3. "We'll turn your Rock into pebbles," Boyle County
Again from the state championship game, Boyle fans did their homework and made a good showing.
P.S. You will notice all the signs came from Boyle County. That's because I didn't see a sign at another area football game all year. Where is all the creativity, people?
Best P.A. announcer
1. Roger Miller, Garrard County
During a rain and lightning storm last year, Miller made sure to announce the safety procedures to everyone in attendance. He also kept everyone abreast of the latest weather information. Sometimes, it's about more than football.
2. Baker Williams, Danville
Does an excellent job calling the yardage and keeps it all straight. Somehow that quality has become extremely underrated.
3. A host of announcers, Lincoln County
Variety made the day at Lincoln, where people rotated in and out of the announcer's chair. The changes kept things lively, and the announcers were always on the ball.
1. Boyle County
The parking lot is big enough to fit most of the Rebels' fans, and it's close to the field and the main gate. It's the best of the local options.
2. Garrard County
Also a good-sized parking lot. I've never had a problem finding a spot in the main lot at a Garrard game.
3. Lincoln County
It's a very spread-out lot, but it's all paved, which puts it just barely ahead of Danville.
Friendliest gate crew
1. Lincoln County
The people working the Patriots' gate are always friendly, and do their job well. Last year, during the Death Valley Bowl, I left my press ID in the car, and they wouldn't let me in without it. I'd rather walk back to my car to get it than know that just anyone can walk in for free.
Smiles and good cheer abound at Danville, from the ticket booth to the people taking the tickets.
3. Mercer County
Regardless of which gate you enter, the gate-workers are helpful and kind. I've never seen a frown on their faces.
1. Casey County
Everything from seat cushions to cowbells to shirts and more is available, and recent football success has translated into good money from souvenirs.
1. (tie) Boyle County and Danville
Easily the most comprehensive of all the area programs. Each also features the school's other sports, including at least a team picture. Boyle gets bonus points for running information on each senior, but Danville has loads of historical football information.
3. Casey County
A full color front, two pages of comments from head coach Andy Stephens and plenty of candids of the Rebels' players off the field make this a fun program. However, Casey and other area schools need to ensure that the other team's roster is available. Fans like to know who is on the field on both sides.
1. The rumble, Boyle County, Danville and Harrodsburg
The rumble is fun. It's catchy. And it's guaranteed to get stuck in my head for days. Just ask Herb Brock.
2. "5, 4, 3, 2, 1, the countdown has just begun," Garrard County
The cheerleaders count down to kickoff with this cheer. Good times, good times.
3. "We are the Hogs," Harrodsburg
The Pioneers earn a second slot on this rankings list based on the power of the chant. The cheerleaders join with the pep band to make noise and cheer on the players.