2000 PREP FOOTBALL COVERAGE
Cincinnati football all-star team
        Selecting The Enquirer's Division I Player of the Year was tougher than usual. So we selected two - from the same school.
Division I team | Divisions II-VI team

N.Ky. football all-star team
        By the end of the 2000 football season, Highlands senior Brett Hamblen was playing with both physical and emotional pain.

Highlands wins third straight state title
        LOUISVILLE — It wasn't until Gino Guidugli looked at the trophy that he decided which Kentucky Class AAA football title was nicest.

Title thrills Highlands fans
        LOUISVILLE - A state football championship is what the Highlands Bluebirds fans expect each year but never take for granted.

NewCath runs out of miracles
        LOUISVILLE Newport Central Catholic reached Friday's Class A football championship with four straight road wins, but Danville made sure there wouldn't be a fifth.

NewCath fans make best of loss
        LOUISVILLE — Call it Little Newport. That's what the bleachers at the old Cardinal Stadium were transformed into here on Friday as Newport Central Catholic High School fell 23-9 to Danville High School in the Class A division football championship game.

Locals go home empty-handed again
        Cincinnati's drought of Ohio football titles continues. After a decade that saw only one Cincinnati school win a title, the city won't be represented in the state football finals last weekend as a result of Colerain (Division I) and Reading (Division V) losing semifinal games Saturday.

PREVIOUS PLAYOFF COVERAGE
State semifinals
Upper Arlington 10, Colerain 7
Clearcreek 7, Reading 0
Northern Ky.
Highlands 41, Rockcastle County 9
Newport Central Catholic 28, Pikeville 14
Third round
Colerain 44, Elder 13
Reading 26, Brookville 23
Valley View 41, Wyoming 23
Northern Ky.
Highlands 45, Harrison County 7
Newport Central Catholic 38, Bellevue 20
Second round
Chaminade-Julienne 15, New Richmond 14
Colerain 35, St. Xavier 30
Elder 21, Fairfield 14
Piqua 28, Loveland 17
Portsmouth 37, Purcell Marian 6
Reading 50, Milford Center Fairbanks 8
Vandalia Butler 31, Edgewood 14
Wyoming 20, Blanchester 12
Northern Ky.

Bellevue 36, Nicholas Co. 9
Harrison Co. 42, Holmes 28
Highlands 49, Covington Catholic 27
Louisville Trinity 35, Ryle 3
Newport Central Catholic 17, Beechwood 14
Delta 28, East Central 14
First round
Colerain 37, Anderson 7
Blanchester 8, Badin 3
Cedarville 41, Summit Country Day 13
Edgewood 32, Glen Este 13
Elder 42, Lebanon 12
Fairfield 14, Moeller 7
Loveland 24, McNicholas 21
New Richmond 44, Logan Elm 12
Piqua 54, Talawanda 33
Purcell Marian 41, Gallia Academy 12
Reading 41, Columbus Academy 20
St. Xavier 42, Western Hills 7
Valley View 53, Madeira 7
Wyoming 23, Indian Hill 20
Northern Ky.

Beechwood 50, Fairview 0
Bellevue 33, Paris 13
CovCath 36, Frankfort Western Hills 12
Harrison Co. 35, Dixie Heights 21
Highlands 55, Franklin Co. 6
Holmes 28, Bourbon County 12
Lexington Catholic 49, Lloyd 20
NewCath 48, Berea 20
Nicholas Co. 56, Dayton 7
Ryle 37, Lou. Ballard 24
East Central 35, Jennings Co. 0
Preview stories
Father, son hope for Highlands title repeat
NewCath chases state title today
Owensboro prepared for Highlands
NewCath foe seeks third class crown
Highlands netted $152,623 from Elder game
Colerain hopes to avoid shootout
Clearcreek defense stiff test for Reading
QB Jones key for Colerain
UA looks to give Colerain all it can handle
Reading ready for semifinal battle
Highlands opponent has its hands full
Crash kills Ryle star
Obituary: Alig hoped to play pro baseball
NewCath gains from its losses
Pikeville boasts formidable offensive attack
Colerain, Reading on to state semifinals
Reading ready for Brookville
DAUGHERTY: Elder vs. Colerain
Elder-Colerain: High-stakes rematch
Reading's defense making mark of its own
Bellevue, NewCath set for Round 2
Vander Meer quits as Holmes coach
Rebuilding year goes well for Wyoming
Koester, Battle head All-District team
Elder, Colerain meet again
Elder, Fairfield expect tight game
Grippa: 'It's no-win situation'
Colerain, X rivalry resumes
Wyoming, Blanchester meet again
Banged-up Edgewood has tough task ahead
Reading's Maxfield enjoys winning feeling
DAUGHERTY: Holmes gets up after 81-0 knockout
Everson gets another run at Beechwood
Grippa: 'It's no-win situation'
Second-round outlook
NCC, CovCath get shot at revenge
Glen Este's faith pays off
Beechwood aims for 8th straight shutout
Ryle loses star back to injury
West Hi pride of the city
Lebanon offense undergoes bypass
Undefeated Colerain wears city crown
Highlands tops N.Ky. poll
Playoffs mean new season for 22 area teams
N.Ky. teams hope to repeat playoff success
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