High School Sports

Friday's city games: Aug. 27

Kickoffs at 7:30 p.m. unless noted

Christ Presbyterian at Lexington Christian

Kickoff: 7 p.m.

Radio: WJMM-FM 99.1

Records: CPA 1-0; LCA 0-0

Streak-buster: CPA, a Nashville school, beat three-time defending Class 2A champ Fort Campbell 23-21 last week as QB Nolan Genovese threw for 216 yards and TD.

New-look Eagles: LCA is a much different team than when it opened last season with a 28-27 win over CPA. LCA graduated most of its offensive stars, including RB Domonique Hayden, the state's all-time TD leader. Scout McCamy will take over at QB. In a backup role last year he completed 15 of 27 passes for 171 yards, 3 TDs and 2 interceptions.

Back in charge: Ray Graham, an assistant at LCA the past two years, takes over as the Eagles' head coach. It'll be nothing new for him. Graham was head coach at Harrison County for 25 years and has 196 career victories.

Boone County at Henry Clay

iHigh Football Frenzy

Kickoff: 6 p.m.

Last year's records: Boone County 4-7; Henry Clay 10-3

Rivalry renewed: These former district rivals have a rich history, including two games with memorable finishes. In 2008, after Henry Clay beat Boone County 14-7 to end the regular season, the Rebels got revenge in the playoffs by edging Henry Clay 9-7 on a TD pass from Mike Walsh to Daniel Lokesak as time expired. In 1996, Henry Clay beat the No. 1 Rebels 50-49 on Chris Cleveland's field goal.

Speed zone: It'll be interesting to see Henry Clay's skill people at work. Guys like Jerry Williams, Blake Green, Bo Brooks, Vinny Miller and Carwell Gardner helped the Blue Devils average 350 yards a game last season.

Boone bruisers: The Rebels are led by Trevan Brown, a 6-foot-4, 270-pound tight end, and Jordan Oppenheimer, a 6-foot, 210-pound running back.

Butler vs. Bryan Station

iHigh Football Frenzy at Henry Clay

Kickoff: 9 p.m.

Radio: WVLK-FM 101.5

Records: Butler 0-0; Station 0-1

Hot start, cold finish: Butler won its first six games last season, including a Football Frenzy win over Dunbar. But Coach Scott Carmony's team lost its last five games. The Bears graduated most of their starters, and veteran QB Zach Lucas decided not to play this year.

Silver linings: Bryan Station fell hard (46-18) at Clark County last week, but there were a few positives, including Jeff Hardin's 94-yard kickoff return for a TD; Loran Smith's 54-yard TD catch; and LeDarius Jackson's 73 yards rushing and receiving.

Saturday

Covington Catholic at Lexington Catholic

Republic Bank Bluegrass Bowl

Kickoff: 8:30 p.m.

Radio: WMJR-AM 1380

Records: CovCath 0-1; Lexington Catholic 1-0

Ouch!: CovCath lost to Ryle 61-7 in a shockingly lopsided game last week. Colonels Coach Dave Wirth told the Cincinnati Enquirer: "We just have to make sure the kids don't lose faith in themselves."

Young guns: LexCath's Kyle Bolin and Adam Bush stepped into starring roles last week at Whitley County. Sophomore QB Bolin threw for 254 yards and 3 touchdowns, and he had a 70-yard TD run. Junior WR Bush had four catches for 146 yards, including an 80-yard TD.

Century mark: If LexCath beats CovCath, it will be the 100th home victory in the program's 20-year history.

Shelby County vs. Tates Creek

iHigh Football Frenzy at Henry Clay

Kickoff: 3 p.m.

Records: Shelby County 0-1; Tates Creek 1-0

Rockets defused: The new Collins High took Shelby County's returning stars, which was evident last week when the Rockets lost to Nelson County 54-27. Tyler Phillips threw for 185 yards and 3 TDs, and RB Quinten Cottrell had 157 yards rushing and 99 receiving, but the Rockets' defense surrendered almost 400 yards rushing.

Ground gain: Tates Creek Coach Mike Harmon said this is the best bunch of running backs he's had, and there was evidence of that in last week's' win over Lafayette. Jontez Jones and Brandon Shrout combined for 185 yards rushing, and Jamal McFarland showed flashes of his speed. QB Dee Christopher's got fleet feet, too.

Long ago: In a 1991 matchup between these teams, Tates Creek won 3-0 on David Akers' 25-yard field goal in the closing minutes.

Mercer County vs. Paul Dunbar

iHigh Football Frenzy at Henry Clay

Kickoff: 6 p.m.

Records: Mercer County 1-0; Paul Dunbar 0-1

Titan missile: Mercer County beat LaRue County 46-27 last week. RB James Johnson carried 27 times for 264 yards and 2 TDs. QB Alex Guay passed for 102 yards and 3 TDs.

Two-way top Dog: Dunbar senior Jordan Gatewood showed his leadership on both sides of the ball in last week's loss to North Hardin. He had six catches for 130 yards and a TD and had 7.5 tackles.

Central vs. Lafayette

iHigh Football Frenzy at Henry Clay

Kickoff: 9 p.m.

Records: Central 0-1; Lafayette 0-1

Running wild: Central lost to Seneca last week, but Yellowjackets star Anthony Wales rushed 19 times for 339 yards and 4 TDs. Coach Ty Scroggins was hospitalized with a severe case of tonsillitis and missed the game. He may attend Saturday's game as a spectator, but he won't coach.

Happy feet: Lafayette senior Marlon Johnson showed some nifty moves in last week's loss to Tates Creek. He returned a punt 72 yards for a TD, a kickoff 90 yards for a TD and had a 57-yard punt return that set up another score. He had 288 all-purpose yards.

O-2 history: Lafayette hasn't lost its first two games in a season since 2000.

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