High School Football

HIKE: Nov. 13

Friday's kickoffs

City games

All game times 7:30 p.m.:

Fairview at Lexington Christian: LCA has beaten Fairview five times in a row, including a 42-0 romp three weeks ago.

Henry Clay at Bryan Station: Blue Devils have won last nine games against Station, including a 27-6 victory on Oct. 2.

Lexington Catholic at Holmes: Knights better not be looking ahead to possible rematch with Boyle County next week.

Top state games

Owensboro at Bowling Green: When these top 20 teams clashed in September, Bowling Green won the battle of unbeatens 26-21.

Shelby County at Trinity: Can Rockets snap Trinity's 21-game playoff winning streak?


Catching on at Campbellsville

Bryton Taylor, one of the top basketball players in the 5th Region, has emerged as one of the top football receivers in Kentucky this fall.

The 6-foot-2 Campbellsville senior has 66 catches for a state-best 1,406 yards and 11 touchdowns. Not bad for a guy who had only four receptions last year.

Jason Chappell, who employed a wide-open attack at South Laurel, is in his first season as Campbellsville coach. He first glimpsed Taylor's talent on film, then at a July camp. But Taylor suffered a hip injury at that camp and didn't fully recover until a couple games into the season.

Once he got healthy, he started putting up big numbers as the No. 1 target of Aaron Schwoebel, who's thrown for 2,450 yards and 15 TDs.

"Bryton's been phenomenal," Chappell said. "He's not a speed-burner, but he goes out and makes plays. He uses some of his basketball savvy on the football field to find the open spot. And he's athletic, so he can jump up and make catches. He's a strong kid with strong hands. He's physical, too. He plays linebacker for us and is one of our leading tacklers."

Top seeds sweepWinning a regular-season district title meant winning in the first round of the playoffs.

At least that's how it went last Friday as No. 1 seeds swept all 47 games against No. 4 seeds. Among the lopsided scores: 77-0, 70-0, 71-22, 70-31, 61-0 and 49-0.

The few close games included Frankfort's 16-7 win over Bishop Brossart, and Male's 16-6 win over Eastern.

Mike Fields