NKY Round-Up: Streak ends for CovCath

There were more games scheduled for this weekend in Northern Kentucky cancelled due to COVID-19 than were actually played. The few games that did go off, however, did provide some nice entertainment.

After winning 22 straight games, the Colonels finally found themselves on the losing side of the equation Friday night as they fell in a nailbiter in Lexington.

The Knights’ Jackson Klein blocked a field goal, a 45-yard field goal attempt by Trey Gronotte as time expired to seal the victory and snapped the Colonels’ winning streak. It was the team’s first regular-season loss since October 28, 2016.

It was a back-and-forth battle on night long. CovCath trailed 21-7 to start the fourth quarter. Owen Nally quickly scored on a 2-yard run to start the quarter and cut the deficit in half.

After a big interception by Charlie Sora, Aiden Jones fell on a Colonels fumble in the end zone and following Gronotte’s kick the game was tied 21-21 with 5:42 to go.

Lexington Catholic answered with 32 seconds left with a TD of their own and then rather than going for the tie with a PAT try, the Knights opted to go for a two-point conversion and converted giving them a one-point lead.

Highlands snapped their three-game skid by knocking off Campbell County on the road to finish off their regular-season slate.

Jason opened up the contest with a 90-yard kickoff return for a TD and the Bluebirds just kept rolling from there. Dominic Robinson led the team with a pair of touchdown runs (1, 11) and Highlands held a 265-217 edge in total yards over the Camels.

The Bulldogs rolled to their sixth straight by shutting out the Thoroughbreds as they grabbed an impressive road victory to close out their regular season.

Senior Tayquan Calloway shined once again for Holmes, finishing with 128 yards on 19 carries and a touchdown.

The defense pitched its first shutout of the year. It marked the second straight week NewCath has failed to dent the scoreboard after they averaged 34.5 points per game during their 6-0 start to the season.

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

Ryle 34, Conner 14
Bryan Station 54, Simon Kenton 32
Boone County 12, Walton-Verona 8

Cooper at Dixie Heights (COVID-19 Cancellation)
Meade County at Beechwood (COVID-19 Cancellation)
Holy Cross at Scott (COVID-19 Cancellation)
Lloyd at Bellevue (COVID-19 Cancellation)
Ludlow at Gallatin County (COVID-19 Cancellation)
Bishop Brossart at Dayton (COVID-19 Cancellation)
Grant County vs. Spencer County (COVID-19 Cancellation)

Check out complete scores on The Underground Sports Shop Scoreboard.

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