Keith O’Brien

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“Nobody respects Lexington Catholic basketball more than I do.”

March 1, 2013

“This started in ’98, the year we won the state championship. We beat Lexington Catholic in the semifinals and they were ranked like No. 3 or 4 in the country. It’s a rivalry out of respect. Because we play hard. But if there’s one team that plays just as hard as we do, it’s Lexington Catholic. It’s one of the biggest rivalries in the state of Kentucky and it’s the biggest rivalry in central Kentucky. Our kids have fun with it. Sometimes it transcends religious etiquette. But they get their rubs in on us, too. They make fun of us for being a country school; we make fun of them for being preppy. But it is a great rivalry. Nobody respects Lexington Catholic basketball more than I do.”

– Scott County head coach Billy Hicks

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