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Stoops, UK land in-state talent during latest recruiting class to lay groundwork for success

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today University of Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops stayed close to home to piece together his latest recruiting class. The Wildcats added 18 players during the early signing period, including seven in-state players, three each from Ohio and Georgia, two from Alabama, one each from Michigan, and Tennessee. Kentucky also inked a kicker from Australia. The big storyline line,...

Lexington Christian, Bryan Station coaches honored by KFCA; North Hardin standout Wright earns award

By Chad Hensley KyForward sports reporter The Kentucky Football Coaches Association has released its district players and coaches of the year award winners, and the list is loaded with talent. There were 94 selections made of the 96 spots available (one coach and player per district) as only coaches who are dues-paying members of the KFCA were allowed to vote. The awards are based on regular-season...

Frederick Douglass to meet Lexington Christian in mythical city championship showdown on Friday

By Chad Hensley KyForward sports reporter An improbable meeting between Frederick Douglass and Lexington Christian is set to take place on Friday for what many are hailing as the mythical city championship in Lexington. A tweet by William Warfield on the PrepSpin Twitter account on Oct. 1 saying he would love to see the “dream match” was a precursor to the game finally being scheduled — thanks...