New Cath Holds On to Fireman's Bell, Defeating Newport on Sloppy Friday
The Fireman's Bell will stay on the hill for the sixteenth consecutive year.
The Newport Central Catholic Thoroughbreds put away the in-town rival Newport Wildcats, 22-17, on a cold, rainy Friday night.
The rain finally stopped right around the same time the game ended. Newport had won two straight games coming into Friday's rivalry match-up, but fell back under .500 with the loss (3-4). New Cath picked up its second win of the year and stands at 2-4.
The Wildcats had their chances but four personal fouls and two turnovers did damage to the effort. With one last shot, Newport threatened in a late game surge, but fell short on fourth down with less than a minute left in the game.
Game details and photos by RCN's Brian Frey.
Other scores from around Northern Kentucky:
Ryle 21, Covington Catholic 14
Holmes 12, Harrison Co. 6
Scott 43, Grant Co. 0
Conner 34, Holy Cross 8
Ludlow 27, Dayton 22 (Thursday)
Dixie Heights 43, Campbell Co. 0
Simon Kenton 27, Boone Co. 21
South Oldham 27, Cooper 21
Walton-Verona 68, Gallatin Co. 7