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It's the first weekend in November and that means its playoff time on the Kentucky high school gridiron.
In Class 2A action there are plenty of intriguing matchups on the slate this weekend in Northern Kentucky.
Newport Central Catholic looks to defend their state title, while other hopefuls such as Owen County and Holy Cross look to backup their strong regular seasons with a deep post-season run.
We preview this Friday’s matchups:
Gallatin County (5-5) at NewCath (9-1) - Newport Central Catholic had its 14-game winning streak snapped last week in a 29-20 loss at Beechwood. An even bigger loss though came as starting quarterback Brady Hightchew suffered a sprained ankle. The senior’s status for this contest remains in question, but head coach Eddie Eviston has indicated that his long-term outlook is good.
After losing in the regular-season finale in 2010 to the Tigers, the Thoroughbreds went on a great playoff run to capture the state title. Eviston is hoping for similar results this time around. They should get off to a good start against Wildcats’ team that mustered just six points total in district play and that allows nearly 200 yards rushing and 22.3 points per game.
Lloyd (4-6) at Walton-Verona (8-2) - Walton-Verona has made great strides this season, finishing the season riding a four-game winning streak. Head coach Jeff Barth will call on quarterback Nolan Daugherty and running back Nolan Brown to shoulder the load. The duo has combined for 18 rushing touchdowns.
The Juggernauts have struggled to stop the run during stretches of the season and must figure out a way to slow down the Wildcats’ high-powered running attack if they are going to have a chance of moving on.
Carroll County (8-2) at Holy Cross (7-3) - Holy Cross has won of five of six games and has averaged 44 points per game during that span. Carroll County will need a big night from its defense and 1000-yard rusher Carson Butcher if they are going to have chance.
Newport (4-6) at Owen County (10-0) - It’s been a magical season for Owen County and now the Rebels are being rewarded with a No. 1 seed. Over their last six games Owen County hasn’t allowed a team to come with three touchdowns of them. The Wildcats were overmatched in losses to NewCath and Holy Cross, but have play well otherwise over the last two months.
*All games played on Friday, Nov. 4th at 7:30 p.m., except Gallatin County and NewCath game kicks off at 7PM
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