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  1. BluegrassPreps.com is giving you a chance to show off your football knowledge statewide! The BluegrassPreps Regional Contests give you chances to pick games in different parts of the state for prizes each week of the regular season. There will be five regional contests every week. You will have a chance to pick the winners in each region -- NKY, EKY, Lexington/Central KY, Louisville, and WKY. Each region will have five games to pick from each week. We pick the games, and you will pick the winner of each game, assigning your picks a point value of 7-5-3-2-1. The first tiebreaker is picking the team (of the ten teams in the contest) that scores the most points. You don't have to pick the highest scoring team, you just have to pick a team that scores more points than the team(s) picked by the member(s) you are tied with. The second tiebreaker is time. This is a season long contest and you can enter in any or all regions that you wish. At the end of the regular season, the winner of each region and the next five highest point totals statewide (the Wild Cards) will compete during the playoffs for statewide bragging rights on BluegrassPreps. If you win more than one position in the postseason playoff, then your second slot will go to the next Wild Card. The best part is, if you win a weekly contest, you will receive your choice of BGP merchandise! There will also be merchandise for the overall season winner. The deadline for all entries is 5:00pm EST Friday. Be sure to post your winners and assign each of them one of the following point values (7-5-3-2-1) based on how strongly you feel that that team will win. (Please note that if your selections are NOT in the specified format, your ENTIRE set of picks will be voided.) 7 5 3 2 1 1st Tiebreaker 2nd Tiebreaker: Time of post. The games for Week 10 in the Northern Kentucky Area Regional contest are: Bishop Brossart v. Pendleton County Conner v. Scott Gallatin County v. Owen County Highlands v. Archbishop Elder (OH) Lloyd Memorial v. Newport Be sure to pick ONE winner for each game and to indicate the point value! Remember, all entries must be posted by 5:00pm EST on Friday, October 25th. GOOD LUCK!
  2. Bluegrasspreps.com is giving you a chance to show off your football knowledge statewide! The Bluegrasspreps Regional Pick 'em gives you a chance to pick games in different parts of the state for prizes EACH WEEK. There will be five regional contests every week. You will have a chance to pick the winners in each region -- NKY, EKY, Lexington/Central Ky, Louisville, and WKY. Each region will have five games to pick from each week. We pick the games, and you will pick the winner of each game, assigning your picks a point value of 7-5-3-2-1. The first tiebreaker is picking the team (of the ten teams in the contest) that scores the most points. You don't have to pick the highest scoring team, you just have to pick a team that scores more points than the team(s) picked by the member(s) you are tied with. The second tiebreaker is time. This is a season long contest and you can enter in any or all regions that you wish. At the end of the regular season, the winner of each region and the next five highest point totals statewide (the Wild cards) will compete during the playoffs for statewide bragging rights on Bluegrasspreps. If you win more than one position in the postseason playoff, then your second slot will go to the next Wild card. The best part is, if you win a weekly contest, you will receive a quality prize. Check here for a reference. The overall state winner after the playoffs will get a grand prize custom made for you. The deadline for all entries is 5 p.m. (ET) Friday. Be sure to post your winners and assign each of them one of the following point values (7-5-3-2-1) based on how strongly you feel that that team will win. (Please note that if your selections are NOT in the specified format, your ENTIRE set of picks will be voided) 7 5 3 2 1 1st Tiebreaker 2nd Tiebreaker: Time of post. The games for Week 1 in the Northern Regional are: Rockcastle County/Grant County Covington Catholic/Campbell County Boone County/Madison Central Bellevue/Walton-Verona Newport Central Catholic/Dixie Heights
  3. Here are the results for this week's Northern Kentucky Regional contest. As always, the results won't be final for 24 hours. All contestants should use that time to check their score for errors. After that time period has passed, the contest is final and the winner should use the following link to claim the prize of choice. If you think your score is incorrect, please send me a PM and I will look into your claim. Winners click HERE to claim your prize: http://bluegrasspreps.com/new-member-introduction/contest-prizes-for-366882.html Results of the games in this week's contest: Newport 41 Holmes 32 Scott 24 Lloyd Memorial 6 Ludlow 34 Paris 7 Lewis County 36 Mason County 26 Western Hills 25 Harrison County 18 Brcatz - 18 BiggestFan - 17 colonel-fan - 17 KentuckyJoe - 17 Tones - 17 WestDanville - 17 dd734 - 16 DragonFire - 15 FSfan - 15 Kinger4g - 15 NEERFAN - 15 2-3-Zone - 14 AverageJoesGym - 14 BWTigers - 14 ChickenWyngz - 14 sealedpower - 14 15th Region - 13 Czar - 13 All State Baseball - 12 dmh115 - 12 Randy Parker - 12 FatNate - 11 Fishhead - 10 InsideSlant - 10 NKYknowitall - 10 Rebelstat - 10 WESTSIDE - 10 16thBBall Fan - 9 newarkcatholicfan - 9 REALSPORT - 9 eaglepride924 - 8 Jack of all Trades - 8 mcpapa - 8 Mediocre Nachos - 8 tommyjohn8400 - 8 ATLCat - 7 MNCM - 7 Rebel - 7 Can'tcoach - 5 Season Standings KentuckyJoe - 187 Tones - 181 15th Region - 177 Czar - 177 colonel-fan - 176 NEERFAN - 173 AverageJoesGym - 172 FSfan - 172 WestDanville - 172 BWTigers - 171 Rebel - 170 ATLCat - 169 dmh115 - 169 mcpapa - 169 Randy Parker - 168 dd734 - 167 FatNate - 166 2-3-Zone - 162 Fishhead - 162 Mediocre Nachos - 162 sealedpower - 162 DragonFire - 161 MNCM - 161 Kinger4g - 160 newarkcatholicfan - 157 Jack of all Trades - 156 BiggestFan - 151 16thBBall Fan - 150 NKYknowitall - 148 InsideSlant - 147 tommyjohn8400 - 147 Can'tcoach - 143 eaglepride924 - 142 Rebelstat - 142 1523 - 138 El Diablo - 133 HSfootballfan18 - 130 Brcatz - 128 winterweather - 127 All State Baseball - 126 Jlew - 123 Colonels_Wear_Blue - 104 Oldercoach - 104 raiderbird - 103 ItIsCLeeR - 98 DukeDog - 87 rjs4470 - 82 zebraman - 76 Parrott - 62 westernky - 62 plantmanky - 52 Rebelpride64 - 52 HOF - 45 psychicscubadiver - 45 gchs_uk9 - 44 UKato91 - 42 Bowhunt - 39 BIG BLACK JACK - 34 Jumper_Dad - 34 CollegefootballGuy69 - 32 GrantNKY - 32 Call It Like It Is - 31 EagleBlood007 - 29 BubbyKY - 28 WESTSIDE - 28 ChickenWyngz - 27 Mustang - 25 REALSPORT - 24 coldweatherfan - 18 BigDaddy12 - 17 BTiger32 - 17 Tipdrill - 14 KY Outsider - 2
  4. Here are the results for this week's Northern Kentucky Regional contest. As always, the results won't be final for 24 hours. All contestants should use that time to check their score for errors. After that time period has passed, the contest is final and the winner should use the following link to claim the prize of choice. If you think your score is incorrect, please send me a PM and I will look into your claim. Winners click HERE to claim your prize: http://bluegrasspreps.com/new-member-introduction/contest-prizes-for-366882.html Results of the games in this week's contest: Highlands 44 Lexington Catholic 27 Campbell County 14 Ryle 0 Bellevue 46 Gallatin County 0 Conner 21 Dixie Heights 13 Bracken County 28 Jackson County 16 BiggestFan - 18 (Bellevue - 46) (Post #4) tommyjohn8400 - 18 (Bellevue - 46) (Post #8) raiderbird - 18 (Bellevue - 46) (Post #20) WestDanville - 18 (Bellevue - 46) (Post #21) Rebelstat - 18 (Bellevue - 46) (Post #31) Kinger4g - 18 (Bellevue - 46) (Post #32) Czar - 18 (Bellevue - 46) (Post #37) 15th Region - 18 (Bellevue - 46) (Post #38) ATLCat - 18 (Highlands - 44) dmh115 - 18 (Highlands - 44) El Diablo - 18 (Highlands - 44) BWTigers - 18 (Conner - 21) DragonFire - 18 (Conner - 21) FatNate - 18 (Conner - 21) Randy Parker - 18 (Conner - 21) Tones - 18 (Conner - 21) FSfan - 18 (Campbell County - 14) InsideSlant - 18 (Campbell County - 14) KentuckyJoe - 18 (Campbell County - 14) winterweather - 18 (Campbell County - 14) 2-3-Zone - 17 Brcatz - 17 Colonels_Wear_Blue - 17 ItIsCLeeR - 17 mcpapa - 17 MNCM - 17 NEERFAN - 17 newarkcatholicfan - 17 NKYknowitall - 17 Rebel - 17 rjs4470 - 17 AverageJoesGym - 16 dd734 - 16 Fishhead - 16 HSfootballfan18 - 16 Jlew - 16 Rebelpride64 - 16 sealedpower - 16 1523 - 15 Can'tcoach - 15 DukeDog - 15 Mediocre Nachos - 15 colonel-fan - 14 eaglepride924 - 14 Jack of all Trades - 14 16thBBall Fan - 13 Oldercoach - 13 zebraman - 11 Season Standings Randy Parker - 90 KentuckyJoe - 89 NEERFAN - 89 15th Region - 88 ATLCat - 87 Colonels_Wear_Blue - 87 DukeDog - 87 Fishhead - 87 DragonFire - 86 HSfootballfan18 - 86 raiderbird - 86 ItIsCLeeR - 85 Tones - 85 AverageJoesGym - 84 BWTigers - 84 colonel-fan - 84 Czar - 84 mcpapa - 84 newarkcatholicfan - 84 sealedpower - 84 tommyjohn8400 - 84 FatNate - 83 Jlew - 83 Rebel - 83 El Diablo - 82 Fsfan - 82 rjs4470 - 82 dmh115 - 81 Jack of all Trades - 81 Mediocre Nachos - 81 BiggestFan - 80 NKYknowitall - 80 Rebelstat - 79 WestDanville - 79 2-3-Zone - 78 Kinger4g - 78 MNCM - 78 dd734 - 77 zebraman - 76 1523 - 75 16thBBall Fan - 74 eaglepride924 - 74 Can'tcoach - 71 winterweather - 66 Parrott - 62 westernky - 62 Brcatz - 61 InsideSlant - 59 All State Baseball - 52 plantmanky - 52 Rebelpride64 - 52 HOF - 45 psychicscubadiver - 45 gchs_uk9 - 44 Oldercoach - 44 UKato91 - 42 Bowhunt - 39 BIG BLACK JACK - 34 Jumper_Dad - 34 GrantNKY - 32 Call It Like It Is - 31 EagleBlood007 - 29 BubbyKY - 28 CollegefootballGuy69 - 28 coldweatherfan - 18 Mustang - 18 WESTSIDE - 18 BigDaddy12 - 17 BTiger32 - 17 REALSPORT - 15 Tipdrill - 14
  5. Here are the results for this week's Northern Kentucky Area Regional Contest. As always, the results won't be final for 24 hours. All contestants should use that time to check their score for errors. After that time period has passed, the contest is final and the winner should use the following link to claim the prize of choice. If you think your score is incorrect, please send me a PM and I will look into your claim. Click below to claim your prize: Contest Prizes and how to claim your prize! (Updated 2-16-13) Results of the games in this week's contest: Bellevue 61 Owen County 0 Bracken County 12 Dayton 6 Walton-Verona 48 Carroll County 21 Cov Cath 6 Highlands 42 Newport 21 Pendleton County 6 Bracken County’s win over Dayton this week was clearly the upset of the week, as we only had a total of three entries in the contest that picked Bracken to win. We only had one single entry with all five correct picks this week, and our high score of the week belongs to: 2 Humped Camel. The scores from this week (check yours with your picks in the original contest thread to ensure I made no mistakes!) 18 2 Humped Camel 17 "FranktheTank" 17 All State Baseball 17 ATLCat 17 Bengal Maniac 17 BIGZIG 17 Fishhead 17 gchs_uk9 17 Jack of all Trades 17 ksowards 17 Lawnboy13 17 mcpapa 17 MNCM 17 NEERFAN 17 raiderbird 17 rjs4470 17 tackle trap 16 AverageJoesGym 16 dmh115 16 KentuckyJoe 16 PigSkin Junkie 16 plantmanky 16 Ram 16 Randy Parker 16 Rebel 15 Carlosknows1 15 Commander 25 15 Czar 15 dd734 15 Jumper_Dad 15 pluckemcc 15 scootelew 14 Black and Blue 14 Eagle 4 Life 14 gold sunrise 14 pirate1960 13 newarkcatholicfan 13 sealedpower 12 2-3-Zone
  6. Here are the results for this week's Northern Kentucky Area Regional contest. As always, the results won't be final for 24 hours. All contestants should use that time to check their score for errors. After that time period has passed, the contest is final and the winner should use the following link to claim the prize of choice. If you think your score is incorrect, please send me a PM and I will look into your claim. Click below to claim your prize: Contest Prizes and how to claim your prize! (Updated 2-16-13) Results of the games in this week's contest: Bishop Brossart 56 Bracken County 28 Campbell County 21 New Cath 20 Conner 35 Simon Kenton 42 Holmes 34 Lloyd Memorial 28 Scott 70 Aiken (OH) 8 There were only 2 contestants who picked all of the correct winners this week. Since both contestants picked Scott as their first tiebreaker, it came down to the second tiebreaker - time of post. And the high score of the week belongs to: ksowards The scores from this week (check yours with your picks in the original contest thread to ensure I made no mistakes!) 18 ksowards – (TB: Scott, 70 pts, Sept 2, 2013 09:07pm) 18 NEERFAN – (TB: Scott, 70 pts, Sept 5, 2013 08:45pm) 17 Czar 17 KentuckyJoe 17 pirate1960 17 raiderbird 17 tackle trap 16 Commander 25 16 MNCM 15 dmh115 15 mcpapa 15 newarkcatholicfan 15 PigSkin Junkie 15 rjs4470 15 scootelew 15 uk#1fan 14 "FranktheTank" 14 Carlosknows1 13 2 Humped Camel 13 dd734 13 gold sunrise 13 plantmanky 13 Ram 12 ATLCat 12 Black and Blue 12 pluckemcc 12 Raider48 12 Randy Parker 11 2-3-Zone 11 AverageJoesGym 11 Bengal Maniac 11 Jack of all Trades 10 BIGZIG 9 Asher2012 9 gchs_uk9 9 Jumper_Dad 9 Lawnboy13 8 All State Baseball 8 CruBatBoy 8 Eagle 4 Life 8 MentschTrachtGottLacht 8 Sports Fan1230 7 Fishhead 7 Rebel 2 LCDAWGS19
