|Colonels Pull Away in Second Half|
|PHOTO: Ed Harber. Highlands sophomore running back Cam Giesler looks for running room in the playoff game at Covington Catholic on Friday.|
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Head Coach Bob Sphire did not sugarcoat it after the loss.
The players and coaches for the Highlands Bluebirds football team (5-6 overall) knew the team that controlled the line of scrimmage would win this rivalry game. It did not happen for the Blue and White in a 38-8 loss in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs to the host Covington Catholic Colonels (8-3).
The Colonels consistently opened holes for senior running back Reid Hummel and senior quarterback Preston Agee. Hummel rushed for 154 yards on 18 carries and a touchdown averaging between eight and nine yards per carry and Agee rushed for 144 yards on 21 carries and three touchdowns averaging between six and seven yards per carry.
CovCath drove to the Highlands 3 in the final minute of the first half. But after failing to draw Highlands offsides, Nally booted a 19-yard field goal.