Highlands, Dixie and CovCath

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    Highlands, Dixie and CovCath

    All three teams are trying to find a 10 game for 2017. Apparently Grant County is not playing 5A for 2 years.
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    Hopefully Beechwood can get Dixie and highlands back on the schedule.

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    Personally, I would like CCH to use that game to play a solid big school in NKY: like a SK or a Cooper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluesport View Post
    Personally, I would like CCH to use that game to play a solid big school in NKY: like a SK or a Cooper.
    CCH and Cooper are already on the schedule for next year. I believe it is like week 4 or somewhere around there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluesport View Post
    Personally, I would like CCH to use that game to play a solid big school in NKY: like a SK or a Cooper.
    Would LOVE SK and CovCath to get back to playing again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MentschTrachtGottLacht View Post
    Would LOVE SK and CovCath to get back to playing again.
    Agree would be a better game for both teams.

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    How does that work with Grant County? Did they just say we're not playing 5A games anymore? Don't really understand that. Are they giving up football? Playing as a team not in a district? Didn't know you could do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple88 View Post
    How does that work with Grant County? Did they just say we're not playing 5A games anymore? Don't really understand that. Are they giving up football? Playing as a team not in a district? Didn't know you could do that.
    Assuming the original post is correct, they'll be an independent for two years. They'll not have to play district games (Highlands, Dixie, CovCath) but they'll be able to play 10 games. I'd guess it will be 10 teams they feel more capable of competing with. Because of this decision, they won't be eligible for the postseason. District 5 is paired with District 3 next year so the District 3 winner (South Oldham, Oldham, Nelson, the three Bullitts) will have a first round bye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gchs_uk9 View Post
    Assuming the original post is correct, they'll be an independent for two years. They'll not have to play district games (Highlands, Dixie, CovCath) but they'll be able to play 10 games. I'd guess it will be 10 teams they feel more capable of competing with. Because of this decision, they won't be eligible for the postseason. District 5 is paired with District 3 next year so the District 3 winner (South Oldham, Oldham, Nelson, the three Bullitts) will have a first round bye.
    Interesting. I hope it works out for them as honestly I don't know if anyone feels there were going to beat H, CovCath or Dixie anyway. So it probably is in their best interest to do that, but puts those 3 in a bad spot this late in the scheduling game.

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    I know Oldham County added them this coming year? So maybe when they say they are not playing 5A for 2 years I would also assume they mean district play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jo-Jo13 View Post
    I know Oldham County added them this coming year? So maybe when they say they are not playing 5A for 2 years I would also assume they mean district play.
    Correct, just district play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple88 View Post
    How does that work with Grant County? Did they just say we're not playing 5A games anymore? Don't really understand that. Are they giving up football? Playing as a team not in a district? Didn't know you could do that.
    KHSAA approved.

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    This wasnt a surprise. Grant tried to petition out of this district twice and the KHSAA said no during the last realignment period. Does Grant no good to play those 3 games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plantmanky View Post
    This wasnt a surprise. Grant tried to petition out of this district twice and the KHSAA said no during the last realignment period. Does Grant no good to play those 3 games.
    Or the first round playoff game against an opposite district #1 seed.

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    Article from G. Michael Graham earlier in the week regarding Highlands.

    FORT THOMAS MATTERS: Football Scheduling Nightmare

    At this point of the season, Brian Weinrich said the majority of football teams across the country have their schedules filled for 2017.

    The Highlands Bluebirds were no different until a matter of days ago. Class 5A, District 5 opponent Grant County asked for and received permission from the Kentucky High School Athletic Association to drop out of district play for the next two years also leaving Dixie Heights and Covington Catholic without 10th games for the next two seasons.

    Weinrich even talked with Dixie Heights Head Coach Dave Brossart and Covington Catholic Head Coach Eddie Eviston about the situation Monday. Highlands and CovCath have listed their respective openings on the KHSAA web site.

    "Teams are being contacted from all over the place just trying to find a 10th game," Weinrich said. "We're all scrambling trying to figure out how it's going to work. We're contacting existing teams on the schedule to see if we could move them to different weeks. It's really frustrating now trying to find that 10th game."

    When teams do not participate in district play, they are not eligible for postseason play. It's not uncommon for teams to not participate in district play in order to build their program. Clinton County, McCreary Central and Phelps did not play in district action these past two years.

    Highlands spent the 2011 through 2014 seasons in Class 4A. The final alignment had Pendleton County in the same district with the Bluebirds, CovCath and Harrison County. The Wildcats chose to drop out of district play for the 2013 and 2014 seasons before entering into Class 3A in 2015. Highlands beat Pendleton County, 79-0 in 2011 and 70-0 in 2012.

    Grant County looked at options before the final alignment a couple years ago. But then Braves Head Coach Kevin Siple and the administration did not want to teach the kids to run when the going got tough so Grant County played in district action the last two years.

    Opponents outscored the Braves, 145-7 this past season and 131-51 in 2015. Grant County lost just 28-20 to Dixie Heights in 2015 and nearly knocked off Madison Southern losing just 28-27 in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs that year. But the Braves lost 51-7 to eventual Region 2 champion Louisville Fern Creek in the first round of the playoffs this year.

    Highlands has openings for Week 6 (Sept. 29) or Week 9 (Oct. 20) for next season. The Bluebirds were to play the Braves on Oct. 20.

    In Northern Kentucky outside Class 5A, Newport High, Newport Central Catholic and Ryle also have openings. But while Ryle also has an opening on Sept, 29, the Raiders are already on the schedule for the next two years. Highlands and Ryle have played each other twice during the season in the past.

    In Kentucky, Class 1A schools, Frankfort and Fairview have openings on Sept. 29. Mount Healthy (Ohio) located near Cincinnati also has an opening and is looking for a two-year contract.

    Aside from that, Weinrich said the 2017 schedule will look about the same as the last two years. The only other difference is Lexington Catholic will take the place of Louisville St. Xavier.

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