NKY Round-Up: Ryle downs Dixie Heights

It was another Friday of district play across Northern Kentucky, but it didn’t translate into too many close games.

The Raiders picked up a second straight win in district play by taking down the red-hot Colonels in convincing fashion.

Ryle was paced by their defense on this night, forcing Dixie Heights into six turnovers. After giving up 28.6 points per game during a three-game losing earlier this season, the Raiders have only ceded 13.5 points per contest over their last two.

Quarterback Bradyn Lyons completed 17-of-32 passes for 229 yards and three touchdowns. He added 30 more yards and another score on five carries. Running back Lukas Colemire also ran for a pair of touchdowns in the win.

Junior Kel Hawkins caught eight passes for 113 yards and came up with a pair of interceptions on defense for the Colonels in the loss.

The Tigers picked up their fourth win of the season as they blew by the Juggernauts in impressive fashion. Through their first two district games Beechwood has now outscored their foes 97-6.

Senior quarterback Cam Hergott ran for one touchdown and threw for two more to lead Beechwood to a 21-0 first-half lead. He would add a third TD pass in the second half on a 10-yard TD strike to Artie Steinmetz.

Mitch Berger and Avery Courtney each added rushing touchdowns and Landon Johnson returned a blocked punt 44 yards to round out the scoring for the victors.

NewCath prevailed in a battle of unbeatens in a key Class 1A, District 4 affair. Early on it was a true smashmouth contest between these longtime rivals.

Buddy Atkins dented the scoreboard first with a 8-yard TD run in the waning moments of the opening quarter. After a failed point-after conversion, the Thoroughbreds led 6-0 entering the second quarter.

Malaki Herndon connected with Preston Baggett on a 12-yard TD pass about six minutes later and after the PAT the game sat at 13-0 at the half.

Dayton’s defense held strong and the Greendevils finally got into the end zone on a James Matthews’ 8-yard run. However, that would be the only score of the night for the home team as NewCath ended the contest scoring 21 unanswered points.

*rankings listed are from Blitz 5 Top 25

Here are some other scores from Northern Kentucky teams in action:

No. 6 Covington Catholic 42, No. 21 Highlands 0 (COMPLETE RECAP)
Cooper 28, Boone County 0
Simon Kenton 41, Campbell County 34
Holmes 30, Harrison County 14
Scott 27, Boyd County 26
Walton-Verona 47, Shawnee 6
Newport 21, Holy Cross 20
Gallatin County 34, Trimble County 14
Ludlow 54, Bellevue 8
Paris 27, Bishop Brossart 6

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