Area football previews: Week 1

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South Warren (0-0) at Warren East (0-0)

7 p.m. Friday

Jim Ross Field

Broadcast:

  • ESPN Radio 102.7 FM (PXP: Tyler Eaton)
  • Talk 104.1 FM (PXP: Chad Young)

Updates: Twitter

Last meeting: South Warren won 50-6 on Aug. 30, 2019

Breakdown: South Warren and Warren East kick off the season Friday night on the “Smurf Turf” at Jim Ross Field. … The Spartans defeated the Raiders 50-6 last season in the German American Bank Bowl at WKU’s Houchens-Smith Stadium. … The Spartans finished last year 10-2 overall, while the Raiders went 4-7. … South Warren is led by junior quarterback Caden Veltkamp (76-of-122 passing for 1,007 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2019), junior running back Kobe Martin (217 carries for 1,167 yards and 15 touchdowns) and senior wide receiver/defensive back — and Ohio State commit — Jantzen Dunn (19 catches for 324 yards and 6 touchdowns; 37 tackles, interception). … Warren East is led by the senior trio of quarterback Nolan Ford (108-of-208, 1,539 yards, 14 touchdowns; 139 carries, 924 yards, 15 touchdowns), running back KJ Alexander (146 carries, 783 yards, 5 touchdowns) and wide receiver DeSean “Dee” Gilbert (33 catches, 437 yards, 5 touchdowns).

Greenwood (0-0) at Warren Central (0-0)

7 p.m. Friday

Joe Hood Field

Broadcast: None

Last meeting: Greenwood won 59-42 on Aug. 30, 2019

Breakdown: Greenwood and Warren Central kick off the season Friday night at Joe Hood Field. … The Gators defeated the Dragons 59-42 last season in the German American Bank Bowl at WKU’s Houchens-Smith Stadium. … The Gators finished last year 5-6 overall, while the Dragons went 0-10. … Warren Central is on a 45-game losing streak dating back to Oct. 16, 2015. … Greenwood is led by the senior trio of quarterback John Morrison (75-of-189 passing for 993 yards and 6 touchdowns in 2019), wide receiver David Odom (139 carries, 711 yards, 5 touchdowns; 20 catches, 206 yards) and defensive tackle Sebastian Conwell (138 tackles). … The Dragons are led by junior quarterback Trenton Leach (78-of-175, 931 yards, 7 touchdowns), sophomore running back Deangelo Patterson (86 carries, 340 yards, touchdown; 24 catches, 163 yards, 2 touchdowns) and defensive end Amario Wilson (48 tackles (39 solo), 5.5 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks).

Bowling Green (0-0) at St. Xavier (0-0)

6:30 p.m. (CT) Friday

Brother Thomas More Page Stadium

Broadcast: WDNS 93.3 FM (PXP: Tim Waggoner)

Last meeting: St. Xavier won 28-14 on Sept. 20, 2019

Breakdown: Bowling Green kicks off its season Friday night on the road in Louisville against St. Xavier and former head coach Kevin Wallace. … The Tigers defeated the Purples 28-14 last season at El Donaldson Stadium. … Bowling Green finished last year 9-4 overall, while St. X went 8-5. … The Purples are led by the senior trio of quarterback Conner Cooper (106-of-171 passing for 1,352 yards and15 touchdowns; 68 carries for 223 yards and 3 touchdowns), running back Javeius “Javy” Bunton (118 carries, 764 yards, 10 touchdowns; 21 catches, 260 yards, 2 touchdowns) and tight end Jordan Dingle (35 catches, 474 yards, 5 touchdowns). … The Tigers are led by junior wide receiver Mekhi Smith (50 catches, 618 yards, 4 touchdowns; 27 carries, 171 yards, 3 touchdowns).

