2000 PREVIEW SPECIAL
Schedules, previews
Get the scoop on your favorite team - and all 95 teams in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.
This week's Tristate schedule

Watch out for that first step
Are you ready for some football? “Probably not” would be a popular answer from a number of Cincinnati coaches, who will struggle to get their teams prepared for the earliest ever season starting date.

Highlands has national goals
It's almost appropriate for the Highlands football team to wear royal blue and white. The Bluebirds' 14 state titles — the most by any Kentucky program — qualify the Bluebirds for gridiron royalty. And this year, The Enquirer's top Northern Kentucky team is receiving preseason national notice.

Cincinnati
- 2,000 yards in 2000?
Fairfield's Earl Haynes is on track to set some unbreakable records.
- Koester shapes up
Kyle Koester carries No. 1 Elder's title hopes on his 250-pound frame.
- Wynn-win situation
Transfer DeShawn Wynn gives Reading a running back with TD potential on every play.
- Edgewood 21, Kings 0
The Cougars started on the road back to the playoffs Thursday night in the first game of the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown.
- Others in the spotlight
Bacon QB switches position
Batavia has star in Ray
CCD's Cohen has defensive mentality
Milford's Strief (6-8, 315) casts large shadow
QB Osborne suits Edgewood to a 'T'
Springboro's Griffen ready
West Hi tailback is 'the real deal'
Winton Woods' Tipton wears many shoes

Northern Ky.
- All-American boy
Highlands linebacker Brent Grover is an All-American on and off the field.
- Fan's guide to N.Ky.
An A-to-Z fans' guide for the Northern Kentucky football season.
- Beechwood bounce
The No. 2 Tigers return only three starters but there is plenty of talent moving up.
- Boone experienced
The return of 17 starters has raised expectations for the No. 3 Rebels to a level not seen in at least three years.
ENQUIRER POLLS
  Division I-II
  1. Elder
  2. Moeller
  3. St. Xavier
  4. Fairfield
  5. Lakota West
  6. Colerain
  7. La Salle
  8. Anderson
  9. Oak Hills
  10. Edgewood

  Division III-VI
  1. Purcell Marian
  2. Badin
  3. Wyoming
  4. Mariemont
  5. Indian Hill
  6. New Richmond
  7. Batavia
  8. Madeira
  9. CCD
  10. NCH
  10. Reading

  Kentucky
  1. Highlands
  2. Beechwood
  3. Boone County
  4. CovCath
  5. Dixie Heights
  6. Ryle
  7. Conner
  8. Holmes
  9. Bellevue
  10. NewCath

  TOP PLAYERS
  • Cincinnati
  • Northern Ky.