|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands sophomore running back Cooper Schwalbach (91) cuts through the hole while teammates Chas Sand (15) and Austin King (83) block in a recent game.|
Highlands trailed 7-6 at halftime. But sophomore Cooper Schwalbach returned the second-half kickoff back 99 yards for a touchdown and the Bluebirds converted the two-point conversion to go up 14-7. However, LaSalle responded with 17 straight points to win the game.
Highlands faces Simon Kenton in Independence on Saturday. Game time is 10 a.m.
Bluebirds take third in conference match:
Highlands finished with a 319 in the Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference Tournament at Hickory Sticks in California, Kentucky.
The Bluebirds (9-1-1 overall) finished with a team score of 320 finishing one shot behind Bishop Brossart's 319. St. Henry won Division II with a 314 score.
Luke Muller led Highlands shooting a 78. Justin Gabbard and Aaron Verst followed with 79 and Ryan Leigh and Steven Grimme both shot 84. Beechwood's Mitchell Schilling earned medalist honors with a 71.
Highlands takes on Simon Kenton on Wednesday at the courses of Kenton County. It will start around 3:15 to 3:30 p.m.