Pirates lead prep polls


By William Plaster - [email protected]



WILLAIMSON — The prep polls are out and to no surprise the Belfry Pirates are leading the way in Class-AAA.

The Pirates (4-0) remain undefeated and show no signs of slowing down. The enter this week’s poll ranked in the top spot in the class-AAA category. This week the Pirates will travel to Knoxville to face Knoxville Catholic, a team many have speculated will be the Pirates best mid-season competition.

In Class-A, two local teams crack the top ten. Paintsville (5-0) currently sets in the top spot with Pikeville (3-2) setting in sixth place.

Below is the original report from the Associated Press.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The top teams in the Kentucky Associated Press high school football polls, with first-place votes, records, total points and previous rankings:

Class 6A

Rank-School FPV Rcd TP Pvs

1. Lou. Trinity (18) 5-0 180 1

2. Lou. Male – 4-1 157 2

3. Simon Kenton – 5-0 134 3

4. Ryle – 5-0 115 T5

5. Scott Co. – 3-1 95 4

6. Lou. St. Xavier – 3-1 88 7

7. Lex. Lafayette – 3-1 76 T5

8. Lou. DuPont Manual – 4-0 65 8

9. North Hardin – 4-1 23 9

10. Lou. Pleasure Ridge Park – 4-1 19 10

Others receiving votes: 11, MuhlenbergCounty 15. 12, Madison Central 7. 13, McCracken County 6. 14, Conner 4. 15, Cooper 3. 16, Lex. Tates Creek 2. 17, Central Hardin 1.

Class 5A

Rank-School FPV Rcd TP Pvs

1. Bowling Green (20) 5-0 200 1

2. Christian Co. – 4-1 158 2

3. South Oldham – 4-0 144 3

(tie)Cov. Catholic – 4-1 144 5

5. Greenwood – 4-1 95 6

6. Lou. Fern Creek – 3-2 76 4

7. Owensboro – 3-2 72 9

8. Pulaski Co. – 3-1 60 NR

9. Southwestern – 3-2 41 7

10. Madison Southern – 4-1 31 10

Others receiving votes: 11, Bullitt Central 19. 12, Whitley Co. 16. 12, North Bullitt 16. 14, Highlands 15. 15, Marshall Co. 7. 16, South Laurel 3. 17, Graves Co. 2. 18, Harlan Co. 1.

Class 4A

Rank-School FPV Rcd TP Pvs

1. Johnson Central (17) 4-0 196 1

2. Franklin-Simpson (3) 5-0 176 2

3. South Warren – 4-1 154 4

4. Hopkinsville – 4-1 134 3

5. Wayne Co. – 4-1 128 5

6. Spencer Co. – 4-1 88 8

7. Collins – 3-1 54 6

8. John Hardin – 2-3 53 10

9. Rockcastle Co. – 3-1 49 7

10. Taylor Co. – 4-1 19 NR

Others receiving votes: 11, Knox Central 15. 12, Boyd Co. 12. 13, Ashland Blazer 7. 13, Shelby Co. 7. 15, Allen Co.-Scottsville 3. 16, Mercer Co. 2. 16, Franklin Co. 2. 18, Calloway Co. 1.

Class 3A

Rank-School FPV Rcd TP Pvs

1. Belfry (19) 4-0 199 1

2. Corbin (1) 5-0 181 2

3. Bardstown – 4-0 148 3

4. Adair Co. – 5-0 104 4

5. Lou. Waggener – 3-1 85 6

6. Boyle Co. – 2-3 76 7

7. Russell – 3-1 65 8

8. Casey Co. – 4-0 56 9

9. Fleming Co. – 3-1 43 T10

(tie) Lex. Catholic – 1-4 43 5

Others receiving votes: 11, Caldwell Co. 24. 12, Garrard Co. 20. 13, Lou. Central 19. 14, Western Hills 10. 15, Union Co. 8. 16, Paducah Tilghman 6. 16, Knott Co. Central 6. 18, Elizabethtown 3. 19, Lou. Moore 2. 20, Thomas Nelson 1. 20, West Carter 1.

Class 2A

Rank-School FPV Rcd TP Pvs

1. Mayfield (20) 5-0 200 1

2. Lex. Christian – 5-0 155 2

3. Lou. Christian Academy – 4-1 149 3

4. Danville – 3-1 129 4

5. Lou. DeSales – 4-1 124 5

6. Owensboro Catholic – 4-1 102 6

7. Cov. Holy Cross – 3-1 69 7

8. Glasgow – 4-0 59 9

9. Somerset – 3-1 50 10

10. Allen Central – 4-0 20 NR

Others receiving votes: 11, Lloyd Memorial 18. 12, Newport Central Catholic 12. 13, Leslie Co. 10. 14, McLean Co. 3.

Class 1A

Rank-School FPV Rcd TP Pvs

1. Paintsville (17) 5-0 196 1

2. Russellville (3) 5-0 167 3

3. Raceland – 5-0 144 5

3. Beechwood – 3-1 144 2

5. Nicholas Co. – 5-0 101 6

6. Pikeville – 3-2 97 4

7. Hazard – 4-1 94 7

8. Lou. Ky. Country Day – 4-1 59 8

9. Harlan – 3-1 28 9

10. Bishop Brossart – 3-1 20 10

Others receiving votes: 11, Bracken Co. 12. 12, Lynn Camp 11. 12, Williamsburg 11. 14, Lou. Holy Cross 8. 15, Fairview 5. 16, Paris 3.

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By William Plaster

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(William Plaster is the sports reporter for the Williamson Daily News, he can be reached at 304-235-4242 ext. 2274 or at [email protected] on on twitter @sidplaster.)

(William Plaster is the sports reporter for the Williamson Daily News, he can be reached at 304-235-4242 ext. 2274 or at [email protected] on on twitter @sidplaster.)

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