2016 Preseason Rankings – NKY

Simon Kenton tops the list of our preseason NKY Team Rankings. The Pioneers will be challenged by another deep group of Class 6A squads who look to knock them out of the #1 spot. No one was able to displace Simon Kenton from the top spot a year ago and it will take a gargantuan effort to do so again this fall. The Pioneers know how to win and have an experienced returning cast that make them primed for another deep playoff run.

Simon Kenton QB Cameron Racke (photo by Mike Noyes/

Simon Kenton QB Cameron Racke (photo by Mike Noyes/

Despite finishing last season at 5-8 CovCath has a great nucleus returning. Look for the Colonels to make some noise and get back to their traditional winning ways.

Small school Beechwood has to replace much of its firepower at the skill positions. The Tigers always seem to reload but there are plenty of question marks about who will be the players to step up and fill the voids left behind by a very successful graduated senior class.

Here is a look at the preseason NKY Team Rankings…

AikenJeremy PflugGreg Estep
AmeliaDave BrauschRandy Hospelhorn
BellevueJohn B. McMillenJohnny Poynter
Boone CountyMarty SteeleJeff Griffith
CarlisleMike BrownBill Jewell
Carroll CountyLee DowneyMike Weedman
Cincinnati ChristianKen KinchDavid Fulcher
Covington CatholicEddie EvistonDave Wirth
DixieDavid WorleySam Watson
EatonBrad DavisRon Neanen
Harrison CountyNeil FurnishJim Carr
LaSalleJim HilvertNate Moore
Mason CountyJonathan ThomasDavid Buchanan
NewportTim VioxMatthew Schmitz
NorthmontTony Broering
Lance Schneider
NorwoodPaul JenneChris Majors
Oak HillsEvan DreyerDan Scholz
OakwoodButch SniderRick Robertson
Ponitz TechJim PlaceZach Vargo
Roger BaconMike BlautKevin Huxel
South DearbornRand BallartChris Nobbe
St. Bernard-Elmwood PlaceDan StarkeyJim Mackie
Summit Country DayLaDon LaneyMike Brown
TippecanoeJoel DergeCharlie Burgbacher
TroyMatt BurgbacherScot Brewer
UrbanaJon DanielsNick Marino
Western BrownDon SizerEvan Dreyer
Western HillsJason SparksPaul Jenne

Knocking on the Door: NewCath, Dixie Heights

Dropped Out: None

*Last updated 5/20/2016

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