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After enduring injury-plagued 1-10 campaign last fall, Madison Central seeks major improvement

(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 Madison Central endured an injury-plagued 1-10 campaign in 2019, and the Indians will play this fall to honor the memory of a teammate who tragically died during the offseason. Emanuel “Manny” Prewitt was found...

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...

Berea aims for second straight winning season behind talented backfield, big offensive line

(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 recording the program’s first winning season since 2009, the Berea Community High School football team will look to improve on a 7-4 record — but with a small roster of about 25 players. Berea, which competes...

Motivated, talented and experienced, Lexington Christian focuses on Class 2A 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 Somerset captured the Class 2A state championship last season, but the Briar Jumpers nearly didn’t make it out of the second round of the playoffs. Just ask the players and coaches at Lexington Christian Academy. Lexington...

George Rogers Clark to rely on star running back Azariah Israel, experienced offensive unit this fall

(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 Senior running back Azariah Israel will once again be a highlight reel on the football field for George Rogers Clark High School. A year ago, Israel led Class 6A with 2,346 rushing yards and was third overall in the...

Students plant trees on campuses during inaugural Tree Week, loved ‘putting shovels in ground’

By Tammy Lane Fayette County Public Schools When fifth-graders fan out across the playground and grassy field behind Clays Mill Elementary, they will note with pride the small grove they helped plant this fall during Tree Week 2018. “We got satisfaction from actually doing the work, and it’s so fun to shove shovels in the ground,” said 11-year-old Sam Campbell.   Armed with tools and grit,...