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TONIGHTâ€™S OTHER FOOTBALL PLAYOFF GAMES
November 11, 2011Louisville Male High School
SENECA AT BUTLER
Records: Seneca 3-8, Butler 9-2.
Next week: Winner will face Pleasure Ridge Park-Henderson County winner.
Notes: Junior Kyle Labroi, who became eligible midway through the season after transferring from California, carried 24 times for 109 yards and a touchdown as Seneca surprised host Marshall County 6-0 in a first-round playoff game last week. Coach Louis Dover called it vindication for a team that has suffered through several injuries this season and is starting six sophomores on offense and four on defense. Butler, No. 12 in The Courier-Journal’s Litkenhous Ratings, whipped Seneca 41-7 three weeks ago as Kiante Northington rushed for a TD, passed for a TD and caught a TD pass. Brandon Berkley (814 yards, 12 TDs) and Alonzo Brock (617 yards, 15 TDs) lead the Bears’ rushing attack.
Quotable: “We thought playing the schedule we played would help us later in the year, but we were in a tough spot taking a bus trip down to Marshall County,” Dover said. “We played a very smart game and didn’t play outside of ourselves.”
Jason’s pick: Butler 35-13.
MALE AT ST. XAVIER
Records: Male 4-7, St. Xavier 7-4.
Next week: Winner will face Manual-Trinity winner.
Notes: Quarterback Lorentez Barbour ran for 120 yards and two TDs and passed for 142 yards and a TD as Male routed Meade County 35-6 in the first round last week. Of the 48 No. 4 seeds in the playoffs, Male was one of four to win a first-round game, joining Boone County (6-A), Montgomery County (5-A) and Powell County (3-A). No. 4 St. X blitzed Nelson County 77-13 last week and already owns a 57-7 win over Male this season.
Jason’s pick: St. X 38-7.
MANUAL AT TRINITY
Records: Manual 9-2, Trinity 10-0.
Next week: Winner will face Male-St. X winner.
Notes: No. 11 Manual posted a 35-6 first-round victory over Central Hardin last week as Dishan Romine rushed for 118 yards and a TD. It marked the sixth straight game Romine has topped 100 rushing yards, and he now has 1,139 yards and 10 TDs on the season. He’ll need a big game tonight if Manual is to close the gap on No. 1 Trinity, which beat the Crimsons 58-7 on Oct. 7. The Shamrocks are dominating opponents by an average score of 49-8 and enter with a 21-game winning streak. Junior quarterback Travis Wright has passed for 2,239 yards and 27 TDs with just two interceptions.
Quotable: “Last year I was nice to (Wright) because he was a sophomore, but it hasn’t been like that this year because he’s a junior,” Trinity coach Bob Beatty said. “I expected more from him, and I think he’s handled running the ballclub very well.”
Jason’s pick: Trinity 45-13.
NORTH OLDHAM AT WESTERN
Records: North Oldham 9-2, Western 6-5.
Next week: Winner will face Spencer County-Collins winner.
Notes: The Mustangs average 332.6 rushing yards per game and hope the attack can lead them to their second straight regional final after falling to Central as a member of Class 3-A last year. Jacob Raymond leads the way with 1,245 yards and 13 TDs. Quarterback Cameron Renaud doesn’t pass often but has thrown for 848 yards and 12 TDs. The Warriors, who captured their first regional title last year, are trying to reach a regional final for the third straight year. Western has won three of its past four games, including last week’s 28-15 victory over Waggener.
Quotable: “We have them at home, and that’s in our favor,” Western coach LaVell Boyd said. “We’ve played a really tough schedule that’s prepared us for this, and we’re healthy for the first time all year.”
Jason’s pick: Western 28-24.
DESALES AT CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
Records: DeSales 6-5, Christian Academy 7-4.
Next week: Winner will face Bardstown-Glasgow winner.
Notes: The Colts surprised some observers by posting a 21-7 victory at Green County last week. Sophomore Dylan Byrd rushed for 138 yards and a TD, and senior Kameron Able led the defense with 18 tackles (six solo, 12 assists). The Centurions recorded their first victory over DeSales in eight attempts earlier this season, rallying from a 14-0 deficit to win 29-21 on Oct. 4. Quarterback Andrew Risher (1,722 passing yards, 22 TDs) and running back Ivan Talley (1,638 rushing yards, 14 TDs) lead the offense.
Quotable: “The first time around we got some big plays in the passing game, and that opened up the running game later on,” CAL coach Stefan LeFors said. “I expect to see some things from them this time that we haven’t seen before.”
Jason’s pick: DeSales 20-16.
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Pleasure Ridge Park 21, HENDERSON COUNTY 14
EASTERN 30, Bryan Station 22
SCOTT COUNTY 27, Ballard 20
COLLINS 38, Spencer County 13
CENTRAL 41, Corbin 15
MAYFIELD 35, Kentucky Country Day 20
HOLY CROSS 42, Russellville 14