State football playoffs: Area opening round previews

Greenwood (5-5) at South Warren (9-1)

Class 5A playoffs

7 p.m. Friday

Spartan Stadium

Broadcast: Talk 104.1 FM (PXP: John Reynolds)

Last meeting: South Warren won 36-18 on Oct. 18

Breakdown: South Warren and Greenwood meet for the second time in four weeks Friday in the opening round of the Class 5A playoffs at Spartan Stadium. … The Spartans defeated the Gators 36-18 in their regular-season meeting Oct. 18. … South Warren is ranked fifth in Class 5A in the final Kentucky Associated Press poll of the season. … The Spartans beat Logan County 53-6 last Friday and have won three straight. … The Gators lost 14-6 at John Hardin last week and have dropped three straight. … Running back Kobe Martin leads South with 895 yards and 12 touchdowns. … Greenwood RBs Reed Slone (818 yards, 8 TDs) and David Odom (708, 5) have combined for 1,526 yards and 13 TDs on the year. 

Christian County (0-10) at Bowling Green (6-3)

Class 5A playoffs

7 p.m. Friday

El Donaldson Stadium

Broadcast: WDNS 99.3 FM (PXP: Tim Waggoner) | STFanClub.com (PXP: Joe Brunk)

Updates: Twitter

Last meeting: Bowling Green won 49-0 on Oct. 18

Breakdown: Bowling Green and Christian County meet for the second time in four weeks Friday in the opening round of the Class 5A playoffs at El Donaldson Stadium. … The Purples defeated the Colonels 49-0 in their regular-season meeting Oct. 18. … Bowling Green is ranked sixth in Class 5A in the final Kentucky AP poll of the season. … The Purples lost 49-21 to Trinity (Louisville) last Friday. … The Colonels fell 19-14 at McCracken County last week. … Quarterback Conner Cooper has thrown for 1,073 yards and 11 TDs to lead Bowling Green. … Christian County QB Donta Abren has 940 yards passing with four TDs. 

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

Class 4A playoffs

7 p.m. Friday

Patriot Stadium

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

Last meeting: Allen County-Scottsville won 27-10 on Oct. 18

Breakdown: Warren East and Allen County-Scottsville meet for the second time in four weeks Friday in the opening round of the Class 4A playoffs at Patriot Stadium. … The Patriots defeated the Raiders 27-10 in their regular-season meeting Oct. 18. … Allen County-Scottsville defeated Monroe County 49-32 last Friday and has won three straight. … Warren East lost 28-27 at Daviess County last week and has dropped three straight. … Running back Landon Witcher has rushed for 643 yards and eight TDs to lead ACS. … Raiders’ quarterback Nolan Ford has recorded 2,121 total yards and 26 TDs this year.

Russell County (6-4) at Franklin-Simpson (5-5)

Class 4A playoffs

7 p.m. Friday

Shadetree Stadium

Broadcast: WFKN 1220 AM (PXP: Brian Talley)

Last meeting: Franklin-Simpson won 35-21 on Oct. 4

Breakdown: Franklin-Simpson and Russell County meet for the second time in five weeks Friday in the opening round of the Class 4A playoffs at Shadetree Stadium. … The Wildcats defeated the Lakers 35-21 in their regular-season meeting Oct. 4. … Franklin-Simpson fell 28-21 at Glasgow last Friday. … Russell County beat LaRue County 34-28 last week. … Wildcats’ quarterback Luke Richardson has thrown for 556 yards and seven TDs. … Running backs Dylan Bland (1,452 yards, 18 TDs) and Collin Darnell (1,270, 13) have combined for 2,722 yards and 31 TDs to lead the Lakers. 

Madisonville-North Hopkins (8-2) at Logan County (8-2)

Class 4A playoffs

7 p.m. Friday

Cougar Stadium

Broadcast: WRUS 610 AM

Last meeting: Logan County won 26-24 on Sept. 27

Breakdown: Logan County welcomes Madisonville-North Hopkins into Cougar Stadium Friday night for the opening round of the Class 4A playoffs. … The Cougars defeated the Maroons 26-24 in their regular-season meeting with a last-second Hail Mary back on Sept. 27. … Logan County is ranked ninth in Class 4A in the final Kentucky AP poll of the season. Madisonville-North Hopkins is ranked No. 7 in the same poll. … The Cougars lost 53-6 at South Warren last Friday. … Quarterback Tyler Ezell (2,231 yards, 34 TDs) suffered a left leg injury in the defeat, and his status is uncertain for Friday. … Madisonville fell 53-50 at home against Mayfield last week. … Cougars’ wide receiver Anthony “Rooster” Woodard has caught 14 TD passes and has 740 yards. … Running back Jeriah Hightower has rushed for 2,231 yards and 23 TDs, while quarterback Hayden Reynolds has passed for 1,409 yards and 23 TDs of his own to lead the Maroons.

Adair County (2-8) at Glasgow (9-1)

Class 3A playoffs

7 p.m. Friday

Hank Royse Stadium

Broadcast: WCLU 102.3 FM (PXP: Joe Myers)

Last meeting: Glasgow won 50-22 on Oct. 4 

Breakdown: Glasgow and Adair County meet for the second time in five weeks Friday in the opening round of the Class 3A playoffs at Hank Royse Stadium. … The Scotties defeated the Indians 50-22 in their regular-season meeting Oct. 4. … Glasgow is ranked second in Class 3A in the final Kentucky AP poll of the season. … The Scotties defeated Franklin-Simpson 28-21 last Friday and have won four straight. … The Indians lost 28-7 at Washington County last week and have dropped four straight. … Quarterback Tanner Abernathy has thrown for 1,960 yards and 20 TDs, while running back Nick Mitchell has rushed for 835 yards and 19 TDs to lead the Scotties. … Quarterback Aaron Peck leads Adair County with 994 yards and eight TDs.

Fulton County (6-4) at Russellville (3-7)

Class A playoffs

7 p.m. Friday

Rhea Stadium

Broadcast: WRUS 610 AM

Last meeting: Russellville won 34-31 on Oct. 4

Breakdown: Russellville and Fulton County meet for the second time in five weeks Friday in the opening round of the Class A playoffs at Rhea Stadium. … The Panthers defeated the Pilots 34-31 in their regular-season meeting Oct. 4. … Russellville defeated Warren Central 27-20 last Friday and has won three of its last four games. … Fulton County lost 35-0 at home to Murray last week and has dropped three of its last four. … Quarterback Lennon Ries has 1,307 all-purpose yards and 15 total TDs to lead the Panthers. … Running back Caleb Kimble has rushed for 1,576 yards and 22 TDs to lead the Pilots. 

Barren County (6-4) at North Hardin (10-0)

Class 6A playoffs

6:30 p.m. (CT) Friday

Trojan Stadium

Broadcast: NASHIcon 103.7 FM (PXP: Jay Turner)

Last meeting: North Hardin won 55-12 on Oct. 18

Breakdown: Barren County and North Hardin meet for the second time in four weeks Friday in the opening round of the Class 6A playoffs at Trojan Stadium in Radcliff. … North Hardin defeated Barren County 55-12 in their regular-season meeting Oct. 18. … North Hardin is ranked third in Class 6A in the final Kentucky AP poll of the season. … Barren County defeated Edmonson County 44-21 last Friday. … North Hardin beat Pleasure Ridge Park 48-20 last week. … Running back Dayvion Holloway has rushed for 1,088 yards and 15 TDs to lead Barren County. … North Hardin quarterback Manie Wimberly has thrown for 2,051 yards and 20 TDs, while RB Lavell Wright has tallied 1,256 yards and 18 TDs.

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