Friday, November 12, 1999

Newport CC (4-7) at Bellevue (11-0)

        • WHEN: 7:30 p.m. today

        • WHERE: Gilligan Stadium, on Berry Street, Bellevue

        • WHAT TO WATCH: Speaking of looking ahead, Bellevue has the same danger. Ranked No. 1 in the state in Class A, a rematch with No. 2 Beechwood looms next week.

        Not that Newport Central Catholic should go quietly tonight. After an 0-5 start, the Thoroughbreds are 4-2 — with the losses coming only to Bellevue and Beechwood.

        It lost 37-23 to Bellevue three weeks ago. That was the most points the Tigers allowed all year.

        “This has been a very pleasant year for me,” NewCath coach Bob Schneider said. “The kids have worked hard and don't let down. We'll play them tough.”

        NewCath sophomore Steve Everson has rushed for 1,660 yards and 15 TDs, including a single-game school-record 315 yards last week against Berea.

        Bellevue has two durable backs: James Delaney (1,113 yards, 18 TDs) and Chad Montgomery (843 yards, 16 TDs). Junior QB Nate Berkley has thrown for 983 yards and 13 TDs.

        • PICK: Bellevue


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