Bryan Station at Scott County
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Records: Bryan Station 5-2 (defeated Dunbar 51-16 last week); Scott County 7-0 (defeated Henry Clay 48-7)
Fun run: Bryan Station had its best rushing game of the season with 334 yards against Dunbar. LeDarius Jackson led the way with 120 yards. Ora Johnson and L.J. Warfield each had 86 yards. The Defenders' ground game will be tested against Scott County's defense, which has given up only 421 rushing in seven games.
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Stacked deck: Scott County has outscored its opponents 248-14 in the first half this season. The Cards' balanced attack is led by the running of Dierrius Dumphord (490 yards, 11 TDs) and Josh Walls (425 yards, 9 TDs); the passing of Ben Lawler (739 yards, 7 TDs), and the receiving of Scott Daniel (26 catches, 590 yards, 5 TDs).
Henry Clayat Paul Laurence Dunbar
Records: Henry Clay 2-6 (lost to Scott County 48-7); Dunbar 0-7 (lost to Bryan Station 51-16).
Agony of defeat Unless Henry Clay makes a dramatic turnaround that carries it deep into the playoffs, the Blue Devils are headed for their first losing season since they went 1-9 in 1997. Dunbar, meanwhile, is in a losing rut. The Bulldogs have lost 15 in a row, 24 of their last 25, and 16 consecutive city games.
Need for 'D': Henry Clay is giving up 400 yards a game; Dunbar is giving up 413. Don't blame Devils linebacker Charles McCarty or Bulldogs linebacker Seth Haga, who lead their team in tackles.
Lafayette at Madison Central
Records: Lafayette 6-2 (defeated Clark County 22-19); Madison Central 3-4 (beat Tates Creek 39-14)
Not-so-familiar foes: Lafayette and Madison Central haven't played each other since Madison Central beat the Generals in the 2005 Recreation Bowl. Lafayette has lost the last nine meetings with the Indians going back more than 20 years. Lafayette hasn't beaten Madison Central since 1989.
Bubba vs. Dominque: Two of the best running backs in Class 6A will try to carry their team to victory. Lafayette has Bubba Johnson (116 rushing yards per game). Madison Central has Dominique Hawkins (143 rushing yards per game).
Somerset at Lexington Christian
Records: Somerset 4-3 (beat Danville 23-6); LCA (beat Middlesboro 30-12)
Back on track: After having its 23-game regular-season win streak stopped, Somerset had lost three in a row before last week's district showdown with Danville. The Briar Jumpers returned to form and beat Danville with a physical brand of football. QB Alex Lange rushed for 181 yards and a TD. Lange has almost 1,200 yards and 10 TDs running and passing this season.
Eagles upward: LCA had its best game of the season while winning at Middlesboro. The Eagles were productive offensively for a change — Sam Maybriar and Christian Fielden combined for 144 yards and 2 TDs rushing, and Lincoln Henzman threw a 41-yard TD pass to Adam Smith. LCA also did the job defensively, limiting Middlesboro QB Chase Roark to 135 yards passing.
Tates Creek at Clark County
Records: Tates Creek (lost to Madison Central 39-14); Clark County (lost to Lafayette 22-19)
Sputtering offense: Tates Creek is having trouble putting points on the board. It's averaging just over 2 TDs a game. The Commodores haven't been able to pass the ball. They've thrown for more interceptions (5) than TDs (4). They've run the ball fairly well. Dennis Oxendine is 69 yards shy of rushing for 1,000 this season.
Ace of Cards: Pokey Harris has accounted for almost 60 percent of Clark County's offense. He's rushed for 1,364 yards (and 15 TDs) of the Cards' 2,314 total yards. Like Tates Creek, Clark County has thrown for more interceptions (4) than TDs (3).