2009 Week Eleven: Highlands 31 Ryle 14
Date/Time: Friday, October 30 at 7:30PM
Fort Thomas Highlands defeated Ryle 31-14 in the last game of the 2009 regular season. Highlands played Kentucky Class 6A Ryle twice this season, defeating the Raiders both times. Running back Tyler Fennell led the way on offense, amassing 203 rushing yards on 20 carries. Running back Jordan Streeter and multi-purpose athlete Will Bardo each had rushing touchdowns in the contest, as did starting quarterback Patrick Towles. Towles also had a touchdown pass to wide receiver Nick Buten, who led all Highlands receivers with 64 yards in the game. Kicker Adam Weinel connected on a 47-yard field goal just before halftime; the 'Birds led 17-0 at the end of the first half.
Highlands (10-0) will host Montgomery County (3-7) in the first round of the 2009 Kentucky Class 5A playoffs.
In addition, the Highlands freshman team won the 2009 northern Kentucky freshman large-school championship, defeating the Covington Catholic freshman team 14-8 in the title game. This game was played on Thursday, October 29 at 6:00PM at Highlands. The Highlands JV team lost to the Ryle JV team 49-43 to end the JV season. The game was played at Ryle on Saturday, October 31 at 10:00AM.
- Highlands' 2009 varsity record: 10-0 (3-0 in district play - final)
- Highlands' 2009 JV record: 7-2 (season complete)
- Highlands' 2009 freshman record: 7-2 (season complete)