Good morning BBN, these are your Saturday morning Wildcat quickies, With school back in session, that also means that it’s time for high school football to start back up. You can check out a full list of scores from the first week of high school ball on KHSAA here, and read some high school football news below.
First Florida female head coach wins first game. Lakatriona Brunson won her first game as a coach last night in a 36-0 beatdown of a scrimmage.
Nation’s longest winning streak ends at 71. 71 consecutive wins is mind-boggling in any sport, at any level.
Tweet of the day
High school football starts tonight. pic.twitter.com/7UKISsNNPU— Not Jerry Tipton (@NotJerryTipton) August 19, 2016
That has to be one of the more impressive occurrences I’ve seen on a football field.
You’re going to love Wenyen Gabriel. As if we didn’t enough already
Eddie Gran says the offense is ahead of schedule, meanwhile Malik Monk wants to be the best. Keith Taylor covers both major UK sports with this KY Forward article.
Kentucky Women’s soccer team draws with Long Beach State. The Cats were up 1-0 until the 37th minute, when LBSU scored the equalizer, and neither team would score again.
ESPN ranks Kentucky’s front seven 13th in the SEC. The article says their inexperience is troubling.
ESPN ranks Kentucky’s defensive backs 8th in the SEC. We all know the secondary is one of the strong suits of this Kentucky team this season.
Usain Bolt leads the Jamaican relay team to yet another gold. This was Bolt’s final Olympic race, and he went out the only way he knows how: on top.
USA men’s relay team DQ’d. Team USA finished in 3rd and thought they’d won bronze until finding out they’d been DQ’d for an exchange of the baton outside the takeover zone.
US Basketball team advances to gold medal game. The road has been rocky, but with their defeat of Spain, the US men’s team is in the gold medal game.
US women claim 4x100m gold. This comes after the drama of their appeal and overturn of their disqualification earlier in the week.
Other sports news
Giants kicker Josh Brown suspended one game for violating personal conduct policy. The further details emerging in this case are disturbing.
The Orioles hit four home runs before the Astros could record an out. Talk about a tough inning defensively.
The Cleveland Indians won on an inside-the-park walk-off home run. A tough way to lose for the Blue Jays.