What a night for Northern Ky Football! For the first time in history, Northern Kentucky will send four teams to the state football finals. The most surprising outcome, was Simon Kenton's 28-10 win over Louisville Male. Simon Kenton was trailing 10-0 after the first quarter, but scored scored on a 5-yd Chad Lawrence run in the second quarter to make the score 10-7 at halftime. Simon Kenton then scored 21 unanswered points in the second half with 2 short touchdown passes to Miles Simpson, and a 66-yd touchdown run by Simpson. Simon Kenton will face Louisville Trinity next Saturday evening, December 13 at 7:00 PM for the Class 6A Championship game.
In Class 1A, Beechwood jumped on Crittenden County early with a 14-0 lead after the first quarter. Neico Teipel rushed for 178 yards and 4 TD's. The Tigers will make their 13th trip to the State Finals and are looking to win their 11th Championship as they will play Hazard on Friday, December 12 at 11:00 AM.
In Class 2A, Newcath score 19 unanswered points in the second half to win over Corbin 26-7. NewCath will have a rematch against Fort Campbell who defeated the Breds last year 21-7 in the Championship game. The game will be played on Saturday, December 13 at 11:00 AM.
And lastly, in Class 5A, Highlands defeated Whitley County 42-16 thanks to 3 turnovers by the Colonels and the inability to score within the redzone. The Bluebirds offense was led by Tony Guidugli who had 2 TD runs and a 78-yd TD past to Nick Buten. Highlands will play Christian County on Friday, December 12 at 7:00 PM.