Each week this season TriStateFootball.com will be nominating five teams for our Chick-fil-A Northern Kentucky Team of the Week award, highlighting schools that earned hard-fought victories.
Visitors to our website will be able to vote once per day from the time the nominations are released through 11:59 p.m. Thursday evening for the team of their choice. Winners will be announced weekly on Friday morning.
Teams are only eligible to win once during the season and will not be nominated again after winning the award the first time. All winning teams will be recognized by Chick-fil-A, a proud sponsor of high school football and supporter of the community.
Here are the Week 1 nominations from Northern Kentucky:
BEECHWOOD TIGERS (1-0)
The Class 1A Tigers kicked off their 2011 campaign with a dominating 28-0 win over Class 6A Simon Kenton in Skyline Crosstown Showdown. Beechwood dominated on both sides of the ball and won the game up front, where they had a distinct advantage.
BOONE COUNTY REBELS (2-0)
With a 19-7 win over county rival Conner, the Rebels move to 2-0 to start the 2011 campaign. That is quite a turnaround from last year when the team finished with just a 3-7 mark. Boone County has followed a familiar formula to this point of the season, run the football well and play good defense.
COVCATH COLONELS (2-0)
Covington Catholic continued their fast start to the season by winning a shootout against their rivals, Dixie Heights. The Colonels' offense is clicking on all cylinders to this point of the season as they are averaging 49 points game following their 56-35 Week 1 win.
HOLY CROSS INDIANS (2-0)
The Indians made it two straight wins to start the year by knocking off the Cooper Jaguars by a 19-10 margin. It marks the first time in head coach Bruce Kozerski's tenure at the school that Holy Cross has started the year 2-0.
NEWCATH THOROUGHBREDS (2-0)
Eddie Eviston's bunch looks very much like defending state champions through two games. The Thoroughbreds shrugged off some early jitters in their Crosstown Showdown matchup with McNicholas at Nippert Stadium and pulled away with an impressive 23-13 win.
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