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Friday Football Report: Brossart comes from behind to win 12th consecutive regular season game

By Terry Boehmker
NKyTribune sports reporter

Brossart continued its regular season winning streak and three local teams won their first game under a new head coach in high school football action on Friday.

After falling behind, 12-0, in the first quarter, Brossart scored 28 straight points and defeated Dayton, 28-18, to post its 12th straight victory in regular season games.

Brossart running back Evan Orth scored 14 points in a season opening win over Dayton. (Photo provided)

The Mustangs, whose only loss last season came in the quarterfinals of the Class 1A playoffs, took the lead in the second quarter on touchdown runs by seniors Evan Orth and Austin Schadler, a two-point conversion by Orth and a point-after kick by Tyler Smith.

Orth scored again in the third quarter and junior defensive back Alex Amin returned a pass interception for Brossart’s final touchdown. The Mustangs played the second half without starting quarterback Keegan Gulley, who was injured and left the field in an ambulance.

Dixie Heights, Simon Kenton and Campbell County were the three teams that won season openers under new head coaches.

Simon Kenton coach Roy Lucas Jr. watched the Pioneers score touchdowns on their first seven possessions to take a 49-0 halftime lead and then coast to a 56-16 win at Oldham County.

Dixie Heights edged Lloyd, 13-12, to post its first win under coach Patrick Burke. Campbell County got past Newport Central Catholic, 28-18, in Brian Weinrich’s debut as Camels’ head coach.

CovCath running back Owen Leen tries to get past an Elder defensive player. (Photo by Dale Dawn)

Elder took a 28-0 lead in the first half and went on to defeat Covington Catholic, 42-21. After getting only 81 yards in the first half, CovCath’s offense came alive after changing quarterbacks and finished with 317 yards.

Junior quarterback Evan Pitzer completed 12 of 18 passes for 168 yards and two touchdowns for the Colonels. Owen Leen got the team’s other TD on a 22-yard run.

Boone County recovered a fumble and was able to run out the clock to get past Russell, 20-18, while Holmes rolled to a 68-12 win over Grant County. That’s the most points the Bulldogs have scored in a game in more than 20 years.

Ryle lost to Lexington Catholic, 27-21, in a battle between two explosive offensive teams. One of the Raiders’ touchdowns came on an impressive 57-yard catch-and-run by Kaden Gardner, who broke tackles and zig-zagged through defenders.

High school football scoreboard

Mason County 48, Newport 6
Brossart 28, Dayton 18
Campbell County 28, Newport Central Catholic 18
Elder (Ohio) 42, Covington Catholic 21
Lexington Henry Clay 25, Conner 14
Holmes 68, Grant County 12
Holy Cross 48, Bellevue 0
Lexington Catholic 27, Ryle 21
Ludlow 48, Gallatin County 20
Simon Kenton 56, Oldham County 16
Walton-Verona 31, Scott 14
Dixie Heights 13, Lloyd 12
Boone County 20, Russell 18
George Rogers Clark 28, Cooper 0
Beechwood at Louisville Fairdale, 7 p.m.
Highlands vs. South Warren at WKU, 5 p.m.



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  1. Rod says:

    No comments from players or coaches? Can you put some in later if I give you my son’s cell number? He had a really nice game.

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