Saturday, November 7, 2009

Highlands Coasts in Opening Round of Playoffs

2009 Playoff Week One: Highlands 60 Montgomery County 13
Kentucky Class 5A Playoffs - Round One
Date/Time: Friday, November 6 at 7:30PM
Location: Highlands

Fort Thomas Highlands rolled over Montgomery County 60-13 in the opening round of the Class 5A state playoffs. Running back Tyler Fennell led Highlands with 70 rushing yards on only 7 carries; he scored 2 touchdowns in the game. Running back Jake True also rushed for 2 scores. Multi-purpose specialist Will Bardo caught a touchdown pass and ran for 2 scores in the contest. Wide receiver Daniel Gold hauled in a 26-yard touchdown pass. Quarterback Patrick Towles completed 6 of his 12 passing attempts for 133 yards and a touchdown pass, to go along with his 60 rushing yards.

On defense, defensive back Austin Sheehan scored a touchdown on a fumble recovery. Defensive back Jake Meyer and linebacker Josh Quillen each made an interception in the game.

The Bluebirds led 28-0 at the end of the first quarter and carried a 41-0 lead into the half. Montgomery County (coming into the game with a 3-7 record) registered their 2 scores in the fourth quarter. Highlands entered the game seeded first in their district, while Montgomery County was seeded fourth in their district.

Fort Thomas Highlands will host Dixie Heights in the second round of the Kentucky Class 5A playoffs. Dixie Heights (seeded third in their district) upset Ashland Paul Blazer 41-14 on the first round of the state playoffs to advance to the second round. The Bluebirds defeated the Colonels 52-9 during the regular season. Dixie Heights has an overall record of 5-6 in 2009. The game will be played at Highlands on Friday, November 13 at 7:00PM.

- Highlands' 2009 varsity record: 11-0
- Highlands' 2009 JV record: 7-2 (season complete)
- Highlands' 2009 freshman record: 7-2 (season complete)

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