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Bellevue Fends Off Ludlow on Homecoming, Wins 20-14

This River City cat fight was a tight one.

Bellevue and Ludlow each came in hot, with the Panthers visiting with a three-game winning streak and the host Tigers winning three of its previous four games. 

Both teams scored within the first four minutes of the game and each would another first half touchdown. Then defense took over and neither team scored again until late in the fourth quarter when Bellevue took the lead or good after a 1-yard run into the end zone.

Ludlow had a few late-game chances but could not capitalize, including a 17-yard touchdown run called back on a penalty, a turnover, and a drive that included a 62-yard passing play that led the team to first and goal at Bellevue's 8 ended with a turnover on downs.

Bellevue is now 5-4 and Ludlow drops to 5-3. Bellevue wraps up its regular season next week against rival Dayton while Ludlow has two games remaining, against Beechwood and Pendleton County.

Details & photos by RCN's Brian Frey

Other local scores courtesy of NKY Sports

Beechwood 62, Dayton 0

Dixie 36, Simon Kenton 10

Newport 51, Holy Cross 6

Highlands 36, Holmes 0

South Oldham 17, Scott 6

Ryle 21, Campbell 14 (F/OT)

Walton Verona 56, Trimble Co. 7

Conner 32, Grant Co. 20