The first round of the Kentucky high school football playoffs is in the books and it’s onto the next round for several area teams.
Let’s take a look at the few of the top second round playoff games to see around the Bowling Green area and check out the complete schedule for Friday night.
Game of the Week: South Warren (10-1) at Bowling Green (7-3), Class 5A playoffs, 7 p.m., El Donaldson Stadium
A pair of crosstown rivals, South Warren and Bowling Green will meet for the second time this season Friday in the second round of the Class 5A playoffs at El Donaldson Stadium.
The Spartans are coming off a 33-11 win over Greenwood last Friday, while the Purples defeated Christian County 37-6 last week. Running back Kobe Martin led South Warren with 149 yards and three touchdowns on 22 carries, and quarterback Connor Cooper finished 15-of-18 for 138 yards and two TDs to lead Bowling Green.
The Purples won the regular season meeting over the Spartans 14-3 on Oct. 4. The all-time series is even at 2-2.
Taylor County (9-2) at Glasgow (10-1), Class 3A playoffs, 7 p.m., Hank Royse Stadium
Glasgow and Taylor County’s regular season meeting Oct. 18 went down to the wire, and the two sides are set to compete again Friday in the second round of the Class 3A playoffs at Hank Royse Stadium.
Fresh off a 42-8 opening-round win last Friday over Adair County, the Scotties – who edged Taylor County 31-28 earlier this year – will host the Cardinals for the second time. The Cardinals beat Casey County 40-27 last week to advance to the second round.
Glasgow quarterback Tanner Abernathy went 8-of-11 for 222 yards and five touchdowns, while Taylor County’s Tre Goodin rushed for 161 yards and two TDs on nine carries.
Allen County-Scottsville (5-6) at Franklin-Simpson (6-5), Class 4A playoffs, 7:30 p.m., Shadetree Stadium
A pair of longtime rivals, Franklin-Simpson and Allen County-Scottsville will meet Friday in the second round of the Class 4A playoffs at Shadetree Stadium.
The Wildcats are coming off a 37-14 win over Russell County last Friday, while the Patriots edged Warren East 27-25 last week. Running back Leandre Stutzman ran for 163 yards and two TDs on 13 carries to lead Franklin, and Jax Cooper scored a pair of TDs for ACS.
Franklin-Simpson won the regular season meeting 31-21 on Sept. 27 and leads the all-time series 27-7. The Wildcats have won five straight over Allen County-Scottsville.
Other area playoff games happening Friday night:
Russellville (4-7) at Crittenden County (9-2), Class A playoffs, 7:30 p.m., Rocket Stadium
Clinton County (7-3) at Edmonson County (5-6), Class 2A playoffs, 7:30 p.m., Wildcat Stadium