at Boone County (0-4): Blue Devils quarterback Sammy Carter has completed 26 of 39 passes for 368 yards, with four TDs and one interception. Boone County QB Aaron Floyd ran and threw for 289 yards and four TDs in last week's loss to Lafayette.

No. 6 Lexington Catholic (2-2) at Madison Central (1-3): The Knights' Noah Mitchell carried 53 times for 278 yards and two TDs in 13 games last year. He's already carried 52 times for 324 yards and three TDs this season. Madison Central faces its third top-15 team, having already lost to No. 2 Scott County and No. 12 Harlan County.

Nelson County (2-2) at Lexington Christian (1-3): Nelson County's Jonathan Breeding has thrown for 1,231 yards and 14 TDs. LCA's defense has been led by Adam Smith, Colin Duzyk and Nick Whitman who have at least 20 tackles apiece.

Paul Laurence Dunbar (2-3) at Lafayette (1-3): The Generals, led by Kylan Nelson's 254 all-purpose yards and three TDs, beat Dunbar 55-21 last year for their fifth victory in a row in the city rivalry. Dunbar has outgained each of its first four opponents and holds an overall edge of 1,324 yards to 893.

Tates Creek (3-1) at Rowan County (1-3): Tates Creek didn't have a turnover in last week's loss to Henry Clay, the first time the Commodores haven't lost a fumble or had an interception in a game in more than two years. Rowan County's Isaac Lee ran for 240 yards and a TD in last week's win over Fleming County.

Top state games

East Jessamine (1-2) at West Jessamine (2-2): East must slow West's Devin Taylor, who has rushed for 914 yards and 13 TDs in four games.

Hazard (2-1) at Fairview (3-0): Hazard returns to Fairview where it lost to the Eagles 40-6 in last year's Class A semifinals. Fairview has won 33 of its last 34 regular-season games, including 24 in a row.

THIS WEEKEND'S SCHEDULE

All times p.m. and local to site

Thursday

Southern at Fairdale, 6:30

Friday

Berea at Jackson Co., 7:30

Monroe Co. at Adair Co., 7

Paintsville at Allen Central, 7:30

Marion Co. at Allen Co.-Scottsville, 7

Mercer Co. at Anderson Co., 7:30

St. Xavier at Archbishop Moeller (Ohio), 7:30

Ironton (Ohio) at Ashland Blazer, 7:30

Eminence at Atherton, 7:30

Warren Central at Barren Co., 7

Estill Co. at Bath Co., 7:30

Franklin-Simpson at Battle Ground (Tenn.), 7

Pikeville at Belfry, 7:30

Carroll Co. at Bellevue, 7

Knott Co. Central at Betsy Layne, 7:30

Henry Clay at Boone Co., 7:30

Harrison Co. at Bourbon Co., 7:30

Russell at Boyd Co., 7:30

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

Elizabethtown at Breckinridge Co., 8

Grayson Co. at Butler Co., 7

Fort Campbell at Caldwell Co., 7

Green Co. at Campbellsville, 7:30

Lincoln Co. at Casey Co., 7

Clinton Co. at Caverna, 7

Bullitt East at Central Hardin, 7:30

Boyle Co. at Clark Co., 7:30

Campbell Co. at Conner, 7

Scott at Covington Holy Cross, 7

Raceland at Dawson Bryant (Ohio), 7:30

Shawnee at DeSales, 7:30

Newport Central Catholic at Dixie Heights, 7

Butler at Doss, 7:30

Phelps at East Ridge, 7:30

Seneca at Eastern, 7:30

Hazard at Fairview, 7:30

Moore at Fern Creek, 7:30

Bardstown at Fort Knox, 7:30

Beechwood at Franklin Co., 7:30

Lloyd Memorial at Gallatin Co., 7:30

West Carter at Greenup Co., 7:30

Logan Co. at Greenwood, 7

Middlesboro at Harlan, 7:30

South Warren at Hart Co., 7

Waggener at Henry Co., 7:30

Ballard Memorial at Hopkins Co. Central, 7

Shelby Valley at Hurley (Va.), 7:30

Meade Co. at Jeffersontown, 7:30

Harlan Co. at Johnson Central, 7:30

Iroquois at Kentucky Country Day, 7:30

Bell Co. at Knox Central, 7:30

Taylor Co. at LaRue Co., 7:30

Paul Laurence Dunbar at Lafayette, 7:30

East Carter at Lawrence Co., 7:30

Sheldon Clark at Letcher Co. Central, 7:30

Nelson Co. at Lexington Christian, 7:30

Washington Co. at Louisville Christian, 7:30

Valley at Louisville Holy Cross, 7:30

Bishop Brossart at Ludlow, 7

Pineville at Lynn Camp, 7:30

Lexington Catholic at Madison Central, 7:30

Henderson Co. at Madisonville, 7

Ballard at Manual, 7:30

Graves Co. at Mayfield, 7

Bowling Green at McCallie School (Tenn.), 7

Leslie Co. at McCreary Central, 7:30

Edmonson Co. at Metcalfe Co., 7

Daviess Co. at Muhlenberg Co., 7

Marshall Co. at Murray, 7

Mason Co. at Newport, 7:30

Paris at Nicholas Co., 7:30

Oldham Co. at North Bullitt, 7:30

South Oldham at North Oldham, 7:30

Owensboro at Ohio Co., 7

Thomas Nelson at Owen Co., 7:30

Bracken Co. at Pendleton Co., 7:30

Prestonsburg at Pike Co. Central, 7:30

John Hardin at Pleasure Ridge Park, 7:30

Lewis Co. at Powell Co., 7:30

Pulaski Co. at Rockcastle Co., 7:30

Tates Creek at Rowan Co., 7:30

North Hardin at Scott Co., 7:30

Ryle at Shelby Co., 7:30

Cooper at Simon Kenton, 7

Glasgow at Somerset, 7

Jenkins at South Floyd, 7:30

Corbin at South Laurel, 7:30

Wayne Co. at Southwestern, 7:30

Union Co. at Trigg Co., 7

Bethlehem at Trimble Co., 7:30

Grant Co. at Walton-Verona, 7:30

Hopkinsville at Warren East, 7

Crittenden Co. at Webster Co., 7

East Jessamine at West Jessamine, 7:30

Central at Western, 7:30

Frankfort at Western Hills, 7:30

Clay Co. at Whitley Co., 7:30

Saturday

Bullitt Central at McCracken Co., 7:30

Highlands at Paducah Tilghman, 5

McCracken County Bowl

Russellville vs. Todd Co. Central, 3

Fulton City vs. Calloway Co., 5

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Mike Fields: (859) 231-3337. Twitter: @MikeFieldsNotes. Blog: fieldsnotes.bloginky.com.

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