The 2017 Kentucky High School Athletic Association fall sports season comes to a close with the state championship football matchups Friday through Sunday at Kroger Field in Lexington.
Starting things off is Raceland and Beechwood on Friday at 2 p.m. Here's a brief glance of each matchup:
CLASS 1A CHAMPIONSHIP: RACELAND (10-4) VS BEECHWOOD (11-2), FRIDAY, 2 P.M.
Beechwood enters as the favorite, making their third straight trip to the state title game and aiming for back-to-back titles. Raceland has knocked off Paintsville and Pikeville to get here, so they are definitely battle tested.
CLASS 3A CHAMPIONSHIP: BOYLE COUNTY (13-1) VS CORBIN (13-1), FRIDAY, 7 P.M.
Both teams enter on a roll, Boyle County winners of 11 in a row, Corbin 10 in a row. The Rebels feature in the highest scoring offense in Class 3A, averaging 46 points per game. The Redhounds are coached by former WKU quarterback Justin Haddix.
CLASS 2A CHAMPIONSHIP: MAYFIELD (13-1) VS DANVILLE (14-0), SATURDAY, 1 P.M.
Mayfield made the move up to Class 2A in 2015 and haven't skipped a beat, looking for their second 2A title in three years. Danville, unblemished on the year, looks to bring the hardware home this year after a state championship loss to CAL a season ago.
CLASS 4A CHAMPIONSHIP: FRANKLIN-SIMPSON (11-3) VS JOHNSON CENTRAL (12-2), SATURDAY, 4:30 P.M.
A rematch of last year's lopsided matchup returns to Kroger Field as Johnson Central aims for its second straight title. The Golden Eagles knocked off the Wildcats 48-0 in last year's title game.
CLASS 5A CHAMPIONSHIP: COVINGTON CATHOLIC (14-0) VS MADISON SOUTHERN (11-3), SATURDAY, 8 P.M.
Outside of maybe Trinity, Cov Cath has been the most dominant team in the state in all classes this season. They are outscoring opponents by an average of nearly 38 points a game. Southern has won nine of 10 after starting the season 2-2.
CLASS 6A CHAMPIONSHIP: TRINITY (14-0) VS ST. XAVIER (12-2), SUNDAY, 2 P.M.
These two met in the regular season, a 28-0 Shamrocks victory on September 29. The Tigers have had a little over two months to try and make the proper adjustments to try and compete with Trinity, something that will be tough to do as they aim for consecutive titles.
General admission tickets range from $13-$30 per game. The ticket includes free parking.