NKY football scoreboard: Holmes, Newport Catholic win rivalry games

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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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

A collision on the field in the Conner-Boone Co. game Friday night. Photo by Brandon Wheeler | LINK nky
Rebels look for room in Hebron. Photo by Brandon Wheeler | LINK nky
Cougars look to evade this traffic ham. Photo by Brandon Wheeler | LINK nky
Conner picks up yardage. Photo by Brandon Wheeler | LINK nky
Cougars run the ball Friday night. Photo by Brandon Wheeler | LINK nky
Boone’s Braden McCarty looks to avoid a tackle. Photo by Brandon Wheeler | LINK nky
Conner tries to stop a Boone Co. run. Photo by Brandon Wheeler | LINK nky
Cougars in the end zone. Photo by Brandon Wheeler | LINK nky
Conner’s Cordion Abernathy runs the ball. Photo by Brandon Wheeler | LINK nky
The kick is up on a cool, cloudy autumn night in Hebron. Photo by Brandon Wheeler | LINK nky
Rebels in the end zone. Photo by Brandon Wheeler | LINK nky
Conner takes the field with Old Glory in tow. Photo by Brandon Wheeler | LINK nky
The pre-game hello. Photo by Brandon Wheeler | LINK nky

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.

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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.

Highlands’s Dawson Hosea gets some air in the end zone. Photo by Ed Harber | Provided
Highlands’s Adam Surrey goes up for the ball. Photo by Ed Harber | provided
Brennan Kelsay makes a run for the Bluebirds. Photo by Ed Harber | LINK nky
A Colonel gets 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 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.

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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.

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