High School Football: The Hopkinsville Tigers played a scrimmage game at Owensboro last night, while Christian County plays this evening in the TOA Jamboree at Governors Stadium on the Austin Peay campus. The Colonels will face Kenwood at 7:15 and Clarksville High at 8 pm. The regular season begins next Friday night.
The Courier Journal has released its preseason high school football polls.
Class 5A: Bowling Green is picked first, with Warren Central 3rd, Christian County 6th with Graves County and Greenwood among teams receiving votes.
Class 6A: Trinity is picked first, with Henderson County 5th. McCracken County who is new to 6A this year was among teams receiving votes.
Class 3A: Louisville Central is picked number one, with Paducah Tilghman 4th, South Warren 6th, with Fort Campbell 10th. Trigg County was among teams receiving votes.
Class 4A: Highlands is the top choice, with Warren East 6th, Owensboro 7th, with Madisonville, Allen County Scottsville and Franklin Simpson receiving votes.
Class 2A: Newport Central Catholic is number one, Caldwell County is second, Glasgow 4th, Owensboro Catholic 5th, Murray High is 9th.
Class A: Mayfield is first with Russellville ranked 5th.
All of the top ranked teams in each of the classes are defending state champions from 2012.
College Football: Following a day off Thursday, the Kentucky Wildcats returned to the practice field on Friday. Coach Mark Stoops says it was a “wasted” practice. Stoops said it was a very weak practice mentally and physically. However, there was a bright spot as cornerback Nate Willis practiced for the first time, with Stoops saying he saw some good things from him.
More indictments have been handed down in connection with a sex crime in June at Vanderbilt University, with another member of the Commodore football team receiving one of the indictments Friday.
Fox 17 News reports 21-year-old Chris Boyd—a wide receiver—is charged with one felony count of being an accessory to the fact. Boyd is accused of taking part in an attempted cover up of the incident. Bond for Boyd is set at $25,000. Boyd was also suspended from the team by Commodores coach James Franklin. Two others not connected with the football team were also indicted.
Meanwhile, one of the four former players first arrested in connection with the incident made his bond on Friday. 19 year old Cory Batey first did not have enough funds for bond when he appeared for a hearing Friday morning, however, the funds were raised by Friday afternoon according to Fox 17. Batey and three others arrested recently are scheduled to appear for a hearing next week.
Austin Peay is having its first scrimmage of fall camp today. The scrimmage is scheduled for 9:30 am at Governors Stadium. First year coach Kirby Cannon is liking how his team is progressing in camp. The Governors open the 2013 season at Tennessee August 31st.
NFL: The Tennessee Titans look for their first preseason victory as they meet the Cincinnati Bengals this evening at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. The Titans lost their preseason opener to the Washington Redskins last week.
Golf: Nashville’s Brandt Snedeker and Lexington’s Josh Teater both failed to make the cut at this week’s PGA Tour stop, the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, NC. Both finished the first two days at one over par. Patrick Reed fired a six under 64 Friday to take the lead heading into today’s third round at 11 under par.
Franklin’s Kenny Perry fired an opening round 7 under 65 to take the lead at the Champions Tour’s Dick’s Sporting Goods Open in Endicott, NY. The Schwab Cup points leader is one shot ahead of Bart and Brad Bryant and Joel Edwards. Paducah’s Russ Cochran heads a group of four golfers two shots back of Perry at 5 under par.
Europe has the lead after the first day of the Solheim Cup. The Euros won five of the eight matches to lead the American ladies 5 and 3 with Saturday foursome matches to take place this morning at the Colorado Country Club.