NKY Round-Up: NCC rallies past Beechwood

The Newport Central Catholic Thoroughbreds and the Beechwood Tigers have met in Week 10 for years and the rivalry remains one of the best small-school rivalries in the Bluegrass State. Friday night’s edition didn’t disappoint.

Beechwood had won five straight games in the series and got on the scoreboard first when Cam Hergott capped off an 87-yard drive with a 1-yard TD run with less than three minutes to play in the opening half.

NCC wouldn’t let things rest though and with the help of a pass interference on Hail Mary were able to get a 40-yard field goal from Sam Lavin to make it 7-3 heading to intermission.

Paul Kremer gave the Breds the lead midway through the third quarter with a 5-yard TD run, but three minutes later the Tigers would answer when Hergott connected on a 5-yard scoring pass to Brady.

Things stayed at 14-10 until the waning moments of the contest. Beechwood could of put the game away, but missed a field goal and NCC would get the ball at their own 20 with 1:28 to go. Kremer took NewCath down the field and made the Tigers pay when he connected with Tanner Daunt from six yards out with 24 seconds on the clock.

No. 22 Little Miami 48, No. 19 Simon Kenton
The Simon Kenton Pioneers made the trip north of river to face a Little Miami Panthers fighting for their playoff lives.

Simon Kenton rolled to a district title last week by handling Ryle easily and the Pioneers got out of the gate quickly on the road in the regular season finale, racing out to a 15-0 lead, However, it wouldn’t last long.

The teams traded punches all night long, but in the end the Panthers prevailed behind 466 yards and six touchdown passes from Brody Reder. With the win Little Miami is likely heading to the postseason and are projected to be the No. 8 seed in Ohio Division II, Region 8. Simon Kenton is set to host a playoff game next week.

Dixie Heights 43, Scott 20
Dixie Heights had dropped two straight games to their Kenton County rivals, but they would snap that streak this time around as they rallied from a 14-0 deficit.

Leon Marshall led the way for the Colonels with four rushing touchdowns. Quarterback Logan Landers added another touchdown when he connected with Kel Hawkins on a 21-yard pass. Senior Qunicy Perrin ran for a pair of touchdowns in the loss.

Here are some other scores from NKY teams in action on Friday night:

Campbell County 26, Boone County 6
Carroll County 42, Dayton 0
Elizabethtown 39, Lloyd 12
Grant County 58, Gallatin County 0
Holmes 53, Bellevue 6
Ludlow 26, Holy Cross 25
Louisville Holy Cross 41, Walton-Verona 21
Bishop Brossart 20, Pendleton County 14

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