Friday, September 03, 1999
N.KY. FOOTBALL PREVIEW
Bellevue could start 3-0
BY NEIL SCHMIDT
The Cincinnati Enquirer
Bellevue football coach Charles Coleman began as an assistant there in the mid-1970s, and the Tigers have won two Class A state championships and have been runners-up four times during that span. By his count, being ranked ninth in the state is nothing to celebrate.
But it has been eight years since Bellevue's last winning season, so reaching that rank in this week's state poll was certainly noteworthy.
We've worked hard to achieve that, Coleman said. These kids are a veteran group, so any success we may achieve, it's an achievement they've earned.
Tonight's game at Dayton (Ohio) Jefferson offers a chance for a 3-0 start. After last week's stunning 58-0 beating of archrival Dayton, Coleman has his sights set higher.
Beechwood is always the team to beat in Class A, he said. But as a program which can relate to being in the state finals (last going in 1990), we always hope to get there.
Other top games:
Lynn Ray, 199-95 in 24 seasons at Covington Catholic, goes for his 200th victory Saturday at Ryle.
Holy Cross plays new Covington rival Holmes for the first time, tonight at Holmes.
Week 2 Report