  7. Here are the results for this week's Northern Kentucky Area Regional Contest. The NKY Contest is sponsored by Joe Lay & Sons Plumbing. For all your plumbing needs, please contact Joe Lay & Sons Plumbing at: Joe Lay & Sons Plumbing in Northern Kentucky and Southern Ohio As always, the results won't be final for 24 hours. All contestants should use that time to check their score for errors. After that time period has passed, the contest is final and the winner should use the following link to claim the prize of choice. If you think your score is incorrect, please send me a PM and I will look into your claim. Click below to claim your prize: Contest Prizes and how to claim your prize! Results of the games in this week's contest: Bellevue 14, Ludlow 34 Boone County 21, Campbell County 35 Holy Cross (Covington) 36, Lloyd Memorial 42 Pendleton County 13, Fleming County 62 Walton-Verona 21, New Richmond (OH) 28 We had seven perfect entries this week, coming from coldweatherfan, Content1, dmh115, NEERFAN, NKY-Sub, pirate1960, and raiderbird. Three of the perfect entries correctly picked Fleming County as the team with the highest score, so the win this week was determined by the second tiebreaker, time of post. This week's winner was: pirate1960. The scores from this week (check your own scores with your picks in the original contest thread to ensure I made no mistakes!) [TABLE=width: 273] [TR] [TD]18[/TD] [TD]pirate1960[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]18[/TD] [TD]coldweatherfan[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]18[/TD] [TD]Content1[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]18[/TD] [TD]dmh115[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]18[/TD] [TD]NEERFAN[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]18[/TD] [TD]NKY-Sub[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]18[/TD] [TD]raiderbird[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]17[/TD] [TD]16thBBall Fan[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]17[/TD] [TD]2 Humped Camel[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]17[/TD] [TD]ATLCat[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]17[/TD] [TD]gchs_uk9[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]17[/TD] [TD]HSfootballfan18[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]17[/TD] [TD]Lawnboy13[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]17[/TD] [TD]Oldercoach[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]17[/TD] [TD]PurplePride92[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]17[/TD] [TD]tackle trap[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]16[/TD] [TD]Black and Blue[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]16[/TD] [TD]Devil4Life33[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]16[/TD] [TD]Fishhead[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]16[/TD] [TD]Jack of all Trades[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]16[/TD] [TD]newarkcatholicfan[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]16[/TD] [TD]NKY Bandit[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]16[/TD] [TD]plantmanky[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]16[/TD] [TD]Rebel[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]16[/TD] [TD]sealedpower[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]15[/TD] [TD]4luvofthegame[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]15[/TD] [TD]psychicscubadiver[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]15[/TD] [TD]Randy Parker[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]15[/TD] [TD]RH1183[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]14[/TD] [TD]KentuckyJoe[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]13[/TD] [TD]All State Baseball[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]13[/TD] [TD]GOREDDEVILS[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]13[/TD] [TD]ksowards[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]12[/TD] [TD]Rebelstat[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]12[/TD] [TD]SKNeer[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]12[/TD] [TD]TAC[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]10[/TD] [TD]supernat[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]7[/TD] [TD]MNCM[/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE]
  8. Here are the results for this week's Northern Kentucky Area Regional Contest. The NKY Contest is sponsored by Joe Lay & Sons Plumbing. For all your plumbing needs, please contact Joe Lay & Sons Plumbing at: Joe Lay & Sons Plumbing in Northern Kentucky and Southern Ohio As always, the results won't be final for 24 hours. All contestants should use that time to check their score for errors. After that time period has passed, the contest is final and the winner should use the following link to claim the prize of choice. If you think your score is incorrect, please send me a PM and I will look into your claim. Click below to claim your prize: Contest Prizes and how to claim your prize! (Updated 01-17-14) Results of the games in this week's contest: Campbell County 0 vs. Dixie Heights 43 Covington Catholic 14 vs. Ryle 21 Highlands 34 vs. Columbus (Miami, FL) 38 Holmes 12 vs. Harrison County 6 Newport 17 vs. Newport Central Catholic 22 Only one perfect entry came in for the NKY contest this time around, and the winner this week was: 4luvofthegame. The scores from this week (check your own scores with your picks in the original contest thread to ensure I made no mistakes!) 18 4luvofthegame 17 pirate1960 17 PurplePride92 16 mcpapa 15 Eagle 4 Life 15 Fishhead 15 gchs_uk9 15 Iam4thecats 15 ksowards 15 MentschTrachtGottLacht 15 Nevergiveup 15 RH1183 14 16thBBall Fan 14 2 Humped Camel 14 Jumper_Dad 14 Oldercoach 14 Randy Parker 13 ATLCat 13 Black and Blue 13 Jack of all Trades 13 Lawnboy13 13 NKY Bandit 13 rjs4470 12 Carlosknowns1 12 KentuckyJoe 12 plantmanky 12 Rebel 11 NEERFAN 10 dd734 10 dmh115 10 gold sunrise 10 PigSkin Junkie 9 BIGZIG 9 Qryche11 8 2-3-Zone 8 MNCM 8 pluckemcc 8 sealedpower 8 tackle trap 7 BIG BLACK JACK 7 Commander25 6 Rebelstat 5 BubbyKY 4 The Dream Machine
  9. 10) Lloyd Memorial (2A / 1-1) – The Juggernauts quietly posted an impressive 8-3 record last season from Erlanger. This year, they’ve started things off very well by first beating 2A rival Walton-Verona last week, and then giving the perineal 1A powerhouse Beechwood a solid game in the first half of their contest this week before the Tigers’ experience was able to overtake the Juggs in the second half as they beat Lloyd 48-22. Look for Lloyd to give 5A Grant County all they can handle this week in Dry Ridge. 9) Newport Central Catholic (2A / 0-2) – Two losses in a row to open up the 2015 football season for the Breds. They lost 7-8 last week against 4A Scott, and this week they were beaten 0-35 by the 6A Cooper Jaguars. With their first 5 games all against teams from bigger classes, it’s tough to say where New Cath’s season in 2A will end up quite yet, but the Breds have a lot to improve on this year on offense, with only one touchdown to show for their first two games. On the bright side of things, New Cath is still looking forward to the return of standout running back Jacob Smith, and showed a lot of defensive resolve this week in their loss to Cooper. The Breds take on 6A Campbell County this week. 8) Scott (4A / 2-0) – For anyone who doubted the Eagles last week after only squeaking out a win against 2A New Cath, the Eagles have silenced your doubts. Scott took to the 5A Dixie Colonels this week in Edgewood, winning easily by 29 points under the Friday night lights. Dixie’s only score in the 38-7 contest came via a recovered fumble in the endzone after a botched snap by Scott in the first half. The Eagles take on the Newport Wildcats this Friday. 7) Beechwood (1A / 1-0) – The Tigers didn’t exactly come rolling out of the gate this week in their season opener against Lloyd, but there was no denying by the game’s end that Beechwood is still Beechwood. Winning 48-22 against the 2A Lloyd Juggernauts, the Tigers showed that they are willing to make the necessary adjustments and put out the effort to win their next 1A title. Beechwood makes the trip to Somerset this week to take on the 2-0 Briar Jumpers (2A). 6) Covington Catholic (5A / 0-2) – After losing by a touchdown to the 6A Ryle Raiders last week, there are a lot of questions about the Colonels that remain to be fully answered. They are still waiting to see what sophomore quarterback AJ Mayer can really do, they’ve lost their starting tailback for the season, and they’re still waiting to see how their starting defense can perform, with two of their key defensive players sidelined with injuries. The Colonels had a dismal showing this week in the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown, losing 57-7 against Cincinnati St. X, and only posting a dismal 21 yards on offense. Their schedule won’t give them much room to breathe, but we will see how Cov Cath fares in the weeks to come. 5) Campbell County (6A / 0-2) – After their week 1 loss to the East Central (IN) Trojans, Campbell County wasn’t cut any slack. This week they headed to Ft. Thomas to take on the 5A defending champion Highlands Bluebirds. Campbell County struck early, putting the first 7 points on the board, but the Birds did what they do best, taking over the game and putting up 38 unanswered points before the Camels were able to add on another 8 points near the end of the game. Campbell County will be looking to rebound against New Cath this week when the Thoroughbreds come to play them in Claryville. 4) Ryle (6A / 2-0) – The Raiders hang on at #4 . They may have only beaten 5A Covington Catholic by 7 points last week, but their offensive performance was far better than the score let on. This week Ryle traveled to Lexington, and although they struggled taking on 3A power Lexington Catholic in a late night game, the Raiders came home with the W, winning 31-24. Boone County shouldn’t give them any trouble this week, but with Highlands, Cooper, and Simon Kenton looming in the weeks to come, we’ll see what kind of grit this Ryle team really has. 3) Highlands (5A / 1-1) – Highlands was looking at their first 0-1 season in since 2002 this year after last Friday’s loss to the 6A Cooper Jaguars, and although 6A Campbell County drew first blood in this week’s game, there was not much stopping the Birds as they fought their way to a 38-15 win over the Camels. The Birds need to keep working to improve each week with teams like Bowling Green and defending 5A champs Pulaski County standing between them and their 24th state championship. 2) Cooper (6A / 2-0) – I said that last week that I won’t have any problem admitting when I didn’t have thing right, so here it is: Cooper is the #2 team in Northern Kentucky, and after seeing what they have done in their first two games this season, it looks like I underestimated them in the power rankings last week. We’re likely to find out who the #1 team in NKY is in Independence on September 18th. Cooper rolled over New Cath 35-0 this week. The Thoroughbred defense gave it all they could, but the Jags took it all in stride. Cooper is the real deal, and they travel to Lexington to take on the 6A Bryan Station Defenders this Friday. 1) Simon Kenton (6A / 2-0) – The Pioneers are yet to sow any doubts. With a solid win in week 1 against CAL, and now a 52-36 victory against 6A Bryan Station, there’s no denying that Simon Kenton will be the favorite as they travel to Hebron this week to take on the 6A Conner Cougars. The boys from Independence are giving it all they have to make their way back to Bowling Green for the 6A championship this December, and it’s going to take a quite an effort by any of the teams around the 6A bracket to stop them. Game Of The Week: Dayton (1A) vs. Pendleton County (3A) These two teams have both have a hard time winning in recent memory, but this Friday’s game looks to be fairly evenly matched as the Pendleton County Wildcats travel to Dayton to take on the Greendevils. Dayton comes to the game with a 0-2 record, and Pendleton County has an 0-1 record. Which of the two teams will turn up with their first win on the season? Trending Up: 2A Covington Holy Cross – The Indians are 2-0, beating the 2A Walton-Verona Bearcats 28-14 in their second straight week on the road. Holy Cross appears to have dusted themselves off after last year’s difficult 1-10 season. 1A Ludlow – The Panthers have gotten off to a 2-0 start for a second season in a row, this week beating the 1A Bracken County Polar Bears 24-6 in Brooksville. Are the Panthers turning the corner? Trending Down: 5A Dixie Heights – The Colonels are struggling this year after having seen one of their best ever seasons last year in their run to becoming the 6A runners up. Dixie was thumped hard by the 4A Scott Eagles this week, with their only points coming after a fumble recovery in the endzone. 2A Walton-Verona – The Bearcats are off to a rough start, being handed a loss by 2A Lloyd Memorial last week, and by losing again this week to the 2A Holy Cross Indians.
