All games at 7:30 p.m.
No. 15 Bryan Station (7-4) at No. 9 Central Hardin (11-0): Bryan Station's defense must deal with the Bruins' wing-T attack, led by Xavier Arnette's 1,050 yards and 18 TDs. Central Hardin must contain the Defenders' quick-strike passing game led by Andre Davis, who's thrown for 2,380 yards and 35 TDs. The winner will play either Meade County or Scott County next week.
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Rockcastle County (7-4) at Lexington Catholic (8-3): The Rockets' ground game is led by William Lovell, who's run for 1,248 yards and 10 TDs. Lexington Catholic's balanced attack is led by Reese Ryan, who's thrown for 2,457 yards and 26 TDs, and Jaylen Jones, who's rushed for 1,489 yards and 16 TDs. The winner will play Boyle County or Knox Central next week. Lexington Catholic is trying to reach the region finals for the 10th year in a row.
No. 11 Simon Kenton (10-1) at No. 13 Lafayette (8-3): Simon Kenton's Cameron Racke has passed for 1,623 yards and 18 TDs, while Dillon Powell has rushed for 1,263 yards and 14 TDs. Lafayette is well balanced, too. Walker Wood has thrown for 1,606 yards and 16 TDs, and has run for 1,080 yards and 17 TDs. Malik Robinson has rushed for 954 yards and nine TDs. The winner will play either Dixie Heights or Ryle next week.
Shelby Valley (9-2) at Lexington Christian (6-5): The Wildcats are having their best season since going 9-2 in 1999. This is only their second winning season since then. Shelby Valley is led by running back Chandler Rowe (1,516 yards, 21 TDs) and Kasey Tackett (1,403, 15 TDs). LCA is led by Nick Whitman (1,965 yards, 29 TDs). The winner will play either Danville or Prestonsburg next week.
TOP STATE GAMES
No. 8 Manual (8-3) at No. 4 St. Xavier (7-4): Manual rallied from a 20-0 deficit to beat McCracken County 35-20 last week. Now comes a bigger hurdle as the Crimsons try to end a 25-game losing streak to St. X.
No. 21 Meade County (9-2) at No. 3 Scott County (10-1): Scott County beat the Green Wave 21-14 in last year's 6A finals. Meade County beat Henry Clay 18-14 last week. Scott County beat the Blue Devils 38-14 last month.
No. 2 Trinity (6-5) at No. 1 Male (11-0): Male tries to beat the Shamrocks for the fourth consecutive time and eliminate them from the playoffs for the second year in a row. The Bulldogs beat Trinity 35-34 in double overtime last month.