Pleasure Ridge Park had the best win of the night as they upset #1 seed McCracken County 34-10 for a chance to play Male in the second round.
The Northern Kentucky 6A schools dominated several Lexington 6A teams last night including a 35-7 win for Cooper over Bryan Station, Connor ended Dunbar’s season with a 39-8 victory, and Ryle bounced Henry Clay with a 47-3 win. Tates Creek played one of the closer games of round 1 and the Commodores escaped with a 34-27 win over Boone County.
The most notable score from class 5A is the close 14-12 win by Pulaski County as they barely survive a scare from Harlan County. The Maroons have their hands full next week as they travel to Whitley County.
A tough season finally came to an end for Highlands last night as their true colors showed throughout the season, Doss put up 52 points on the Bluebirds to advance to the second round. This is the first year since 1991 that Highlands has not advanced past the first round of the playoffs.
Not much action in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs but there are some notable games coming up next week. The defending 4A state champions, South Warren, must travel to Hopskinville to play the 10-1 Tigers. Ashland Blazer travels to Bourbon County to play for another chance at Johnson Central.
There weren’t any close games in class 3A last night as the higher seed won in each and every game. The biggest game of round 2 may be played in Louisville as Boyle County travels to Central where their season was ended a year ago. Another thriller should be played at Lex Cath as a 10-1 Bardstown team is looking to make an upset.
Round 1 of the playoffs has basically become a foregone conclusion that the higher seeded team is going to advance and that was exactly correct in 2A last night. The best game of next week features the 11-0 LCA Eagles and the 7-4 Somerset Briar Jumpars.
Raceland took care of business in round 1 as they are itching for a chance to play Nicholas County in round 2 for a chance to advance to the district championship game against Painstville. It will be interesting to see if a rested Nicholas County team will have enough firepower to beat a 9-2 Raceland team.
Look for the updated playoff brackets of each class on the site sometime tomorrow.
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