Josh Moore

Football: Cantrall Ratings for championship week

Lexington Catholic quarterback Andy Thompson runs with Panther defenders dragging him down in the first half. Elizabethtown hosted Lexington Catholic, Friday, Nov. 27, 2015 at Elizabethtown High School in Elizabethtown.
Lexington Catholic quarterback Andy Thompson runs with Panther defenders dragging him down in the first half. Elizabethtown hosted Lexington Catholic, Friday, Nov. 27, 2015 at Elizabethtown High School in Elizabethtown. Herald-Leader

Dave Cantrall’s ratings for the championship games are listed below. In 12 of the state semifinals games last week, 10 winners were ranked higher than their opponent. (The two “upsets” were Newport Central Catholic over Danville and Lafayette over Simon Kenton.) All six finals are to be played at Western Kentucky;s Houchens/L.T. Smith Stadium.

Class A

Ratings: Pikeville (74.0) vs. Beechwood (73.6)

When: 8 p.m. Thursday

Records: Pikeville 12-2, Beechwood 13-1

Last week: Pikeville won at Paintsville 42-23; Beechwood won at Russellville 34-25

Class 2A

Ratings: Mayfield (81.9) vs. Newport Central Catholic (67.4)

When: 2 p.m. Sunday

Records: Mayfield 13-1, Newport Central Catholic 9-5

Last week: Mayfield def. DeSales 24-19 at home; Newport Central Catholic def. Danville 15-7 at Newport

Class 3A

Ratings: Lexington Catholic (84.0) vs. Belfry (82.6)

When: 5 p.m. Sunday

Records: Lexington Catholic 11-3, Belfry 13-1

Last week: Lexington Catholic won at Elizabethtown 35-14; Belfry def. Corbin 42-14 at home

Class 4A

Ratings: South Warren (84.2) vs. Johnson Central (76.7)

When: 8 p.m. Sunday

Records: South Warren 14-0, Johnson Central 12-1

Last week: South Warren def. Shelby County 36-6 at home; Johnson Central won at Wayne County 21-14

Class 5A

Ratings: Bowling Green (89.3) vs. Pulaski County (84.2)

When: 9 p.m. Saturday

Records: Bowling Green 13-1, Pulaski County 13-1

Last week: Bowling Green def. Fern Creek 21-0 at home; Pulaski County won at Highlands 42-31

Class 6A

Ratings: Male (98.0) vs. Lafayette (86.5)

When: 6 p.m. Saturday

Records: Male 14-0, Lafayette 12-2

Last week: Male def. Central Hardin 50-0 at home; Lafayette won at Simon Kenton 42-28

Josh Moore: 859-231-1307, @HLpreps

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