Friday, November 14, 2008

Bluebirds Survive First Round Scare

2008 Playoff Week One: Highlands 28 Bryan Station 22
Kentucky Class 5A Playoffs - Round One
Date/Time: Friday, November 14 at 7:30PM
Location: Highlands

Fort Thomas Highlands survived a scare in the first round of the playoffs, coming from behind to defeat Lexington Bryan Station 28-22. Quarterback Tony Guidugli connected with wide receiver Austin Collinsworth on a 25-yard touchdown pass with 19 seconds left in the game to give the 'Birds the lead for good. Guidugli completed six of his seven passing attempts on the game-winning drive. Running back Josh Conner, who missed most of the regular season with a fibula fracture, scored on a 23-yard run to begin the second-half scoring for the Bluebirds, ranked first in Kentucky Class 5A in all the state's rankings. The Bryan Station Defenders entered the game as the fourth-ranked team in their district, with a 6-4 record. However, Bryan Station lost their four games in the regular season by a combined total of 20 points.

Highlands' 2008 final freshman record: 8-2. Highlands' 2008 final JV record: 7-3. Highlands' 2008 varsity district record to-date: 4-0. Highlands' 2008 varsity overall record to-date: 10-1.

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