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Kroger’s KSR Game of the Week: Lexington Catholic hosts 5A champ Covington Catholic

We are excited to have our friends at Kroger on board as we bring you high school football coverage this fall. Each week Kroger will present the KSR High School Game of the Week. We will travel to the featured game each week to bring you the best sights, sounds and incredible moments. Together we’re happy supporters of “KY Proud Products” and the “Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund.”

KSR will travel down Clays Mill Road to Lexington Catholic for their regular season finale game with Covington Catholic.  Cov. Cath has made three straight 5A title games, winning two. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

Last Year’s Game

Covington Catholic gave up 455 yards passing to Beau Allen, but still managed to defeat the Knights 39-38 in the 3rd game of the regular season.  The game was surprisingly close, seeing how Covington Catholic went on win the 5A state title game with one of the most dominant Colonel teams in school history, while Lexington Catholic was blown out by 4A runner-up Boyle County twice, including in the playoffs.  Maybe Boyle County is just a bad matchup for the Knights?

Not walking through that door

Last year’s game featured current UK QB Beau Allen and current Notre Dame TE (and KY Mr. Football) Michael Mayer.  As Rick Pitino would say it, those guys are not walking through that door Friday night.

On the road again

Road teams not named Belfry are 6-0 in the KSR Game of the Week.  That could give an edge to the Colonels.

Covington Catholic

  • KSR State Ranking:  No. 10 (No. 3 in 5A)
  • State Championships:  8 (1987, 1988, 1993, 1994, 1997, 2006, 2017, 2019)
  • State Runner-up:  1 (2018)
  • Last Season:  Finished 15-0, Defeated Frederick Douglass 14-7 in the 5A State Championship
  • This Season (7-0):
    • Defeated Dixie Heights 21-14 (closer than expected)
    • Defeated No. 20 Beechwood 19-17 (a team the Colonels beat 49-3 last year)
    • Defeated Cooper 41-0
    • Defeated Boone County 45-7
    • Defeated Highlands 42-0 (this is not the same dominant Highlands team from back in the day)
    • Defeated Conner 40-0
    • Defeated Simon Kenton 38-3

Key Players

Sr QB Caleb Jacob – Starting QB on the 2018 state runner-up team and 2019 state title team.  89-for-147 for 1,268 yards, 10 TDs and 7 picks this season.  Also has 284 yards and 7 TDs on the ground.

Sr WR Ethan Reardon – Has 28 catches for 468 yards and 4 TDs, all team highs.

Sr OL/DL Benjamin Dickhaus – Has 38 tackles, 8 TFL and 6.5 sacks, all team highs.

Lexington Catholic

  • KSR State Ranking:  Not ranked
  • State Championships:  2 (2005, 2007)
  • State Runner-up:  1 (2015)
  • Last Season:  Finished 7-5, Lost to Boyle County 54-7 in the 4A 2nd round
  • This Season (4-2):
    • Lost to #12 LCA 23-20
    • Defeated Tates Creek 44-13
    • Lost to #3 Boyle County 40-0 (did I mention that the Rebels are not a good matchup for Lex Cath?)
    • Defeated Bourbon County 52-0
    • Defeated Anderson County 23-12 (the Bearcats are winless, so not sure why this game was close!)
    • Defeated Lafayette 40-0

Key Players

Jr QB Jack Gohmann – 77-for-127 for 1,064 yards, 11 TD and 5 picks this season.  Also has 227 yards and 2 TDs on the ground.

Sr WR/DB Jackson Corbett – Has 21 catches for 211 yards and 3 TDs.  Leads the team with 32 tackles.

So K Max DeGraff – 17-of-17 on extra points and 6-of-7 on field goal attempts.

Article written by Troy Howell

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