As we wait on an official word from the KHSAA on if and when we will play high school football this season, season set to kick off 4 weeks from past Friday, we have some preseason rankings to look at. Of course preseason polls and rankings mean nothing except for fans to argue about so with that said here are our local teams predicted finish in their districts. What each team is ranked are out of the 223 high school football teams in the state of Kentucky.
The following team rankings were originally released on calpreps.com.
Lets start in Class A where the Pirates of Berea started the season perfect before entering district play. Berea would finish the season 7-4 overall and 0-3 in regular season district play. This season they are picked last in their district ranked #162. Country Day is the favorite at #57, Emininence is #137, and Frankfort comes in at #143.
In Class 3A, the Engineers are coming off a 5-6 season and 3-2 in district play. This season they are picked 4th is district. Bell County are the overwhelming favorite ranked 15th in the state overall followed by Rockcastle County at #85. Estill comes in at #146 ahead of Jackson County and Mccreary Central at 208 & 209 respectively.
In class 5A, the Eagles of Madison Southern are coming off a 7-6 season and runner up in regular season district play at 3-1. They advanced to 3rd round of the playoffs before falling to eventual state champion Covington Catholic. Eagles are picked 1st in district coming in #51 overall. East Jessamine, last season’s district champion, is picked 2nd at #61. Woodford County (93) Collins (123) and West Jessamine (180) round out the district
Madison Central enters the season ready to show the state that last season was a fluke after winning only 1 game. They finished at 1-10 and 0-3 in district. Clark County is the favorite in district this season coming in at #42 overall followed by Oldham Countt at #55. Indians are 3rd with Bryan Station at #116
Here’s hoping we have a high school football season and good luck to all our local coverage teams.