At Houchens Industries/L.T. Smith Stadium, Bowling Green
MAYFIELD VS. WILLIAMSBURG
* Kickoff: Noon EST.
* Records: Mayfield 13-1, Williamsburg 11-2.
* Litkenhous Ratings: Mayfield 109.3 (No. 1 in Class A), Williamsburg 92.4 (No. 5 in Class A).
* Whom to watch: Mayfield senior quarterback Jake Guhy will be starting in his third straight state championship game. He has passed for 2,270 yards and 30 touchdowns. Senior Stuart Mills has rushed for 1,360 yards and 10 TDs. Junior Jefferson Patrick is Williamsburg’s leading rusher (703 yards, 13 TDs) and tackler (142). Senior Dalton Sizemore has passed for 2,775 yards and 31 touchdowns.
* Jason Frakes’ pick: Mayfield 30-13. Cardinals pick up second straight state title, 10th overall.
WAYNE COUNTY VS. BELFRY
* Kickoff: 4 p.m. EST.
* Records: Wayne County 14-0, Belfry 13-1.
* Litkenhous Ratings: Wayne County 106.3 (No. 2 in Class 3-A), Belfry 105.8 (No. 3 in Class 3-A).
* Whom to watch: Senior quarterback Tyler Guffey has passed for 3,128 yards and 32 touchdowns and also is Wayne County’s top rusher (657 yards, 19 TDs). Senior Jason Perkins has 59 catches for 1,371 yards and 15 TDs and also is tied for the team lead with seven interceptions on defense. Senior Justin Johnson (1,198 yards, 13 TDs) is one of seven Belfry players who have rushed for at least 200 yards this year. Senior quarterback Sani Warren has accounted for 20 TDs (10 rushing, 10 passing) and also is a top defensive back (27 tackles, four interceptions).
* Jason Frakes’ pick: Belfry 21-19. Pirates can thank Cardinals for knocking Central out of the playoffs two weeks ago.
MEADE COUNTY VS. SCOTT COUNTY
* Kickoff: 8 p.m. EST.
* Records: Meade County 12-2, Scott County 14-0.
* Litkenhous Ratings: Meade County 113.8 (No. 14 overall, No. 8 in Class 6-A), Scott County 127.6 (No. 2 overall, No. 1 in Class 6-A).
* Whom to watch: Senior Jonah Shacklett leads Meade County’s rushing attack with 973 yards and 11 touchdowns. The Cardinals have three running backs with more than 900 yards: sophomore Keith Guy (1,197 yards, 12 TDs), junior Theo Price (1,153 yards, 21 TDs) and senior Kevin Clausen (940 yards, 13 TDs). Junior Clay McKee has passed for 1,120 yards and 24 TDs. He is the son of coach Jim McKee and a cousin to Meade County junior quarterback John Wilson.
* Jason Frakes’ pick: Scott County 34-14. With freezing rain in the forecast, Cardinals will have to be good speed skaters.
Single-game tickets will be available at the gate for $11 (general admission); children 6 and under will be admitted free. Gates will open one hour before kickoff. Parking is $8 for the two structures near the stadium and $5 at the Creason Lot. Free parking is available at the Adams Street, Kentucky Street, Center Street and South Campus lots, with shuttle service to the stadium.
Live audio and video streaming of all six championship games will be available at KHSAA.org. Also follow Jason Frakes’ and Jonathan Lintner’s live chat at courier-journal.com.
— Jason Frakes