Saturday, September 27, 2008

Highlands Defeats Archrival in Unprecedented Fashion

2008 Week Five: Highlands 61 Covington Catholic 0
Date/Time: Friday, September 26 at 7:00PM
Location: Highlands

Fort Thomas Highlands steamrolled archrival Covington Catholic 61-0, the biggest blowout in the 40-year history of this storied rivalry. Austin Collinsworth got things started off on the right foot for the Bluebirds, returning the opening kickoff for a touchdown. The entire Highlands squad played outstanding, with quarterback Tony Guidugli leading the way, connecting on 9 of his 11 passes for 165 yards and a touchdown, while also running for 57 yards and two rushing touchdowns.

Highlands rested the team's top two running backs in the contest, Josh Conner and Clint Crawford, but back-ups Oliver Head, Tyler Fennell, Spencer Bankemper, Corey Compton and Travis Alford carried the load for the 'Birds on the ground, together accounting for four touchdowns. Wide receiver Austin Collinsworth led all HHS receivers with 79 yards and a touchdown reception. Highlands outgained Covington Catholic 446-101 in total yardage for the game. The Bluebirds led 55-0 at halftime and the second half of the game was played with a running clock.

Also, the Highlands freshman team defeated the Newport freshman team 47-0. The game was played at Newport on Thursday, September 25 at 6:00PM. The Highlands JV team lost to Covington Catholic's JV squad 30-21. This game was played at Covington Catholic on Saturday, September 27 at 10:00AM.

Highlands' 2008 freshman record to-date: 4-0. Highlands' 2008 JV record to-date: 3-2. Highlands' 2008 varsity district record to-date: 3-0. Highlands' 2008 varsity overall record to-date: 4-1.

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