Kentucky high school football scores: Updates from Friday's Final Four matchups

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By the end of the night, all six Kentucky high school football state championship matchups will be set. Will your team advance to the final dance? Or will midnight signal the end of a fairytale season?

Please follow along for updates, scores and more on all 12 semifinal games. The Courier Journal will have in-person coverage of both Class 6A semifinal games starting with St. Xavier vs Madison Central at 6:00 p.m.

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10:56 p.m. Final scores from across the state

Here's the final scores from all of tonight's football semifinals action. The resulting state championship games will be on Dec. 3 (1A, 2A, 4A) and Dec. 4 (3A, 5A, 6A). Noon kickoffs are scheduled for each day's first game.

Class 1A

Pikeville 36, Raceland 7

Russellville 34, Bethlehem 21

Class 2A

Beechwood 38, Mayfield 7

Lexington Christian 58, Middlesboro 0

Class 3A

Belfry 48, East Carter 26

Paducah Tilghman 39, Glasgow 20

Class 4A

Boyle County 54, Logan County 16

Johnson Central 42, Franklin County 24

Class 5A

Frederick Douglass 35, Owensboro 7

South Warren 46, Woodford County 25

Class 6A

Male 48, Trinity 21

St. X 31, Madison Central 21

10:04 p.m. Belfry leads East Carter late, 48-26

Isaac Dixon scored his fourth touchdown of the night to give Belfry the 48-26 lead over East Carter with less than ten minutes left to play.

9:52 p.m. Johnson Central leads in the fourth quarter, 35-24

Johnson Central scores 14 unanswered points, including an 8-yd run from Zack McCoart, to retake the lead in the fourth quarter.

9:45 p.m. Franklin County gets its first lead of the night

After trailing all evening, Franklin County leads Johnson Central 24-21 after 50-yard scoring rush from Kaden Moorman.

9:40 p.m. Final: LCA 58, Middlesboro 0

Lexington Christian blanks Middlesboro 58-0 to cement themselves in the 2A state championship game.

9:29 p.m. Johnson Central still in front of Franklin County, 28-21

Zack McCoart uses a 91-yard carry to score and widens the gap between Johnson Central and Franklin County, 28-21.

9:23 p.m. Final: Male 48, Trinity 21

Male withstands a late Trinity rally to come out on top and send themselves to a fourth straight 6A state title game.

9:12 p.m. Male gets breathing room in fourth quarter

Daniel Swinney punches in his sixth score of the night to give Male a 48-21 lead over Trinity mid-fourth quarter.

9:01 p.m. Franklin County inches closer to Johnson Central

Gavin Hurst used a 12-yard trot to draw Franklin County within a touchdown of Johnson Central, who still leads it 21-17 in the third quarter.

8:54 p.m. Trinity still has fight left

Brady Wills scores from nine yards out to keep Trinity in the game, but Male still holds a 41-21 lead late in the

8:51 p.m. Final: St. X 31, Madison Central 21

St. X defeats Madison Central 31-21 to send themselves to the 6A state title game.

8:45 p.m. Tucker scores for Trinity

Armon Tucker scores his second touchdown of the evening, but Male still holds a 41-14 lead over Trinity in the third quarter.

8:36 p.m. Douglass 35, Owensboro 0

Cameron Dunn scores from 10 yards out and will appear to have punched Douglass' ticket to the 5A state championship game

8:30 p.m. Male-Trinity halftime stats

Here's a look at some of the halftime numbers as Male leads Trinity 41-7 at halftime:

8:23 p.m. South Warren up big over Woodford County

Kobe Martin used a 78-yard score for his second touchdown and gives South Warren a 31-3 lead over Woodford County.

8:16 p.m. Score updates from around Kentucky

Here's a few other updates from some of the other semifinal games being played across Kentucky:

8:13 p.m. Douglass gets pick-6, leads Owensboro 28-0

Frederick Douglass uses a TJ Horton pick to go up 28-0 over Owensboro in the fourth quarter

8:09 p.m. St. X leads Madison Central late, 31-21

Jack Sivori uses a seven-yard scoring scramble to give St. X a 31-21 lead over Madison Central late in the fourth quarter.

8:05 p.m. Daniel Swinney with five TDs, Male leads Trinity 41-7

Daniel Swinney continues to add to the score sheet, as he uses his fifth touchdown to put Male up 41-7 over Trinity.

8:00 p.m. Douglass up 21-0 over Owensboro

A Ty Bryant touchdown has Frederick Douglass with a 21-0 lead over Owensboro deep in the third quarter.

7:57 p.m. LCA blanking Middlesboro, 38-0

JVeontae Emerson scores from three yards out to give Lexington Christian a commanding 38-0 lead over Middlesboro

7:53 p.m. Male dominating Trinity, 35-7

Nic Schutte throws his second touchdown of the night to Vinny Anthony to put Male up 35-7 over Trinity.

7:50 p.m. Four scores for Swinney

Another Daniel Swinney score has Male up 28-7 over Trinity in the second quarter.

