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:

Bryan Station at Johnson Central: Golden Eagles have averaged 45 points in beating Bryan Station last three years.

Clark County at Tates Creek: Cards have lost 11 of last 12 in this rivalry, and haven't won at Tates Creek since 1983.

Lexington Catholic at St. Xavier: Deuce Finch shredded Knights for 323 yards, 4 TDs last year, but is nursing a sore knee.

Lexington Christian at Paris: LCA has outscored Greyhounds 107-20 last two years.

Paul Dunbar at Scott County: Dunbar had minus-73 yards rushing and allowed seven sacks in loss to Middlesboro last week.

Shawnee at Lafayette: Shawnee has lost 156 of 182 games since 1990.

Top state game

Danville at Boyle County: Danville has won last two showdowns between "Titletown" rivals, but Boyle County has won six of last nine.

AROUND THE STATE

Catching on at QB

Jamarielle Brown, a record-setting receiver for Lone Oak last year, is quarterbacking the Purple Flash this season. "He's doing a great job," Lone Oak Coach Jack Haskins said. "He's a real threat as a passer and a runner."

Brown, who has thrown for 517 yards and eight TDs, and run for 215 yards and three TDs in lopsided wins over Union County and Crittenden County, has a tough act to follow at QB. Corey Robinson threw for a state-record 5,872 yards and a national-record 91 TDs for Lone Oak last season, and was Mr. Football.

As a wideout last year, Brown set single-season state records for receptions (106) and receiving yards (2,021), and tied the record for TD catches (28).

Haskins thinks Brown's best position in college will be receiver, but he considers the 6-foot-3, 185-pounder a prospect at QB, too. "He's got the feet, the strong arm and the intelligence to play the position at the next level," Haskins said. "If a college would redshirt him and work on his mechanics, he could be real dangerous in a spread offense."

Winning ways

Defending 5A champ Highlands lost to Cincinnati Colerain last week, ending the state's longest winning streak at 16. Defending 2A champ Fort Campbell now has the most victories in a row. The Falcons notched their 15th consecutive win by beating Warren East, the last team to beat them early last season.

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