NKY Football: Covington Catholic, Beechwood Advance to State Title Games
After a high school football playoffs season that decimated Northern Kentucky teams early, the region will have two teams in state championship games next week.
Beechwood advanced in Class 1A and Covington Catholic moved on in Class 5A.
Neither game was close.
Beechwood (11-2) rolled at Campbellsville, 63 to 7, to advance to the state finals for the third straight year. The Tigers won the championship last year and will defend it next Friday, Dec. 1, at Kroger Field in Lexington at 2 p.m. against Raceland (10-4).
The Tigers have won eight straight playoff games over the past two seasons and seven consecutive games this season.
Beechwood Schools have called off classes for next Friday.
Covington Catholic (14-0) continued to prove to be unstoppable, steamrolling its host at South Warren, 43 to 7.
Quarterback A.J. Mayer threw for 273 yards and four touchdowns, and ran another touchdown in himself in a game that was never close.
Jack Coldiron and Casey McGinness scored a pair of touchdowns each and Luke Lenihan scored one to close out the game.
Cov Cath has outscored opponents this season 630 to 103, with its closest game being a 21-point victory against Kings (Oh.) back on September 8.
The Colonels are back in the state finals for the first time since 2006 when they won it all.
Cov Cath takes Kroger Field on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 8 p.m.
Photo is RCN file