7:47 p.m. St. X takes the lead, 24-21

A 34-yard field goal from Nolan Wolford has given St. X the lead as the third quarter comes to a close.

7:44 p.m. Johnson Central up 8-0 over Franklin County

A 68-yard burst from Zack McCoart has Johnson Central leading Franklin County early in the first quarter.

7:41 p.m. South Warren leads Woodford County, 9-0

A Caden Veltkamp-Keegan Milby score has South Warren up 9-0 over Woodford County.

7:37 p.m. St. X ties game in third quarter

St. X's Jack Sivori uses a 12-yard carry to tie the game with Madison Central at 21-all in the third quarter.

7:30 p.m. LCA up 21-0 over Middlesboro

Lexington Christian has three rushing touchdowns in the first quarter for the 21-0 lead over Middlesboro.

7:29 p.m. Male up two touchdowns on Trinity

Following a botched kickoff return, Daniel Swinney has his third touchdown of the night to give Male a 21-7 lead over Trinity in the first quarter.

7:24 p.m. Male leads Trinity 14-7

Armon Tucker scored to get Trinity on the board, but Male still holds a 14-7 lead thanks to a second scoring rush from Daniel Swinney following a 60-yard hookup between Nic Schutte and Dominic Vrbancic.

7:14 p.m. Douglass up 14-0 over Owensboro

7:08 p.m. Male scores on first drive vs. Trinity

A 14-yard touchdown run by Daniel Swinney on their opening drive has Male up 6-0 over Trinity in the first quarter.

7:01 p.m. St. X closes gap just before halftime

St. X scores late in the second quarter to draw within a touchdown of Madison Central, as a 65-yard reception for Mekhi Smith has the scoreboard at 21-14 going into halftime.

6:52 p.m. Frederick Douglass takes lead over Owensboro

Davaun Hart used a three-yard rush to put points on the board for Frederick Douglass, who now have a 7-0 lead over Owensboro with less than five minutes remaining in the half.

6:43 p.m. Madison Central with two-score lead over St. X

Hensley uses his third rushing touchdown of the night to extend Madison Central's lead to 21-7 over St. X in the second quarter.

6:30 p.m. Big play at Douglass HS

There's score as of yet between Frederick Douglass and Owensboro, but Kenyatta Carbon has a first quarter pick for the Red Devils in their 5A state semifinals tilt.

6:25 p.m. Hensley puts Madison Central up 14-7

Another Hensley score, this one from 64 yards out, has put Madison Central over St. X 14-7 in the first quarter.

6:20 p.m. Madison Central Strikes back

It didn't take long for Madison Central to respond and tie the game, as a 1-yd Brady Hensley results in a touchdown.

St. X strikes first, up 7-0 over Madison Central

The St. Xavier Tigers are certainly not wasting time in their 6A semifinal game against Madison Central, as a Jack Sivori-Michael Duddy connection has the Tigers up 7-0 in the the first quarter

Friday night scoreboard

Class 1A

Raceland at Pikeville 7:30

Bethlehem at Russellville 7:00

Class 2A

Mayfield at Beechwood 7:00

Middlesboro at Lexington Christian 7:00

Class 3A

Belfry at East Carter 7:30

Paducah Tilghman at Glasgow 7:00

Class 4A

Logan County at Boyle County 7:30

Franklin County at Johnson Central 7:30

Class 5A

Owensboro at Frederick Douglass 6:00

South Warren at Woodford County 7:30

Class 6A

Trinity at Male 7:00

Madison Central at St. Xavier 6:00

While you have some time prior to kickoff, take a chance to catch up on some of the most important storylines in high school football this week.

What you need know before St. Xavier vs Madison Central

When St. Xavier (12-1) and Madison Central (10-3) meet up on Friday, a trip to the Class 6A Championship will be on the line. For the Tigers and Indians, every accomplished obstacle this season has led to this point.

Only one team's journey toward the title can continue. Both squads have talented, capable and battle-tested leaders and stars that have carried them throughout the season. They'll have to step up once again.

Who are the five top players to watch in this Friday's Class 6A semifinal? From quarterbacks to defensive linemen, there will be talent all over the field but these are the guys that could potentially shape the game in their image.

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Take a look inside the mind of Male's defense

Male’s defense has been on another level as of late. The Bulldogs allowed an average of less than eight points per game during their 9-0 run through the regular season, which is impressive enough. But they’ve only stepped it up from there in the postseason, having allowed only eight points through the first three weeks of the playoffs as well.

“We don’t like getting scored on at all,” said senior linebacker Thomas Price, who is the Bulldogs’ third-leading tackler with 31 stops. “It don’t matter what it is. Points keep us up at night. We expect zero every game.”

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Can we pick 'em?

Take a look at who the Courier-Journal's high school sports staff has picked to win this week's biggest area games.

Follow Courier Journal reporter J.L. Kirven on Twitter @JL_Kirven for more updates on Louisville prep sports.

This article originally appeared on Louisville Courier Journal: KHSAA football scoreboard: Friday night updates, highlights

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