It was a wild Friday night in Northern Kentucky as high school football action returned with some unexpected outcomes.
For the first time since 2010, a Northern Kentucky school knocked off mighty Highlands, as Cooper ran away with the game Friday, downing the Bluebirds, 37-13. Fort Thomas Matters has the full story.
Elsewhere, Scott pulled a surprise win over Newport Central Catholic in a defensive battle in Taylor Mill. The Eagles nipped the Thoroughbreds, 8-7.
In Park Hills, Ryle upended Covington Catholic, 35-38 in a quirky and thrilling game.
Outside of the atypical kickoff time, as the Colonels typically play Saturday afternoons at home, there was also a different playing surface, a different quarterback, a different coach, and a different result in their opener. The last time the Colonels lost the opener was 2010 to Ryle.
CovCath didnít make a kick all night including two extra-point misses in the first quarter and a missed field goal later on. They also fell victim to a squib kick off that was recovered by the Raiders. Conversely, though, the benefited greatly from two nice kick returns, both of which were initially dropped by the return man, only to have them brought back deep, one for a touchdown by Ryan McGinness, who made the most plays all night for the Colonels despite battling leg cramps throughout the game.