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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.