  10. 10) Newport Central Catholic (2A / 0-1) – The Thoroughbreds came out sloppy and flat in their season opener last week, losing to Scott 7-8. New Cath struggled on offense, with stud running back Jacob Smith out, and junior QB Patrick Henschen struggling to find his receivers. Their defense was their definite strength in their first game, but as everyone knows, it’s offense that wins games. The Breds face a major challenge this week taking on the Cooper Jaguars this Friday. The Jags will be riding high coming off their huge win over Highlands last Friday. New Cath needs to have all their big players, and will have to bring their A-game to win this week. 9) Dixie Heights (5A /0-0) – The Colonels have yet to open their regular season, but their scrimmage against 1A Beechwood seems to have validated some suspicions about how well the defending 6A runners up will perform after losing many of last year’s starters to graduation. It’s still hard to gauge the Dixie’s offense, as they were without their starting quarterback for the scrimmage. If they are still starting a backup quarterback this week against Scott, the Colonels may be looking at a particularly tough game against the Eagles this Friday in Edgewood. 8) Scott (4A / 1-0) – Their first game this past Friday may not have been the prettiest of performances, but after eking out a 8-7 victory against New Cath, the Eagles are taking the win for what it is, and they are moving forward to prepare themselves to take on Dixie Heights as the Colonels open up their season this week. It should be a good test for this Scott team to see how they continue to develop, and to build on any shortcomings they identified after their first big test this past weekend. 7) Beechwood (1A / 0-0) – The Tigers won’t be opening their season until this Friday, but they’re already moving up in the polls. With the way they handled 6A Dixie Heights in their final pre-season scrimmage, along with a not-so-stellar performance by New Cath in their own season opener, Beechwood has climbed two rungs from their #9 spot in the BGP Pre-Season Power Rankings. The Tigers will start their season on Friday in Erlanger against the Lloyd Memorial Juggernauts. 6) Campbell County (6A / 0-1) – The Camels had a rough week, beginning with the passing of a recent graduate and football standout, Mitch Kramer. With many of the players taking time out of their day on game day to attend Kramer’s funeral, it was undoubtedly a challenging day for them even without their game against East Central (Indiana) Trojans. The Trojans controlled most of the game this past Friday, but from all reports, the Camels never packed it in, punching in two late-game touchdowns in the 4th quarter to pull within three points of East Central. The Camels will be heading to Ft. Thomas to take on Highlands this Friday. 5) Covington Catholic (5A / 0-1) – Coming into their game against Ryle with a new coaching staff, a new quarterback, a completely new offensive scheme and playbook, and a couple of missing starters, it was hard to say what the Colonels would do. Although they came up short on the win, losing 28-35, they still traded touchdowns with the Raiders for most of the game. It would appear that the development of the defensive backfield will be one of the big missions for Cov Cath. The Colonels go to UC’s Nippert Stadium this Friday to take on a very highly touted Cincinnati St. Xavier team. 4) Ryle (6A / 1-0) – There were many who wondered what Ryle was going to look like this season. After a couple of seasons that had many questioning the Raiders, there was a lot of talk about what Coach Engler would be able to get this year out of his D1 quarterback, Tanner Morgan, and his senior star running back, Collin England. The Raiders managed to take it to the Cov Cath Colonels, posting over 450 yards passing, and walking away with a hard fought 35-28 victory. Ryle travels to Lex Cath this Friday to take on the Knights in the Traditional Bank Bluegrass Bowl. 3) Cooper (6A / 1-0) – Cooper’s biggest question coming into the season was how things would look in the quarterback position for the Jaguars. Nathan Brown’s opening pass – a 72 yard touchdown – seems to have answered that question. At 5’8”, Cordell-Armstrong is a punchy little running back, but his 2 touchdowns and nearly 200 yards rushing against Highlands prove that Cooper is going to be the real deal in 6A this year. Cooper travels to Newport this week to play New Cath on Friday. 2) Highlands (5A / 0-1) – There were a lot of eyebrows raised around Greater Cincinnati and around much of the state of Kentucky this past Friday night after Highlands had their first loss to a Northern Kentucky football program in five years. What may be more concerning for the Bluebirds is the fact that almost half of their 13 points from the loss to Cooper was scored by special teams. Look for Highlands to come out angry and with a purpose this Friday against Campbell County in Ft. Thomas. 1) Simon Kenton (6A / 1-0) – By all appearances, Simon Kenton is coming out strong this season, and has improved on last year’s team. After a very nice showing in their scrimmage at Louisville St. Xavier (6A), and a romping win this past Friday over Christian Academy-Louisville (2A), the ‘Neers will be looking strong and confident as they welcome the Bryan Station Defenders (6A) to Independence this week. Player Of The Week: Torey Cordell-Armstrong (Cooper High School) Running back Cordell-Armstrong showed that he is a major cog in the Cooper machine this past week, running for 189 yards, and scoring 3 touchdowns in the Jaguars’ 37-13 victory over 5A powerhouse Highlands. Game Of The Week: Covington Holy Cross (2A) vs. Walton-Verona (2A) After a tough 1-10 season last year, the Holy Cross Indians celebrated a solid first week win against cross-town rival, Holmes. The Indians will be looking to build on their first taste at success this season when they take the field on Friday. Walton-Verona took one on the chin in their season opener against the Lloyd Memorial. The Bearcats trounced Holy Cross last season when they met in the first round of the 2A playoffs, and will be looking to correct some mistakes on Friday after their Week 0 loss to the Juggernauts. Trending Up: 6A Cooper proved that they are here to stay as a Northern Kentucky Power with their convincing victory over 5A defending champs, the Highlands Bluebirds. 2A Covington Holy Cross is working to climb back to their championship form from earlier this decade. The Indians beat 4A Holmes this past week. Trending Down: 2A Newport Central Catholic wasn’t looking too great this last week when they lost 7-8 to Scott High School in a sloppy game this past Friday. Hopefully returning starter Jacob Smith will bring some fire back to the Breds’ offense. 5A Highlands surprised many folks around the state when they opened up their 2015 season by losing 13-37 to the 6A Cooper Jaguars. The loss marks the first time the Bluebirds have been beaten by a Northern Kentucky team since 2010. Highlands will undoubtedly be making some adjustments as they prepare for the remainder of a very tough schedule this season.
  11. The Camels open up their season for the second year in a row against the East Central Trojans. Last year Campbell County traveled to St. Leon and came home with a 31-14 victory. How will the game go this Friday in Claryville?
  12. BluegrassPreps.com is giving you a chance to show off your football knowledge statewide! The BluegrassPreps Regional Contests give you chances to pick games in different parts of the state for prizes each week of the regular season. There will be five regional contests every week. You will have a chance to pick the winners in each region -- NKY, EKY, Lexington/Central KY, Louisville, and WKY. This is the NKY Contest. The NKY Contest is sponsored by Joe Lay & Sons Plumbing. For all your plumbing needs, please contact Joe Lay & Sons Plumbing at: Joe Lay & Sons Plumbing in Northern Kentucky and Southern Ohio Each region will have five games to pick from each week. We pick the games, and you will pick the winner of each game, assigning your picks a point value of 7-5-3-2-1. The first tiebreaker is picking the team (of the ten teams in the contest) that scores the most points. You don't have to pick the highest scoring team, you just have to pick a team that scores more points than the team(s) picked by the member(s) you are tied with. The second tiebreaker is time. This is a season long contest and you can enter in any or all regions that you wish. At the end of the regular season, the top two finishers in each region will compete during the playoffs for statewide bragging rights on BluegrassPreps. If a contestant qualifies in more than one region, then the highest point total statewide from a non-qualifying contestant will advance as a Wild Card. The best part is, if you win a weekly contest, you will receive your choice of BGP merchandise! There will also be merchandise for the overall season winner. The deadline for all entries is 5:00pm EST Friday. Be sure to post your winners and assign each of them one of the following point values (7-5-3-2-1) based on how strongly you feel that that team will win. (Please note that if your selections are NOT in the specified format, your ENTIRE set of picks will be voided.) 7 5 3 2 1 1st Tiebreaker 2nd Tiebreaker: Time of post. The games this week for the Northern Kentucky Area Regional contest are: Bellevue vs. Gallatin County Bishop Brossart vs. Dayton Carroll County vs. Grant County Covington Catholic vs. Ryle Lloyd Memorial vs. Walton-Verona Be sure to pick ONE winner for each game and to indicate the point value! Remember, all entries must be posted by 5:00pm EST on Friday, August 21st. GOOD LUCK!
  13. Thanks to Northern Kentucky Family & Cosmetic Dentistry -"Making Northern Kentucky Smile" for sponsoring our 2017 Northern Kentucky Power Rankings! We encourage everyone to patronize all of our sponsors, and you can visit Northern Kentucky Family & Cosmetic Dentistry at 2047 Centennial Boulevard in Independence, KY. THE RANKINGS: 1) 5A Covington Catholic (6-0) – Covington Catholic added a 6th win to their record on Friday by beating Columbus, OH-DII St. Francis DeSales (3-2) by a score of 35-7. Quarterback AJ Mayer may have had his season low, passing with 109yds and 1 TD in the air, but RB Casey McGinness had his season high for rushing, with 185yds and 1 TD on the ground, and an impressive 259 all-purpose yards. Sophomore offensive tackle Lucas Jones even added a TD of his own, jumping on a fumbled ball in the endzone. The Colonels have their bye week this week, and will return to action on Oct 6th against Indianapolis, IN-3A Bishop Chatard (3-3). 2) 6A Simon Kenton (6-0) – Simon Kenton also notched their 6th win of the season on Friday by pulling out a 4th quarter come-from-behind 35-30 win over 5A Highlands (2-4). QB Matt Shearer had 234yds and 3 TDs passing for the Pioneers, as well as 104yds and 2 TDs rushing. RB Sam Murray added another 118 yards on to their run game. Will Parks led the defense with 16 tackles, while JJ Courtney, Vuk Sajlovic and Treyvon Nash added 11, 11, and 10 tackles, respectively. Simon Kenton takes on 1A Beechwood (4-1) this week. 3) 6A Ryle (4-1) – No action this week. Ryle hosts Indianapolis, IN-6A Cathedral High School (2-4) on Friday. 4) 1A Beechwood (4-1) – The Tigers played 2A Covington Holy Cross (0-6) on Friday, and extended their undefeated streak against the Indians with a 62-0 win. In the 20 games played in this series, Beechwood now has 5 shutout wins, and has outscored Holy Cross 879-226. QB Brayden Burch went 4-5 passing for 194yds and 4 TDs on Friday, while RB James Davis rushed for 102yds and 4 TDs. Beechwood is hosting 6A Simon Kenton (6-0) this Friday. 5) 5A Highlands (2-4) – The Bluebirds lost another heartbreaker on Friday, watching a 9 point lead with 2-1/2 minutes left in the game slip through their fingers as the 6A Simon Kenton Pioneers (6-0) came back to beat them 35-30. QB Carl Schoellman passed for 161yds and 2 TDs, and RB Larry Wilson rushed for 171yds. It was kicker Nick Bowman’s 3 FGs that helped push the Birds into the 4th quarter lead, along with a pick-6 from Ben Sisson on the defensive side, but it just wasn’t enough for the win. Highlands has the week off before returning to action in 5A district play against Dixie Heights (4-2) on October 6th. 6) 6A Campbell County (3-2) – No action this week. The Camels will host OH-DIII Mt. Healthy (2-3) this week in Claryville. 7) 6A Conner (3-2) – The Cougars made their way back on the winning side of things on Friday by defeating 2A Newport Central Catholic (3-3) 35-27 at home in Hebron. Conner had a fairly balanced offensive game, with 134yds rushing and 113yds passing. QB Cooper Gullion threw 17 times for 14 completions, 113yds and 1 TD in the air, while he added 1 more TD on the ground, along with rushing TDs from Trevor Courts and Jaylen Watkins. DB Clayton Boyd logged 11 tackles on the defensive side of things. Conner will play 2A Lloyd Memorial (4-1) this Friday. 8) 2A Newport Central Catholic (3-3) – The Breds had hoped for another big win on Friday to follow up their upset of the defending 2A champs, Christian Academy Louisville (4-1), but 6A Conner (3-2) wouldn’t let it happen, beating New Cath 35-27. Backup QB Hunter Cain led the offense on Friday, passing for 123yds and 3 TDs. Kyle Kelly rushed for 73yds, and caught 2 passes for 53yds and 2 TDs. Linebacker Jason Decker had a VERY impressive 19 tackles for the Breds’ D. Newport Central Catholic has the week off before returning for 2A district play on October 6th against Covington Holy Cross (0-6). 9) 4A Scott (3-2) – Scott had a fantastic 1st quarter on Friday, going up 21-7 on the 4A Mason County Royals (3-2), but that was the end of the scoring action for the Eagles during regulation. Mason County scored 3 times in the second half to take the game to overtime, but the Eagles managed to pull out a 28-21 OT victory. QB Chad Ohmer passed for 130yds and 1 TD, Nelson Perrin ran for 168yds and 2 TDs, and Quincy Perrin ran for another 110yds and 1 TD. DB Jared Kelsay had an almost unheard-of TWENTY tackles, while Nelson Perrin topped off his offensive performance with 14 tackles of his own. Scott hosts 4A Harrison County (0-6) this week. 10) 2A Walton-Verona (3-2) – The Bearcats had their 3rd shutout win of the season on Friday, trouncing the 2A Owen County Rebels 61-0 in their first district matchup of the year. QB Garret Jones passed for 3 completions, 62yds and 2 TDs, but this game was all about rushing for the Walton-Verona offense. There were FOURTEEN Bearcats who toted the pigskin, with 6 rushers scoring touchdowns, including 2 by Micah Alford. Walton-Verona has the week off, and will return to 2A district play on October 6th against Trimble County (4-1). GAME OF THE WEEK: WEEK 6 1A Ludlow (5-0) vs. 1A Bishop Brossart (4-1) Ludlow is currently enjoying the best start to a football season in over 20 years, and will definitely be bringing their A-game to the field on Friday as the Mustangs come to Ludlow intent on upsetting the favored Panthers. Kickoff is at 7:00pm. TRENDING UP: 1A Bishop Brossart (4-1) – The Mustangs had a 34-0 shutout win over 1A Nicholas County (3-3) on Friday. They play undefeated 1A Ludlow (5-0) this week at Ludlow. 1A Bracken County (5-1) – The Polar Bears had a 49-8 win over 1A Dayton (1-4) on Friday. They host 1A Paris (4-1) this week in their first district matchup. 4A Holmes (1-4) – The Bulldogs finally got the monkey off their back and celebrated their first win on Friday, beating the 4A Harrison County (0-6) by a score of 14-6 to start off 1-0 in district play. They play 2A Covington Holy Cross (0-6) on Friday at home. TRENDING DOWN: 1A Dayton (1-4) – The Green Devils lost 49-8 to 1A Bracken County (5-1) on Friday. They play Eminence (5-1) this week at home. 2A Gallatin County (3-3) – The Wildcats had a disappointing 34-12 loss to 2A Carroll County (2-3) on Friday. They play 2A Owen County (3-2) this week at home. 6A Boone County (1-4) – The Rebels had their third shutout loss of the season on Friday, losing 30-0 to 5A Dixie Heights (4-2). They play 6A George Rogers Clark (3-2) this week at GRC.
