The Highlands Bluebirds are used to first round playoff blowouts against their opponents but that scenario did not occur last night. In a game that was close the entire time, the Bluebirds found themselves down by one 22-21 with 3:23 left to play. Tony Guidugli engineered a 74-yard game winning drive capped off with a 22-yard touchdown pass to Austin Collinsworth with 19 seconds remaining to defeat Bryan Station 28-22.
Next week, Highlands will play Ashland Blazer who defeated Dixie Heights 35-24.
Here are the other teams from NKY that advanced to next week's playoffs:
Beechwood 42 Trimble County 6
Ludlow 35 Eminence 20
Beechwood will play Ludlow next week
Here are the NKY teams that ended their seasons last night:
Frankfort 49 Dayton 0
Gallatin County 33 Bellevue 28
DeSales 24 Newport 12
Johnson Central 54 Holmes 13
Ashland Blazer 35 Dixie 24
Henry Clay 24 Ryle 7