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Class 3A football preseason top 10

Lexington Catholic defeated Elizabethtown in the state semifinals last season.
Lexington Catholic defeated Elizabethtown in the state semifinals last season.

Coaches in each of Kentucky’s six classes were asked to rank the top 10 teams in their respective classes. These rankings are based on the results of that polling.

Class 3A

School

2015 record

Josh Moore’s comment

1. Belfry

14-1 (champs)

Pirates return nine starters on both sides and five all-state players.

2. Central

10-3

Thanks to blocked FG, Jackets missed semi-state for second time in three years.

3. Corbin

9-5

Redhounds were blown out by Belfry but played Pirates close for a while.

4. Lexington Catholic

11-4

Knights looked like world-beaters in postseason until state championship.

5. Boyle County

10-2

Wade Acey and Evan Tarter among the defensive Rebels to keep eye on.

6. Caldwell County

10-3

Shane Burns was top passer in 3A last season. He’s a junior this year.

7. Elizabethtown

13-1

Panthers in third season under Mark Brown, who’s among wins leaders.

8. Garrard County

7-5

Can Golden Lions get out of shadow of Boyle and LexCath in district?

9. Russell

8-4

Red Devils fell to state champion Belfry last two years. What’s 2016 hold?

10. Waggener

6-5

Wildcats boast high-level juniors in Jairus Brents and Tahj Rice.

Josh Moore: 859-231-1307, @HLpreps

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