  14. BluegrassPreps.com is giving you a chance to show off your football knowledge statewide! The BluegrassPreps Regional Contests give you chances to pick games in different parts of the state for prizes each week of the regular season. There will be five regional contests every week. You will have a chance to pick the winners in each region -- NKY, EKY, Lexington/Central KY, Louisville, and WKY. This is the NKY Contest. Each region will have five games to pick from each week. We pick the games, and you will pick the winner of each game, assigning your picks a point value of 7-5-3-2-1. The first tiebreaker is picking the team (of the ten teams in the contest) that scores the most points. You don't have to pick the highest scoring team, you just have to pick a team that scores more points than the team(s) picked by the member(s) you are tied with. The second tiebreaker is time. This is a season long contest and you can enter in any or all regions that you wish. At the end of the regular season, the top two finishers in each region will compete during the playoffs for statewide bragging rights on Bluegrasspreps. If a contestant qualifies in more than one region, then the highest point total statewide from a non-qualifying contestant will advance as a Wild Card. The best part is, if you win a weekly contest, you will receive your choice of BGP merchandise! There will also be merchandise for the overall season winner. The deadline for all entries is 5:00pm EST Friday. Be sure to post your winners and assign each of them one of the following point values (7-5-3-2-1) based on how strongly you feel that that team will win. (Please note that if your selections are NOT in the specified format, your ENTIRE set of picks will be voided.) 7 5 3 2 1 1st Tiebreaker 2nd Tiebreaker: Time of post. The games this week for the Northern Kentucky Area Regional contest are: Bishop Brossart vs. Holmes Bracken County vs. Ludlow Carroll County vs. Henry County Campbell County vs. Highlands Walton-Verona vs. Kentucky Country Day Be sure to pick ONE winner for each game and to indicate the point value! Remember, all entries must be posted by 5:00pm EST on Friday, August 25th. GOOD LUCK!
  15. Thanks to Northern Kentucky Family & Cosmetic Dentistry -"Making Northern Kentucky Smile" for sponsoring our 2017 Northern Kentucky Power Rankings! We encourage everyone to patronize all of our sponsors, and you can visit Northern Kentucky Family & Cosmetic Dentistry at 2047 Centennial Boulevard in Independence, KY. THE RANKINGS: 1) 5A Covington Catholic (2-0) – Cov Cath headed down I-75 on Friday to take on 3A Lex Cath (1-1), and showed that they have no intention of taking their foot off the gas this season. AJ Mayer was able to connect with seven different receivers for 164yds and 2TDs in the air, while RB Casey McGinness rushed 19 times for 161yds and 2TDs. The Colonels defense didn’t allow any scoring on Friday, with Lex Cath’s only points coming via a safety on an errant Cov Cath snap. Junior LB Jacob Shriver led the D with 10 tackles. Covington Catholic will play 6A Cooper (0-2) this Friday in the first ever football game played between the two schools. 2) 6A Simon Kenton (2-0) –Simon Kenton was also down in Lexington on Friday. The ‘Neers were taking on fellow 6A competitor Bryan Station (0-2), beating the Defenders 49-27. Simon Kenton has outscored Station by a combined 81 points over the last three games in the series. QB Matt Shearer threw for just shy of 200yds and 4TDs, and as strong a performance as that was, it was sophomore RB Austin Hammack’s 19 rushes for 228yds and 2 TDs that was the highlight of the game. The Pioneers will be heading to Hebron this Friday to play 6A Conner (1-0). 3) 6A Ryle (1-1) – In the third matchup of the week between a NKY and Lexington team, the Raiders got off to a rocky start, allowing 6A Henry Clay (0-2) to run up 21 unanswered points before coming back for a 34-28 win overtime. Mr. Kentucky contender Jake Chisholm carried much of Ryle’s offense, carrying 20 times for 268 yards and 4 TDs. The offense ended the game with a total 371 yards, with 100 of those gained on the ground. The Raider passing game remains a question, and will undoubtedly be something for Coach Englar and company to focus on in practice this week as they prepare for 6A Boone County (0-1) on Friday. 4) 1A Beechwood (1-0) – In their season opener against 2A Lloyd Memorial (0-1), the Tigers came out looking a little rusty after last year’s 1A championship season. Despite numerous penalties, and gameplay that was not quite as crisp and mechanized as we’re used to out of Beechwood, the Tigers still played hard and were able to head back to Ft. Mitchell with a 35-14 win over Lloyd. QB Brayden Burch connected 12 times for 160yds and 2 TDs passing. Logan Castleman caught for 70 of those yards and 1 TD, while adding 28 more yards rushing and 1 INTs on the defensive side of the ball. Beechwood had a total 4 interceptions on Friday. This week they will be playing 2A Somerset (1-1) on the road. 5) 5A Highlands (2-0) – Highlands welcomed 6A Campbell County (1-1) to Ft. Thomas on Friday, and despite trailing 14-7 at the half, the Birds were able to enjoy a 27-20 overtime win in their home opener. Opposite to Week 0, their offense was heavier on the passing game Friday, with QB Carl Schoellman hooking up 20 times for 174 yards. Junior Bailey Armstrong’s pick-6 to tie things up with less than 5 minutes in regulation that sparked Highlands’ opportunity to win it in OT. The Bluebirds have their hands full when they travel to Georgetown tonight to play 6A Scott County (2-0). 6) 6A Campbell County (1-1) – Close but no cigar. Despite never trailing the 5A Highlands Bluebirds (2-0) during regulation play on Friday, the Camels couldn’t hang on in overtime, losing 27-20 to the Birds. Campbell County offense outgained Highlands by over 150yds in the game, with Alex Dowds carrying 25 times for 169yds and 1 TD. The defense held Highlands to less than 50 yards rushing in the loss. Campbell Couny will host 2A Newport Central Catholic (2-0) this Friday. 7) 6A Conner (1-0) – Conner looked rough in their pre-season scrimmage against 1A Beechwood (1-0), and on Friday against 6A Boone County (0-1) they seemed to struggle for consistent strong play, battling to pull out a 21-13 win over the Rebels. The Cougar offense had 166yds in the air and a mere 8 pass completions, including 1 TD. Their other 199 offensive yards came on the ground. The defense had an impressive three players with tackle numbers in the double-digits, including LB Andrew Davis with a whopping 18 tackles. Conner hosts 6A Simon Kenton (2-0) this Friday. 8) Newport Central Catholic (2-0) – New Cath was noticeably absent from the pre-season power rankings. In Week 0, the Breds came out to prove their place by beating the 4A Scott Eagles 17-7 on the road. Junior QB Hunter Cain went 6-12 passing for 125 yds, while junior RB Kyle Kelly added on 16 yds and 1 TD rushing. On the defensive side, sophomore LB Daniel Craig wowed with 12 tackles, while Hunter Cain, Jason Decker, and Hezekiah Miller each added on another 9 tackles of their own. The Thoroughbreds will host 6A Cooper (0-1) this week for their home opener. 9) 4A Scott (1-1) – Scott showed up with a chip on their shoulders on Friday, ready to rebound from their loss to 2A Newport Central Catholic (2-0) in Week 0. They did so with a 42-27 victory over 5A Dixie Heights (0-2). Sophomore RB Quincy Perrin rushed for 211yds and 1TD in the game, while brother Nelson Perrin rushed for 49yds and 2 TDs. Safety Jared Kelsay contributed 14 tackles on the defensive side of things for the Eagles. Scott takes on 2A Holy Cross (0-2) this Saturday at Thomas More College. 10) 6A Cooper (0-2) – The Jag’s passing game struggled for a second week in a row, but when your rushing game is struggling equally as badly, your team is in for a bad night. A bad night is what it was for Cooper, who lost 29-7 to 2A Newport Central Catholic (2-0) on Friday. The Jaguar defense did what they could, holding New Cath to under 300 total yards offense, but the offense was not able to provide much of a help in the effort, only managing 180 total yards in the loss. Cooper will play 5A Covington Catholic (2-0) in Park Hills on Friday. GAME OF THE WEEK: WEEK 2 5A Highlands vs. 6A Scott County Highlands’ two victories thus far may not have been the prettiest wins in the program’s history, but they don’t have to be pretty, just as long as they’re another tic in the ‘W’ column. However, we’re going to get to see tonight just how far the Birds have come since last year’s disappointing 3-8 season when they head down to Georgetown to take on undefeated 6A Scott County at Toyota Stadium. Kickoff is at 7:30. TRENDING UP: 1A Bishop Brossart (2-0) – The Mustangs are off to a solid start once again, and have only allowed 1 TD in two games. They take on 1A Bellevue tonight at Bellevue’s Gilligan Stadium. 5A Covington Catholic (2-0) – The Colonels are firing on all cylinders heading into a Week 3 match against 6A Cooper, fresh off a 48-2 shellacking of 3A Lexington Catholic. 2A Newport Central Catholic (2-0) – Another week, another win over a team in a higher classification. New Cath takes on 6A Campbell County (1-1) Friday on the road. TRENDING DOWN: 6A Cooper (0-2) – Things aren’t going well when a 6A team is losing to a 2A team, even if that 2A team is Newport Central Catholic. It looks to be another rough week when Cooper heads to 5A Cov Cath on Friday. 5A Dixie Heights (0-2) – Dixie definitely dropped this week after losing 42-27 to 4A Scott. The red Colonels will still be on the hunt for their first W when they head to Milford (OH) this Friday. 2A Holy Cross (0-2) – Holy Cross has allowed 107 points to be scored on them in two games, and has not yet posted over 150yds total offense in a game. Ouch. The Indians host 4A Scott this Saturday at Thomas More College.
  16. BluegrassPreps.com is giving you a chance to show off your football knowledge statewide! The BluegrassPreps Regional Contests give you chances to pick games in different parts of the state for prizes each week of the regular season. There will be five regional contests every week. You will have a chance to pick the winners in each region -- NKY, EKY, Lexington/Central KY, Louisville, and WKY. This is the NKY Contest. The NKY Contest is sponsored by Joe Lay & Sons Plumbing. For all your plumbing needs, please contact Joe Lay & Sons Plumbing at: Joe Lay & Sons Plumbing in Northern Kentucky and Southern Ohio Each region will have five games to pick from each week. We pick the games, and you will pick the winner of each game, assigning your picks a point value of 7-5-3-2-1. The first tiebreaker is picking the team (of the ten teams in the contest) that scores the most points. You don't have to pick the highest scoring team, you just have to pick a team that scores more points than the team(s) picked by the member(s) you are tied with. The second tiebreaker is time. This is a season long contest and you can enter in any or all regions that you wish. At the end of the regular season, the top two finishers in each region will compete during the playoffs for statewide bragging rights on Bluegrasspreps. If a contestant qualifies in more than one region, then the highest point total statewide from a non-qualifying contestant will advance as a Wild Card. The best part is, if you win a weekly contest, you will receive your choice of BGP merchandise! There will also be merchandise for the overall season winner. The deadline for all entries is 5:00pm EST Friday. Be sure to post your winners and assign each of them one of the following point values (7-5-3-2-1) based on how strongly you feel that that team will win. (Please note that if your selections are NOT in the specified format, your ENTIRE set of picks will be voided.) 7 5 3 2 1 1st Tiebreaker 2nd Tiebreaker: Time of post. The games this week for the Northern Kentucky Area Regional contest are: Beechwood vs. Lloyd Memorial Bellevue vs. Dayton Bracken County vs. Ludlow Dixie Heights vs. Scott Simon Kenton vs. Bryan Station Be sure to pick ONE winner for each game and to indicate the point value! Remember, all entries must be posted by 5:00pm EST on Friday, August 26th. GOOD LUCK!
