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Tough defense carries Bowling Green to 20-0 victory over defending Class 5A state champion CovCath

By Terry Boehmker 
KyForward sports reporter A disastrous offensive outing against Bowling Green on Friday night put an end to Covington Catholic’s bid for a fourth straight trip to the Class 5A state football final. The visiting Purples also denied CovCath a chance to repeat as Class 5A state champions. CovCath’s Ethan Reardon tries to catch a pass above Bowling Green safety Seth Rainville....

Weinrich out as football head coach at Highlands; posted 51-36 record in seven seasons

By Don Owen KyForward sports editor After compiling a 51-36 record in seven seasons, Brian Weinrich is out as the football head coach at Highlands High School. Weinrich informed his players Tuesday that he would not be returning for his eighth season as head coach. When contacted by phone on Monday about the rumored coaching change, Highlands athletic director Wes Caldwell said “no decision has...

First week of Kentucky high school football playoffs postponed due to state’s pandemic issues

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association notified member schools Saturday morning that the start of the football playoffs will be delayed one week in an effort to provide schools systems time to review their situations amid the ongoing pandemic and work with their health departments to determine the best course of action. The first round of the playoffs will now take place the weekend of Nov....

Youthful North Laurel attempts to retain county bragging rights, claw way into district contention

(KyForward is previewing the upcoming football season for many high school programs in Central Kentucky. The season is scheduled to begin Sept. 11.) By Chad Hensley Special to KyForward Though just nine starters return from last season’s 5-6 team, North Laurel is setting its sights on clawing back into contention for a Class 5A District 8 crown this fall. Chris Larkey is back for his 12th season...

West Jessamine aims for turnaround under new head coach, erase memory of winless 2019 season

(KyForward is previewing the upcoming football season for many high school programs in Central Kentucky. The season is scheduled to begin Sept. 11.) By Chad Hensley Special to KyForward The kickoff to the Kentucky high school football season is three weeks away, and West Jessamine is looking to turn around the program with a new head coach. Scott Marsh has taken over a Colts football program that went...

Despite key losses on offense, Scott County looks to challenge Frederick Douglass for district title

(KyForward is previewing the upcoming prep football season for many programs in Central Kentucky. The season is scheduled to begin Sept. 11.) By Chad Hensley Special to KyForward When looking up the word consistency in the Kentucky high school football dictionary, one program that will always be listed is Scott County. Each season, the Cardinals of head coach Jim McKee are tabbed as a serious challenger...