KSR Preps Game of the Week
Boyle County (4-3) vs. Lexington Catholic (2-5)
The district season is in full swing as the playoffs are fast approaching KSR Preps heads to Joseph K. Ford Stadium to see one of the best rivalries in the state, Lexington Catholic and Boyle County.
The Rebels of Boyle County have won four straight after losing their first three games to North Hardin, Lafayette, and Danville. Last week Boyle County defeated Garrard County 47-14 in their first district game of the season. The Rebels leaned on their powerful rushing attack against the Golden Lions accounting for 291 yards on the ground.
Senior running back Trintin Ashburn leads the Rebels this season with 462 yards and 7 touchdowns while averaging 5.1 yards a carry. In his first season of action junior quarterback Sam Tiller has thrown for 955 yards and 11 touchdowns in 6 games.
Lexington Catholic finally picked up a victory by defeating Western Hills 41-7 last week, the Knights had been on a tough five game losing streak. Coach Mark Perry has emphasized the importance of district play to his team, especially this week as it will determine the district champion and #1 seed for the playoffs.
Running back Dameon Jones is enjoying himself an impressive junior season where he has rushed for 664 yards and 7 touchdowns in 6 games. Jones has an offer from Morehead State.
On the defensive side of the ball Lex Cath has been led by seniors Will Roden, Sid Sharp, and Austin Pedroche. The Knights need huge games from these three if they want to continue Lex Cath’s 3 game winning streak over Boyle County.
The last time these teams matched up they produced a classic that ended with a 55 yard hook and ladder touchdown pass from Kirk Fagot to JJ Ogbogu to give Lex Cath the victory. As a result Boyle County was forced to travel to Central in the second round of the playoffs while Lex Cath enjoyed home field until the third round.
Eli’s Pick – I expect nothing different this year as both teams need a signature win heading into the playoffs. Boyle County will try to wear down a young Lex Cath defense but Dameon Jones will run wild in this one and lead Lex Cath to a big 28-21 victory.
Other Notable Games
Covington Catholic (5-2) vs. Highlands (1-6)
Highlands is looking to turn its season around against its biggest rival, Cov Cath. The Colonels have been impressive this season while the Bluebirds have struggled since week one. Highlands has dominated this rivalry as of late but this may be the year the Colonel faithful have been waiting for.
St.Xavier (5-2) vs. Male (6-1)
Desmond Ridder and Sam Taylor hope to lead St.X to their first victory against Male since 2012. Ridder is coming off an impressive performance against Manual last week in which he rushed for 99 yards and 3 touchdowns. The Tigers must play their best game of the year to beat a Male team that’s only blemish is a 3 point loss to Trinity.
Lexington Christian Academy (7-0) vs. Somerset (4-3)
Dillon Wheatly has rushed for 580 yards and 9 touchdowns for LCA propelling the Eagles to an undefeated start. That will be put to the test tomorrow night against a Somerset team that has had an up and down season. The Briar Jumpers lost a tough road game to Danville 25-7 last week. Jordan Doan hopes to add to an already impressive season where he has rushed for 847 yards and 11 touchdowns.
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