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Newport Runs Away from Pendleton Co. on Homecoming, 62-13

It was Wildcats versus Wildcats Friday night in Newport where the hosts would win this cat fight.

Both teams entered the game with losing records, but Newport got off to a winning way immediately, scoring touchdowns on both of its initial possessions. Newport senior Dominick Joseph scored three touchdowns in the first quarter boosting the team's lead to 35-7 after just one quarter of play.

Newport (2-3) would eventually run up the score to 56-7 at the half before closing out the game 62-13 and bagging the Homecoming victory. Pendleton drops to 2-4 on the season.

Details & photos by Brian Frey, RCN contributor

In other NKY high school action:

Highlands (5-0) had no problems with Covington Catholic (3-2) as the Bluebirds rolled in Fort Thomas, 42-7

Scott (4-1) suffered its first loss of the season, being routed at Cooper (4-2), 42-7

Holy Cross (1-4) picked up its first win of the season, a big 48-19 rout of Bishop Brossart (1-3)

Newport Central Catholic (1-4) also bagged its first victory of the year, shutting out Lloyd (4-1) 28-0

Dayton (2-3) rolled over Bracked Co., 39-20

Bellevue (3-3) was a big winner over Owen Co. (0-6), 52-0

Ludlow (4-2) held off Berea, 42-14

Beechwood (3-2) roughed up the Holmes Bulldogs (1-4), 49-7

Conner (1-4) picked up its first win, beating South Oldham, 27-21

Dixie Heights (4-1) put away Boone Co. (1-5), 38-7

Simon Kenton (6-0) got by Ryle (1-5), 24-17

Walton-Verona (5-1) annihilated Carroll Co. (1-5), 57-13