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Franklin County snaps Johnson Central 25-game win streak, advances to Class 4A state title contest

By Chad Hensley KyForward sports reporter The relentless, physical and disciplined brand of football played by Franklin County was on full display last Friday as the Flyers toughed out a 20-12 win at Johnson Central to advance to the program’s first state title game. Johnson Central (10-1) entered Friday as the defending Class 4A state champion with a 25-game winning streak, but Franklin County (9-1)...

First week of Kentucky high school football playoffs postponed due to state’s pandemic issues

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association notified member schools Saturday morning that the start of the football playoffs will be delayed one week in an effort to provide schools systems time to review their situations amid the ongoing pandemic and work with their health departments to determine the best course of action. The first round of the playoffs will now take place the weekend of Nov....

Louisville Central (4-0) meets Franklin County (3-0) for district regular-season crown on Friday night

By Chad Hensley KyForward sports reporter A pair of unbeaten teams will battle for the Class 4A District 4 regular-season crown on Friday night in Frankfort as Franklin County plays host to Louisville Central. Franklin County (3-0) is 14-1 since the beginning of the 2019 campaign, with its only loss coming in the postseason district finals against Central by a score of 18-7 in a game that Flyers fans...

Talented Franklin County aims to defend district title, contend for Class 4A state championship

(KyForward is previewing the upcoming football season for many high school programs in Central Kentucky. The season is scheduled to begin Sept. 11.) By Chad Hensley Special to KyForward After starting with 11 straight wins and a regular-season district championship, Franklin County’s 2019 football campaign came to an abrupt end. The Flyers — playing without star quarterback Nick Broyles — dropped...

Bourbon County seeks respect in rugged Class 4A district behind experienced offensive unit

(KyForward is previewing the upcoming football season for many high school programs in Central Kentucky. The season is scheduled to begin Sept. 11.) By Chad Hensley Special to KyForward The Bourbon County Colonels will attempt to prove they deserve as much praise and respect as their rugged district counterparts this season on the football field. That’s because playing in a four-team district with...

Lexington Catholic returns 15 starters, but Knights must find replacement for star quarterback Allen

(KyForward is previewing the upcoming football season for many high school programs in Central Kentucky. The season is scheduled to begin Sept. 11.) By Chad Hensley Special to KyForward Lexington Catholic returns 15 starters this season, but the biggest question mark will be how the offense responds after losing Beau Allen, arguably the greatest quarterback in program history. Allen, a Mr. Football...