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One of the top rivalry games in the state is renewed again this Friday at Beechwood, 7:30 pm kickoff. 

This game has taken some turns on the program level over the past 15 years. During the 1990's through 2006, Beechwood and NCC were in the same 1A district. That added heightened importance to the games between the two. Then in 2007 redistricting, NCC moved up to 2A. In 2019, Beechwood and NCC traded classes with NCC dropping to 1A and Beechwood moving up to 2A. That super heated rivalry from when these schools were in the same district carried on through class changes as both teams kept this game on the schedule as their final regular season game before the playoffs. Since 2004, this game has featured 11 state championship teams - 7 Beechwood state title teams and 4 Newport Central Catholic state title teams. Five times during that span the team that lost in the regular season game went on to win a state championship. This Friday's game has a good chance of once again featuring a future state champion. Beechwood comes into this game as defending 2A state champion and is ranked #2 in class 2A. Newport Central Catholic was a state semi-finalist in 2020 and is currently ranked #4 in 1A. 

Last year, Beechwood made quick work of the Thoroughbreds in a 45-0 win in Newport. In that game, Beechwood QB Cameron Hergott was a perfect 14/14 passing for 215 yards and 3 TD's. Beechwood had 365 yards of offense in that game while limiting the Breds to 122 yards.

This year, despite the high rankings of both teams in their respective classes, the Tigers enter the game as heavy favorite. Beechwood is undefeated on the season at 9-0 and is viewed as one of the top teams in the entire state regardless of class level. The Tigers return their top players from last season - QB Hergott; RB/WR/LB Mitchell Berger; WR's Parker Mason and Brady Moore; RB Avery Courtney; OT Luke Slusher; DE Xavier Campbell; et. al. It is a very deep, talented and experienced team.

Newport Central Catholic features many new faces on their roster this year. Sophomore Kolton Smith is having a very good first starting season at QB. He is one of the top 5 QB's in 1A with over 1,400 yards passing. Fellow sophomore Demetrick Welch is the leading rusher for the Breds. The leading WR's Matthew Landrum and Luke Runyon are both juniors. The defense is led by seniors Kwintin Gilliam and Dom Morgan. Newport Catolic's defense is a top 10 level defense in 1A but they have a tall order against Beechwood's explosive offense which is averaging 45 points and 350 yards per game.

What are your thoughts on this 2021 rivalry game?

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That is too many points and the way you are doing it speaks volumes, shame on you Coach Rash.

No doubt, Beechwood is on a path to become the most hated school in NKY and that is saying something. 

May already be there after being one of a few schools to let guys repeat.  

Game history since 1998:

Oct 16, 1998 Beechwood 42 Newport Central Catholic 6 District Game
Oct 29, 1999 Beechwood 48 Newport Central Catholic 0 District game
Oct 27, 2000 Beechwood 14 Newport Central Catholic 0 (District Game)
Nov 10, 2000 Newport Central Catholic 17 Beechwood 14 2000 Class A Tournament
Oct 27, 2001 Newport Central Catholic 28 Beechwood 23  
Nov 16, 2001 Newport Central Catholic 34 Beechwood 7 2001 Class A Football State Tournament Class A
Nov 1, 2002 Beechwood 20 Newport Central Catholic 0  
Nov 22, 2002 Beechwood 20 Newport Central Catholic 0 2002 Class A Football State Tournament
Oct 3, 2003 Newport Central Catholic 33 Beechwood 29  
Nov 21, 2003 Beechwood 33 Newport Central Catholic 22 2003 Class A Football State Tournament
Oct 2, 2004 Beechwood 21 Newport Central Catholic 20  
Nov 19, 2004 Beechwood 14 Newport Central Catholic 9 2004 Class A Football State Tournament
Sep 30, 2005 Beechwood 24 Newport Central Catholic 21  
Sep 30, 2006 Beechwood 28 Newport Central Catholic 21  
Nov 10, 2006 Newport Central Catholic 26 Beechwood 21 2006 Class A Football State Tournament
Nov 2, 2007 Newport Central Catholic 41 Beechwood 28  
Nov 7, 2008 Newport Central Catholic 31 Beechwood 20  
Oct 30, 2009 Newport Central Catholic 26 Beechwood 22  
Oct 30, 2010 Beechwood 40 Newport Central Catholic 39 (double overtime)
Oct 28, 2011 Beechwood 29 Newport Central Catholic 20  
Oct 26, 2012 Newport Central Catholic 34 Beechwood 14  
Nov 2, 2013 Newport Central Catholic 34 Beechwood 31  
Oct 31, 2014 Beechwood 30 Newport Central Catholic 13  
Oct 30, 2015 Beechwood 31 Newport Central Catholic 14  
Oct 28, 2016 Beechwood 42 Newport Central Catholic 14  
Oct 27, 2017 Beechwood 34 Newport Central Catholic 6  
Oct 26, 2018 Beechwood 33 Newport Central Catholic 21  
Nov 1, 2019 Newport Central Catholic 17 Beechwood 14  
Oct 30, 2020 Beechwood 45 Newport Central Catholic 0
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Beechwood should put a running clock on NCC but I’m just not sure if they will pull everyone out prior to the running clock to make sure no one gets hurt.