  17. 1) 5A Covington Catholic (10-0) – 1992, 2017, 2018, 2019. Those are the four times the Colonels’ football program has chalked up “10-0”. Cov Cath finished out their third straight undefeated regular season on Friday by beating 5A Conner 45-7 to take first place in 5A district 5. The Colonels came out and scored quickly, but things escalated quickly late in the 2Q after Conner’s lone TD brought the score to 24-7 with 2:18 to go in the half, only to have Cov Cath change that to a 45-7 running clock with less than 10 seconds left in the half. QB Caleb Jacob was 13-21 passing for 305yds and 4 TDs. RB Michael Boydston ran 6 times for 40yds and 2 TDs. WR Ethan Reardon had 4 receptions for 119yds and 2 TDs, and TE Michael Mayer had 5 receptions for 148yds and 2 TDs. Mayer also had 4 tackles, a forced fumble, and an interception on the defensive side of the ball, and Owen Nally & David Brunson both led the defense with 5 tackles a piece. Cov Cath has their bye week this week before starting their 5A playoff run at home on Friday against Cooper (5-5). The Colonels previously beat the Jaguars 45-6 on September 27. 2) 6A Simon Kenton (6-3) – The Pioneers have won three straight, with their latest win coming in last Friday in a 44-14 victory over 6A Ryle (5-5), giving Simon Kenton the undisputed 6A district 6 title. Freshman QB Chase Crone had his biggest passing game yet, going 17-29 for 279yds, 3 TDs, and 1 INT. He was also the teams #2 rusher in the game, with 11 carries for 91yds and 2 TDs. RB Austin Hammack had 129yds on 20 carries, good for the team’s remaining TD. The defense also provided 2 points in the game on a sack by DL Jack Milton, good for a safety. LB Nate Walker and LB Aric Hoffman both had 9 tackles a piece to lead the defensive effort, and LB Luke Huesman had 8 tackles in the game. Simon Kenton will be wrapping up their regular season in Morrow, OH on Friday against the OH-DII Little Miami Panthers (7-2). 3) 5A Highlands (6-4) – The Birds wrapped up their regular season on Friday with their 4th and final district matchup, beating 5A Cooper (5-5) in Union. Highlands’ offense may have been outgained by Cooper’s, but they were tops on the scoreboard, winning the game 14-7. Their passing was minimal in the game, with QB Collin Hollingsworth going 2-8 in the air for 6yds. Both of the Bluebird touchdowns came via RB Sawyer Depp, who rushed 12 times for 128yds and 2 TDs. RB Joe Buten also provided 76yds on his 16 carries. Defensive stats have not been reported for the game. Highlands will have this week off before returning to action next Friday for a rematch in the 1st round of the playoffs against Conner (7-2) who previously beat the Birds 20-17 on October 4. 4) Conner (7-2) – Things didn’t go how the Cougars would have liked them to on Friday. After showing some fight and resolve early in the 2nd quarter against Covington Catholic (10-0), things came apart for Conner, with the final score ending up at 45-7 in the Colonels’ favor. QB Jared Hicks had a solid game, despite the loss, going 18-25 passing for 170yds, and rushing 6 times for 24yds and 1 TD. WR Colton Roy led the offense in yardage with 67yds on 6 receptions, and WR Caleb Ervin was second with 5 receptions good for 56yds. Parker Hitzfield led the defense with 9 tackles, and Drew Cobble, Caleb Ervin, Frankie Salzarulo and Clayton Melcher each had 4 tackles a piece. The Cougars will be wrapping up their regular season at home on senior night against 6A George Rogers Clark (5-4). 5) 6A Ryle (5-5) – Ryle finished up their regular season on Friday with a 44-14 loss to 6A Simon Kenton (6-3), giving the Raiders the #2 spot in 6A district 6. QB Keegan Stanken was 16-28 by air in the game, good for 157yds and 1 INT. RB Kyle England led the offense with 137yds on his 17 carries, good for both of Ryle’s touchdowns. WR Ryan Planck had 4 receptions good for 40yds, WR Will Watkins had 37yds on 2 receptions, and WR Leonel Galan had 4 receptions for 36yds. DB Mathias Cusick and DB Johnathan Coker each tallies 13 tackles a piece, LB Max Hungler had 8 tackles, and DE Noah Duke had 7 tackles and a fumble recovery. The Raiders will also be taking a week off from football action before returning for their first round playoff rematch against Dixie Heights (3-6). Ryle previously beat Dixie 13-8 on October 18. 6) 2A Beechwood (5-4) – Things are finally looking solid for Beechwood, with the team improving to a winning record on Friday thanks to a 38-0 shutout over 2A Newport (7-3). The Tigers were 3-0 against their competition in 2A district 6, and beat the district opposition by a total combined score of 143-6. It was a relatively quiet passing game on Friday, with QB Cam Hergott going 12-18 in the air good for 90yds. Hergott also led the team rushing with 58yds on 10 carries, good for 2 TDs. RB Avery Courtney also rushed 9 times for 31yds and 1 TD, and RB Cole Stammer rushed 8 times for 28yds and 2 TDs. The top receiving performances came from WR Brady Moore and WR Mason Williams, who had 5 receptions for 41yds and 4 receptions for 25yds, respectively. DE Gage Dollenmeyer logged 2 fumble recoveries and sack in the game, DL Carter Noah had a sack, and DL Xavier Campbell also scooped up a fumble. Beehcwood will wrap up their regular season at home on senior night against 1A Newport Central Catholic (7-2). 7) 5A Cooper (5-5) – Cooper finished their regular season in frustrating fashion on Friday, losing 14-7 to district competitor Highlands (6-4), and doing so despite outgaining the Birds’ offense 264-204. QB Drew Warth was 20-38 passing on the night, good for 165yds. Unfortunately it was the field possession achieved by 3 interceptions that game Highlands the offensive advantage to win the game. RB Anthony Witschey rushed 20 times for 76yds, and WR/RB Jeremiah Lee rushed 9 times for 25yds and a TD in addition to his 7 receptions good for 53yds. Freshman WR Zion Mason had 64yds on his 6 receptions, and also had an interception for the Jaguars from his spot in the defensive backfield. LB Joe Poage led the defense with 12 tackles, DB Chester Hale had 8 tackles, and LB Ethan Bosway had 7 tackles. Cooper is one of several teams around NKY with a bye week this week, and the Jags will be back on the game field in Park Hills for the first round of 5A playoffs taking on the Covington Catholic Colonels (10-0) again. Cooper previously lost to Cov Cath 45-6 back on September 27. 8) 1A Newport Central Catholic (7-2) – The Thoroughbreds finished up their district run on Friday by beating 1A Bellevue (2-7) with a 50-7 final score. Much like Beechwood, New Cath was 3-0 over their district opponents, thumping the rest of 1A district 4 with a combined score of 148-17. QB Paul Kremer was 15-18 passing for 201yds and 1 TD, and backup QB Dom Morgan was 2-2 passing for 55yds and 1 TD. WR Caleb Jefferson had 6 receptions for 110yds, while WR Preston Baggett had 55yds and 1 TD on his 2 receptions, and WR Cody Mueller had 40yds and 1 TD on his 3 receptions. RB Jahmir Ackerson led the running game with 6 carries for 85yds and 1 TD, and rushing TDs were also scored by Joey Runyon, Joe Doeker, Landen Davis, and Luke Landrum. Daniel Craig had 5 tackles from his spot at linebacker, and defensive backs Joe Doeker & Justin Schneider each had 4 tackles. New Cath will wrap up their regular season on Friday in Fort Mitchell against 1A Beechwood (5-4). 9) Dixie Heights (3-6) – The Colonels notched their third win of the season on Friday, beating 6A Campbell County (0-9) to claim the #3 spot in 6A district 6. QB Logan Landers was 12-21 passing in the game, for 133yds and 1 TD, and also led the team in rushing with 91yds on his 7 carries. RB Leon Marshall tallied 82yds and 3 TDs on his 16 carries, and the remaining touchdown on the ground came thanks to a 4yd carry by FB Cayden Anderson. WR Kel Hawkins had 4 receptions for 49yds and 1 TD, and WR Jacob Iames had 4 receptions for 44yds. LB Colin Smith, S Pierce Rohlman, DE Zach Ernst, LB Cayden Anderson, and Dl Rhys Brown each had 5 tackles a piece, and LB Bradyen Wulfeck had 4 tackles. Rohlman also had an interception, while Wulfeck picked off another pass and returned it 65yds for Dixie’s remaining touchdown in the game. The Colonels will finish off their regular season at home on Friday against 4A Scott (6-3). 10) 4A Holmes (6-3) – The Bulldogs pulled of one of the biggest wins in recent memory on Friday, upsetting 4A Scott (6-3) 58-38 to win 4A district 6. It’s the first district championship for Holmes since 2010, and their first win over the Eagles since 2012. QB Quantez Calloway was 6-10 passing in the game for 123yds, 1 TD and 1 INT, and he also ran the ball 15 times for 78yds and 1 TD. Caloway’s twin brother Tayquan led the offense with 203yds on 14 carries, good for 3 more TDs. WR Tyelon Tate had 4 receptions in the game, good for 110 of their 123 yards through the air, as well as the team’s one touchdown passing. DL Damarcus Winn and DB Daylan Griffin both recovered fumbles in the game, while DL Damario Foster and DB Tayquan Calloway both had pick-six interceptions. The Dawgs will wrap up their regular season in Bellevue on Friday against the 1A Tigers (2-7). TRENDING UP 2A Walton-Verona (6-3) – The Bearcats got off to a rocky 2-3 start this season, but they’ve managed to put together 4 straight wins in recent weeks to finish 4-0 in district competition. Their latest win was a 42-0 victory over 2A Shawnee (0-8). 4A Holmes (6-3) – The Bulldogs are currently enjoying season under Ben Nevels who is in his 7th season as head coach. And they have reason to celebrate, after pulling off a 58-38 upset of 4A Scott (6-3) on Friday to win the district 5A Covington Catholic (10-0) – I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the Colonels' roll through a third straight 10-0 regular season. Cov Cath's latest win came in the style of a 45-7 first-half running clock victory over 5A Conner (7-2) on Friday to clinch the district title. TRENDING DOWN 1A Dayton (4-5) – The Greendevils continued a backward slide on Friday with a disappointing loss to district competitor 1A Ludlow (6-3). Despite fighting back in the 3Q to briefly take a lead in the game, Dayton lost 54-46. It’s been good to see some real fight out of the Greendevils this season, though. 2A Gallatin County (1-8) – It hasn’t been very pretty for the Wildcats this season. Despite coming off a big win over 2A Shawnee (0-8), Gallatin County lost big on Friday in a 54-0 shellacking at the hands of 2A Carroll County (6-3). 5A Cooper (5-5) – The Jaguars ended their regular at the .500 mark on Friday with a disappointing loss to 5A Highlands (6-4) to finish off things at the bottom of their 5A district. GAME OF THE WEEK (RESULTS): WEEK 9 5A Covington Catholic vs. 5A Conner 2019 has seen Conner enjoying one of their better seasons in recent years, heading into their Week 9 match-up with Cov Cath with a 7-1 record and a shot at the district title. The Colonels had other things in mind though, heading into Hebron and quickly going up 21-0 in the 1Q. Conner cut the Cov Cath lead to 17 with a late 2Q touchdown, bringing the score to 24-7 with 2:18 left in the half, only to have the Colonels score a TD 7 plays later, followed by a Conner fumble on the first play after the kickoff leading to a 1-play TD for Cov Cath, a quick 3-and-out for Conner, and yet another Colonel TD with seconds left to make the score 45-7 going into the half. That would stand as the final score in the contest, with Cov Cath heading home with the #1 spot in the district and Conner claiming #2. GAME OF THE WEEK: WEEK 10 1A Beechwood vs. 2A Newport Central Catholic With both schools’ standing among the “old guard” of northern Kentucky football programs, it’s somewhat surprising that they’ve only met on the football field 42 times in as many years. The record between the two stands at 28 wins to 14 in the favor of Beechwood, and in the last 10 years, the record has similarly stood at 7 wins to 3 in the favor of the Tigers. This year is primed as well as any for New Cath to notch their next win over Beechwood.
