Skip to content

Kentucky Sports Radio

University of Kentucky Basketball, Football, and Recruiting news brought to you in the most ridiculous manner possible.

Kroger’s KSR Game of the Week: Owensboro vs. Owensboro Catholic

We are excited to have our friends at Kroger on board as we bring you high school football coverage this fall. Each week Kroger will present the KSR High School Game of the Week. We will travel to the featured game each week to bring you the best sights, sounds and incredible moments. Together we’re happy supporters of “KY Proud Products” and the “Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund.”

KSR heads west for the second week in a row, this time to Owensboro Catholic High School for their battle with Owensboro. Here’s a quick preview.

Recent History

The home team has won five years in a row. That could be an advantage for the Aces. The away team is 3-1 so far in the Kroger KSR Game of the Week.

  • 2015:  Owensboro 35 Owensboro Catholic 28
  • 2016:  Owensboro Catholic 34 Owensboro 29
  • 2017:  Owensboro 47 Owensboro Catholic 12
  • 2018:  Owensboro Catholic 45 Owensboro 32
  • 2019:  Owensboro 36 Owensboro Catholic 7

Last year’s game

Gavin Wimsatt was 16-of-25 passing for 251 yards and two scores to lead the Red Devils to a 36-7 victory. He also ran for a TD.  Ethan Avery ran 16 times for 85 yards and two scores. Owensboro contained the Aces’ pass happy offense, picking off Drew Hartz twice and limiting him to one touchdown. Hartz went on to set a state record a few weeks later when he passed for 9 TDs in a win over Hopkins County Central.

Owensboro Red Devils

  • KSR State Ranking:  No. 14
  • State Championships:  2 (2A – 1974) (3A – 1986)
  • State Runner-up:  3 (3A – 2000) (4A- 1983, 2014)
  • Last Season:  Finished 12-2.  Lost to Frederick Douglass 28-17 in 5A semifinals, the Red Devils’ only in-state loss
  • This Season:
    • Defeated Apollo 50-13
    • Defeated Daviess County 42-34
    • Defeated Ohio County 57-7
    • Defeated Muhlenburg County 55-0

Season Storylines

The win over Daviess County was surprisingly close. Daviess County had the ball late with a chance to tie it up. The Red Devils had blasted them 55-17 in 2019.

The Red Devils will make some noise in the loaded Class 5A but will have to deal with the likes of Bowling Green, South Warren, Frederick Douglass, and Covington Catholic. They rode their defense to a 5A semifinal appearance last season.

Key Players

Jr QB Gavin Wimsatt – Wimsatt, the No. 1 junior in KY according to Rivals, has an offer from UK. He is a 4-star recruit and ranked No. 50 nationally according to Rivals. Last year he was 192-of-351 for 2,729 yards, 31 TDs and 10 picks. A true dual-threat, he rushed 87 times for 564 yards and 12 TDs. This year he has thrown for eight scores and ran for three more. Besides UK, he also has offers from Michigan, Notre Dame, Louisville, TCU, Virginia Tech, Michigan State, and Nebraska, among others.

Sr RB/DB Ethan Avery – Avery led the Red Devils in rushing last season. He averages over 9 yards a carry this season and has already rushed for 411 yards and 7 scores.

Sr WR/DB Treyvon Tinsley – Tinsley was Wimsatt’s top target last year, hauling in 59 receptions for 909 yards and 12 TDs.  He has four scores this season.

Sr RB/ LB Austin Gough – Gough leads the team in tackles this year with 44, including 2 TFL. He is considered a top 100 player in Kentucky.

Owensboro Catholic

  • KSR State Ranking:  Not ranked
  • State Titles:  None
  • State Runner-up:  4 (2A – 1997, 2004, 2005, 2010)
  • Last Season:  Finished 9-3.  Lost 37-36 to McLean County in 2A 2nd round.
  • This Season:
    • Defeated Mt. Vernon (IN) 21-13
    • Defeated Hopkins County Central 56-6
    • Defeated Todd County Central 43-16
    • Defeated McLean County 37-0

Season Storylines

Coming off a running clock win over a previously undefeated McLean County team, the Aces got revenge over the squad that knocked them out of the playoffs last season. The Aces have put a running clock on all three Kentucky opponents so far this season.

Key Players

Jr QB Lincoln Clancy – Clancy took over the reigns this season and is 38-for-54 for 689 yards and 9 TDs with only 1 pick.

Fr RB/LB Hunter Monroe -Monroe has rushed for 275 yards and 3 TDs this season. He is only a freshman.

Jr WR/DB Braden Mundy – Mundy caught 54 passes last year for 1,080 yards and 9 scores. He already has 7 receiving touchdowns this season.

Sr RB/ LB Christopher Boarman – Boarman was among the state’s leaders in tackles last year with 171. He tallied 7.5 sacks. He has 45 tackles this season, including 6 TFL and 2 sacks. He has also rushed for four scores and is considered a top 100 player in Kentucky.

Article written by Troy Howell

Follow me on twitter @ teeroyhowell