|Huddleston Receives Post-Game Recognition|
|PHOTO: G. Michael Graham, Fort Thomas Matters. Highlands senior linebacker Brycen Huddleston earned the Cumberland Falls Pigskin Classic Defensive MVP honors.|
Huddleston recovered a fumble and had a number of tackles in the loss. He did not receive a chance to return a kickoff because Knoxville Catholic senior kicker Paxton Robertson constantly booted the ball into the end zone.
Knoxville Catholic senior quarterback Jack Jancek won Offensive MVP honors for the game. Jancek had 20 carries for 132 yards and a touchdown and completed 12-of-25 passes for 169 yards and two interceptions. Jancek averaged 6.6 yards per carry.
This marked the 25th anniversary of the event. Host Corbin knocked off Notre Dame Academy out of Chattanooga (Tennessee), 35-17 in the second game. Highlands will play Notre Dame next year in the event.
Class 5A, District 5 Results:
The Covington Catholic Colonels rolled to 2-0 with another shutout on Friday, 49-0 at Campbell County in Alexandria. The Colonels entertain Beau Allen and the Lexington Catholic Knights (2-0) on Friday in Park Hills.
The Boone County Rebels are also 2-0 for the first time since 2011 with a 34-28 win over Lexington Dunbar. The Rebels play at Lloyd Memorial on Friday.
The Cooper Jaguars were not to be outdone on Friday, also moving to 2-0 with a 13-7 win over Newport Central Catholic. The Jaguars play host to Union rival Ryle on Friday.
The Conner Cougars lost for the first time Friday to fall to 1-1. Ryle beat the Cougars, 34-10. Conner takes on Dixie Heights on Friday.
Highlands 1, Louisville Assumption 1:
Highlands is 3-0-2 following the deadlock at Tower Park. The Bluebirds outshot the Rockets (4-0-2).
The Bluebirds had seven shots with six on target. Assumption had five shots on goal with junior Jasmine Rehberger recording four saves.
Highlands senior Maria Broering scored the goal for the Bluebirds and sophomore sister Faith had the assist. Maria Broering has a team-high four goals this year and Faith Broering has a team-high four assists.
Highlands travels to Newport Central Catholic (3-2) on Wednesday. Game time is 6 p.m.
Highlands 182, Bishop Brossart 191:
Highlands won its first dual match of the season at AJ Jolly Golf Course in Alexandria.
Highlands had not played since the Highlands Invitational on Aug. 7. The team had two dual matches cancelled because of the heat index. The Bluebirds have played in four tournaments so far this season.
"It was nice to finally get back out and compete," said Mike Lipscomb, Highlands Head Coach. "The girls have been itching to play. We are excited for the rest of the season."
Sophomore KJ Toole led Highlands with a 41 in the nine-hole event. Junior Ellie Rowland and senior Clara Bushman followed with 46 scores. Senior Megan Farney shot a career-low 49 to cap off the scoring.
Highlands had two others golf in the match. Eighth grader Bailey Markus shot a 50 and Lipscomb praised freshman Ali Welch for doing well in her first-ever varsity match and shooting a 56.
"The team as a whole has improved since the start of the season," Rowland said. "Tournament play is really beneficial because it creates a more competitive mindset that is essential for improvement. Our extra shot game practices have also really helped some of our newer players develop to be strong members of the team."
Highlands travels to Bowling Green (Kentucky) on Sept. 7 for the Bowling Green Invitational.