Tates Creek at Paul Laurence Dunbar, 5:30 p.m.: Antoine Sims debuts as coach of the Commodores. Dunbar tries to end a six-game losing streak to Tates Creek, including a 22-21 defeat in last season's opener.
Lafayette vs. Scott County at Dunbar, 8:30 p.m.: Defending Class 6A state champ Scott County sports a 20-game winning streak against Lexington schools, including a 56-22 rout of Lafayette in last year's opener.
Louisville Christian at Lexington Christian, 7:30 p.m.: New coach Ethan Atchley tries to get things turned around at LCA, which has lost 12 of its last 14 games.
TOP STATE GAMES
Boyle County vs. Bullitt East in Death Valley Bowl at Lincoln County, 8 p.m.: Chuck Smith is back in the saddle as coach at Boyle County. The Rebels will have to keep Bullitt East's versatile Pierce Kelly in check.
Pulaski County vs. Corbin in Ray Correll Bowl at Somerset, 6 p.m.: Pulaski County, 5A runner-up a year ago, returns a lot of firepower, led by quarterback Riley Hall. Corbin has a new coach in Justin Haddix.
Bryan Station vs. Harlan County in Roy Kidd Bowl at Madison Central, 5:30 p.m.: The Defenders have speed at the skill positions; Harlan County has muscle in the trenches. The second game matches Madison Central, under new coach Mark Scenters, and Murray, under new coach Keith Hodge.
Lexington Catholic vs. Allen County-Scottsville in Rafferty's Bowl at WKU, 6 p.m.: New coach Mark Perry hopes to have Lexington Catholic air-raiding the Patriots, who haven't had a winning season since their 4A state runner-up finish in 2010.
TOP STATE GAMES
McCracken County at Paducah Tilghman, 7:30 p.m.: McCracken County junior quarterback Zy'Aire Hughes will have more eyes on him since he committed to UK. He'll go against Paducah Tilghman and new coach Mike Rogers. Rogers came to the Blue Tornado from Warren Central.