Friday night football in Northern Kentucky brought two long-running 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, Holy Cross 27
The Bulldogs took care of their crosstown rival and won their third straight game. Holmes is now 4-1 on the season. The Bulldogs are at home next week when Rowan Co. visits Covington. Meanwhile, Holy Cross has dropped five straight to fall to 1-5. The Indians have a week off and return to action on Oct. 7 at Beechwood.
Conner 17, Boone Co. 14
The Cougars picked up their second win of the season over the visiting Rebels. Conner is now 2-4 on the season and will play host to Highlands next week in Hebron. Boone Co. falls to 3-3 on the year and plays host next week to Covington Catholic next week in Florence.
Newport Central Catholic 42, Newport 26
The Thoroughbreds and the Wildcats share a condemned stadium in Newport, so the rivals faced off at Covington Catholic in Park Hills. New Cath took care of business to improve to 5-1 on the year, a fifth consecutive victory. The ‘Breds have next week off before a trip to Ludlow on Oct. 6. Newport, meanwhile, dropped its third straight game to fall to 2-3 on the year. The Wildcats will look to rebound next week at Bellevue.
Highlands 59, Dixie Heights 14
The Bluebirds had no trouble with their visitors from Edgewood. Highlands has won four straight and improves to 4-2 on the year. The Bluebirds travel to Conner next week. Dixie, meanwhile, continues its three-week tour of traditional NKY football powers. After being blown out last week by Covington Catholic and this week by 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 its first loss of the season.
GRC’s Clay Turley missed a 47-yard field goal attempt as time expired in regulation with the score tied at 14.
In overtime, GRC struck first with a touchdown but Turley’s extra point was blocked by Campbell Co.’s Ayden Bauwens. The Camels’ Jaiden Combs followed up with an 11-yard touchdown and Kaden Rose kicked the extra point for the win.
“I think they’ve seen what happens every day and you come with a mindset of just doing whatever you need to do to find a way with what we’re doing as a team with you as an individual to get 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 bunch of guys working together, working for each other.”
With the win, Campbell Co. has claimed two straight victories to even the season record at 3-3. Next week, the Camels are off. A date at Ryle is on the books for Oct. 7.
Bracken Co. 24, Dayton 0
The Greendevils have dropped three straight games and fall to 2-4 on the year. Dayton has next week off before its rivalry game at Bellevue on Oct. 7.
Scott 37, Rowan Co. 34
The Eagles hit the road on Friday night and returned with a victory to improve to 3-3 on the season. Scott, winners of two straight, hosts Harrison Co. next week.
Walton-Verona 35, Gallatin Co. 8
The Bearcats snapped a two-game skid with a rout of visiting Gallatin Co. Walton is now 4-2 on the year and visits Carroll Co. next week.