One victory away from its first state championship since 2000, the Male High School football team also has made its mark on the national scene this season.
The recognition began in July with a championship in the prestigious National Select 7-on-7 event in Hoover, Ala., and has continued through a 14-0 season.
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The Bulldogs can complete their perfect season Saturday with a victory over Lafayette (12-2) in the Class 6-A state final. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. EST at Western Kentucky University’s Houchens Industries/L.T. Smith Stadium.
Here’s a look at where Male stands in eight national rankings:
* Massey computer ratings – No. 7.
* USA Today Super 25 – No. 10.
* MaxPreps Xcellent 25 – No. 11.
* High School Football America Top 25 – No. 11.
* NationalHSfootball.com 100 – No. 15.
* PrepNation.com – No. 15.
* Freeman/MaxPreps computer ratings – No. 21.
* Scout.com – No. 23.