NKY Football Scoreboard: Holmes, Newport Catholic win rivalry games

Friday night football in northern Kentucky brought two longstanding city rivalries to the field with Holmes and Newport Central Catholic claiming victories in Covington and Newport. It also saw Campbell Co., Conner and Scott escape with wins.

For our story on the Covington Catholic-Cooper game, click here.

For our story on the Ludlow-Bishop Brossart game, click here.

Holmes 40, Santa Cruz 27

The Bulldogs took on their rival from across town and won their third game in a row. Holmes is now 4-1 on the season. The Bulldogs will be home next week when the Rowan Co. visits Covington. Meanwhile, Holy Cross have lost five in a row to fall to 1-5. The Indians have a week off and return to action Oct. 7 at Beechwood.

Holmes makes a run on Friday night. Photo by Brandon Wheeler | nky LINK
Holy Cross’s Ryan Elhman kicks off Friday night’s loss to Holmes. Photo by Brandon Wheeler | nky LINK
Holmes and Holy Cross met at Thomas More, where the Indians play their home games. Photo by Brandon Wheeler | nky LINK
Landyn Phillips of Holy Cross is grabbed from behind. Photo by Brandon Wheeler | nky LINK
Holy Cross’s Donovan Ambrocio looks for a target. Photo by Brandon Wheeler | nky LINK
A fight for the ball at the Holmes-Holy Cross game on Friday night. Photo by Brandon Wheeler | nky LINK
Holmes’s Curtez Hill takes off. Photo by Brandon Wheeler | nky LINK
Holmes drops into the end zone on Friday night in a win over Holy Cross. Photo by Brandon Wheeler | nky LINK
Holmes’ Curtez Hill makes a run. Photo by Brandon Wheeler | nky LINK

Conner 17, Boone Co. 14

The Cougars earned their second win of the season over the visiting Rebels. Conner is now 2-4 on the season and will host the Highlands next week in Hebron. Boone Co. drops to 3-3 on the year and will host Covington Catholic next week in Florence.

A collision on the field at the Conner-Boone Co. game on Friday night. Photo by Brandon Wheeler | nky LINK
The rebels seek a site in Hebron. Photo by Brandon Wheeler | nky LINK
Cougars seek to evade this traffic ham. Photo by Brandon Wheeler | nky LINK
Conner picks up yards. Photo by Brandon Wheeler | nky LINK
The Cougars run the ball on Friday night. Photo by Brandon Wheeler | nky LINK
Boone’s Braden McCarty looks to prevent a tackle. Photo by Brandon Wheeler | nky LINK
Conner tries to stop a Boone Co. race. Photo by Brandon Wheeler | nky LINK
Cougars in the end zone. Photo by Brandon Wheeler | nky LINK
Conner’s Cordion Abernathy runs the ball. Photo by Brandon Wheeler | nky LINK
The kick starts on a cool and cloudy autumn night in Hebron. Photo by Brandon Wheeler | nky LINK
Rebels in the end zone. Photo by Brandon Wheeler | nky LINK
Conner walks out onto the field with Old Glory in tow. Photo by Brandon Wheeler | nky LINK
The greeting before the match. Photo by Brandon Wheeler | nky LINK

Newport Catholic Center 42, Newport 26

The Thoroughbreds and Wildcats share a doomed stadium in Newport, so the rivals met at Covington Catholic in Park Hills. New Cath took it upon themselves to improve to 5-1 on the year, a fifth win in a row. The ‘Breds have next week off before a trip to Ludlow on October 6. Meanwhile, Newport lost its third straight game to drop to 2-3 on the year. The Wildcats will look to bounce back next week at Bellevue.

Highlands 59, Dixie Heights 14

The Bluebirds had no problems with their visitors from Edgewood. Highlands have won four in a row and improve to 4-2 on the year. The Bluebirds travel to Conner next week. Meanwhile, Dixie continues her three-week run through the traditional powers of NKY football. After being eliminated last week by Covington Catholic and this week by the Highlands, the Colonels (2-3) have a trip to Beechwood next week.

Highlands’ Dawson Hosea gets some air in the end zone. Photo by Ed Harber | Provided
Highlands’ Adam Surrey runs up for the ball. Photo by Ed Harber | provided
Brennan Kelsay makes a run for the Bluebirds. Photo by Ed Harber | nky LINK
A colonel receives a double dose of Bluebird. Photo by Ed Harber | Provided

Campbell Co. 21, George Rogers Clark 20 (OT)

The Camels needed overtime, but held on in Alexandria to hand George Rogers Clark his first loss of the season.

GRC’s Clay Turley missed a 47-yard field goal attempt as regulation time expired with the score tied at 14.

In overtime, GRC scored first with a touchdown, but Turley’s extra point was blocked by Campbell Co.’s Ayden Bauwens. Jaiden Combs of the Camels followed with an 11-yard touchdown and Kaden Rose kicked the extra point for the win.

“I think they’ve seen what’s going on every day and you come in with the mindset of doing whatever it takes to find a way with what we’re doing as a team with you as an individual to make this team better.” said Brian Weinrich, Campbell County head coach. “That’s really how I feel. It’s what I’m seeing. It’s a group of guys working together, working for each other.”

With the win, Campbell Co. posted two straight wins to match the season record at 3-3. Next week, the Camels are free. A date at Ryle is in the books for October 7th.

Bracken County 24, Dayton 0

The Greendevils have lost three straight and drop to 2-4 on the year. Dayton has the next week off before their rivalry game at Bellevue on Oct. 7.

Scott 37, Rowan Co. 34

The Eagles hit the road Friday night and came back with a win to improve to 3-3 on the season. Scott, winners of two straight games, hosts Harrison Co. next week.

Walton-Verona 35, Gallatin Co. 8

The Bearcats snapped a two-game winning streak with a loss to visiting Gallatin Co. Walton is now 4-2 on the year and visits Carroll Co. next week.

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