The second round of the State Football Playoffs begin tonight and the OMEGA Processing Game of the Week webcast will feature a Class 2A game between Holy Cross (6-5) and NewCath (6-5). Last week Holy Cross defeated Owen County 54-28 while NewCath took care of Gallatin County 38-7. These two teams played earlier this season (Oct 9) and the Breds won 20-13. The last time Holy Cross beat NewCath was in the playoffs of 2011.
Holy Cross is led by their Senior QB Hamilton Scott who has rushed for 873 yards and 5 TD's and has thrown for 1,133 yards and 14 TD's. Holy Cross also has a duo running back attack with Xavier Abernathy and Derrick Barnes who both have rushed for 725 yards and 11 TD's each.
For the Breds, their offense goes through Senior RB Jacob Smith. Smith has rushed for 1,139 and 14 TD's.
You can watch this game LIVE starting at 7:00 PM on NKYSports.com!
Game of the Week Replay
Last week Brossart lost to Raceland 22-14 in the first round of the playoffs. Brossart had a great season and finished with a record of 9-2. You can watch the replay of this game below.
Beechwood (10-1) crushed Eminence 62-0 last week and will have no problems with Frankfort at home this week. The Tigers are the only NKY school left in 1A as Bellevue, Brossart, Dayton and Ludlow all lost last week. Look for Beechwood to win State this year!
Lloyd (8-3) beat Walton-Verona (6-5) 28-20 in the first game of the season and the Juggernauts have kept improving all season. The door is wide open for all these teams to advance to the Regional Finals next week.
Scott (9-2) defeated Rowan County last week 33-26 and will play Ashland Blazer (9-2) who beat Bourbon County last week 42-21. This will be a good test for the Eagles but playing at home will help.
Both Highlands (6-5) and CovCath (4-7) had easy wins last week while Dixie had an impressive close win over Montgomery County 21-17. A highly anticipated game between the Birds and Colonels lurks for next week, but Dixie (3-8) has improved since they last played Highlands, and CovCath has to play at Madison Southern (5-5).
Simon Kenton (11-0) had no problems with Butler last week and Ryle (9-2) took care of Boone County handily. Now these two teams face each other again, but does Ryle have enough to overcome the Pioneers. The Pioneers won earlier this year 28-7 and haven't lost all season. Many have picked Simon Kenton to make it to the Championship game this year.
Another rematch game in Class 6A is Conner (8-3) at Cooper (9-2). Last week, Conner just got by Campbell County 14-12 while Cooper defeated Seneca easily 40-0. These two neighboring schools played just 3 weeks ago in bad weather and the Jaguars held on to win 15-13. Should be another great game!