2009 Week Seven: Highlands 52 Dixie Heights 9
Date/Time: Friday, October 2 at 7:00PM
Undefeated Fort Thomas Highlands opened district play against the Dixie Heights Colonels, defeating the visiting team 52-9. Running back Austin Collinsworth rushed for 3 touchdowns, while sophomore quarterback Patrick Towles completed 11 of his 19 passing attempts and threw 3 touchdown passes in his first varsity football start. Towles started in place of quarterback Will Bardo, who was injured in last week's win over Cincinnati Saint Xavier. Wide receivers Nick Buten and John Drennen each caught a touchdown pass in the contest, and running back Jordan Streeter scored both a rushing touchdown and a receiving touchdown in the game. Kicker Adam Weinel connected on a 21-yard field goal attempt in the second quarter.
Earlier in the week Highlands broke into the USA Today Super 25 national rankings; the Bluebirds entered the list ranked 23rd. The USA Today Super 25 is arguably the most prestigious national ranking list.
In addition, the Highlands JV squad lost to the Dixie Heights JV squad 36-28. The game was played at Dixie Heights on Saturday, October 3 at 10:00AM. The Bluebirds JV team entered the game undefeated on the season. The Highlands freshman team defeated the Conner freshman team 36-6. The game was played at Highlands on Thursday, October 1 at 6:00PM.
- Highlands' 2009 varsity record: 7-0 (1-0 in district play)
- Highlands' 2009 JV record: 4-1
- Highlands' 2009 freshman record: 3-2