FLORENCE, Ky. – Covington Catholic starting quarterback Adam Wagner showed everyone that he is more than capable of filling the role of three-year starter and graduate Blake Bir.
The junior rolled up a combined 300 yards rushing and passing to help the Colonels open the season with a 48-0 win at Boone County on Friday.
Wagner completed 9-of-11 passes for 211 yards and a touchdown. He also controlled the running game, rushing for 89 yards and three TDs on eight carries. All four of the scores he accounted for came in the first half, helping CovCath jump out to a 33-0 lead heading into the break.
Wagner’s teammate, senior running back Sam Dressman had a hot hand on offense, catching four passes for 114 yards and rushing four times for 64 yards.
Three others – senior wide out Evan Braun, freshman Wyatt Hatter and sophomore wide receiver Ryan McGinness – all reached the end zone for CovCath.
The Rebels were dominated on both sides of the line of scrimmage and were outgained, 476-89. Although they played with intensity, they were no match for the experienced Colonels.
The road for first-year Boone County head coach Jeff Griffith’s team does not get any easier, as the Rebels face Conner next week in the Crosstown Showdown at Thomas More.
Colonels head coach Dave Wirth will also be featured at the Showdown. They will look to go 2-0 next week as they travel to Dixie Heights.
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