After they managed just two wins in 11 games a year ago, not many pegged Simon Kenton as a team that would be a force this season. However, after four straight wins to start the season the Pioneers have made their case and others are taking notice. The team is up to fourth in the latest TSF NKY Rankings.
Highlands, CovCath and Cooper continue to impress and remain the cream of the crop. Conner drops a spot to five this week after getting upset at Dixie Heights on Friday night.
Here are the latest TriStateFootball.com Northern Kentucky Rankings:
1. Highlands (3-0)
How they fared: The Bluebirds returned from their bye week by taking care of business at Louisville Western.
Looking Ahead: Highlands returns home as they welcome Mason County to David Cecil Memorial Stadium.
2. CovCath (3-1)
How they fared: For the third time in four weeks the CovCath defense pitched a shutout, beating Boone County 34-0.
Looking Ahead: The Colonels travel down Dixie Highway to Fort Mitchell to take on their neighborhood rival Beechwood.
3. Cooper (4-0)
How they fared: The magical 2012 campaign continued for the Jaguars as they notched a big win at Campbell County.
Looking Ahead: Cooper looks to start 5-0 for the first-time ever as they play host to Holmes on Friday night in Union.
4. Simon Kenton (4-0)
How they fared: The Pioneers continued their fast start by beating Holmes 31-7 in a game called at the half due to lightning.
Looking Ahead: Simon Kenton heads to NewCath for Saturday affair in their final tune-up game before district play begins.
5. Conner (2-1)
How they fared: Conner suffered a setback losing to the previously winless Dixie Heights allowing a season-high 33 points.
Looking Ahead: The Cougars head to Campbell County in a matchup of two teams looking for a bounce-back win.
6. Campbell County (2-2)
How they fared: The Camels saw their two-game winning streak snapped as they fell to Cooper on their home turf.
Looking Ahead: Bob Miller Stadium will be rocking as Campbell County plays host to Conner on Friday night.
7. Ryle (1-2)
How they fared: Ryle took some much needed rest to regroup after a sluggish start to the season.
Looking Ahead: For the second straight game the Raiders are set for an interstate battle at Columbus DeSales.
8. NewCath (1-2)
How they fared: The bye week came a great time for head coach Eddie Eviston and his bunch after a 1-2 start.
Looking Ahead: NCC will face a red hot Simon Kenton team as the Pioneers pay a visit to Newport Saturday.
9. Holmes (2-1)
How they fared: Holmes picked up their first loss of the season as they were dominated by Simon Kenton.
Looking Ahead: It won’t get any easier for the Bulldogs this week as they face an undefeated Cooper team.
10. Scott (3-1)
How they fared: An early season loss to Holmes dropped Scott out of rankings, but back-to-back wins have them back.
Looking Ahead: The Eagles welcome Franklin County to Eagle Stadium as they look to move to 4-1 on the season.
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