High School Football

HIKE! Your weekly guide to high school football

FRIDAY'S KICKOFFS

City games

All game times 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted:

Boyle County at Henry Clay: Devils seeking fourth straight win over Boyle County.

Franklin County at Lafayette: Flyers set school scoring record in 72-27 win over Waggener.

Lexington Christian at Christian Academy of Louisville, 8 p.m.: LCA has left CAL spellbound three years in a row.

Paul Dunbar vs. Middlesboro (Cumberland Falls Pigskin Classic), 5:45 p.m.: Bulldogs need to find more weapons than Marquis Clay.

Scott County at Lexington Catholic: Knights, who fell to Bishop Chatard last week, haven't lost two in a row in same season since 1997.

Western at Bryan Station: After romp over Dunbar, Defenders seek first two-game winning streak since 2000.

Top state games

Breathitt County at Prestonsburg: Bobcats and Blackcats among best in 3A and 2A, respectively.

Trinity at Bowling Green: Shamrocks last visited Purples 34 years ago, and won 26-0.

SATURDAY'S KICKOFFS

Governors' Bowl

At Woodford County: Tates Creek vs. Lincoln County, 5:30; Bardstown vs. Woodford County, 8.

AROUND THE STATE

Test of the best

Reigning 5A state champ Highlands risks its 16-game winning streak Friday night when it visits Cincinnati Colerain, which has 31 consecutive regular-season victories.

Colerain, which beat nationally ranked Cincy St. Xavier two weeks ago, is No. 1 in Ohio's Division I. Highlands is No. 1 in Kentucky's 5A. The Bluebirds are 1-5 against Ohio competition in recent years, including a 45-14 loss to Colerain in 2005.

Highlands star running back Josh Conner is out for at least a month with a broken leg.

Mr. Versatility

Warren East senior star Shenard Holton had a huge night in the Raiders' 45-27 win over Greenwood. He rushed 12 times for 151 yards and three TDs, caught three passes for 44 yards and a TD, threw a 45-yard TD pass, returned three kicks for 96 yards, and had nine tackles on defense. Holton has committed to Louisville as a defensive back.

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