Sunday, November 25, 2007

2007 Playoff Week Three: Highlands 52 Letcher County Central 12

Kentucky Class 5A Playoffs - Regional Final
November 23, 2007

The Highlands Bluebirds hosted Letcher County Central and defeated the Cougars 52-12 to remain perfect at 13-0 and advance to the Kentucky Class 5A state semifinal game. Letcher County Central entered the contest with a record of 11-1 and 11 straight wins. Letcher County Central averaged 432 yards of total offense prior to meeting up with the 'Birds, but Highlands held them to just 250 total yards, while gaining 360 total yards, 286 of which were from the ground attack. Running back Josh Conner scored three touchdowns for Highlands and quarterback Clay Cecil ran for one score and connected with wideout Jay Draper on a 49-yard touchdown pass. This win leaves the Bluebirds two wins away from a state-record 17 football titles. Highlands' 2007 varsity record to-date: 13-0.

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