Lexington Catholic (1-2) at Covington Catholic (2-1), 7 p.m.: LexCath has taken some lumps against top-level, higher-class competition the past two weeks and the schedule doesn’t ease up here. The Colonels will be jazzed to play their third game ever “under the lights.”
Bryan Station (1-2) at Madison Central (3-0), 7:30 p.m.: Station won in a rout last year, but that team was full of prolific seniors and the Indians’ defense has so far been stingy: Central’s 6.3 points allowed per game are second-fewest in Class 6A. The Defenders showed promise before running out of gas at Cooper last week.
Eastern (0-3) at Paul Laurence Dunbar (0-3), 7:30 p.m.: Last year, Dunbar snapped a three-game skid to start the season with a win over the Eagles in Louisville. This time it’ll have an added dimension with Gavin Bugg, who suffered a season-ending injury early last year, under center.
Estill County (2-1) at Lexington Christian (3-0), 7:30 p.m.: LCA rolled over the Engineers on the road last year, so one might suspect it to go similarly in the return game this year. Junior Logan Beckler has emerged as a threat for the visitors, though, more than tripling his production from last season.
Henry Clay (1-1) at Tates Creek (1-2), 7:30 p.m.: The Blue Devils outlasted Creek in a 70-64 shootout last season. Greg Couch bounced back after a shaky debut, throwing for nearly 200 yards and four TDs in a Henry Clay rout at Clark County. Laron Warner had 58 rushing yards and the game-winning TD in overtime for Creek at Paul Laurence Dunbar.
Lafayette (2-1) at Boone County (0-3), 7:30 p.m.: The best medicine for a smackdown like Lafayette took at home last week against Trinity? A trip to one of the most downtrodden big-school programs. Once one of the state’s most-feared programs, the Rebels have lost 23 straight games dating back to 2014.