Bryan Station at North Hardin
Records: No. 20 Bryan Station 7-2 (beat Dunbar 51-14 last week); No. 72 North Hardin 2-7 (lost to Nelson County 14-13)
Post-season shutout: After starting the season 2-0, North Hardin has lost seven in a row and won't make the playoffs. The only other 6A teams to miss the post-season are Campbell County, Cooper, Daviess County and Marshall County.
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Big foot: Could Bryan Station's Kalib Ball be the biggest punter — high school, college or pro — in the nation? The 6-foot-5, 287-pound senior, who doubles as an offensive tackle, is averaging 37 yards on 26 punts. His longest boot is 56 yards.
Key to victory: Even though Bryan Station has locked up a first-round home playoff game, it should be motivated to stay sharp for the playoffs against a team that's going nowhere.
Corbin at Lexington Christian
Records: No. 52 Corbin 8-1 (beat Middlesboro 37-13); No. 30 LCA 8-1 (beat Fairview 42-0)
Radio: WJMM FM 99.1
Tale of two backs: When Corbin beat LCA last year, it was a showcase for each team's star runner. Caleb Watkins and Domonique Hayden each rushed for 301 yards and 4 TDs.
Century mark: LCA QB Lucas Witt threw the 100th TD pass of his career last week.
Hounds' edge: Corbin has beaten the Eagles the last three years — 48-34, 47-21, 20-7. LCA beat the Hounds 42-30 in 2005. Corbin will host Morgan County in the first round of the 2A playoffs.
Key to victory: Unless rain turns the field into a mess, this should be a high-scoring game. That means turnovers will probably decide it.
Henry Clay at Paul Dunbar
Records: No. 15 Henry Clay 7-2 (beat Tates Creek 41-6); No. 99 Dunbar 2-7 (lost to Bryan Station 51-14)
Radio: WLAP-AM 630
Pickin' and grinnin': Henry Clay has intercepted 19 passes, more than any other team in town. Matt Cox and Ryan Duzyk have 5 picks apiece, and Ryan McCray has 3.
Bulldogs' struggles: Since going 10-3 in 2005, Dunbar has won only 8 games over the last four years. Henry Clay has beaten the Bulldogs four times in that period by a combined score of 166-15.
Key to victory: If Henry Clay doesn't make turnovers, it can light up the scoreboard against just about anybody.
Tates Creek at Woodford County
Records: No. 64 Tates Creek 4-5 (lost to Henry Clay 41-6); No. 106 Woodford County 5-4 (lost to Ashland Blazer 36-7)
Senior moment: Tates Creek's Senior Night didn't go well last week with a lopsided loss to Henry Clay. One senior who had a memorable game was Cam Ruddell. The son of former Tates Creek coach and current athletics director Joe Ruddell, Cam had 4 catches for 73 yards — the best receiving night of his career.
Tough times: Woodford County is going through a difficult stretch, having given up 100 points over the last two weeks in losses to Johnson Central and Ashland Blazer. The Jackets have rushed for only 649 yards in 9 games (72 yards per game). They'll hit the road for a game at Covington Catholic in the first round of the 5A playoffs next week.
Key to victory: Woodford County's field was a mess for last week's game against Ashland. If the weather's wet again, the team that better handles the field conditions should prevail.
Trinity at Lexington Catholic
Records: No. 2 Trinity 5-4 (beat Ballard 21-14); No. 19 Lexington Catholic 6-3 (beat West Jessamine 51-14)
Radio: WVLK-FM 101.5; WMJR-AM 1380
Rocks roll: This will be the first time Trinity has played Lexington Catholic, but history is on the Shamrocks' side when they come to town to play football. They've got a 14-1 record in Lexington, including a state championship victory over Henderson County at UK's Commonwealth Stadium in 1976. Trinity's only loss in Lexington was to Tates Creek in the 1998 state semifinals. Trinity has a 21-3 all-time record against Lexington teams.
Killer schedule: After scrimmaging Trinity in the pre-season for years, Lexington Catholic added the Rocks to their regular schedule. It's not as if the Knights needed another challenge. Their losses this year have been to Boyle County (9-0), Lone Oak (9-0) and St. Xavier (8-1).
Key to victory: For Lexington Catholic to pull the upset, its offense will have to put a dent in a Trinity defense that has been the team's strong suit this season.
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Quite a career for QB Moses: Williamsburg quarterback Ryan Moses has put up eye-catching numbers in his career, including more than 10,400 yards passing and rushing. Going into Friday's regular-season finale against Pineville, the 6-foot-3, 175-pound senior has thrown for 8,503 yards and 90 touchdowns and run for 1,928 and 26 TDs.
"He came in as a wide-eyed young guy, but he's gotten better and better," Williamsburg Coach Jerry Herron said "He's a very bright kid, one of those guys you can always count on to do the right thing."
Moses, a straight-A student who scored a 30 on the ACT, is drawing interest from Ivy League schools Brown, Cornell and Yale. He made an unofficial visit to Cornell last week. He also plans to visit Wofford.
Playoff picture: Here's how next week's playoff matchups look for Lexington's seven teams.
■ Paul Laurence Dunbar at Clark County
■ Lafayette at Henry Clay
■ Madison Central at Bryan Station or Scott County
■ Tates Creek at Scott County or Bryan Station
■ Pendleton County at Lexington Catholic
■ Berea at LCA