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THE RANKINGS:


1) 5A Covington Catholic (8-0) –
The Colonels start off 1-0 in their district after a big 52-0 win over 5A Highlands (3-5). It is Covington Catholic’s largest margin of victory ever over the Birds. AJ Mayer had another top notch game, passing for 286yds and 1 TD, and rushing for another 59yds. RB McGinness had 111yds and 3 TDs, while Grant Dyer had an all-around great game with 1 TD rushing, 1 FG kicking, 3 kickoffs for touchbacks, 2 punts netting 50+ yds, and 6 tackles on the defensive side of things. Cov Cath takes on 5A Dixie Heights (3-5) on Friday for their remaining district competition.

2) 6A Simon Kenton (9-0) – The ‘Neers are 1 win away from an undefeated regular season after a 65-40 win over 6A Campbell County (5-3) on Friday. It was a big game for QB Matt Shearer, who passed for 267yds and 2 TDs, and rushed for 63yds and another 3 TDs. Jon Sergent added another 90yds rushing and 3 TDs of his own, while receivers Fisher Hayden and Sam Murray both added a TD each. LB Will Parks led the Pioneer D with 11 tackles. Simon Kenton will take on 6A Ryle (6-2) this Friday at home in their regular season closer.

3) 6A Ryle (6-2) – Ryle won their district on Friday with a 54-28 win over 6A Conner (4-4). The Raiders weren’t able to get much of a passing game going in the game, but their running game certainly shined, with the offense accounting for 435 of their total 485yds on the ground. RB Jake Chisholm ran 31 times for 288yds and 5 TDs, while Kyle England and Peyton Howorka combined for another 126yds and 2 TDs. Jacson Saladin led the defense with 9 tackles in the game. Ryle takes on 6A Simon Kenton (9-0) on Friday.

4) 1A Beechwood (6-2) – Beechwood improved to 2-0 in district competition with a big 63-0 shutout win over a previously undefeated 1A Ludlow (7-1). QB Brayden Burch was 4 for 6 with 122yds and 2 TDs in the air, and all 4 receptions were caught by WR Daniel Mescher. James Davis rushed for 118yds and 3 TDs, and the remaining TDs were scored on runs by Logan Castleman, Joshua Derry, and Jacob Sherron. Beechwood has 1A Dayton (1-7) in their final district game.

5) 6A Campbell County (5-3) – Campbell County had a big game on Friday, but it wasn’t enough to beat 6A Simon Kenton (9-0) in their first district game. The Camels ended up losing 63-40. QB Austin Hoeh passed for an impressive 369yds and 4 TDs. Senior WR Jack Comer caught 6 of those passes for 204yds and 3 TDs, and junior WR Brady Singleton caught 4 receptions for 84yds and 1TD. RB Alex Dowds rushed for 108yds and 1 TD in the loss. Campbell County will finish out their district competition this week against 6A Boone County (1-7).

6) 5A Highlands (3-5) – The Birds suffered their first shutout in 12 years on Friday in a 52-0 loss to an undefeated 5A Covington Catholic team (8-0). QB Carl Schoellman went 11-21 passing for 102yds, and Grady Cramer went 3-6 passing for another 54yds. The Highlands offense was only able to net a total of 5yds rushing. The Bluebirds look to snap back this week when they travel to Bowling Green to take on 5A Greenwood (3-5).

7) 6A Conner (4-4) – For a second week in a row the Cougars lost by a score of 54-28, this time at the hands of 6A Ryle (6-2). QB Cooper Gullion passed for 208yds and 3 TDs. Receivers Tate Neiderman, Matt Simpson, and Jaylen Watkins caught for 1 TD a piece in the loss. Junior defensive man Garrett Coghlan provided Conner’s remaining TD on fumble recovery returned to the endzone. Tate Neiderman led the defense with 12 tackles, while Andrew Davis had 11 tackles and Jared Hicks had 10. Conner has 6A Cooper (1-7) this week in their second district matchup.

8) 2A Lloyd Memorial (6-2) – The Juggernauts busted their way into the power rankings this week with a huge 46-14 win over 2A Newport Central Catholic (4-4) – their first win over the Breds over 20 years. QB Jordan Fann was 5-10 passing for 128yds and 1 TD, and rushed for another 67yds and 1 TD. Junior RB Travon Mason rushed for 129yds and 2 TDs, while junior RB Johnathan Williams added another 76yds on the ground. Lloyd’s defense scored twice in the game, once on a recovered fumble for TD, and then on a pick-6. The Juggernauts will look to seal the deal on their district title on Friday when they take on 2A Covington Holy Cross (0-9).

9) 2A Newport Central Catholic (4-4) – Eyebrows were raised on Friday when Newport Central Catholic suffered their first district loss in 11 years at the hands of 2A Lloyd Memorial (6-2). The Juggernauts beat the Breds 46-14. Stats have not yet been reported by New Cath, but the Breds struggled to get their heads in the game after failing to score in the first quarter on Friday, and trailing the entire game following Lloyd’s first touchdown, scored in the second quarter. New Cath will look to rebound when they take on their annual hometown rivalry match against 2A Newport (2-6) in their final district match of the regular season.

10) 4A Scott (5-3) – The Eagles recouped after an Oct. 6th to Taft (OH), and came back with a 29-20 win over 4A Bourbon County (5-3). QB Chad Ohmer went 4-12 passing for 82yds and 2 TDs. Both passing TDs were caught by senior Nelson Perrin. Nelson’s sophomore brother Quincy Perrin rushed 21 times for 239yds and 2 TDs of his own. Jared Kelsay led Scott’s defense with a 15 tackles. The Eagles, currently 3-0 in district, will look to finish out their district competition undefeated when they take on 4A Holmes (2-6) on Friday.


GAME OF THE WEEK:

6A Simon Kenton (9-0) vs. 6A Ryle (6-2)

The Pioneers are 1 win away from an undefeated regular season, and will be looking for revenge after being handed their only regular season loss last year by the Raiders. Ryle’s two losses this year were at the hands of top-ranked teams in 5A Covington Catholic and IN-6A Indianapolis Cathedral High School. The Raiders will be looking to prove that they are still the top of NKY 6A. Should be a great game!


TRENDING UP:

2A Lloyd Memorial (6-2) – Huge win for the Juggernauts over 2A Newport Central Catholic (4-4) this week. They play 2A Covington Holy Cross this week (0-9).


TRENDING DOWN:

2A Covington Holy Cross (0-9) – The Indians were looking to get their first win of the season, leading 2A Newport (2-6) at halftime, but they weren’t able to hold on for the W. The Indians take on 2A Lloyd Memorial (6-2) this week in their final game of the season.