State football playoffs: Area quarterfinal previews

Bowling Green (8-3) at South Oldham (11-1)

Class 5A playoffs

6:30 p.m. (CT) Friday

Dragon Stadium

Broadcast: WDNS 93.3 FM (PXP: Tim Waggoner) | STFanClub.com (PXP: Joe Brunk)

Updates: Twitter

Last meeting: First meeting

Breakdown: Bowling Green and South Oldham will meet for the first time Friday as the Purples travel to Crestwood for a Class 5A quarterfinal matchup. … Bowling Green is coming off a 20-13 win over crosstown rival South Warren last Friday. … South Oldham defeated North Bullitt 50-21 last week and has won 11 straight. … Quarterback Conner Cooper and running backs Javeius Bunton and JaVyan Collins each scored one touchdown to lead the Purples. … Dragons’ running back Keaton Martin rushed for 101 yards and three TDs, while quarterback Anthony Pierce threw for 80 yards and two TDs and ran for 110 yards on 13 carries.

Franklin-Simpson (7-5) at Madisonville-North Hopkins (10-2)

Class 4A playoffs

7 p.m. Friday

Maroon Stadium

Broadcast: WFKN 1220 AM (PXP: Brian Talley)

Last meeting: Franklin-Simpson won 12-10 on Nov. 16, 2018 in the Class 4A quarterfinals

Breakdown: Franklin-Simpson and Madisonville-North Hopkins will square off for the 24th time Friday in the quarterfinals of the Class 4A playoffs in Madisonville. … The Wildcats are coming off a 56-20 win over Allen County-Scottsville last Friday and have won seven of their last eight. … The Maroons defeated Hopkinsville 28-21 last week and have won five of their last six. … Running backs Leandre Stutzman (195 yards, two touchdowns), Malik Carter (124, 3) and Omar Harrison (79, 2) combined for 398 yards and seven touchdowns for Franklin-Simpson. … Madisonville-North Hopkins running back Jeriah Hightower ran for 174 yards and two TDs, while quarterback Hayden Reynolds threw for 153 yards and a score. … The Wildcats lead the all-time series 13-10 and have won the past three meetings.

Edmonson County (6-6) at Mayfield (11-1)

Class 2A playoffs

7 p.m. Friday

Cardinal Stadium

Broadcast: EdmonsonVoice.com (PXP: Scott Lindsey)

Last meeting: First meeting

Breakdown: Edmonson County and Mayfield will meet for the first time Friday as the Wildcats hit the road for a Class 2A quarterfinal matchup. … Edmonson County is coming off a 17-13 win over Clinton County last Friday and has won five of its last six. … Mayfield defeated Murray 56-24 last week and has won eight straight. … Running back Matthew Shaw ran for 116 yards on 24 carries for the Wildcats, while quarterback Jon Smith threw a touchdown pass and picked up another on the ground. … Cardinals’ quarterback Jayden Stinson went 14-of-22 for 317 yards and six TDs.

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