Area football previews: Week 9

South Warren (6-1) at Greenwood (5-2)

7 p.m. Friday

“The Swamp”

Broadcast: WKCT 104.1 FM (PXP: Chad Young)

Updates: Twitter

Last meeting: South Warren won 55-7 on Sept. 28, 2018

Breakdown: Both teams return to action after being off last week for fall break. … South Warren leads the all-time series 5-1. … The Spartans are ranked sixth in Class 5A in the latest Kentucky Associated Press high school football poll. … South suffered a 14-3 loss to crosstown rival Bowling Green its last time out Oct. 4. … The defeat snapped the Spartans’ state-leading 21-game win streak dating back to 2017. … Greenwood won 20-14 over Christian County Oct. 4 to bounce back after losing two straight. … South Warren running back Kobe Martin has rushed for 511 yards and six touchdowns on 101 carries, while wide receivers Avrin Bell, Tomi Mustapha, Jantzen Dunn and Jason Putman have each recorded three receiving TDs. … Quarterback Mason Willingham is the Spartans’ starter with Caden Veltkamp sidelined with an injury. … Gators’ running back Reed Slone has ran for 743 yards and eight TDs, while catching 11 passes for 218 yards and four more scores. … Fellow back John Morrison has 601 yards and five TDs.

Allen County-Scottsville (1-6) at Warren East (4-3)

7 p.m. Friday

Jim Ross Field

Broadcast: ESPN KY 102.7 FM (PXP: Garret Browning) | WVLE 99.3 FM (PXP: Kyle Harwood)

Last meeting: Warren East won 23-20 on Oct. 12, 2018

Breakdown: Both teams return to action after being off last week for fall break. … Warren East leads the all-time series 24-20. … The Raiders defeated Warren Central 53-12 their last time out Oct. 3 and have won three straight. … Allen County-Scottsville’s last outing was a 41-13 loss to Danville Oct. 4. … The Patriots have dropped two straight. … East quarterback Nolan Ford has passed for 892 yards and nine TDs to go along with 601 yards and 10 more TDs rushing. … Running backs KJ Alexander and Damontra Pillow have each scored five TDs, and wide receiver EJ Smith has four TDs with 215 yards. … Patriots’ QB Trace McIntrye has ran for 225 yards and five TDs and passed for 672 and a score. … Running back Landon Withcer has recorded 380 yards and five TDs on the ground. … Jax Cooper has the lone receiving TD for ACS and 389 yards.

Christian County (0-7) at Bowling Green (4-2)

7 p.m. Friday

El Donaldson Stadium

Broadcast: WDNS 99.3 FM (PXP: Tim Waggoner)

Last meeting: Bowling Green won 29-7 on Nov. 2, 2018 in the Class 5A playoffs

Breakdown: Both teams return to action after being off last week for fall break. … The two sides met in the 2018 Class 5A playoffs, with Bowling Green winning 29-7. … The Purples are ranked fourth in Class 5A in the latest Kentucky AP poll. … Christian County is still searching for its first win. … Bowling Green won 14-3 over crosstown rival South Warren its last time out Oct. 4. … The win snapped the Spartans’ state-leading 21-game win streak dating back to 2017. … The Colonels lost 20-14 to Greenwood Oct. 4. … BG quarterbacks Conner Cooper (522 yards, 6 TDs) and Max Payne (349, 5) have combined for 871 yards and 11 TDs. … Wide receiver Dez Wilson has 341 yards and five TDs. … Christian County QB Donta Abren has threw for 809 yards and four TDs with five interceptions. 

