NKY Football: A Rainy Night of Big Wins
Fall rolled in early on Friday and brought with it heavy rain and cold winds - and a bunch of routs on the Northern Kentucky high school football scoreboard.
Four games were decided by more than twenty points.
And that follows Thursday night - where some games were moved due to the weather on Friday - in which Highlands went down by more than 50 points.
Here's the recap:
Covington Catholic 41, Cooper 0.
It has so far been easy sailing in Park Hills for the Colonels at their new stadium, lit by the new lights.
Covington Catholic scored early twice on two plays - two 61-yard touchdown passes. A.J. Mayer threw for 160 yards and 3 touchdowns on the night.
Caset McGinness rushed for 99 yards on 10 carries.
With the game blown open, Cov Cath was able to turn to its bench early and thirteen different players carried the ball at least once.
See photos from the game in the slideshow below.
The Colonels, who have outscored their opponents 138 to 19 on the season, are now 3-0 to start and visit Kings (Ohio) next week. Cooper, on the other hand, has been outscored this season 112-29. The Jaguars are 0-3 and host Campbell Co. next week.
Campbell Co. 35, Newport Central Catholic 7.
The Camels bounced back from last week's overtime loss to Highlands by smacking down the visiting 'Breds. Campbell Co. ran away with this one, handing New Cath its first loss of the season.
Campbell Co. (2-1) visits struggling Cooper next week while New Cath looks to rebound at home against Belfry (Ohio).
Walton-Verona 41, Holmes 0.
Two games into the season, the Holmes Bulldogs have yet to score a point. After being shut out at home, Holmes was walloped in its visit to Walton.
The Bearcats rebounded well after a disappointing 1-point loss at Kentucky Country Day last week.
Next week, Walton (2-1) hosts Holy Cross while Holmes (0-2) looks to changes its fortunes when Boone Co. comes to visit.
Simon Kenton 13, Conner 6.
This was the most competitive of the Pioneers' first three games, but Simon Kenton was able to hold off the Cougars on the road in Hebron.
SK (3-0) looks to keep its win-streak alive next week when Dixie Heights visits Independence. Conner (1-1) hits the road to Taylor Mill for a date with Scott.
Ryle 48, Boone Co. 0.
The Raiders had no trouble with the visiting Rebels of Boone Co.
Ryle is now 2-1 on the season and visits Highlands next week. Boone Co. (0-2) travels to Holmes.
Beechwood 7, Somerset 0.
The Tigers had a long trip to Somerset but picked up the win on the road.
Beechwood is now 2-0 on the season and kicks off at home for the first time next week when Corbin visits.
Some games were moved to Thursday night in anticipation of unpleasant weather on Friday.
Bellevue 26, Bishop Brossart 17.
Bellevue flexed on Thursday and pulled away from Brossart, and improved to 2-1 on the season. Next week, the Tigers host St. Bernard-Elmwood Place (Ohio). The Mustangs (2-1) visit Newport.
Scott Co. 71, Highlands 20.
It was an absolute blowout for the Bluebirds, who were roughed up on the road at Scott County.
Next week, Highlands (2-1) hosts Ryle.
Owen Co. 21, Newport 12.
The Wildcats fell short on the road at Owen Co.
Next week, Newport (1-1) heads to Alexandria for a date with Bishop Brossart.
Some games are scheduled for Saturday.
Scott travels to Holy Cross, and Dixie visits Milford (Ohio).
Written by Brian Frey and Michael Monks
Photos by Brian Frey