2008 Preseason Week Two - Scrimmage
Louisville Male 20
Highlands completed its 2008 preseason with a scrimmage hosted by Kentucky Class 6A power Louisville Male, played on August 22 at 7:00PM. Male scored a go-ahead field goal late in this back and forth game and defeated the Bluebirds 20-18, moving Highlands to 1-1 for the 2008 preseason (Highlands defeated Beechwood in the opening scrimmage this year). Star running back Josh Conner suffered a leg injury early in the contest and Clint Crawford stepped up in the backfield for the 'Birds, receiving a bulk of the carries after Conner left the game. Of note, these preseason scrimmages do not affect teams' overall win-loss records.
Next Friday (August 29 at 7:00PM), Highlands opens up the 2008 regular season hosting Kentucky Class 6A Ryle. Ryle has had a fairly successful preseason, tying Covington Catholic 3 touchdowns - 3 touchdowns in preseason week one and defeating Covington Holmes 28-7 in preseason week two. The Bluebirds will have to play without running back Josh Conner, who fractured his fibula during the Male scrimmage and will be out for 4-6 weeks.