  18. 1) 5A Covington Catholic (2-0) – The Colonels absolutely rolled in their second game of the season, and in similar fashion to the last two seasons, they’ve had a running clock on their opponents in each of their first two games of the season. Cov Cath’s defense was lights out on Friday, holding Campbell County’s offense to -47 total yards in the 49-0 win. QB Caleb Jacob was 9-12 passing for 131yds and 4 TDs. Michael Mayer continued to dominate offensively when he got his hands on the ball, rushing for 1 TD on 1 carry, and scoring 2 more TDs on his 2 receptions in the game. Michael has scored a touchdown each time he has gotten ahold of the football on offense this year. Cov Cath hosts 3A Lexington Catholic (2-0) and their UK commit QB Beau Allen on Friday. 2) 5A Highlands (1-1) – Highlands made the trip down to Corbin on Friday to take on TN-5A Knoxville Catholic (2-0) in the Cumberland Falls Pigskin Classic. They were facing a tough opponent, with Knox Cath coming into the game bragging the four D1 recruits and the #4 spot in USA Today’s rankings of Tennessee football programs. The Bluebirds fought hard, with QB Collin Hollingsworth going 12-26 passing for 3 TDs, and rushing for another TD, and WR Adam Weyer posted 100yds on 4 receptions, but the total offensive yards told the story of the game. Knox Cath put up 544 total yards offense in the game to Highlands’ 362, and the Birds came home with a 31-28 loss. Highlands will host 6A Campbell County (0-2) on Friday. 3) 2A Beechwood (0-1) – The Tigers opened their season on Friday at Georgetown College against 1A Paintsville (2-0), and made the drive home to Fort Mitchell with a 19-14 loss. Beechwood came out and scored the first 14 points in the game, but the scoring was all Paintsville for the rest of the game, with the Blue Tigers scoring a TD in the 4th quarter to pull ahead and take home the win. Beechwood came out of the game with some injuries to key players in their linebackers and running backs, so we will see how much impact those injuries have on the team in the weeks to come. QB Cam Hergott still put up some all-star numbers in the game, going 10-17 passing for 124yds and rushing for another 173yds and 2 TDs. Beechwood will be on the road again this week when they head to Somerset to take on the 2A Briar Jumpers (2-0). 4) 6A Simon Kenton (1-1) – Simon Kenton’s second game of the season decidedly did not go the way they would have hoped, with the Pioneers hosting OH-DII Anderson (1-0) and coming away with a 44-16 thumping. Freshman QB Chase Crone was 9-25 passing for 186yds and 1TD, and junior QB also spent time behind center managing another 55yds and 1 TD in the air. The story of the game was the ‘Neers inability to get a running game going, with a paltry 21yds rushing, and begging the question: When will we see senior RB Austin Hammack, the team’s top returning rusher? On the defensive side, DL Vuk Sajlovic led the team with 12 total tackles, and LB Aric Hoffman and DB Zack Koenes each had 11 tackles. Simon Kenton will head across the river to take on OH-DI Oak Hills (0-1) on Friday. 5) 5A Cooper (2-0) – Cooper still may look a little slow to get going, but they’ve still managed to preserve an undefeated record after bringing home a 13-7 win over 2A Newport Central Catholic (1-1) on Friday. QB Drew Warth was 7-17 passing for 101yds and 1 TD, and WR Jeremiah Lee proved his mettle by scoring both TDs in the game, with 72yds and 1 TD receiving, and 95yds and 1 TD rushing. The Jags’ offense is still working out their kinks, with just under 500 total yards offense in their first two games, but the defense has held strong and kept their opponents to only 431yds in those games, including the 234yds posted by New Cath on Friday. LB Spencer Handel led the defense with 9 total tackles, and DB Zach Armour & DB Jeremiah Lee each provided an interception. Cooper hosts crosstown rival 6A Ryle (1-1) on Friday. 6) 1A Newport Central Catholic (1-1) – If you’re going to stumble during the regular season, at least you can do it in a non-district game against a team from a higher classification. That’s what happened on Friday, with the Thoroughbreds coming up short in a 13-7 loss to 5A Cooper (2-0). QB Paul Kremer couldn’t get the Breds passing game going, only going 7-20 for 74yds and 2 INTs. After only getting 32yds in New Cath’s season opener against 6A Campbell County (0-2), junior RB Joey Runyon came out strong on Friday, rushing 9 times for 113yds and 1 TD, and adding on another 5yds on 1 reception. Defensive stats were not reported for the game. The Thoroughbreds will head across the Ohio River on Friday to take on OH-DIV Roger Bacon (1-0). 7) 4A Scott (1-1) – Coach Eric Turner posted his first win over his former program as the Eagles sent 2A Lloyd Memorial (1-1) back to Erlanger with a 17-0 shutout loss. Scott’s offense is still working to find its legs, only coming up with 194 total yards in the game, but it proved to be enough, with QB Gus Howlett going 7-26 passing for 63yds and 1 TD, and RB Quincy Perrin leading the running game with 57yds and 1 TD. WR Cam Patterson led the receiving corps with 2 receptions good for 34yds and 1 TD. Defensive stats were not reported for the game. The Eagles will be headed to Crestview Hills on Friday to take on 2A Covington Holy Cross (1-1) at the Indians’ new home for football at Thomas More University. 8) 6A Ryle (1-1) – Ryle raised a few eyebrows around northern Kentucky on Friday after coming back from a 37-0 shutout loss at the hands of 5A Covington Catholic (2-0) and putting up a 34-10 win over 5A Conner (1-1), who was rolling on from a beating of 6A Madison Central (0-2) the week before. After an offensive struggle against Cov Cath only earned them 89 yards last week, the Raiders came back by putting up 143yds in the air, and 252yds on the ground, with RB Kyle England working hard for almost 200yds rushing and 4 TDs, and the remaining touchdown coming on a 19yd connection with WR Elijah Cusick. Defensive stats were not reported for the game. Ryle will be heading across town to take on 5A Cooper (2-0) on Friday. 9) 5A Conner (1-1) – After a solid showing in their season opener against 6A Madison Central (0-2), Conner took a step backwards in their game on Friday, losing 37-10 to 6A Ryle (1-1). The Cougars defense struggled badly to stop bleeding yardage to the Raiders’ running game, and their offense was unable to get a running game started. Jared Hicks had a solid performance as hurler, going 14-23 passing for 161yds, and WR Justin Daniels came up with 98yds on 6 receptions, but with 4yds total on the ground, Conner was unable to find the endzone. Senior defensive back Caleb Ervin led the defensive effort for the Cougars with 13 total tackles, including 1 tackle for a loss, and 1 forced fumble. Conner will have their 3rd straight game on the road this Friday when they head to Edgewood to take on 6A Dixie Heights (1-1). 10) Boone County (2-0) – The Rebels are off to a 2-0 start for the first time since 2011. Coach Bryson Warner has people excited about high school football in Florence, and it’s showing on the scoreboard. Boone County started off the season with a 20-6 win over 4A Holmes (1-1), and on Friday they managed a 34-28 victory over 6A Paul Laurence Dunbar (1-1). Hey diddle-diddle, they’re coming up the middle. Junior RB Evan Curee led the offensive charge with 193 yards and 3 TDs on 34 carries, while senior RB Eli Rossi had 123yards and 2 TDs on 12 carries. QBs Kaden Craft and Samuel Brown combined to go 4-4 passing for 49yds, and leading the offense to a total 407yds. Evan Curee also led the defense with 12 total tackles from his position at linebacker, while LB Dave Bodenbender had 8 tackles and a sack. Boone County will head to Erlanger to take on 2A Lloyd Memorial (1-1) on Friday. TRENDING UP 6A Boone County (2-0) – The Rebels are moving in the right direction with a 2-0 start to their season. They beat 6A Paul Laurence Dunbar (1-1) on Friday 34-28. 1A Dayton (1-1) – The Greendevils looked good in their season opener, despite a loss to 1A Bishop Brossart (1-1), and improved their own record with a win over rival 1A Bellevue (0-2). 4A Holmes (1-1) – The Bulldogs came back from a loss in their season opener with a strong 34-18 win over 5A Grant County (1-1). TRENDING DOWN 1A Bracken County (0-2) – The Polar Bears are not off to the start they had hoped for after suffering their second straight shutout loss at the hands of 1A Ludlow (1-1). 6A Campbell County (0-2) – The Camels dropped out of the top 10 in the NKY power rankings with a 49-0 shutout loss to 5A Covington Catholic (2-2) with cast of new offensive starters struggling to find itself in the first 2 games. 5A Conner (1-1) – The Cougars fall from the #5 spot to #9 after losing 37-10 to 6A Ryle (1-1) on Friday. Conner’s struggling offense only managed 4 yards on the ground in the loss. NORTHERN KENTUCKY STAR PERFORMANCES OF THE WEEK: QB Matthew Campbell (Pendleton County) – 7-14 passing for 163 yards and 2 TDs, 9 carries for 75 yards and 1 TD rushing, 1 two-point conversion. RB/LB Evan Curee (Boone County) – 34 carries for 193 yards and 3 TDs, 12 tackles. QB/DB Kaleal Davis (Newport) – 7-15 passing for 163 yards and 1 TD, 5 carries for 136 yards and 3 TDs rushing, 5 tackles. RB Kyle England (Ryle) – 17 carries for 197 yards and 4 TDs rushing. DB Logan Hearn (Gallatin County) – 12 solo tackles and 5 assists for 17 total tackles, and 1 sack. 1 fumble recovery. QB/S Cameron Hergott (Beechwood) – 10-17 passing for 124 yards, 23 carries for 173 yards and 2 TDs rushing. QB Collin Hollingsworth (Highlands) – 14-26 passing for 207 yards and 3 TDs passing, 27 carries for 76 yards and 1 TD rushing. QB Conner Knipp (Grant County) – 20-49 passing for 251 yards and 2 TDs, 6 carries for 21 yards rushing. QB Andre Mumphrey (Carroll County) – 13-25 passing for 149 yards and 2 TDs, 10 carries for 96 yards and 1 TD rushing, 6 tackles and 1 sack. GAME OF THE WEEK (RESULTS): WEEK 1 2A Lloyd Memorial vs. 4A Scott Coach Eric Turner has his first shutout win as the skipper of the Scott Eagles after beating Lloyd 17-0. GAME OF THE WEEK: WEEK 2 5A Cooper vs. 6A Ryle This game is going to be the first of the noteworthy measuring sticks for the Northern Kentucky Power Rankings this season, where we will see how things are measuring up in high school football around Boone County. Ryle seems to have picked things up in Week 1 after their being shut out in Week 0, and Cooper has two wins, but it’s hard telling how stiff their competition has been as of yet. This week should give us a better look at how these two teams (and their competitors) measure up against one another.
