Scott County’s football team has won at least two playoff games in eight of the last 10 seasons, and is the only program from central Kentucky in the last 20 years to win a state title in the highest class of play. Star lineman Brian Hudson leads a young offensive line that should develop quickly for a team with state championship aspirations.
After losing its bid for an undefeated season in the state quarterfinals last year, Lexington Christian is poised for another run at the program’s first Class 2A championship, boasting a deep and productive roster that returns 19 of 22 starters.
The top 10 teams in each of Kentucky’s six football classifications, as voted on by coaches in the Herald-Leader’s preseason poll, with their 2016 record and a fact supplied by sportswriter Josh Moore.
Lafayette’s football team has played in two straight Class 6A state championship games. The Generals must replace the production of Walker Wood, now at the University of Kentucky, and Jedrick Wills, a freshman at Alabama.
After going six weeks without a win in the middle of last year, Henry Clay’s football team bounced back to finish the regular season with back-to-back wins. The Blue Devils return an experienced roster that will look to take a step forward this year.