Saturday, November 8, 2008

Highlands Shuts Out Defending Champion

2008 Week Eleven: Highlands 28 Louisville Central 0
Date/Time: Friday, November 7 at 7:30PM
Location: Highlands

Fort Thomas Highlands shut out defending Kentucky Class 3A state champion Louisville Central to end the 2008 regular season with a perfect record against in-state varsity competition. Last season, Central led the Bluebirds for most of the game, before Highlands pulled ahead late and won 21-13. This year, Highlands jumped out to an early lead when kick returner Austin Collinsworth returned the opening kickoff 88 yards for a touchdown. Quarterback Tony Guidugli threw two touchdown passes (the first to tight end Brandon Roller and the second to running back Oliver Head) and Oliver Head added a rushing touchdown to round out the scoring. Highlands' defense dominated the game, registering the team's third consecutive shutout.

In addition, the Highlands freshman team lost to the Beechwood freshman team 36-21 in the 2008 Northern Kentucky Freshman Championship. The game was played on Thursday, November 6 at 6:00PM, and was held at Highlands. The Highlands JV team defeated the Scott County JV team 44-32. The game was played on Saturday, November 8 at 11:00AM, at Scott County.

Highlands' 2008 freshman final record: 8-2. Highlands' 2008 JV final record: 7-3. Highlands' 2008 varsity district record to-date: 4-0. Highlands' 2008 varsity overall record to-date: 9-1.

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