  19. 1) 5A Covington Catholic (4-0) – Covington Catholic did essentially what was expected of them, they soundly beat a struggling 1-3 team from 6A Dixie Heights with a final score of 45-0. It was the third shut-out the Colonels’ four games played thus far in 2019. Caleb Jacob was 10-17 passing for 201yds, 1 TD and 1 INT. It’s tough to pick a “workhorse” from the offensive backfield, with Daniel Felix, Michael Boydston, and Owen Nally all having regular touches from RB, but the both Felix and Boydston had a pair of touchdowns each. The remaining two touchdowns were scored on a run by RB Adam Holtz and a 24yd reception by WR Ethan Reardon. Despite a quiet offensive game, LB Michael Mayer led the defense with 10 tackles and a half a sack. The Colonels head to Fort Mitchell tonight for the 39th edition of their rivalry game against 2A Beechwood (1-2). 2) 5A Highlands (3-1) – Highlands made it two in a row on Friday; their second straight win of the season, and their second win in row over 6A Simon Kenton (2-2). Highlands was on the road in Independence on Friday, and the Birds put the game away in the second half, scoring 2 unanswered TDs to end the game in a 28-7 win. Collin Hollingsworth was 19-36 passing for 193yds and 2 TDs thrown to receivers Jacob Welch and Hunter Ahlfeld. RB Tyler Brune had 89yds and 1 TD on 15 carries, and Hollingsworth ran it 14 times for another 42yds and a TD. Brycen Huddleston led the defense with 31 tackles including a sack and 3 tackles for loss, while Jacob Brass and Jason Noe each had an interception. Highlands will host 6A Ryle (3-1) tonight. 3) 2A Beechwood (1-2) – Beechwood came out in their Friday home-opener with a chip on their shoulder after dropping their first two 2019 games, and sent the 4A Corbin Redhounds (2-2) back down I-75 with 26-10 loss. It was a big game for the Tigers, who many folks conjectured could face a 0-4 start to their season. QB Cam Hergott came out strong, going 11-20 passing for 206yds and 1 TD and rushing 6 times for another 52yds. RB Cole Stammer carried the ball 13 times for 78yds and 1 TD, and RB Mitchell Corts had 5 carries for 17yds and 1 TD. WR Mason Williams led the receivers for the night with 107yds on 5 receptions, including 1 TD. Kicker Colin Graman added 8 points on 2 FGs and 2 PATs on 3 PAT attempts. Beechwood has their work cut out for them this evening when they host 5A Covington Catholic (4-0). 4) 6A Ryle (3-1) – Ryle has jumped Simon Kenton in the rankings – for now. The Raiders are appearing to show that their week 0 loss appears more and more to have been little more than an early-season stumble after they drummed 5A Boone County (2-2) out of town on Friday with a 46-0 beat-down. Bradyn Lyons was the primary QB again this week, and was 9-13 passing for 161yds and 1 TD thrown to WR Connor Lee. RB Kyle England once again racked up the TDs, with 4 trips to the endzone after 12 carries for 148yds. Connor Lee also had 1 TD rushing in addition to his TD reception. Sophomore LB Dylan Talmon led the Raiders D with 8 tackles and 2.5 sacks. Ryle has a big challenge tonight when they head to Fort Thomas to take on 5A Highlands (3-1). 5) 6A Simon Kenton (2-2) – Win loss, win loss. That’s the record thus far for Simon Kenton in 2019, who had their second home loss of the season on Friday, falling 28-7 to 5A Highlands (3-1). The Pioneers scored late in the 1Q to tie the game at 7, and were still only down by 1 TD going into the 4Q, but late turnovers sealed the deal in the loss. QB Chase Crone was 11-22 passing for 125yds, 1 TD, and 2 INTs, and Simon Kenton’s lone touchdown came on a 19yd connection with WR Evan Mulberry. The ‘Neers defense was led by LB Aric Hoffman and DB Zack Koenes, who had 12 and 10 tackles each, respectively, and the defense was also able to get to Highlands’ quarterback 4 separate times. Simon Kenton hosts 3A Taylor County (4-0) this week. 6) 5A Cooper (3-1) – Friday was a big night for Cooper. After scratching out two hard-fought wins and following that with at tough loss to Ryle, the Jags pulled off a win with their largest margin of victory since November of 2015. Cooper hosted 6A Campbell County (0-4) and sent the Camels home with a 36-0 loss. QB Drew Warth had his biggest passing game of the season thus far, going 10-17 and throwing for 1 TD and 2 INTs. The touchdown came on a connection with WR Xavier Smith, who had 75yds and 1 TD in the game on 5 receptions. Brendon Tye had a big night running the ball, with 167yds and 2 TDs 14 carries. Rushing TDs also cam from Jeremiah Lee and Anthony Witschey. Defensively, the team was led by LB Spencer Handel with 10 tackles, and DL Adam Sand and DB Anthony Witschey each had 8 tackles in the game. Cooper is heading southwest tonight to take on the 3A DeSales Colts in Louisville. DeSales may be 1-2, but their losses include a 31 point loss to 6A St. Xavier and a 3 point loss to 3A Lexington Catholic. This one is going to really test the Jaguars’ mettle. 7) 1A Newport Central Catholic (2-2) – A win is a win is a win. Although it may not have been the biggest win over the most powerful of teams, it was still another game where the Breds finished things on the right side of the scoreboard. New Cath had a 10-7 win over 2A Walton-Verona (2-2) Friday. It was the second time this season that their passing game wasn’t what they had likely hoped it to be, with QB Paul Kremer only connecting with receivers enough for 96yds and 1 TD, with 1 INT. Kremer let the running game, with 79yds on 9 carries, and RB Joey Runyon had 59yds on 16 carries. Runyon also had 3 pass receptions, good for 18 yards and the 1 Thoroughbred TD, and WR Caleb Jefferson had 26yds on 3 receptions. The remaining 3 points were scored on a 34yd Sam Levin field goal in the 3Q to re-gain the lead and take home the win. Defensive stats were not reported for the game. New Cath hosts 2A Covington Holy Cross (1-3) tonight. 8) 5A Conner (3-1) – The Cougars made it two in a row on Friday, this time by beating the 2A Lloyd Memorial Juggernauts (2-2) at home in Hebron with a 24-12 win. QB Jared Hicks came up huge, going 23-39 for 300yds on the nose, 2 TDs, and 1 INT. It was “Hicks and Roy” all night for Conner, with Hicks finding RB/WR Colton Roy 8 times for 126yds and 1 TD, and Roy also led the ground attack with 45yds on 7 carries. RB Douglas Abdon added 11yds and 1 TD on 12 carries, and WR Justin Daniels had 7 receptions for 78yds and scored the team’s remaining TD. On the defensive side of the ball, sophomore middle linebacker Parker Hitzfield had a really big night, racking up 14 total tackles in the game. Conner plays host to 6A Campbell County (0-4) tonight. 9) 4A Scott (2-2) – The Eagles are one of three teams in the NKY top ten that took a loss on Friday. And this one is one of those games that Coach Turner and the Eagles wish they could have back. Scott’s offense put up a respectable 269 total yards in the 38-33 loss, but their problems came on the defensive side of the ball, with the OH-DV Bethel-Tate Tigers (2-1) rolling up either 388 or 416 yards passing on them, depending on whose book you’re looking at. Offensively, QB Gus Howlett was 16-31 passing for 173yds, 4 TDs, and 2 INTs. RB Quincy Perrin led the game on the ground with 87yds and 1 TD on 17 carries, and WR Cameron Patterson had 6 catches for 95yds and 1 TD. WR Jackson Hardin had 3 catches for 51yds and 2 TDs, and WR Carson Craycraft had 3 catches for 28yds and 1 TD. Sophomore LB Damond Hacker led the Eagles defense with 7 tackles, including 1 for a loss. Scott will play 5A Boone County (2-2) tonight in Florence. 10) Lloyd Memorial (2-2) – Lloyd makes the final of the three NKY top ten who dropped one on Friday. The Juggs were on the road in Hebron, and took a 24-12 loss on the chin compliments of the 5A Conner Cougars (3-1). Sophomore QB Jacob Davidson had a decent night passing, despite the loss, connecting with receivers 8 of 24 times attempted, good for 173yds and 1 TD. WR Treshawn Cody was his favorite receiver, with 4 receptions for 101yds and the team’s 1 TD by the air. Their rushing TD came thanks to RB Michael Sassin, who carried the ball 6 times for 12yds. RB Dakota Theil led the team’s rushing attack with 27yds on 14 carries. Defensive stats were not reported for the game. Lloyd will face 3A Mason County (2-2) tonight at home. TRENDING UP 1A Dayton (2-1) – If you wanted to find the last time the Greendevils won two games in a row, you would have to go back the better part of a decade October of 2012. But Dayton put up a second straight win on Friday with a 49-14 victory over 2A Gallatin County (0-4). 2A Beechwood (1-2) – Beechwood managed to get their first win of the season, beating 3A Corbin (2-2) on Friday 26-10. The Tigers set themselves up with a wood-chipper of an early season schedule, but it will undoubtedly have them tough for their first ever run at the 2A playoffs. 2A Newport (4-0) – The Wildcats continued their undefeated season with a 63-8 win over 1A Bracken County (0-4), and Newport’s defense is doing it in lights out style, only having allowed 28 points in their first 3 games. They have outscored their opponents 162-28 so far this season. TRENDING DOWN 1A Bracken County (0-4) – It’s been tough sledding in Brooksville for new head coach Tim Carver thus far in 2019, with the Polar Bears unable to scratch out a win yet. Their loss on Friday was a big one, with 2A Newport (4-0) beating them 63-8. 2A Covington Holy Cross (1-3) – After a win in week 0 to end a 23 game losing streak, the Indians have slipped and now dropped 3 games straight, with the latest 38-20 loss coming at the hands of Cincinnati Country Day (OH). 5A Boone County (2-2) – After starting out 2-0, the Rebels have now dropped to 2-2 after losing two straight. Their loss on Friday was a 46-0 shutout by 6A Ryle (3-1). GAME OF THE WEEK (RESULTS): WEEK 3 5A Highlands vs. 6A Simon Kenton The Bluebirds topped the Pioneers for a second week in a row, but the 28-7 final score doesn’t make it look quite as close a game as it actually was. Highlands came out first to score, and then Simon Kenton tied it at 7-7 just before the end of the 1Q. Highlands scored again in the 2Q, and the score remained 14-7 until midway through the 4Q when Highlands intercepted the ball and returned it deep into the redzone for a go-ahead touchdown. Then the Birds’ fourth TD of the game once again came thanks to an interception. A tough game, and a good win for Highlands. GAME OF THE WEEK: WEEK 4 5A Highlands vs. 6A Ryle You’ve got to like seeing how things pan out when you have two top-five teams playing one another in any region. Most folks will be looking at Highlands as the favorite in this one, but Ryle is going to bring all they have to David Cecil Memorial Stadium to knock out the Birds.
  20. BluegrassPreps.com is giving you a chance to show off your football knowledge statewide! The BluegrassPreps Regional Contests give you chances to pick games in different parts of the state for prizes each week of the regular season. There will be five regional contests every week. You will have a chance to pick the winners in each region -- NKY, EKY, Lexington/Central KY, Louisville, and WKY. This is theNKY Contest. The NKY Contest is sponsored by Joe Lay & Sons Plumbing. For all your plumbing needs, please contact Joe Lay & Sons Plumbing at: Joe Lay & Sons Plumbing in Northern Kentucky and Southern Ohio Each region will have five games to pick from each week. We pick the games, and you will pick the winner of each game, assigning your picks a point value of 7-5-3-2-1. The first tiebreaker is picking the team (of the ten teams in the contest) that scores the most points. You don't have to pick the highest scoring team, you just have to pick a team that scores more points than the team(s) picked by the member(s) you are tied with. The second tiebreaker is time. This is a season long contest and you can enter in any or all regions that you wish. At the end of the regular season, the top two finishers in each region will compete during the playoffs for statewide bragging rights on Bluegrasspreps. If a contestant qualifies in more than one region, then the highest point total statewide from a non-qualifying contestant will advance as a Wild Card. The best part is, if you win a weekly contest, you will receive your choice of BGP merchandise! There will also be merchandise for the overall season winner. The deadline for all entries is 5:00pm EST Friday. Be sure to post your winners and assign each of them one of the following point values (7-5-3-2-1) based on how strongly you feel that that team will win. (Please note that if your selections are NOT in the specified format, your ENTIRE set of picks will be voided.) 7 5 3 2 1 1st Tiebreaker 2nd Tiebreaker: Time of post. The games this week for the Northern Kentucky Area Regional contest are: Beechwood vs. Newport Catholic Covington Catholic vs. Scott County Gallatin County vs. Middletown Christian (OH) Grant County vs. Western Hills Lloyd Memorial vs. Harrison County Be sure to pick ONE winner for each game and to indicate the point value! Remember, all entries must be posted by 5:00pm EST on Friday, October 28th. GOOD LUCK!
  21. BluegrassPreps.com is giving you a chance to show off your football knowledge statewide! The BluegrassPreps Regional Contests give you chances to pick games in different parts of the state for prizes each week of the regular season. There will be five regional contests every week. You will have a chance to pick the winners in each region -- NKY, EKY, Lexington/Central KY, Louisville, and WKY. This is the NKY Contest. The NKY Contest is sponsored by Joe Lay & Sons Plumbing. For all your plumbing needs, please contact Joe Lay & Sons Plumbing at: Joe Lay & Sons Plumbing in Northern Kentucky and Southern Ohio Each region will have five games to pick from each week. We pick the games, and you will pick the winner of each game, assigning your picks a point value of 7-5-3-2-1. The first tiebreaker is picking the team (of the ten teams in the contest) that scores the most points. You don't have to pick the highest scoring team, you just have to pick a team that scores more points than the team(s) picked by the member(s) you are tied with. The second tiebreaker is time. This is a season long contest and you can enter in any or all regions that you wish. At the end of the regular season, the top two finishers in each region will compete during the playoffs for statewide bragging rights on Bluegrasspreps. If a contestant qualifies in more than one region, then the highest point total statewide from a non-qualifying contestant will advance as a Wild Card. The best part is, if you win a weekly contest, you will receive your choice of BGP merchandise! There will also be merchandise for the overall season winner. The deadline for all entries is 5:00pm EST Friday. Be sure to post your winners and assign each of them one of the following point values (7-5-3-2-1) based on how strongly you feel that that team will win. (Please note that if your selections are NOT in the specified format, your ENTIRE set of picks will be voided.) 7 5 3 2 1 1st Tiebreaker 2nd Tiebreaker: Time of post. The games this week for the Northern Kentucky Area Regional contest are: Bishop Brossart vs. Ludlow Carroll County vs. Gallatin County Pendleton County vs. Lewis County Owen County vs. Walton-Verona Scott vs. Harrison County Be sure to pick ONE winner for each game and to indicate the point value! Remember, all entries must be posted by 5:00pm EST on Friday, September 30th. GOOD LUCK!
