Northern Kentucky could make a play for five state football this season as the semifinals unfold Friday night.
The Holmes Bulldogs come into the basketball season with the proverbial chip on their shoulder.
Both teams were hot coming into Friday night's match-up between these two rivals, the second time the teams have met this season.
In a much better contest than the last time these two teams met in Fort Thomas, Covington Catholic fell just short in a spirited comeback attempt at Highlands in the quarterfinals of the KHSAA Clas
There are eight teams from Northern Kentucky still competing in their respective classes of the high school football playoffs.
Friday night's second round of the high school football playoffs has set up some big rivalry games for next week.
A preview of Northern Kentucky high school football teams in Round 2 of the playoffs from RCN's Bryan Burke:
Last season, Covington Catholic became state basketball champions because of their execution in the clutch and their intense will to win.
Scott came up short in a wild KHSAA Boys Soccer Championship Game, losing 6-4 to Bowling Green.
Covington Catholic had no trouble getting past Greenup County, 39-8, at home in the first round of the playoffs, but it came at a cost as quarterback Adam Wagner was once again forced from the game
Newport 45, Galltin Co. 6
Newport advances to the second round of the playoffs after easily handling Gallatin County, 45-6, at home on Friday night.
A preview of this weekend's first round match-ups in the Kentucky high school football playoffs, written by RCN's Bryan Burke.