Fort Thomas Matters Sports Reporter
The Newport Central Catholic Thoroughbreds fell 12-7 to the Covington Holmes Bulldogs on the road Friday.
NewCath (2-4 overall) played well defensively allowing just 210 yards of total offense. But the Thoroughbreds only punched the ball in the end zone once.
It came in the fourth quarter. Quarterback Josh Cain threw a 41-yard score to Mac Franzen.
Holmes moved to 4-2 to match last year’s win total. The Bulldogs finished 4-7 last year losing 66-20 at Johnson Central in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs.
Cain completed 15-of-35 passes for 178 yards and three interceptions. Franzen had four catches for 94 yards.
NewCath outgained Holmes, 261-210 in total offense. The Thoroughbreds rushed for just 83 yards on 21 carries. Dylan Hayes had 69 yards on 15 attempts.
The connection of Rashawn Coston to Desean Peterson made the two big touchdowns for the Bulldogs. The first came in the second quarter from 30 yards out. NewCath blocked the point-after touchdown. Holmes led 6-0 at halftime.
The second touchdown came in the third quarter. The two-point pass failed keeping the Holmes lead at 12-0.
Peterson finished with five catches for 107 yards. Coston completed 10-of-20 passes for 134 yards.
NewCath continues Class 2A, District 6 action Saturday at Newport Stadium against Lloyd Memorial. Game time is 7 p.m.