Week 7 preview/pick | Male at PRP

Week 7 preview/pick | Male at PRP

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Week 7 preview/pick | Male at PRP

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It’s the Week 7 Kentucky HS football preview with the C-J’s Jason Frakes and Chris White looking at this week’s monster games in the Louisville area.

MALE (5-1) AT PLEASURE RIDGE PARK (4-2)

* Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

* Storyline: Panthers continue brutal schedule.

* Male: The Bulldogs – No. 12 in the state in The Courier-Journal’s Litkenhous Ratings – rolled to a 41-12 victory over Butler last week as T.J. Thomas completed 12 of 17 passes for 114 yards and two touchdowns. Nathan Hobbs and B.K. Smith both had 55-yard punt returns for touchdowns. Coach Chris Wolfe revamped his defense after a 37-34 loss to Trinity on Sept. 9, moving Dayveon Higgs to linebacker and Rasean McCauley to defensive end.

* PRP: The No. 13 Panthers continue a tough stretch of their schedule that has included losses to No. 3 Trinity (29-10) and No. 6 St. Xavier (27-17) the past two weeks. Junior quarterback B.J. Robinson completed 21 of 44 passes for 343 yards and a touchdown in last week’s loss to St. X. Junior Shannon Bishop had five receptions for 188 yards and a score.

* Quotable: “Our point of emphasis since the Trinity game has been our run defense, and I’m optimistic we’re turning a corner there,” Wolfe said. “If you’re going to win in November and you’re going to win in this district, you have to be able to stop the run.”

* The pick: Male 34-14.

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