Campbell Beats Highlands in Final Seconds; Newport Wins; 4 Games Postponed
A rough night for local weather led to the postponement of four high school football games Friday.
It was a great night, however, for the Campbell County Camels. With a last second field goal, the Camels topped Highlands, 24-21.
Nailed It! pic.twitter.com/INwNPf5zDn— Camel Pride (@CamelPride) August 27, 2016
Tri-State Football reports that it was Campbell County's first win over Highlands since 1991. The team rushed out to a 14-0 lead but the Bluebirds stormed back in the second half to tie it up. When Campbell took the lead again, 21-14, Highlands was able to make the scoreboard even in the game's final minutes.
That's when junior Nic Mayer stepped in for the winning kick and put Campbell over the top, sending fans towards the field.
Campbell Co. bounced back from last week's season-opening loss to East Central (IN) and evens its record at 1-1. The Camels travel to Newport Central Catholic (1-1) next week.
Highlands (1-1) looks to rebound with a visit from Scott Co. in Ft. Thomas.
Newport 16, Finneytown 14
The Wildcats won a game for the first time in nearly a year.
Newport snuck away from visiting Finneytown (OH) with a 16-14 win, the school's first victory since September 11, 2015.
The Wildcats made a bold run to tie the game at 14 on a Markel Garland touchdown, and a two-point conversion by Tyler Porter gave Newport the win, Tri-State Football reported.
Newport (1-1) rebounded from last week's 42-0 drubbing at the hands of Ludlow, and travels to Scott next week.
Some local games were interrupted in progress by thunderstorms that moved through the area. Dayton and Bellevue will pick up on Saturday at 7 p.m. It was stopped after the first quarter with the host Greendevils leading their rival Tigers, 8-7.
The second half of Dixie vs. Scott will resume at 9 a.m. Saturday with the Colonels up big on the host Eagles, 21-0.
Ludlow and Bracken Co. will meet again on October 28 after weather forced the game to cancel.
Holmes leads Paris, 6-0, in the first quarter of a game that will be picked up at 6 p.m. Saturday at Lloyd.
Holy Cross hosts Walton-Verona at Thomas More in a game that was already scheduled to take place on Saturday at 11 a.m. and was not affected by Friday's weather.
Simon Kenton 50, (Lexington) Bryan Station 7. The Pioneers beat up on their visitors from Lexington and picked up a big win. Simon Kenton (2-0) has outscored its opponents, 91-21, in the season's first two games. Conner (1-0) visits Independence next week.
Beechwood 12, Lloyd 0. The Tigers opened up their season with a win over the visiting Juggernauts. Beechwood (1-0) stays in Ft. Mitchell next week where the Tigers will welcome Somerset. Lloyd (1-1) heads back to Erlanger for a visit from Grant County next week.
Conner 36, Boone Co. 7. The Cougars kicked off their season with a short trip from Hebron to Florence to beat up on the host Rebels. Conner (1-0) will be tested next week in a trip to Simon Kenton (2-0). Boone Co.'s losing streak is now at 22 games, with the Rebels' last win coming over Conner in August of 2014. The Rebels (0-2) host Ryle next week.
Aiken (OH) 50, Bishop Brossart 14. A rough trip across the Ohio River for the Mustangs resulted in a blow-out loss to Aiken. Brossart (1-1) will look to regroup next week when the Mustangs return home to Alexandria to host Bellevue.
Ryle 34, (Lexington) Henry Clay 28. The Raiders held off Henry Clay in Lexington and improved to 2-0 on the season. Ryle hosts Boone Co. next week.
Cooper 45, Newport Catholic 14. In the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown in Cincinnati, Cooper rolled over the Thoroughbreds. The Jaguars evened up their record at 1-1 on the season and will host (Lexington) Bryan Station next week. New Cath (1-1) welcomes Campbell Co. to Newport next week.