The Quarterfinals of the State Football Playoffs begin tonight and the OMEGA Processing Game of the Week webcast will feature a Class 5A rivalry game between CovCath (5-7) and Highlands (7-5). Last week CovCath defeated Madison Southern 28-7 while Highlands beat Dixie 52-21. These two teams played earlier this season (Oct 17) and the Bluebirds won a close game 14-10. Highlands has beat CovCath 14 straight games with the Colonels' last win coming back in 2006 in the playoffs.
Not many points were scored last game but look for both teams to score more tonight as both offenses have been warming up lately. CovCath has been spreading the ball out all year to their running backs and wide receivers but lately Junior RB Anthony Best has been coming through for the Colonels. In the past few games Best has rushed for 285 yards and 3 TD's.
And for the Bluebirds, Senior RB Nick Kendall has been the work horse. For the season Kendall has rushed for 1,117 yards and 16 TD's, but the last 2 games has rushed for 460 yards and 6 TD's.
You can watch this game LIVE starting at 7:00 PM on NKYSports.com!
Game of the Week Replay
Patrick Henschen was our OMEGA Processing Player of the Game as NewCath defeated Holy Cross 46-15 in the second round of the Class 2A Playoffs. Henschen was 9/12 passing for 176 yards and 4 TD's.
Last week Lloyd (9-3) pulled away from Walton-Verona 31-14 while NewCath (7-5) played very well to beat Holy Cross 46-15. Now these two teams meet again, which should be a very competitive game. Earlier this year the Breds defeated the Juggernauts 29-26. A game where NewCath had to come back to win. You can watch the REPLAY OF GAME HERE. Since 2005 NewCath has won 12 straight over Lloyd.
Scott (10-2) defeated Ashland Blazer last week 28-18. Scott is playing their best ball of they year and they'll face another tough opponent on Friday versus Johnson Central (10-1). One thing to note is JC only beat Ashland Blazer 8-7 back on October 23. Expect another good game to watch at Scott High School.
Simon Kenton (12-0) took care of Ryle last week 41-23 while Cooper (10-2) played another tight contest against Conner 14-6. The Pioneers won the earlier match-up this year over the Jaguars 26-7. Cooper will have the home field advantage and will be fired up but will it be enough to overcome Simon Kenton's dominance.