By Kent Taylor
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Week 5 of Touchdown Friday Night features 11 games from three states. Our feature game has 3A #1 Central visiting 4A #5 Western. The Warriors are hoping to rebound from a 56-0 loss at 4A #1 Highlands last Friday.
"For the kids it's a big rivalry game, a neighborhood game," Central head coach Ty Scroggins said. "They're tired of Central doing some things and we're doing things that we need to do. We're just focusing on us, we want to make sure that we get better at what we do."
North Oldham has rolled to a 4-0 start. That record includes the schools first ever win over Oldham County. This week the Mustangs host South Oldham. Dragons quarterback Jack Sherry hopes to put up some big numbers before making the trip south to Lexington for Saturdays U of L-UK game. Scott Reynolds will cover that one, and he'll also get a look at J'town speedster Demichael Jackson. He's rushed for over 200 yards in each of the last two weeks. The Chargers, ranked #8 in 5A, host Meade County.
Kendrick Haskins will battle the bridge traffic for two rivalry games in Southern Indiana. Silver Creek, playing varsity football for the first time in over 50 years, visits Charlestown. The game was originally scheduled for Silver Creek, but sod issues at the school have forced to Dragons to play every game in 2011 on the road.
"We think it's going to be a big crowd," Pirates head coach Jason Hawkins said. "They're only 5 minutes away, and I've been saying all week, it's an instant rivalry." Charlestown quarterback Aaron Daniel agrees. "Yeah we've played basketball against them for awhile, and had a rivalry with that, and now they're all playing football, so I guess it's pretty much the same thing," Daniel said.
Kyle Bramble, fresh off his 7 touchdown effort last week in a win over Seymour, leads Floyd Central into Clark County for a matchup with Jeffersonville.
We'll also have highlights from North Hardin at Central Hardin, Butler at Doss, PRP vs. DeSales at Southern, and Ballard at #2 Manual. Plus two games from Cincinnati, as #1 Trinity visits Cincinnati St. X in a battle of nationally ranked powers, and our St. X visits Moeller, alma mater of Barry Larkin and Ken Griffey, Junior.
Check out all the highlights, plus our predictions on the U of L-UK game, all on Touchdown Friday Night.