Bell drops to No. 16 in Class 3A

It feels like yesterday that Bell County seemed to have a firm grip on a top 10 spot inside of Class 3A. In the latest edition of the Associated Press rankings, the Bobcats are barely hanging on.

On Friday, Bell County went toe-to-toe with top-10 ranked Casey County in a game that was tied with a little over seven minutes remaining in regulation. The Rebels were able to seize control of momentum late and rattled off three consecutive scores in the waning moments of the game to walk away with a decisive 49-28 victory.

Bell — the only team in the county that has broke into the top 10 this season — now sits at No. 16 in Class 3A receiving only a single vote.

The Rebels on the other hand used a victory over the Bobcats to secure the No. 7 spot in Class 3A. They were only two points shy of moving up to No. 6, which is being held by Caldwell County.

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Class 1A

Rank-School FPV Rcd TP Pvs

1. Paintsville (10) 5-1 160 1

2. Beechwood (6) 4-2 141 2

3. Hazard – 4-1 135 3

4. Lou. Ky. Country Day – 5-1 121 4

5. Ludlow (1) 6-0 110 5

6. Russellville – 5-2 65 7

7. Raceland – 4-3 64 6

8. Paris – 5-1 53 10

9. Lou. Holy Cross – 3-3 24 NR

10. Pikeville – 1-4 20 8

Others receiving votes: Williamsburg 14. Bracken Co. 12. Frankfort 7. Lynn Camp 5. Harlan 3. Bellevue 1.

Class 2A

Rank-School FPV Rcd TP Pvs

1. Danville (10) 7-0 157 1

2. Lou. DeSales (6) 6-0 156 2

3. Mayfield (1) 6-1 130 3

4. Lex. Christian – 7-0 125 4

5. Lou. Christian Academy – 5-1 104 5

6. Somerset – 5-2 80 6

7. Newport Central Catholic – 3-3 65 7

8. Glasgow – 5-2 45 T8

9. Walton-Verona – 4-2 35 T8

10. Owensboro Catholic – 4-3 21 10

Others receiving votes: Prestonsburg 5. Monroe Co. 5. Todd Co. Central 4. Lloyd Memorial 2. Shelby Valley 1.

Class 3A

Rank-School FPV Rcd TP Pvs

1. Belfry (11) 5-1 162 1

2. Corbin (4) 5-1 146 2

3. Boyle Co. – 5-1 131 3

4. Lou. Central – 4-2 105 4

5. Elizabethtown – 5-1 101 5

6. Caldwell Co. – 6-1 75 6

7. Casey Co. (1) 6-0 73 7

8. LaRue Co. (1) 7-0 51 8

9. Lex. Catholic – 3-3 38 9

10. Western Hills – 5-1 24 NR

Others receiving votes: Fleming Co. 12. Union Co. 8. Paducah Tilghman 5. Lou. Waggener 2. Pike Co. Central 1. Bell Co. 1.

Class 4A

Rank-School FPV Rcd TP Pvs

1. Johnson Central (15) 6-0 168 1

2. Wayne Co. (2) 6-1 151 2

3. Collins – 5-2 133 3

4. Ashland Blazer – 5-2 102 5

5. Franklin-Simpson – 4-3 66 10

6. Logan Co. – 6-0 64 7

7. Rockcastle Co. – 4-2 58 4

8. Knox Central – 5-2 43 NR

9. Shelby Co. – 4-2 25 9

(tie) Taylor Co. – 5-1 25 NR

Others receiving votes: Scott 24. Madisonville-North Hopkins 21. Allen Co.-Scottsville 19. Mercer Co. 12. Hopkinsville 9. Bourbon Co. 5. West Jessamine 4. Lou. Western 3. John Hardin 3.

Class 5A

Rank-School FPV Rcd TP Pvs

1. Cov. Catholic (14) 6-0 158 1

2. Bowling Green (1) 5-2 132 2

3. Christian Co. – 6-0 116 3

(tie) South Warren – 7-0 116 4

5. South Oldham – 5-1 95 5

6. Perry Co. Central (1) 6-0 55 6

7. Southwestern – 4-2 37 NR

8. Madison Southern – 4-2 36 10

9. Anderson Co. – 5-1 34 8

10. Apollo – 5-1 31 9

Others receiving votes: Lou. Fern Creek 15. Owensboro 15. North Laurel 11. Montgomery Co. 10. Harlan Co. 10. Whitley Co. 5. Highlands 2. Graves Co. 1. Bullitt Central 1.

Class 6A

Rank-School FPV Rcd TP Pvs

1. Lou. Trinity (16) 7-0 160 1

2. Lou. Male – 6-1 129 3

3. Lou. St. Xavier – 5-1 126 2

4. Simon Kenton – 7-0 112 4

5. Scott Co. – 5-2 96 6

6. Lou. Pleasure Ridge Park – 4-2 71 5

7. Frederick Douglass – 5-1 57 8

8. Ryle – 4-2 54 7

9. Lou. Butler – 5-2 41 9

10. Meade Co. – 4-3 7 NR

Others receiving votes: Campbell Co. 6. Lex. Tates Creek 6. Ohio Co. 4. Conner 3. Henderson Co. 2. Lou. Ballard 2. Central Hardin 2. Madison Central 1. Lou. DuPont Manual 1.