Donovan McCoy passed for two touchdowns and ran for two more as Fort Thomas Highlands defeated Collins 47-0 Friday night in the KHSAA Class 4A state championship game.
The Bluebirds (14-1), who set state records by clinching their sixth straight championship and 22nd overall title, out gained Collins 476 total yards at Houchens-Smith Stadium.
Highlands got the win despite the absence of longtime coach Dale Mueller, who was in New York because of a family death. Defensive coordinator Brian Weinrich filled in for Mueller.
"What happened tonight is because of him. He built the program and the foundation is so solid. We just had to make sure we didn't screw it up tonight. They were definitely thinking about him", said Weinrich.
Defensive end Seth Hope led the Bluebirds with nine tackles, including five sacks.
McCoy was named game MVP with two touchdown passes and two touchdown runs.
"This means the world to us. Every year this is the expectation and it's not to get to state, it's to win state. That's a lot of pressure in a community that expects that, but every year we seem to exceed expectations. I couldn't think of a better way to end it", said McCoy.
Saturday, July 26 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:09:07 GMT
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity. According to WATE in Tennessee, the Sullivan CountyFull Story >
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity.Full Story >
Sunday, July 27 2014 9:32 AM EDT2014-07-27 13:32:04 GMT
The Lockland man who went missing on Friday was found dead in his car on Saturday. James Rolman, 72, was found in his car inside a silo at an abandoned trucking company at 205 Smalley Road Saturday in Lockland. Full Story >
The Lockland man who went missing on Friday was found dead in his car on Saturday. Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 3:21 AM EDT2014-07-28 07:21:57 GMT
A homicide victim has been identified after leading a police on a low-speed chase Saturday. According to court documents, Christopher R. McFerron was arrested after he fled from police on InterstatesFull Story >
A man has been arrested after leading a police on a low-speed chase Saturday.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 12:11 AM EDT2014-07-28 04:11:46 GMT
Since Israel's ground offensive began nearly three weeks ago a series of pro-Israel rallies have been held around the county. One such rally held today here in Cincinnati.Full Story >
Since Israel's ground offensive began nearly three weeks ago a series of pro-Israel rallies have been held around the county. One such rally held today here in Cincinnati. The main message expressed during today's rally was "I stand with Israel.Full Story >