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Class 5A football preseason top 10

Bowling Green’s Jamale Carothers (23) gained some yards before getting tackled by Pulaski County’s Jacob New (28) during the Class 5A championship game.
Bowling Green’s Jamale Carothers (23) gained some yards before getting tackled by Pulaski County’s Jacob New (28) during the Class 5A championship game. The Daily News (Bowling Green)

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 5A

School

2015 record

Josh Moore’s comment

1. Bowling Green

14-1 (champs)

Purples returned to mountaintop last season after slight stumble in 2014.

2. Highlands

8-6

Historically bad start didn’t temper 2015 postseason expectations or reality.

3. Pulaski County

13-2

Sophomore Wiley Cain has the unenviable task of replacing QB Riley Hall.

4. Owensboro

11-2

New cross-districts sadly don’t prevent early meetings with Bowling Green.

5. Christian County

8-4

Several SEC schools, including UK, have looked into jr. QB Kolbe Langhi.

6. Fern Creek

12-2

Kyree Hawkins headlines a senior class eager to build on Tigers’ best finish.

7. Southwestern

8-4

Senior Austin Daulton might be the scariest DT anyone lines up against.

8. North Laurel

11-2

Jags nearly had perfect regular season, nearly upset Pulaski in regional.

9. Covington Catholic

5-8

OL Hunter Ziegelmeyer is bulky and bright — he’s into chemical engineering.

10. South Oldham

10-3

Dragons on folks’ radars after strong 2015 season ending in region finals.

Josh Moore: 859-231-1307, @HLpreps

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