Saturday, August 29, 2009

Highlands Continues Dominance Over Northern Kentucky Competition

2009 Week Two: Highlands 37 Ryle 14
Date/Time: Friday, August 28 at 7:30PM
Location: Ryle

The Fort Thomas Highlands Bluebirds defeated Kentucky Class 6A Ryle to move to 2-0 on the season. Quarterback Will Bardo completed 6 of 12 passes for 154 yards passing; he also rushed for 57 yards and a touchdown. Running back Austin Collinsworth led the ground attack with 124 yards rushing on 13 carries. He scored 4 touchdowns in the contest. Kicker Adam Weinel connected on a 31-yard field goal to round out the scoring for Highlands. On defense, linebacker Colin Rosenhagen and defensive back David Hogue each made an interception, and defensive lineman Brian Beck recovered a fumble. Both Highlands and Ryle entered the game with 1-0 varsity records.

The Highlands JV team hosted the Ryle JV team at Highlands for the first JV game of the 2009 season; the Highlands JV team won 37-21. The Highlands freshman squad lost to the Louisville Saint Xavier freshman squad 27-26 in the freshman team's opening game. The Highlands freshman team attempted a game-winning 2-point conversion late in the contest, which was unsuccessful.

- Highlands' 2009 varsity record: 2-0 (0-0 in district play)
- Highlands' 2009 JV record: 1-0
- Highlands' 2009 freshman record: 0-1

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