|Playoff Opponent Set for Bluebirds|
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands senior kicker Nick Bowman boots one of his six extra-point tries.|
Anderson County earned the bye as the result of Class 5A, District 5 having just three teams after the Kentucky High School Athletic Association let Grant County drop out of district play before the 2017 season. Madison Southern finished state runner-up last year losing 49-13 to Covington Catholic in the state championship.