All three of Saturday's games from the iHigh Football Frenzy at Lafayette are being broadcast live. Click on the links accompanying this story to start the video. You can also follow all the action on Mike Fields' blog.
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Harlan County vs. Paul Laurence Dunbar
Kickoff: 3 p.m.
Records: Harlan County 1-0 (beat Morristown East, Tenn. 36-0); Dunbar 0-0
Winning goal: If Dunbar pulls an upset, it will have a winning record for the first time since it beat Bryan Station to start the 2007 season. Blake Smith returns at QB for the Bulldogs after totaling 1,800 yards and 18 TDs passing and running last year.
Looking Bearish: Harlan County showed a balanced attack in its season-opening win. Jake Middleton ran for 98 yards and Marcus McMillan had 94 while QB Jordy Brewer passed for 116 to give Coach Tom Larkey his 261st career victory.
Eastern vs. Bryan Station
Kickoff: 6 p.m.
Radio: WLAP-AM 630
Records: Eastern 1-0 (beat Jeffersonville. Ind. 26-3); Bryan Station 1-0 (beat Anderson County 47-23).
Optimistic Eagles: Eastern Coach Ken Whalen likes his team's talent and experience. QB Tanner Evans threw for 1,400 yards and 8 TDs last year. Ryan Watkins ran for 3 TDs in last week's win. Linebackers Beau Biller, Caleb McMahan, Matt Davis and Will Ramper ignite the defense, along with Shane Fields, who returned three of five interceptions for TDs last year, and had another pick last week.
Ka-boom: Bryan Station's explosive potential was realized last week. The Defenders had three long-distance scores. Jaysuma Webb had a 92-yard interception return. LeDarius Jackson had a 71-yard run. Ora Johnson and Tyus Alcorn hooked up on a 73-yard pass play. That speed and athleticism pressures opponents every snap.
Ryle vs. Tates Creek
Kickoff: 9 p.m.
Records: Ryle 1-0 (beat Cooper 41-17); Tates Creek 1-0 (beat East Jessamine 14-7)
Follow the leaders: Tates Creek's young guys did their part last week, but seniors Martrell Berry, William Hardin, Taylor Grimes, Othello Mullins and T.D. Jemison showed the way. "I can't say enough about our senior leadership," Coach Mike Harmon said.
Rough Raiders: Ryle has a 21-6 record since 2009, with five losses coming to Highlands, St. Xavier and Trinity. The Raiders are the last team to beat Highlands (28-26 last October) and they gave Trinity their closest game in the playoffs, losing 28-9. Ryle is led by Travis Elliott, who rushed for 2,200 yards and 32 TDs last season.
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Knox Central vs. West Jessamine
Kickoff: 5:30 p.m.
Records: Knox Central 1-0 (beat Lancaster Christian 42-6); West Jessamine 0-1 (lost to Somerset 40-19)
Potent Panthers: Knox Central's offense has playmakers in QB Johnathan Barger, RB Jonathan Gist and WR Jeffrey Canady. Now that old rival Bell County has dropped from 4A to 3A, the Panthers have designs on district title.
Learning the ropes: West Jessamine's inexperience on defense showed against Somerset and will be tested again by Knox Central. That may mean the Colts will need more from its offense, specifically QB Ryan Horne and WRs Will Knight and Sean Donaldson.
John Hardin vs. Lexington Catholic
Kickoff: 8:30 p.m.
Radio: WMJR-AM 1380
Records: John Hardin 1-0 (beat Henry Clay 56-6); LexCath 1-0 (beat Bell County 33-27)
Opening act: LexCath showed grit in its come-from-behind victory on Log Mountain last week. It also showed that its pass-catch combo of Kyle Bolin-Adam Bush will be difficult to defend. Bolin found Bush four times for 132 yards and two TDs.
Bulldogs' roar: John Hardin has won 45 of its last 46 regular-season games, and 23 in a row after beating Henry Clay. Jeremy Harness, who rushed for more than 1,500 yards last year, had 306 yards and four TDs last week.