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Simon Kenton Outlasts Highlands in Offensive Shootout

By Joseph Williams, Highlands-Bluebirds.com
September 25, 2016
Highlands 53 Simon Kenton 77
Regular Season: Week 5
Date/Time: Friday, September 23 at 7:00PM
Location: Highlands High School
 
Fort Thomas Highlands lost to undefeated Class 6A Simon Kenton in a high scoring shootout Friday evening.  Quarterback Brady Gosney threw for 394 yards and 4 touchdowns against the visiting Pioneers.  Wide receiver Nick Veneman led all Highlands receivers with 141 receiving yards and 3 touchdown receptions in the game.  Running backs Jared Pulsfort and Grant Murray amassed 116 yards and 106 yards on the ground, respectively.  The Highlands defense did register 2 takeaways in the contest, but had a difficult time containing the potent Simon Kenton offense.  The Highlands junior varsity team played 2 games this week, losing to Cincinnati (Ohio) LaSalle 24-14 on Monday and defeating Simon Kenton 18-14 on Saturday.  The Highlands freshman team had a bye this week.  The Highlands varsity team has a bye this upcoming week, before heading into district competition.
 
To-date: 
- Highlands' 2016 varsity record: 1-5 (0-0 in district play)
- Highlands' 2016 junior varsity (JV) record: 5-1
- Highlands' 2016 freshman record: 3-2