There is no time for sympathy in football. Covington Catholic was rocked last week by Cincinnati's Moeller, 39-0, but another formidable foe awaits the Colonels this Saturday. Henderson County comes to Park Hills with a 2-1 record and back-to-back wins.
Headlining the Henderson County offensive line is senior lineman Mason Wolfe who is over 300 pounds and has committed to play at Kentucky next season. There is plenty of beef elsewhere on the line as well. Cov Cath, however, is ready for a big team after taking on one of the biggest in Ohio last week.
“That's why we play the GCL game early in the year because we want to see that size and that speed early. That way when we line up against everyone else for the rest of the year, our eyes don't get quite as big,” said Colonel head coach Dave Wirth.
Henderson County is the fifth largest school in Kentucky with a rich football tradition. Also nicknamed the Colonels, Henderson County has finished the last five seasons with nine wins and are off to a nice start this year. Head coach Tony Lewis enters his second year with the school and has had success in both Ohio and Indiana as a coach.
“They are a well-coached, discipline team. They have a great mix of players. It's a really good game for us, post-Moeller to kind of find out where we are physically and mentally. They're a good team,” Wirth said.