CINCINNATI - The Covington Catholic Colonels locked up a home playoff game and the No. 2 seed in the district by knocking off the Holmes Bulldogs 49-29 on Friday night at Tom Ellis Field.
It was another record-setting night for CovCath (7-2, 3-1) quarterback Blake Bir, who set the school’s single-season passing touchdown mark by throwing for three scores. He broke his previous mark of 29 by raising his 2012 total to 32 passing touchdowns. On the night, Bir went 252 yards on 15-of-25 passing.
The Colonels raced out to a 35-0 halftime lead and were in control of the game from the outset. Luke Bir added two rushing touchdowns (14, 15) and Sam Dressman got another as he scored on a 9-yard run.
Holmes (5-4, 2-2) didn’t get on the scoreboard until the second half when Desean Peterson ran for a 3-yard touchdown. The senior added 162 yards receiving in the loss.
CovCath closes out the regular season with a trip to Conner while Holmes plays host to Holy Cross.
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