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Hike! Regional high school powers collide across Kentucky

Lafayette's Mason Alstatt muscles his way through Henry Clay defenders at Henry Clay high school football stadium in Lexington, Ky., Friday, September 25, 2015. Photo by Matt Goins
Lafayette's Mason Alstatt muscles his way through Henry Clay defenders at Henry Clay high school football stadium in Lexington, Ky., Friday, September 25, 2015. Photo by Matt Goins Herald-Leader

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CITY GAMES

No. 16 Lafayette (4-2) at No. 6 Bryan Station (5-1), 7:30: The Generals get one last shot against a top-10 opponent before district play gets underway. Shutting down Lafayette playmakers Walker Wood, Mason Alstatt and Quinton Brown will be tough, but Station has big threats in Andre Davis, Rafael Few and two-way star Devon Key.

No. 20 Henry Clay (3-2) at Pulaski County (4-1), 7:30: The Maroons have scored 42 or more points in every game except at Scott County, its only loss. Henry Clay's opponents are averaging 38.2 points per game.

Off: Lexington Catholic (3-3), Lexington Christian (4-2), Paul Laurence Dunbar (3-3), Tates Creek (2-4).

TOP STATE GAMES

No. 4 Trinity (5-1) vs. No. 7 St. Xavier (4-1) at Papa John's Stadium in Louisville, 8: Both of the state's most prolific private schools have fallen to fellow Louisville powers — Trinity for the second time in three games to Male and St. X to Central for the first time in 36 meetings. The Shamrocks haven't allowed a point since giving up 42 to the Bulldogs. The best point of comparison might be their outings against Pleasure Ridge Park: Trinity blanked the Panthers 44-0; St. X came away with a 21-13 win.

Ashland Blazer (5-0) at Boyd County (2-3), 7:30: It's been a tough row to hoe for the Lions, coming off losses against Eastern Kentucky powers Russell and Johnson Central. They'd ease those wounds with a win over their cross-county foes.

Raceland (4-2) at Lawrence County (4-1), 7:30: The Rams edge the Bulldogs by a point on the Cantrall scale despite playing two divisions below Class 3A Lawrence County, which is ninth in its division in scoring margin.

Campbellsville (6-0) at Danville (4-1), 7:30: A trip to Boyle County is just what the Eagles need to find out how solid their undefeated start is. Their wins have come against opponents that are a combined 13-22.

Pikeville (4-2) at Hazard (5-1), 7:30: With their 68-14 win over South Floyd last week, the Panthers put up a 60-plus point game for the ninth time in six seasons under Chris McNamee. The Bulldogs look to end a two-game skid to Pikeville.

Murray (4-2) at No. 13 Mayfield (5-1), 8 CDT: These small-school staples out of Western Kentucky meet before their respective bye weeks. The closest the Tigers came to offing the Cardinals in the past 15 years? A 7-6 loss in 2000.

Christian County (5-1) at No. 17 Owensboro (4-1), 8 CDT: One commonality between these two? Each has lost only to No. 5 Bowling Green. The Red Devils played the Purples much closer. The Colonels have scored 40 or more points in three straight games and own the best win between the two teams (23-21 over Caldwell County).

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