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Meade County High School Wins 2018 Battles in the Bluegrass

Meade County High School has been named the 2018 Bluegrass Cellular Battles in the Bluegrass champions. The school received $2,000 toward its athletic department, as well as an additional donation of $2,500 for technology upgrades.

Meade County defeated seven other Kentucky schools when it took home the grand prize following seven weeks of fan voting on Bluegrass Cellular’s Facebook page. In the final round of voting, Meade County received more than 1,350 votes, securing their winning title.

Wrapping up its eighth season, Bluegrass Cellular gave eight local high schools a chance to compete in featured rivalry games. A play from each game was uploaded to Bluegrass Cellular’s Facebook page, where fans were then encouraged to vote for their favorite “Play of the Game.” In a bracket-style tournament, Meade County’s fans ran away with the vote total, leading their team to victory. The winning “Play of the Season” featured high school senior Nathan Holley finding a gap in the North Hardin High School defense before diving for a five-yard touchdown.


“We were thrilled to see how much excitement this year’s Battles in the Bluegrass created within each community,” said Barry Nothstine, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Bluegrass Cellular. “All the teams who competed played outstandingly, and we appreciate everyone that took the time to vote.”

Battles in the Bluegrass is an annual initiative aimed at strengthening and growing local high school athletic programs in Central Kentucky. In addition to the end of the year prize for the winning school, each of the eight Central Kentucky schools that participated received $750 for their athletic department.

“Meade County High School was very excited to not only have the opportunity to compete but also win Battles in the Bluegrass,” said Todd Clanton, Meade County High School Athletic Director. “We want to thank our community for all their votes and support. Plus, a special thanks to Bluegrass Cellular for its support and commitment to local high schools.”

The Meade County High School football team was presented the $2,000 check to the athletic program and the donation of $2,500 at a pep rally on November 30.