releases preseason football rankings

Staff Report has released its preseason high school football rankings. Occupying top spots in preseason polls are Beechwood (Class 1A), Mayfield (Class 2A), Belfry (Class 3A), Johnson Central (Class 4A), Highlands (Class 5A) and Male (Class 6A).

High school football teams from throughout the state are preparing for season-openers later in the month.

All four Floyd County prep football squads will make season-debuts on Friday, Aug. 21.

The high school football polls follow.

High School Football Polls

Class 1A

1. Beechwood – Open

2. Raceland vs. 3A West Carter

3. Paintsville at 3A Sheldon Clark.

4. Russellville at 3A Trigg County

5. Pikeville at 2A Prestonsburg

6. Frankfort vs. Paris at Montgomery County

7. Hazard vs. Pineville

8. Fairview vs. 3A Bath County

9. Campbellsville at 2A Glasgow

10. Williamsburg at 2A Lexington Christian

Class 2A

1. Mayfield at 3A Fort Campbell

2. DeSales at 5A Fairdale

3. Newport Central Catholic at 4A Scott

4. Christian Academy-Louisville at 6A No. 7 Simon Kenton

5. Owensboro Catholic vs. 1A Louisville Holy Cross

6. Shelby Valley at 4A No. 6 Franklin County

7. Murray vs. West Green (TN) at Tennessee Tech

8. Lloyd Memorial at Walton-Verona

9. Monroe County vs. 5A No. 2 Bowling Green at Western Kentucky University

10. Danville vs. 3A LaRue County

Class 3A

1. Belfry – Open

2. Lexington Catholic at 6A Boone County

3. Boyle County vs. 6A No. 9 Central Hardin at Mercer County

4. Central at 6A No. 4 Manual

5. Paducah Tilghman at 6A No. 8 McCracken County

6. Russell – Open

7. Corbin at 5A Whitley County

8. Bell County vs. 2A Middlesboro

9. Garrard County vs. 4A Shelby County

10. Lawrence County vs. 4A Boyd County

Class 4A

1. Johnson Central – Open

2. John Hardin vs. No. 3 South Warren at Western Kentucky University

3. South Warren vs. No. 2 John Hardin at Western Kentucky University

4. Ashland – Open

5. Franklin-Simpson at Portland (Tenn.)

6. Franklin County vs. 2A No. 6 Shelby Valley

7. Collins at 5A Montgomery County

8. North Oldham vs. Western

9. Warren Central vs. 5A No. 5 Owensboro at Western Kentucky University

10. Bourbon County – Open

Class 5A

1. Highlands at 6A Cooper

2. Bowling Green vs. 2A No. 9 Monroe County at Western Kentucky University

3. Pulaski County vs. Jefffersonville (Ind.) at Southwestern

4. Covington Catholic vs. 6A Ryle

5. Owensboro at 4A No. 9 Warren Central

6. Southwestern vs. Harlan County

7. Dixie Heights – Open

8. Anderson County vs. South Oldham

9. North Laurel vs. South Laurel

10. Christian County at 3A Caldwell County

Class 6A

1. Male vs. Floyd Central (Ind.)

2. Trinity vs. Ensworth (Tenn.)

3. Scott County vs. Tates Creek

4. Manual vs. 3A No. 4 Central

5. Lafayette vs. Dunbar

6. Saint Xavier – Open

7. Simon Kenton vs. 2A No. 4 Christian Academy-Louisville

8. McCracken County vs. 3A No. 5 Paducah Tilghman

9. Central Hardin vs. 3A No. 4 Boyle County at Mercer County

10. Ballard vs. 5A Oldham County

Staff Report

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