SHEPHERDSVILLE - Unlike last season, the final seedings for Class 5-A, Region 2, District 4 will not come down to the last week of the regular season.
Instead, the post-season road has been mapped out for all the area teams after Shelby County defeated Bullitt East and John Hardin got past Grayson County last Friday.
Bullitt Central, with the best record amongst the local teams, will be the only team playing a first-round game at home. The Cougars, who won the last time they played in the post-season at home, will be taking on Grayson County.
Grayson County lost to North Bullitt in the first-round of the play-offs last season, but appear to be much better this season. The team won seven games out of the gate including a win over Central Hardin before falling to Jeffersontown 22-21 and then to John Hardin 35-6 last Friday at home.
The two ‘Cougar’ programs have never met in football. Grayson County closes out the regular season this Friday at McLean County while Bullitt Central is at home against Warren East.
A very intriguing match-up in the first-round will have Bullitt East traveling to Jeffersontown. The two teams played this season back on Aug. 25 with the maroon and gray Chargers rallying for a 28-27 victory at home.
Bullitt East is playing at Nelson County this week while Jeffersontown is at home against Oldham County.
The tough first-round opener goes to North Bullitt as they will have to travel to state-power John Hardin for the opening game. The Bulldogs stand 9-0 and have not lost a regular season game or a game in the first three rounds of the post-season since 2008.
North Bullitt is at home against Fairdale on Friday while John Hardin will play at Boone County.