Preview: Ryle at Cooper

Alex Brownell will play strong safety for Ryle in 2014.

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The 2014 season starts off with one of Northern Kentucky’s hottest new rivalries. Things will be heated in the (ironically named city) Union as bordering Boone County school district teams Cooper and Ryle square off in the opener on Friday night. These two geographical rivals are separated by 4.28 miles, but that’s where the closeness ends for the two programs. Co ... (MORE)

Preview: Campbell County at East Central

The 2014 U.S. Marines Backyard Battle series kicks off as a new interstate rivalry is being born. From deep in Alexandria, Ky., the Camels from Campbell County will bust their hump and head west over the Ohio River into the Hoosier state to St. Leon, Ind., to face off against East Central. It is an unlikely pairing but one well worth some “kudos.” No matter ... (MORE)

A healthy Brandon Koch returns to play quarterback for East Central this fall.

Rising Star: Hunter Krause

There are some high school players out there that dream about playing football for their father, but Fairfield junior quarterback Hunter Krause actually gets to experience it every time he steps on a football field. Each and every Friday night Fairfield head coach Jason Krause is standing on the sideline getting the opportunity to watch his son, Hunter, grow as a f ... (MORE)

Fairfield QB Hunter Krause threw for 1,021 yards and nine touchdowns as a sophomore in 2013.
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2014 Snapshot: Oak Hills

Last year Oak Hills was a balanced team capable of throwing the ball or running it, and the Highlanders will need to have balance again this year if they are going to have their first winning season since 2006 after posting 5-5 records the past two years. The strength of Oak Hills will be in the trenches on both sides of the ball where most of its returning starter ... (MORE)

Massive Montell Brown had seven sacks for Oak Hills as a junior in 2013.

2014 Snapshot: Lakota East

After a 2-0 start last season, a four-game losing streak essentially put an end to Lakota East’s hopes of a second consecutive playoff appearance. But with three wins followed by a seven-point loss to 9-2 rival Lakota West to end the season, the Thunderhawks – who lost 10 total starters – have reason to be optimistic. Lakota East makes no secret about wanting to ... (MORE)

Rick Haynes is trying to get Lakota East to the postseason for the second time in three years.
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