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WEEK 15 REPORT             • Rosters
HIGHLANDS, BEECHWOOD BRING HOME KY. TITLES
Highlands wants to be national champs
        LOUISVILLE — It's time to dream new dreams. For a Highlands football team approaching dynasty status, state titles may soon no longer satisfy.

Bluebirds defense allowed 10 points, scored 14
        “Offense gets the glory, but defense wins the games,” Highlands junior defensive end Ben Scott said. “And our defense is amazing.”
14th title delights Highlands faithful
        LOUISVILLE — When Highlands and its fans head from Fort Thomas to old Cardinal Stadium for the state Class AAA football championship the first weekend in December, the result is usually a very large family reunion.

BEECHWOOD WINS 7TH TITLE IN '90S
        LOUISVILLE — History doesn't sneak up on Beechwood. Before the clock expired Friday, the Tigers were already unpacking boxes of sweatshirts which read, “Beechwood: Team of the Decade.”

Yeagle confuses Hancock Co. with two QB's
        LOUISVILLE — Steve Spurrier, he's not. Mike Yeagle is the polar opposite of the flashy Florida coach. But Yeagle used a Spurrier-type strategy Friday to help Beechwood keep Hancock County off balance.

Town turns out for big game
        LOUISVILLE — Much of Fort Mitchell appeared to be at Cardinal Stadium Friday to watch Beechwood win its eighth Class A state football title.

OHIO STATE SEMIFINAL
  Southview 35, Edgewood 28

KENTUCKY STATE SEMIFINALS
  Highlands 76, Lawrence Co. 36
  Beechwood 25, Pikeville 19

OHIO PLAYOFFS: ROUND 3
  Huber Heights Wayne 24, Elder 14
  Edgewood 19, Lebanon 7

KENTUCKY PLAYOFFS: ROUND 3
  Highlands 41, Dixie Heights 24
  Beechwood 35, Bellevue 0

OHIO PLAYOFFS: ROUND 2
  Elder 49, Centerville 42
  Huber Heights Wayne, 37, St. Xavier 14
  Ironton 21, Indian Hill 7
  Ansonia 21, Cincinnati Country Day 7
  Edgewood 34, Chillicothe 21
  Gallia 47, New Richmond 12
  Lebanon 17, Kings 12

KENTUCKY PLAYOFFS: ROUND 2
  Bellevue 28, Newport Central Catholic 6
  Highlands 62, Harrison County 26
  Beechwood 29, Ludlow 0
  Dixie Heights 35, Holmes 9

OHIO PLAYOFFS: ROUND 1
  Bellbrook 30, Purcell Marian 15
  Centerville 35, Mason 31
  Cincinnati Country Day 33, Mechanicsburg 7
  Edgewood 63, McNicholas 28
  Elder 14, Oak Hills 0
  Huber Heights Wayne 18, Fairfield 14
  Indian Hill 26, Madeira 14
  Ironton 28, Wyoming 14
  Kings 32, Vandalia Butler 23
  Lebanon 17, Springboro 0
  New Richmond 42, London 32
  St. Xavier 49, Moeller 32
  Twin Valley South 25, Batavia 20
  Wheelersburg 30, Badin 7

KENTUCKY PLAYOFFS: ROUND 1
  Beechwood 44, Raceland 12
  Bellevue 55, Paris 20
  Garrard County 28, Newport 27
  Highlands 68, Anderson County 14
  Holmes 41, Franklin Co. 25
  Lou. Fern Creek 12, Boone Co. 0
  Ludlow 37, Nicholas County 24
  Newport Central Catholic 35, Berea 13

PREVIOUS PLAYOFFS STORIES
  Highlands enters AAA title game with confidence
  Beechwood aims for 8th state title
  Highlands' opponent waited a long time
  Highlands gets 3 defenders on all-state team
  AP All-Kentucky football teams
  Where did all the Cincinnati big-school titles go?
  Southview shotgun unique challenge for Edgewood
  Edgewood flying on Wing-T and prayer
  Edgewood's Osborne answers the call
  Trenton agog as Edgewood aims for title
  Lawrence County (12-1) at Highlands (12-1)
  Highlands linebackers leave mark
  Highlands opponent is playoff fixture
  Pikeville (12-1) at Beechwood (11-2)
  Beechwood's Mercer here, there, everywhere
  Beechwood, Pikeville renew rivalry
  Wayne feels momentum on its side against Elder
  Elder defense better after move
  Elder receivers come through
  Elder: Where there's will, there's Wayne
  Lebanon, Edgewood agree: Mistake-free is key
  Lebanon turns maroon and white
  Trenton goes 'football-crazy'
  Abrams fills big shoes for Lebanon
  Small back makes big impact for Edgewood
  Dixie, Bellevue challenge Ky. titans
  Dixie Heights (10-2) at Highlands (11-1)
  Dixie's success due to seniors
  Highlands: New names, same dominance
  Beechwood (10-2) at Bellevue (12-0)
  Beechwood best when following List
  Bellevue's success begins with defense
  Edgewood's task biggest of the season
  Lebanon better prepared for Kings this time
  New Richmond faces diverse attack in Gallia
  Beechwood's stingy defense puts foes at loss
  Bellevue boss wants state title before retiring
  Dixie twins not afraid to criticize each other
  Highlands' Hamblen does it all
  Renewed focus helps Ferguson fuel Holmes
  St. X, Elder, Moeller carry GCL flag
  Lebanon, Springboro meet in 'backyard rivalry'
  Expanded playoffs promise November Madness
  Boone Co., Ryle set for next step
  Ludlow gets second chance
  Playoffs now reality for Indian Hill
  19 area teams make Ohio playoffs
  St. X, Edgewood win poll titles
  Enquirer's final polls

johnston
Highlands 48,
Owensboro 10

beechwood
Beechwood 45,
Hancock Co. 22

STATE FINALS
Ohio
Kentucky
Indiana

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