Belfry at Henry Clay
Records: Belfry 1-0 (beat Harrison Co. 34-7 last week); Henry Clay 0-2 (lost to Bowling Green 35-14)
Double trouble: Henry Clay has problems on both sides of the ball. The Blue Devils' offense has generated only 132 yards in two games while their defense has given up 1,115 yards to John Hardin and Bowling Green.
Pirates' power: Belfry QB Tyler Williams, RBs Josh Robinson, Gary Runyon and Trey Willis among returning starters for last year's 3A state runners-up.
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Bryan Station at West Jessamine
Records: Bryan Station 1-1 (lost to Eastern 30-21); West Jessamine 0-2 (lost to Knox Central 21-13).
Impact player: Bryan Station Coach Craig Yeast considers Everett Talbert a Division I prospect. It's easy to see why. Talbert had nine tackles last week, including a fourth-down stop at the 1-yard line on Eastern's Ryan Watkins. Talbert is a hard runner on offense, but linebacker is where he shines.
Rough ride: West Jessamine QB Ryan Horne had 182 yards passing and running last week, and Will Knight had 141 all-purpose yards. That duo may need a big night for the Colts to keep pace with explosive Bryan Station.
Fern Creek at Paul Dunbar
N.L. Passmore Classic
Records: Fern Creek 0-2 (lost to Manual 41-22); Dunbar 0-1 (lost to Harlan Co. 48-20)
Bright spots: Dunbar was dominated by Harlan County, but several Bulldogs had moments when they shined, including QB Blake Martin, RBs John Rose and Isaih Olige, WR Emory Thompson and DBs Dan Mulert and Brandyn Duncan.
Tigers striped: Following a season-opening 70-0 loss to St. Xavier, Fern Creek fell behind Manual 34-0 last Friday. The Tigers have lost 13 of their last 18 games.
Lexington Catholic at Lafayette
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Records: Lexington Catholic 1-1 (lost to John Hardin 47-37); Lafayette 1-1 (lost to Bell Co. 32-26)
'D" deficiency: The good news for LexCath is that its offense has been fairly efficient, led by QB Kyle Bolin's (560 yards) passing. The bad news is that the Knights' defense has been fairly porous, having given up 825 yards in two games.
New guys: After graduating standout receiver Tanner Napier and standout kicker Matt Green, Lafayette had two big holes to fill this season. But the Generals showed last week they may have found capable replacements. Darius Hughes, Tray Chester and Curtis Yates can make plays at receiver, and Nathan Gillespie's two field goals showed he has a reliable foot.
Tates Creek at Corbin
Records: Tates Creek 1-1 (lost to Ryle 43-8); Corbin 0-2 (lost to Karns, Tenn. 22-21)
Dennis the menace: Even in a lopsided loss, Tates Creek's Dennis Oxendine showed his grit and talent against Ryle. He led the Commodores with 81/2 tackles, had 84 yards in kick returns, and rushed for 37 yards against a swarming defense.
Blue Redhounds: Corbin had a disheartening loss last week. Karns, Tenn., converted a fourth-and-20 and wound up scoring a TD and two-point conversion with two minutes left to spoil the Redhounds' home opener. Corbin's Brad Foley ran for 127 yards. Ty Cobb passed for 144 yards.