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Playoffs 2010 - Round 3

November 14, 2010
By Kevin Conley of KHS GameNight

By Kevin B. Conley
KHSGN Publisher

The 2010 high school football playoffs began with 191 teams dreaming of a chance to represent their school in Bowling Green to be crowned State Champions. That field has now been reduced to 48 as teams prepare for the third round of the playoffs.


Trinity and St. X seem to be the prohibitive favorites every season to claim the 6A Title. One of those two teams will be eliminated this weekas the two square off in the regional finals.

Henderson County (9-2) at Male (9-3)
Lafayette (7-5) at Scott County (9-3)
St. Xavier (10-2) vs. Trinity (11-1)
Simon Kenton (10-2) at Ryle (11-1)


Ft. Thomas Highlands has shown signs of vulnerablity this season, giving teams hope that a new champion will be crowned in Class 5A. Johnson Central knocked off Covington Catholic last week in Paintsville and the Golden Eagles feel they will be the one to dethrone the Bluebirds in 2010. Injuries may play a roll in this matchup as some key cogs in the HHS machine are in need of repair.

Christian County (10-2) at Warren Central (10-2)
John Hardin (12-0) at Anderson County (9-3)
Highlands (11-1) at Johnson Central (10-2)
Pulaski County (11-1) at Harlan County (10-2)


Bell County and Boyle County seem to be on a collision course for another epic battle to represent the east in the state finals. The Bobcats thrashed Lawrence County in round 2 and Boyle County dispatched East Jessamine with relative ease. This week, Bell County must get past a tough Knox Central squad while Boyle County hists Lexington Catholic.

Lone Oak (11-1) at Allen County-Scottsville (11-0)
Western (9-3) at Collins (11-1)
Lexington Catholic (7-5) at Boyle County (12-0)
Knox Central (10-2) at Bell County (12-0)


The wild season in Class 3A continues. Belfry took care of Mason County last week and has been rewarded with a trip to Russell for the regional finals. Somerset continues to roll through their season at 12-0 and travels to Breathitt County for their regional final.

Paducah Tilghman (10-2) at Russellville (9-3)
Central (6-6) at North Oldham (8-4)
Somerset (12-0) at Breathitt County (8-4)
Belfry (8-4) at Russell (7-5)


Prestonsburg continued their impressive run with a trouncing of Middlesboro last week. The Blackcats travel to Corbin this week, looking to make a return to the semi-finals for a second consecutive season. Murray and Owensboro Catholic meet in the Region 1 finals.

Murray (12-0) at Owensboro Catholic (11-1)
Monroe County (8-4) at Danville (9-3)
Cov. Holy Cross (7-5) at Newport Central Catholic (10-2)
Prestonsburg (10-2) at Corbin (10-2)


Two undefeated teams remain in Class A- Mayfield in the west and Hazard in the east. Both are looking to remain perfect this week and square off in the title game. Mayfield travels to Louisville Holy Cross and Hazard is on the road at Pikeville.

Mayfield (12-0) at Lou. Holy Cross (11-1)
Beechwood (9-3) at Frankfort (9-3)
Fairview (11-1) at Lexington Christian (9-3)
Hazard (12-0) at Pikeville (8-4)

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