Only two high school football teams from Louisville qualified for this weekend’s state championships, but they will meet in what could be the best game of the weekend.
Male (14-0) and Trinity (12-2) will clash at 2 p.m. on Sunday in the Class 6A championship game at the University of Kentucky’s Kroger Field in Lexington.
Here’s what to know about the game:
What to expect from the matchup
Male has won three straight meetings in the series, including a 20-17 double-overtime victory on Sept. 20.
This is the first time the teams will meet in a state final since 2010, when the Shamrocks routed the Bulldogs 38-0 in the 6A championship game. That came in Chris Wolfe’s first season as Male’s coach.
Since 2013, Wolfe and his Bulldogs have controlled the series against Trinity, going 8-3. Wolfe is one of just two coaches to win three straight meetings against Trinity coach Bob Beatty, doing so twice from 2013-14 and 2018-19. Cincinnati Moeller’s John Rodenberg accomplished the feat from 2012-14. Beatty never has lost four straight meetings to a school during his 20-year tenure at Trinity.
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Sunday’s final will match the past five state champions in Class 6A, with the Shamrocks winning titles in 2014, 2016 and 2017 and the Bulldogs winning in 2015 and 2018.