Russellville (0-0) at Logan County (0-0)

7 p.m. Friday

Cougar Field

Broadcast: WRUS 610 AM

Last meeting: Logan County won 55-28 on Sept. 13, 2019

Breakdown: Russellville and Logan County kick off the season Friday night in the classic “Clash of the Cats” rivalry at Cougar Field. … The Cougars defeated the Panthers 55-28 last season at Rhea Stadium. … Logan County finished last year 8-3 overall, while Russellville went 4-8. … The Cougars are led by the senior trio of wide receivers Anthony “Rooster” Woodard (44 catches, 818 yards, 14 touchdowns), Braxton Baptiste (17 carries, 127 yards, 3 touchdowns; 7 catches, 86 yards, 2 touchdowns) and Jaden Sells (28 catches, 492 yards, 6 touchdowns). … Russellville is led by junior quarterback Lennon Ries (64-of-162, 986 yards, 13 touchdowns; 111 carries, 586 yards, 5 touchdowns), junior running back Jovari Gamble (133 carries, 681 yards, 3 touchdowns; 8 catches, 157 yards, touchdown) and senior wide receiver Jackson Hampton (16 catches, 402 yards, 7 touchdowns).

Allen County-Scottsville (0-0) at Glasgow (0-0)

7 p.m. Friday

Hank Royse Stadium

Broadcast:

  • WCLU 102.3 FM (PXP: Joe Myers)
  • WVLE 99.3 FM (PXP: Kyle Harwood)

Last meeting: Glasgow won 50-7 on Sept. 13, 2019

Breakdown: Allen County-Scottsville and Glasgow kick off the season Friday night at Hank Royse Stadium. … The Scotties defeated the Patriots 50-7 last season at Patriot Stadium. … ACS finished last year 5-7, while Glasgow went 10-2. … The Patriots are led by the senior trio of quarterback Trace McIntyre (71-of-139, 919 yards, 6 touchdowns; 90 carries, 400 yards, 7 touchdowns), running back Landon Witcher (123 carries, 739 yards, 8 touchdowns) and wide receiver Jax Cooper (27 catches, 587 yards, 5 touchdowns; 5 carries, 51 yards, touchdown). … The Scotties are led by the junior trio of running back Hunter Scott (46 catches, 748 yards, 14 touchdowns; 24 carries, 208 yards, touchdown), wide receiver JaMarion Long (28 catches, 474 yards, 5 touchdowns) and quarterback John Carter Myers (26-of-41, 274 yards, 4 touchdowns).

Monroe County (0-0) at Barren County (0-0)

7 p.m. Friday

Trojan Stadium

Broadcast: NASHIcon 103.7 FM (PXP: Jay Turner)

Last meeting: Barren County won 52-6 on Sept. 13, 2019

Breakdown: Barren County kicks off its season Friday night against Monroe County at Trojan Stadium. … The Trojans defeated the Falcons 52-6 last season. … Barren County is coming off a 6-5 season in 2019. … The Trojans are led by junior quarterback Jameson Buie (74-of-129, 961 yards, 10 touchdowns; 29 carries, 18 yards, 3 touchdowns), senior wide receiver Jamarcus Miley (19 catches, 242 yards, 4 touchdowns) and senior defensive back Landon Neal (38 tackles (31 solo), 2 interceptions). … Jackson Arnett is entering his fifth season as head coach of the Trojans.

Hancock County (0-0) at Edmonson County (0-0)

7 p.m. Friday

Wildcat Stadium

Broadcast: EdmonsonVoice.com

Last meeting: Hancock County won 36-27 on Sept. 13, 2019

Breakdown: Edmonson County kicks off its season Friday night against Hancock County at Wildcat Stadium. … The Wildcats fell to Hancock County 36-27 last season. … Edmonson County is coming off a 6-7 season in 2019. … The Wildcats are led by senior quarterback Jon Smith (69-of-133, 1,248 yards, 15 touchdowns; 80 carries, 286 yards, 3 touchdowns), senior wide receiver Isaiah Johnson (23 catches, 450 yards, 4 touchdowns; 70 carries, 327 yards, 5 touchdowns) and junior running back Matthew Shaw (160 carries, 1,012 yards, 9 touchdowns). … Nathan Smith is entering his fifth season as head coach of the Wildcats.

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