2010 Week Two: Highlands 29 Ryle 14
Date/Time: Friday, August 27 at 7:30PM
Location: Highlands High School
Fort Thomas Highlands defeated Ryle 29-14 to maintain its dominant position in Northern Kentucky prep football. The Class 6A Raiders, who blasted Covington Catholic 61-7 the previous week, were viewed by many as Highlands' biggest roadblock to a perfect 10-0 regular season in 2010. Led by running back Travis Elliott and quarterback Conner Hempel, Ryle held a 14-13 advantage at halftime. However, Ryle fumbled the ball early in the third quarter and the Bluebirds capitalized, as running back Corey Compton scored a rushing touchdown from five yards out to re-take the lead for good. Compton rushed for 96 yards and two scores in the contest. Running back Jordan Streeter led all Highlands rushers with 104 yards on 11 carries. Just before halftime, quarterback Patrick Towles connected with wide receiver Daniel Gold on a 32-yard touchdown pass to provide the 'Birds with momentum just before the break. Towles finished the game with 151 passing yards. Highlands' defense made some adjustments to attack Ryle's potent running game, resulting in the Raiders being shut out in the second half. Ryle gained only one first down and 55 yards of offense in the entire second half. Defensive back Drake Bruns intercepted a Ryle pass and recovered a fumble in the game.
This victory extended Highlands' current win streak to 30 games.
The Highlands junior varsity (JV) team defeated the Ryle JV team 46-7 to open up the JV season. The game was played on Saturday, August 28 at 10:00AM, at Ryle. The Highlands freshman squad also opened up its season on Saturday, August 28. The Highlands freshman team defeated the Louisville Saint Xavier freshman squad 24-19; the game was played at Highlands at 7:30PM.
- Highlands' 2010 varsity record: 2-0 (0-0 in district play)
- Highlands' 2010 junior varsity (JV) record: 1-0
- Highlands' 2010 freshman record: 1-0