High atop the hill that looks out across Newport and clear into the hills of Cincinnati, Newport Central Catholic gears up for what they expect to be another winning season. The Thoroughbreds have remained one of the region's elite athletic programs over the past few decades and the success of the football team reflects that strong tradition.
Over the past six seasons, NCC has combined for a record of 51-19, including a 19-1 record in district games during that span.
“Our district games are huge with Lloyd, Holy Cross and Newport, all of which are going to be pretty good this year,” said head coach Dan Wagner.
Hard work is important, but a program doesn't win that consistently without a healthy dose of talent within its ranks. This season appears no different, as the Breds have talented players in a variety of positions, highlighted by running back, Jacob Smith. The stocky, thousand-yard rusher returns this season and is expected to have a major contribution toward Newport Catholic's offensive attack for Coach Wagner.