The Cooper Jaguars sent a statement in its opening week 35-6 handling of Ryle. The effort has the Jaguars on the rise in the latest TSF Northern Kentucky Team Rankings as they move up three spots from ninth in the preseason poll to No. 6 in the season’s first update. With the loss Ryle falls down three spots to seventh.
Things remained steady at the top with both Highlands and CovCath holding on to their position as the first two teams on the list. NewCath and Conner have both moved up two places in the order to round out the top five.
Here are the latest TriStateFootball.com N.Ky. Rankings:
1. Highlands (1-0)
How They Fared: The Bluebirds started slow, but finished strong in a 52-31 victory over Boyle County.
Looking Ahead: Highlands hits the road for the first time this season as they head to Scott County on Friday.
2. CovCath (10-3)
How They Fared: CovCath clicked on all cylinders, shutting out Campbell County in a Crosstown Showdown mathcup, 37-0.
Looking Ahead: It’s the Battle of the Colonels on Saturday as Dixie Heights and former head coach Dave Brossart pay a visit.
3. NewCath (1-0)
How They Fared: NCC found themselves down early, but used four Dylan Hayes touchdowns to put away Dixie Heights.
Looking Ahead: The Breds head across the river for a matchup with McNicholas, a team they beat 23-13 a year ago.
4. Conner (0-0)
How They Fared: The Cougars took Week 0 off and now play 10 straight games to round the regular season.
Looking Ahead: It’s a showdown of county rivals as Conner heads to Boone County looking to bounce the Rebels.
5. Boone County (0-1)
How They Fared: Madison Central proved to be a bit too much for the Rebels to handle as they won 42-33 in Week 0.
Looking Ahead: The Rebels need to find answers on defense quickly as they host the high-powered Conner attack.
6. Cooper (1-0)
How They Fared: Many figured it would be a good game, but few expected Cooper to dismantle Ryle to the tune of 35-6.
Looking Ahead: They get another good test in facing defending Class 2A state champions, Holy Cross, in Crosstown Showdon.
7. Ryle (0-1)
How They Fared: It wasn’t the way the Raiders hope to start 2012, but they must turn the page after losing 35-6 at Cooper.
Looking Ahead: Ryle will make the trip south to face Henry Clay as they look to avoid an 0-2 start to the season.
8. Beechwood (0-0)
How They Fared: The Tigers took their bye early and were off for the opening week helping them get more prepared
Looking Ahead: Beechwood travels to Simon Kenton to take on the Pioneers as part of the Crosstown Showdon.
9. Holy Cross (1-0)
How They Fared: The 49-point victory over Dayton didn’t come as surprise, but it’s a good sign that they started strong.
Looking Ahead: Cooper will present a much great challenge and give us a better idea of the Indians potential.
10. Scott (1-0)
How They Fared: Some have question the Eagles’ inclusion, but a 49-7 win in game one keeps Scott on our list.
Looking Ahead: The Eagles will look to keep flying high as the pay a visit to Holmes to tangle with the Bulldogs.
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