Category Archives: COLUMNIST

HS Football – Commodores gutsy win sets up showdown with four teams vying for district crown

October 13, 2018 – London, Kentucky – NATHAN LYTTLE – Bluegrass Sports Nation Perry Central Football Columnist

Another week, another win for the Perry County Central Commodores. They took down the North Laurel Jaguars in a game that eliminated the Jags from postseason play, clinched a playoff berth and set up a four-way tie for the district championship going into the last week of district play. Continue reading HS Football – Commodores gutsy win sets up showdown with four teams vying for district crown

HS Football – BREATHITT CAPTURES DISTRICT CROWN

Bobcats’ O’Hara – Photo by Brendon Miller

October 12, 2018 – Jackson, Kentucky – CASEY ALLEN – Bluegrass Sports Nation Breathitt Football Columnist

In their highest offensive output of the season, the Breathitt Bobcats have accomplished their season goal of winning a district title!!  This is the first District title the Bobcats have won since 2013.  The win marks the 6th straight victory after starting at 0-3, which means that the Bobcats have not only won the District but secured their first winning season since 2013.  This is bad news to the rest of the State! Continue reading HS Football – BREATHITT CAPTURES DISTRICT CROWN

High School Football – A look at the district picture ahead of Perry’s clash with Jaguars

October 11, 2018 – Hazard, Kentucky – NATHAN LYTTLE – Bluegrass Sports Nation Perry Central Football Columnist 

Perry Central heads to London Friday night to take on the North Laurel Jaguars. The district picture is starting to take shape, but there is still plenty of football to be played. Continue reading High School Football – A look at the district picture ahead of Perry’s clash with Jaguars

High School Football – Tigers will visit the Dogs on October 12, at 7:30pm

October 11, 2018 – Hazard, Kentucky – JJ Baker – Bluegrass Sports Nation Hazard – Football Columnist

There is a rich tradition around the mountains when talking about Class A football programs. You immediately think about the Lynch East Main state champions of 1959, 60, 63, and 68. The Jack Hall led 1964 Elkhorn City State Champions knocked off Russellville at the old Stoll Field on UK’s campus 33-7. Continue reading High School Football – Tigers will visit the Dogs on October 12, at 7:30pm

High School Football – BREATHITT and POWELL Set to Battle for The District Crown on The River Bank!

October 11, 2018 – CASEY ALLEN – Bluegrass Sports Nation Breathitt Football Columnist

            It is no secret that the Breathitt Bobcats are on the hunt for a District Title.  Coach Kyle Moore and his Bobcats have been very open about their goal of winning the District Crown this year.  After starting the season 0-3, the Bobcats have maintained their focus and the task is at hand.   Continue reading High School Football – BREATHITT and POWELL Set to Battle for The District Crown on The River Bank!

Pro Football – Bengals Defense Pounds the Dolphins in the Second Half to Win 27-17

October 7, 2018 – Cincinnati, Ohio – CASEY ALLEN – Bluegrass Sports Nation

It wasn’t easy by any stretch of the imagination, in fact, the Dolphins controlled the game for two and a half quarters.  That’s why they play four quarters.  That’s why you play until the final whistle. With 9:25 left in the 3rd quarter, the Miami Dolphins were up 17-0, but the Bengals stormed back to take the win, 27-17. Continue reading Pro Football – Bengals Defense Pounds the Dolphins in the Second Half to Win 27-17

College Football – Kentucky Falls Short to Texas A&M 14-20

(Updated – UK fell to Number 18 in AP Rankings and is now 2-1 versus top 25 teams)

It was a long trip from Lexington to College Station and for Kentucky players and their fans it will feel like an even longer trip home. The Wildcats lost their first game of the season in overtime against Texas A&M. The first half was a game of “who can punt the furthest” as both defenses held their ground and forced punts. Kentucky’s only offensive score of the game, however, came in the first quarter. Continue reading College Football – Kentucky Falls Short to Texas A&M 14-20

High School Football – Bulldogs Swat the Hornets 35-6

October 6, 2018 – Phelps, Kentucky – JJ Baker – Bluegrass Sports Nation Hazard Football Columnist

If you love road trips, then you’d love to be a Hazard Bulldog this season. For the fifth time in six games, the Bulldogs hit the road and traveled to Eastern Pike County to take on the Phelps Hornets. Phelps entered the game with a 4-1 record and was looking to ride some momentum after a big 52-0 win over Fairview and find a signature win for head coach David Jones. Since taking the program over in 2016, Coach Jones has shown steady progress with the Hornet’s football program going 4-6 in his first season, 5-5 last season, and had won 4 out their first 5 to start this season. Continue reading High School Football – Bulldogs Swat the Hornets 35-6