Sunday, June 21, 2009

Tyler Grubbs Commits

Highlands offensive lineman Tyler Grubbs has committed to NCAA FBS (formerly Division I-A) Miami University (Ohio). He is the first Highlands football player from the Class of 2010 to verbally accept a football scholarship. Grubbs also had football scholarship offers from Western Kentucky University, Troy University and Central Michigan University.

In addition to Grubbs, multipurpose player Austin Collinsworth has received football scholarship offers from the University of Kentucky, Stanford University, the University of Louisville, the University of Cincinnati and Vanderbilt University.

Other Highlands players are also expected to receive football scholarships during the upcoming football season.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

7-on-7 Competitions

Fort Thomas Highlands will participate in 7-on-7 passing competitions against Simon Kenton, Mason County, Cincinnati Moeller, Covington Holmes, Cincinnati Taft, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy and Hamilton (Ohio) this summer, in preparation for the 2009 football season. These competitions will be held in June and July at Highlands High School.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Northern Kentucky All-Star Game

On Monday, June 1 at 7:00PM, the 2009 Northern Kentucky Football Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game was held at Ryle High School. Five Highlands seniors, Tony Guidugli, Nick Martin, Adam Dempsey, Michael Laber and Oliver Head played on the East squad.

The East squad defeated the West squad by a score of 6-0. The game's sole score was a 35-yard touchdown pass from Highlands' Tony Guidugli to Newport Central Catholic's Mark Kelly in the third quarter. Guidugli led all players in rushing yards, in addition to leading the East squad in passing yards. He was named the East squad's Offensive Back of the Game.

This was the 27th all-star game held by the Northern Kentucky Football Coaches Association.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Highlands Ranked by MaxPreps

Fort Thomas Highlands is ranked 24th nationally in the 2009 MaxPreps Football Xcellent 25 Early Contenders list. Highlands is the only Kentucky school listed in this prestigious preseason national ranking.