The football stadium at Boone County is named after former head coach Owen Hauck. Coach Hauck was in attendance tonight to watch a game that pitted two of his former teams, the Rebels and the Highlands Bluebirds. The team from Fort Thomas came to Florence and took over the game immediately.
Highlands took the opening kickoff and drove 65-yards in eight plays for the first score of the game, a nine-yard sprint by running back Corey Compton.
On the ensuing possession by Boone County, quarterback Bryson Thompson threw a pass that was intercepted by Highlands defensive back Carter New who returned the ball to the Boone 15-yard line. One play later, Bluebirds quarterback Patrick Towles ran it in for a touchdown, making the score 14-0 less than four minutes into the contest.
Towles scored his second touchdown late in the 1st quarter, this one from 34 yards, and the Highlands lead swelled to 21-0.
Two Colin Seidl touchdown runs in the second quarter, the first from three yards and the second one a 15-yarder and the Birds had a whopping 35-0 halftime lead.
--Postgame: Ty & Colin Seidl
--Postgame: Dale Mueller
Early in the third quarter, Towles found Seidl on a short pass play and the sophomore running back turned it into a 35 yard score. Seidl scored his fourth touchdown of the night on a 3-yard run late in the third quarter to give Highlands a 48-0 lead and the Rebels the mercy of the running clock rule.
The scoring was capped off in the fourth quarter as Highlands backup quarterback Donavan McCoy led an impressive 11-play drive. McCoy scored on the one-yard keeper as Highlands completely demolished Boone County by a final score of 55-0.
Seidl, whose older brother Ty Seidl was one of the stars on defense for Highlands, ended up gaining 100 yards from the line of scrimmage on just nine touches (eight rushes and one reception) and scored a total of four touchdowns. Before tonight's game he had only carried the ball six times for the entire season.
Highlands (5-0) travels to Louisville next week to play a Saturday afternoon game against Eastern High School. Boone County (2-2) will start district play with a home game versus the Conner Cougars.