Sunday, October 18, 2009

Highlands Runs Over Rival

2009 Week Nine: Highlands 36 Covington Catholic 7
Date/Time: Saturday, October 17 at 1:00PM
Location: Covington Catholic

Fresh off their bye week, Fort Thomas Highlands traveled to archrival Covington Catholic and handed the Colonels their first district loss of the season. Overcoming some early turnovers, the Highlands running game got in gear, as running back Austin Collinsworth amassed 229 rushing yards in the game, a career best for him. Collinsworth scored 2 touchdowns and running back Tyler Fennell punched in 2 scores on the ground, with touchdowns of 2 yards and 13 yards. Running back Jordan Streeter rushed for 77 yards in the contest. Quarterback Patrick Towles, in his second varsity start, passed for 142 yards in addition to scoring on a 31-yard run. Wide receiver John Drennen caught 4 passes for 91 yards.

Highlands' defense did not surrender a point in the game, as Covington Catholic's only score came as a result of a fumble recovery that was returned for a touchdown in the first quarter. Covington Catholic only had 71 yards of offense in the game, while Highlands had 478 yards of offense in the contest.

In addition, the Highlands JV squad defeated the Covington Catholic JV squad 20-14. The game was played at Highlands on Monday, October 19 at 7:00PM. The Highlands freshman team defeated the Dixie Heights freshman team 46-14. This game, played at Dixie Heights on Thursday, October 15 at 6:00PM, was the final game of the freshman regular season. The Highlands freshman team enters the two-round northern Kentucky large-school freshman playoffs next week as the top-seeded team in the east bracket.

- Highlands' 2009 varsity record: 8-0 (2-0 in district play)
- Highlands' 2009 JV record: 6-1
- Highlands' 2009 freshman record: 5-2

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