  22. Here are the results for this week's Northern Kentucky Area Regional Contest. The NKY Contest is sponsored by Joe Lay & Sons Plumbing. For all your plumbing needs, please contact Joe Lay & Sons Plumbing at: Joe Lay & Sons Plumbing in Northern Kentucky and Southern Ohio As always, the results won't be final for 24 hours. All contestants should use that time to check their score for errors. After that time period has passed, the contest is final and the winner should use the following link to claim the prize of choice. If you think your score is incorrect, please send me a PM and I will look into your claim. Click below to claim your prize: Contest Prizes and how to claim your prize! Results of the games in this week's contest: Bracken County 62, Berea 28 Carroll County 18, Owen County 30 Covington Catholic 10, Highlands 14 Dixie Heights 28, Grant County 20 Lloyd Memorial 26, Newport Central Catholic 29 We had four perfect entries this week, coming from TAC, newarkcatholicfan, gchs_uk9, and TheAmishElectrician. The win this week was determined by the first tiebreaker, and this week's winner was: gchs_uk9. The scores from this week (check your own scores with your picks in the original contest thread to ensure I made no mistakes!) [TABLE=width: 273] [TR] [TD]18[/TD] [TD]gchs_uk9[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]18[/TD] [TD]TAC[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]18[/TD] [TD]TheAmishElectrician[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]18[/TD] [TD]newarkcatholicfan[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]17[/TD] [TD]ATLCat[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]17[/TD] [TD]psychicscubadiver[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]16[/TD] [TD]dmh115[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]16[/TD] [TD]Jack of all Trades[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]16[/TD] [TD]NKY Bandit[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]15[/TD] [TD]All State Baseball[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]15[/TD] [TD]Black and Blue[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]15[/TD] [TD]Devil4Life33[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]15[/TD] [TD]ksowards[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]15[/TD] [TD]pirate1960[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]15[/TD] [TD]Randy Parker[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]15[/TD] [TD]supernat[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]13[/TD] [TD]NKY-Sub[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]13[/TD] [TD]Oldercoach[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]13[/TD] [TD]Parrott[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]13[/TD] [TD]tackle trap[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]12[/TD] [TD]2 Humped Camel[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]12[/TD] [TD]4luvofthegame[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]12[/TD] [TD]Content1[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]12[/TD] [TD]PurplePride92[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]12[/TD] [TD]raiderbird[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]12[/TD] [TD]rjs4770[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]11[/TD] [TD]Fishhead[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]11[/TD] [TD]NEERFAN[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]11[/TD] [TD]sealedpower[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]10[/TD] [TD]coldweatherfan[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]10[/TD] [TD]GOREDDEVILS[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]10[/TD] [TD]HSfootballfan18[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]10[/TD] [TD]Lawnboy13[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]10[/TD] [TD]MNCM[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]10[/TD] [TD]plantmanky[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]10[/TD] [TD]Rebelstat[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]9[/TD] [TD]16thBBall Fan[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]9[/TD] [TD]Rebel[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]8[/TD] [TD]KentuckyJoe[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]7[/TD] [TD]RH1183[/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE]
  23. BluegrassPreps.com is giving you a chance to show off your football knowledge statewide! The BluegrassPreps Regional Contests give you chances to pick games in different parts of the state for prizes each week of the regular season. There will be five regional contests every week. You will have a chance to pick the winners in each region -- NKY, EKY, Lexington/Central KY, Louisville, and WKY. This is the NKY Contest. The NKY Contest is sponsored by Joe Lay & Sons Plumbing. For all your plumbing needs, please contact Joe Lay & Sons Plumbing at: Joe Lay & Sons Plumbing in Northern Kentucky and Southern Ohio Each region will have five games to pick from each week. We pick the games, and you will pick the winner of each game, assigning your picks a point value of 7-5-3-2-1. The first tiebreaker is picking the team (of the ten teams in the contest) that scores the most points. You don't have to pick the highest scoring team, you just have to pick a team that scores more points than the team(s) picked by the member(s) you are tied with. The second tiebreaker is time. This is a season long contest and you can enter in any or all regions that you wish. At the end of the regular season, the top two finishers in each region will compete during the playoffs for statewide bragging rights on Bluegrasspreps. If a contestant qualifies in more than one region, then the highest point total statewide from a non-qualifying contestant will advance as a Wild Card. The best part is, if you win a weekly contest, you will receive your choice of BGP merchandise! There will also be merchandise for the overall season winner. The deadline for all entries is 5:00pm EST Friday. Be sure to post your winners and assign each of them one of the following point values (7-5-3-2-1) based on how strongly you feel that that team will win. (Please note that if your selections are NOT in the specified format, your ENTIRE set of picks will be voided.) 7 5 3 2 1 1st Tiebreaker 2nd Tiebreaker: Time of post. The games this week for the Northern Kentucky Area Regional contest are: Carroll County vs. Dayton Covington Catholic vs. Scott County Gallatin County vs. Middletown Christian (OH) Grant County vs. Western Hills Lloyd Memorial vs. Harrison County Be sure to pick ONE winner for each game and to indicate the point value! Remember, all entries must be posted by 5:00pm EST on Friday, October 30th. GOOD LUCK!
  24. Thanks to Orange Leaf Crescent Springs for sponsoring the Northern Kentucky Power Rankings. We encourage everyone to patronize our sponsors, and you can visit them at 2311 Buttermilk Crossing in Crescent Springs. Feel free to bring along this premium coupon when you visit! THE RANKINGS: 10) Lloyd Memorial (2A / 3-1) – The Juggernauts had this past week off but are currently still holding on to the #10 spot in NKY. Lloyd will host 3A Garrard County this week in Erlanger. The Golden Lions have a 4-1 record coming into the game on Friday. 9) Scott (4A / 4-1) – Scott beat 2A Holy Cross this past Friday, managing to put up 50+ points for the second time this season in their 56-39 victory over the Indians. The Eagles’ offense is looking better and better with quarterback Fitzgerald, and running backs London and Pleasant all putting up solid numbers this week, but their defense is showing some need to improve, having given up 67 points in their last two games combined. Scott travels to Maysville this week to take on the winless 4A Mason County Royals. 8) Newport Central Catholic (2A / 2-3) – Coming off a tough loss on the road to the defending 3A champion Belfry Pirates, New Cath rebounded on the road this past week by beating 4A Harrison County 47-7. The Thoroughbreds put up an impressive 470 yards of offense, with stud running back Jacob Smith carrying the ball 23 times for an average of over 10 yards per carry, and holding Harrison County to only 156 yards of offense. New Cath will host the 6A Conner Cougars this week. 7) Conner (6A / 3-1) – The Cougars struggled a bit on offense this week, only managing 228 total offensive yards in their matchup against a struggling 5A Dixie Heights team. Even after three turnovers by the Colonels, the win came down to Dixie’s failure to convert after their two touchdowns. A win is still a win, and with the margin between the #7 and #5 spots looking pretty slim at this point, Conner’s game on Friday against 2A Newport Catholic should make for a pretty interesting matchup in Newport. 6) Beechwood (1A / 3-1) – Beechwood took one on the chin this past Friday, losing at home to 5A Covington Catholic in a game that had many eyes on it around the state. Beechwood comes out of the 41-21 loss showing several positives on their end, and will still be the team to beat in 1A, but Cov Cath’s size on the line, and depth was too much for the Tigers on Friday. Still, they showed an impressive ability to move the ball as a 1A team matching up against a 5A team. Beechwood will be looking to rebound on Friday when they welcome the 2A Holy Cross Indians to Edgar McNabb Stadium this week. 5) Highlands (5A / 1-4) – Friday night made for the second time in three weeks that Highlands went into halftime with a 0 on the scoreboard. 6A St. Xavier is no slouch of a team, but after losing 37-0 to the Tigers and failing to score until the 4th quarter in Friday’s game, the Bluebirds currently have more regular season losses than they’ve seen in almost a decade, and their regular season is only now at its halfway point. This week’s matchup against the 6A Simon Kenton Pioneers doesn’t look to be much easier on Highlands, with the ‘Neers rolling on top of their NKY competition with a 5-0 record. The Birds keep their place in the power rankings this week, but the Covington Catholic Colonels have moved ahead of Highlands for the time being after coming to life this week against the 1A Beechwood Tigers, previously ranked above both Highlands and Cov Cath in the polls. 4) Covington Catholic (5A / 1-4) – It’s hard to see a team with a 1-4 record in the fourth spot of the NKY power rankings, but losing their first three games to three talented teams, and showing a few first hints of resolve in a one-point loss last week to the 3A Lexington Catholic Knights, Cov Cath managed to put up the first win of the season on the road this past Friday in a 41-21 victory against 1A Beechwood. The Colonels are still working to figure everything out on the defensive side of things, and are working to fit the pieces together after a couple of key injuries on both sides of the ball, but there has to be a sigh of relief in Park Hills after the Colonels showed their ability to move the ball and to control the line of scrimmage. Cov Cath hosts Columbus power St. Francis DeSales this Saturday, before their bye week and beginning district play against 5A Grant County on October 10th. 3) Cooper (6A / 3-2) – There are a lot of good things going on out off Longbranch Road in Union, but for now, 6A Ryle has moved ahead of the Jaguars in the NKY rankings and have taken over as the top team in Boone County. Cooper managed to hold the 6A Simon Kenton Pioneers’ high powered offense to the least points they’ve scored yet this season, but the Jags struggled to put points up without their star running back in the backfield. Cooper hosts the 3A Lexington Catholic Knights this Friday, and then will be taking on crosstown rival Ryle to prove who’s king in Union, KY on October 9th. 2) Ryle (6A / 5-0) – The Raiders have knocked 6A Cooper out of the second spot in the NKY rankings. After a 52-7 routing of the 6A Campbell County Camels, it would certainly appear that the Raiders have ironed out the kinks we saw in the first couple of weeks this season. Both Ryle and Cooper managed 24 point victories over 5A Highlands, but Ryle edges ahead of the Cooper in the rankings after beating Campbell County this week by 17 more points than the Jags did last Friday. The Raiders will have the week off before taking on the winless 6A George Rogers Clark Cardinals on the road on October 2nd. 1) Simon Kenton (6A / 5-0) – The Pioneers are one of two teams to have made the top 10 in the NKY power rankings this season that still hangs on to a 5-0 record. The other team, 6A Ryle, falls in behind Simon Kenton as #2 in Northern Kentucky. Although 6A Cooper held them to the fewest points they’ve scored all season, Simon Kenton still hangs on to the #1 spot without question. Next week comes the game that the Pioneers have been asking for for quite some time now, when the 5A Highlands Bluebirds come to Independence on Friday. Player Of The Week: Jacob Smith (Newport Catholic) Smith showed really off his ability to run the ball this week against Harrison County, carrying 23 times for 234 yards in Friday night’s when the Thoroughbreds took on the Thorobreds. Smith accounted for 4 of New Cath’s 7 touchdowns in their win over Harrison County. Game Of The Week: Highlands (5A) vs. Simon Kenton (6A) Simon Kenton is certainly the favorite coming into the long-awaited matchup between the ‘Neers and the Birds, but much of Kentucky will still be watching to see what the outcome of the game will be on Friday. Simon Kenton is one of two undefeated teams around Northern Kentucky, and Highlands is fighting to get their second win on the books. The Pioneers host this Friday in Independence. Trending Up: 5A Covington Catholic – Cov Cath got Coach Eddie Eviston his first win with the Colonels this past week, in a solid 41-21 victory on the road over the 1A Beechwood Tigers. They take on another big challenge this week against Ohio power Columbus DeSales when the 3-1 Stallions visit Wooten Field in Park Hills on Saturday. 2A Walton-Verona – Coach Barth and the Bearcats got their first W of the season by handing 2A Lexington Christian Academy their first L of the season. Walton-Verona lead early on in the game, but after falling behind, managed a 15 point comeback in the 4th quarter to win 28-27 over the Eagles. The Bearcats will host the 2A Carroll County Panthers this Friday. Trending Down: 6A Campbell County – The Camels have fallen to a 0-5 record this season after being routed 52-0 by the 6A Ryle Raiders this past Friday. Campbell County will play Western Brown (OH) this week as they try to get their first win of the season, hosting the 3-1 Broncos in Claryville. 5A Highlands – Things are still looking unusually rough in Ft. Thomas, as the Bluebirds drop to 1-4. It’s one of the rockiest starts to the season in memory for most Highlands fans, and the Birds will have another tough week taking on the undefeated 6A Simon Kenton Pioneers this week on the road in Independence.
  25. BluegrassPreps.com is giving you a chance to show off your football knowledge statewide! The BluegrassPreps Regional Contests give you chances to pick games in different parts of the state for prizes each week of the regular season. There will be five regional contests every week. You will have a chance to pick the winners in each region -- NKY, EKY, Lexington/Central KY, Louisville, and WKY. Each region will have five games to pick from each week. We pick the games, and you will pick the winner of each game, assigning your picks a point value of 7-5-3-2-1. The first tiebreaker is picking the team (of the ten teams in the contest) that scores the most points. You don't have to pick the highest scoring team, you just have to pick a team that scores more points than the team(s) picked by the member(s) you are tied with. The second tiebreaker is time. This is a season long contest and you can enter in any or all regions that you wish. At the end of the regular season, the winner of each region and the next five highest point totals statewide (the Wild Cards) will compete during the playoffs for statewide bragging rights on BluegrassPreps. If you win more than one position in the postseason playoff, then your second slot will go to the next Wild Card. The best part is, if you win a weekly contest, you will receive your choice of BGP merchandise! There will also be merchandise for the overall season winner. The deadline for all entries is 5:00pm EST Friday. Be sure to post your winners and assign each of them one of the following point values (7-5-3-2-1) based on how strongly you feel that that team will win. (Please note that if your selections are NOT in the specified format, your ENTIRE set of picks will be voided.) 7 5 3 2 1 1st Tiebreaker 2nd Tiebreaker: Time of post. The games for Week 9 in the Northern Kentucky Area Regional contest are: Bellevue v. Ludlow Carroll County v. Owen County Holy Cross (Cov) v. Newport Scott v. South Oldham Walton-Verona v. Trimble County Be sure to pick ONE winner for each game and to indicate the point value! Remember, all entries must be posted by 5:00pm EST on Friday, October 18th. GOOD LUCK!
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