NKY Football Roundup: Highlands, Bellevue Rack Up Points
Football scores from around Northern Kentucky:
Highlands, 47, Bryan Station 41
Highlands receiver Alex Veneman caught a 43-yard touchdown catch with under two minutes left to give the Bluebirds the lead they needed to escape with a win. Highlands produced over 500 yards in total offense in the shootout. The Bluebirds remain unbeaten this year at 2-0 and host John Hardin next Friday night.
Dixie 48, Beechwood 21
Dixie trampled Beechwood by rushing for seven touchdowns in the win, including four by quarterback Drew Moore. The Colonels righted their season after getting thumped at Covington Catholic a week ago, and showed they are not to be taken lightly in their district. Dixie (1-1) plays Cincinnati's Turpin next week, while Beechwood (0-2) visits Holy Cross at Holmes High School.
Campbell County 30, Newport Central Catholic 17
The Campbell County defensive line sacked NCC quarterback Pat Henschen eight times including on a safety that gave the Camels a lead they would not relinquish. The game was played at Newport Stadium and was part of the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown series. The Camel front four was so dominant against New Cath, the Thoroughbreds ended the game with -1 yard rushing on 33 attempts. Campbell County quarterback Carson Plessinger ran for three scores and now has seven rushing touchdowns on the season. Campbell County (2-1) hosts Cooper next week, and Newport Central Catholic (0-2) tries to get on track against Simon Kenton.
Paris 20, Ludlow 7
Paris slugged past Ludlow, 20-7, in a low-scoring smash-mouth game. The Panthers had played well this season coming into the game, having won their first two contests and blowing out 42-0 a week ago. Ludlow (2-1) heads to Bethlehem next week.
Bellevue 48, Gallatin County 21
Bellevue quarterback Tate Granger brought all the offense the Tigers needed as he threw for four touchdowns and ran for two more in the blowout of Gallatin County. Senior receiver Zach Barrett caught three touchdown passes and totaled 134 receiving yards on the night. The win was the first for Bellevue this season. The Tigers (1-2) host Fairview next week at home.
Pendleton County 39, Dayton 18
Dayton lost their second straight game, this time at Pendleton County, 39-18. The Green Devils still had a better showing than a week before when they were pumelled by Lloyd, 52-0. Dayton (1-2) has yet to score over 18 points in a game this season and will try again at New Miami next week.
-Bryan Burke, associate editor