In Friday’s high school football action, the Somerset Briar Jumpers secured a decisive 56-20 victory over Shelby Valley, claiming the regional title. Somerset (10-3) now heads to Owensboro Catholic (13-0) for a state semifinal matchup this Friday, with kickoff at 8 p.m. ET. Live coverage is available on Somerset 106.1 FM & Somerset106.com. In Class 5A playoffs, Cooper defeated Southwestern 24-14, concluding the Warriors’ season at 9-4.
On Friday in college basketball, former North Laurel star Reed Shepherd showcased his skills, scoring 25 points, including an impressive 9-10 from three-point range, contributing to Kentucky Wildcats’ 101-67 victory over Stonehill at Rupp Arena. Rob Dillingham added 20 points, while Antonio Reeves and Tre Mitchell each contributed 15 points. The Wildcats are set to face St. Joseph’s on Monday at Rupp Arena, with tipoff at 7 p.m. on SEC Network.
On Saturday, the WKU Hilltoppers secured a 95-75 victory over Kentucky State University at Diddle Arena in Bowling Green. Brandon Newman posted a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds. The Hilltoppers will take on Bowling Green State University this Friday at 7 p.m. ET in the Northern Classic in Quebec, Canada. Live coverage is available on WTLO AM 1480/97.7 FM.
In Saturday’s college football matchups, the Kentucky Wildcats faced a close 17-14 loss at South Carolina. Despite a strong effort from RB Ray Davis and QB Devin Leary, the Wildcats fell short. Their next challenge is the regular-season finale against No. 9 Louisville Cardinals (10-1/7-1 ACC) with a noon kickoff on ABC-TV. Meanwhile, the WKU Hilltoppers became bowl eligible for the fifth consecutive season after a 28-23 victory at home over Sam Houston State. QB Austin Reed’s impressive performance sets the stage for their upcoming regular-season finale against Florida International University (4-7/1-6 CUSA) in Miami this Saturday at 3 p.m. ET. Live coverage will be available on WTLO AM 1480/97.7 FM.
On Sunday in college basketball, the Kentucky Wildcats women’s team suffered a setback, losing to Florida Gulf Coast 59-48 despite Ajae Petty’s double-double performance with 15 points and 13 rebounds.
Concluding the weekend sports, the Sunday night NFL game saw the Denver Broncos edging past the Minnesota Vikings with a narrow 21-20 victory. Looking ahead, Monday night NFL features the Philadelphia Eagles (8-1) against the Kansas City Chiefs (7-2) with an 8:15 p.m. kickoff on ABC & ESPN.