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I missed Friday night's high school football games, and it looks like I missed out on two impressive performances by both Collins and Shelby County.
Collins' 36-20 victory at North Oldham all but clinches the district title for the Titans. They should have no problem taking care of Waggener (1-6) next Friday night and Atherton (1-6) the week after (NOTE: The Wildcats' lone victory was a 34-22 win over the Rebels on Sept. 21).
If the Titans do win the regular-season district title it will assure them of hosting first- and second-round Class 4A playoff games. Looking ahead a little bit that also means that Collins would host the loser of Oct. 19's game between North Oldham and Spencer County in the second round of the playoffs (because I'm pretty sure that the No. 3 seed from this district will be able to beat the No. 2 seed from Louisville's 4A District).
Then there was Shelby County's 49-0 shutout of North Bullitt, last year's district champ and this year's preseason pick. Impressive score to say the least, the Rockets must have been clicking tonight.
It looks like Zach Shipley had another great game, passing for 169 yards and two touchdowns and running for 119 yards and two more scores.
The Rockets' victory now sets up a huge, huge game next week - the de facto district championship - against Bullitt Central. The Cougars improved to 2-0 in the district Friday night with a 28-21 win over Bullitt East. Bullitt Central is led by Trevor Carnell - the top rusher in 5A. I'm already looking forward to that game.