Taylor County (6-1) at Glasgow (6-1)

7 p.m. Friday

Hank Royse Stadium

Broadcast: WCLU 102.3 FM (PXP: Joe Myers)

Last meeting: Glasgow won 43-7 on Nov. 26, 1999 in the Class 2A playoffs

Breakdown: Both teams return to action after being off last week for fall break. … The two sides haven’t met since Nov. 26, 1999 in the Class 2A playoffs – a 43-7 win for Glasgow. … The Scotties are ranked fifth in Class 3A in the latest Kentucky AP poll. … Taylor County is just outside the top-10 with 23 votes. … Glasgow won 50-22 at Adair County its last time out Oct. 4. … The Cardinals defeated Hart County 57-0 that same night. … Glasgow quarterback Tanner Abernathy has passed for 1,352 yards and 15 touchdowns with just interceptions. … Running back Nick Mitchell has rushed for 732 yards and 16 TDs. … Wide receiver Hunter Scott has 524 yards and 12 scores on 22 receptions. … Running backs Wes Oliver (1,034 yards, 16 TDs) and Tre Goodin (731, 9) have combined for 1,765 yards and 25 TDs to lead Taylor County.

Warren Central (0-7) at Franklin-Simpson (3-4)

7 p.m. Friday

Shadetree Stadium

Broadcast: WFKN 1220 AM (PXP: Brian Talley)

Last meeting: Franklin-Simpson won 62-20 on Oct. 12, 2018

Breakdown: Both teams return to action after being off last week for fall break. … Warren Central has lost 42 straight games and is seeking its first win since Oct. 16, 2015. … Franklin-Simpson defeated Russell County 35-21 its last time out Oct. 4. … The Dragons lost 53-12 to Warren East on Oct. 3. … Wildcats’ quarterback Luke Richardson has passed for 466 yards and four TDs and has rushed for 106 yards and three more scores. … Running backs Tedric Partinger and Chase Gooch have each scored four TDs for Franklin. … Warren Central doesn’t have stats listed on the KHSAA’s Scoreboard website. 

Hopkins County Central (0-8) at Logan County (6-1)

7 p.m. Friday 

Cougar Stadium

Broadcast: WRUS 610 AM

Last meeting: Logan County won 68-13 on Sept. 21, 2018 

Breakdown: Logan County returns to action after being off last week for fall break. … The Cougars are ranked seventh in Class 4A in the latest Kentucky AP poll. … Logan County lost 21-6 to Hopkinsville its last time out Oct. 3. … Hopkins County Central fell 69-35 at Calloway County last Friday and is still searching for its first win of the season. … Quarterback Tyler Ezell has passed for 1,702 yards and 23 TDs for the Cougars to go along with 305 yards and three scores on the ground. … Running back Gary Hardy (621 yards) and wide receiver Anthony Woodard (544 yards) have each scored nine TDs. … Storm quarterback Adrian Stringer has threw for 1,977 yards and 14 scores. 

Caverna (1-6) at Russellville (1-6)

7 p.m. Friday

Rhea Stadium

Broadcast: WRUS 610 AM

Last meeting: Russellville won 62-6 on Nov. 4, 2016 in the Class A playoffs

Breakdown: Russellville returns to action after being off last week for fall break. … The Panthers and Caverna haven’t met since a 62-6 RHS win on Nov. 4, 2016 in the Class A playoffs. … Russellville defeated Fulton County 34-31 in its last time out Oct. 4. … The Colonels lost 54-0 at Crittenden County last Friday. … Quarterback Lenon Ries has passed for 532 yards and seven TDs and rushed for 159 yards and two more scores for the Panthers. … Caverna QB Drew Rhodes has threw for 829 yards and nine TDs and ran for 322 yards and six more scores. 

North Hardin (7-0) at Barren County (5-2)

7 p.m. Friday

Trojan Stadium

Broadcast: NASHIcon 103.7 FM (PXP: Jay Turner)

Last meeting: First meeting

Breakdown: Barren County hosts one of the top teams in Class 6A on Friday night at Trojan Stadium. … North Hardin comes in undefeated and ranked third in the latest Kentucky AP poll. … Barren County is coming off a 38-0 loss to Central Hardin last week. … North Hardin was off last week for fall break and defeated Meade County 47-10 its last time out Oct. 4. … BCHS running back Dayvion Holloway has rushed for 795 yards and 12 TDs. … Quarterback Jameson Buie has passed for 644 yards and five TDs. … NHHS running back Lavell Wright has ran for 797 yards and 13 TDs in addition to 374 yards and two more scores receiving. … Quarterback Manie Wimberly has threw for 1,293 yards and 11 TDs. 

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