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10 hours ago, BWTigers said:

Beechwood should put a running clock on NCC but I’m just not sure if they will pull everyone out prior to the running clock to make sure no one gets hurt.

Guarantee - the first team will be on the field as long as possible. No starters are coming out unless it gets to a running clock.

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On 10/23/2021 at 12:32 PM, Voice of Reason said:

Game history since 1998:

Oct 16, 1998 Beechwood 42 Newport Central Catholic 6 District Game
Oct 29, 1999 Beechwood 48 Newport Central Catholic 0 District game
Oct 27, 2000 Beechwood 14 Newport Central Catholic 0 (District Game)
Nov 10, 2000 Newport Central Catholic 17 Beechwood 14 2000 Class A Tournament
Oct 27, 2001 Newport Central Catholic 28 Beechwood 23  
Nov 16, 2001 Newport Central Catholic 34 Beechwood 7 2001 Class A Football State Tournament Class A
Nov 1, 2002 Beechwood 20 Newport Central Catholic 0  
Nov 22, 2002 Beechwood 20 Newport Central Catholic 0 2002 Class A Football State Tournament
Oct 3, 2003 Newport Central Catholic 33 Beechwood 29  
Nov 21, 2003 Beechwood 33 Newport Central Catholic 22 2003 Class A Football State Tournament
Oct 2, 2004 Beechwood 21 Newport Central Catholic 20  
Nov 19, 2004 Beechwood 14 Newport Central Catholic 9 2004 Class A Football State Tournament
Sep 30, 2005 Beechwood 24 Newport Central Catholic 21  
Sep 30, 2006 Beechwood 28 Newport Central Catholic 21  
Nov 10, 2006 Newport Central Catholic 26 Beechwood 21 2006 Class A Football State Tournament
Nov 2, 2007 Newport Central Catholic 41 Beechwood 28  
Nov 7, 2008 Newport Central Catholic 31 Beechwood 20  
Oct 30, 2009 Newport Central Catholic 26 Beechwood 22  
Oct 30, 2010 Beechwood 40 Newport Central Catholic 39 (double overtime)
Oct 28, 2011 Beechwood 29 Newport Central Catholic 20  
Oct 26, 2012 Newport Central Catholic 34 Beechwood 14  
Nov 2, 2013 Newport Central Catholic 34 Beechwood 31  
Oct 31, 2014 Beechwood 30 Newport Central Catholic 13  
Oct 30, 2015 Beechwood 31 Newport Central Catholic 14  
Oct 28, 2016 Beechwood 42 Newport Central Catholic 14  
Oct 27, 2017 Beechwood 34 Newport Central Catholic 6  
Oct 26, 2018 Beechwood 33 Newport Central Catholic 21  
Nov 1, 2019 Newport Central Catholic 17 Beechwood 14  
Oct 30, 2020 Beechwood 45 Newport Central Catholic 0

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