NCC SHOCKS TOP-RANKED CAL: Newport Central Catholic made a serious assertion in Class 2A Friday with a 20-15 over Christian Academy-Louisville, who was prime-ranked within the class within the Related Press ballot. CAL had outscored its earlier 4 opponents by a mean of 25-eight, all greater faculties in 3A Elizabethtown, 5A South Oldham, and 6A Central Hardin and Japanese. NCC was eighth within the ballot.
NCC trailed 9-6 late within the third quarter earlier than two straight touchdowns, one a seventy three-yard run from Kyle Kelly. CAL acquired contained in the NCC purple zone within the last two minutes however didn’t rating.
WILL COVCATH GO UNDEFEATED IN REGULAR SEASON?: Covington Catholic is now 5-zero after a powerful forty five-9 win over Beechwood Friday night time. CovCath is certainly one of three Northern Kentucky groups with no loss as play ended Friday night time, with Simon Kenton and Ludlow. SK hosts Cooper Saturday night time.
CovCath has had a robust schedule, which will get even harder the subsequent two weeks, as they host Columbus St. Francis de Gross sales out of Ohio subsequent Friday, then Indianapolis energy Chatard the next week. De Gross sales has crushed the Colonels the previous two years, forty nine-17 and 28-7, so the Colonels have an opportunity to actually show their mettle if they will pull off a win subsequent week.
Towards Beechwood, Casey McGinness rushed for 138 yards on 20 carries, and AJ Mayer was 14 of 17 for 227 yards and three touchdowns. The protection had one other dominating effort, limiting Beechwood to 195 yards offense.
LUDLOW STAYS PERFECT: Ludlow improved to four-zero with a sixty one-30 win over Newport Friday. Ludlow is averaging forty six factors per recreation.
Senior Justin Blackburn had six touchdowns. He threw for fifty nine yards and two touchdowns, and rushed for 207 and three scores. Sean Stratton added one hundred seventy yards on the bottom and two scores.
The Panthers will host Williamsburg from the southern fringe of Kentucky subsequent Friday. Each groups have been within the prime 10 of the Related Press ballot this week, Williamsburg seventh and Ludlow eighth. The Yellow Jackets are three-2 after dropping fifty three-21 to No. 2 Paintsville.