Henry Clay must get through tough region first

Fourth-ranked Henry Clay made it to the state sub-sectionals last season, but the Devils' players have indicated they'd like to go a few steps further this season.

Their direction is Georgetown for the state tournament, but the host Devils (16-3-2) will have to get through a rough region this week to keep advancing toward that goal.

Henry Clay, which has won six straight, will meet Anderson County (12-4-4) in Tuesday's first round of the 13th Region Tournament.

Tates Creek (10-7-4), which put a scare into Henry Clay last week before falling in overtime in the district championship game, would like to frighten (and beat) another ranked team this week when the Commodores face No. 18 Franklin County.

The Flyers (16-6) have scored a whopping 86 goals this season and have won five straight.

Last week, No. 15 West Jessamine yelled "Georgetown" coming out of its winning huddles in the district tournament.

But a ranked and vengeful No. 7 Lexington Catholic team could stand in its way in the 14th Region Tournament at Madison Southern.

The Colts have won seven in a row and have a balanced scoring attack led by Ryan Moberly. They will face Madison Central (9-9-1) in the first round Tuesday.

Catholic, which had won seven of its last eight before being upset by the Colts in the district title game, will meet Berea (14-5-2) in the first round.