We look ahead to this weekend's playoff match-ups in Kentucky Class 5A of local interest…
games played on Friday, Nov. 5
Woodford County (1-9) at Highlands (9-1)
Fresh off their first loss in 37 tries, the Bluebirds are ready to start a new five-game winning streak. That is the goal head coach Dale Mueller set minutes following his defeat to Ryle. Woodford County is going to travel a long way to be a punching bag, but that is exactly what this matchup amounts to.
Dixie Heights (5-5) at Montgomery County (6-4)
The good news is that quarterback Zeke Pike returned to action last week to lead the Colonels. The bad news is that his injury suffered against CovCath cost Dixie the game and put them on the road to open the playoffs. The Colonels have the talent to win this one, but will need to do it in a hostile environment.
Scott (2-8) at Johnson Central (8-2)
It has been another long year for head coach Dave Campbell and the Eagles. They have managed to put just 15 points per game on the board while giving up nearly 38 a contest. Johnson Central is Highlands' biggest challenger in the region and they will not stumble here.
game played on Saturday, Nov. 6
Ashland Blazer (7-3) at CovCath (5-5)
CovCath has struggled to find consistency all season, but the development of sophomore quarterback Blake Bir has promising. It will be the defense though that will need to prove themselves against a Ashland Blazer offense that puts nearly 35 points per week on the scoreboard. The Colonels have the edge, but have little margin for mistakes.
Written by: Dan Clasgens, TriStateFootball.com