Thursday, December 3, 2009

This weekend in Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati Sports

Friday, December 4th: Highlands Bluebirds vs. John Hardin in the Class 5A KHSAA State Championship Game 7:00pm at Western Kentucky University.

The storied high school football program at Highlands will chase their 19th state title. Their opponent, John Hardin, comes into the contest with a matching 14-0 record. They have not had any common opponents this year but both teams have been winning their games in dominating fashion. Highlands is favored in the contest but expect a tough battle. This senior class hope to wrap up their high school careers by going 54-1 with three state championships.

Friday, December 4th: Cincinnati Winton Woods vs. Maple Heights in the Ohio Division II Football Championship- 7:00pm at Massillon Paul Brown Stadium.

Winton Woods has charged into their first State Championship game behind two 2,000 yard rushers. Running back Jeremiah Goins and senior quarterback Dominique Brown have led Winton Woods all season and earned Co-Players of the Year in Ohio Division II. They will face Cleveland area Maple Heights who enters the contest with an identical 12-2 record. Both teams will be playing for their first state title.

Saturday December 5th: #5 Cincinnati Bearcats vs. #13 Pittsburgh Panthers for the Big East Title at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh
Illinois v Cincinnati

Brian Kelly looks to wrap up an undefeated season for the Bearcats that would lock up a BCS berth and keep National Championship hopes alive. Standing in their way are the Pitt Panthers. The 9-2 Panthers are coming off a loss at West Virginia and hoping to avenge 28-21 loss to the Bearcats last season at Nippert Stadium.

Saturday December 5th: #5 Kentucky Wildcats vs. #10 North Carolina Tarheels at Rupp Arena

The Kentucky Wildcats bring their all-time NCAA record 1,994 wins up against the 2nd most winning program North Carolina Tar Heels. UNC will be the Cat's first real test this season in Head Coach John Calipari's first season for Kentucky. This game will serve as a good test for Calipari to get a real feel for what these freshman can do. Expect this game to be a high energy and high scoring affair as both teams like to push the floor.

Cleveland Browns v Cincinnati Bengals

Sunday Decemeber 6th: Detroit Lions vs. Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium

In most years a matchup against the Lions would not be a big event for the city. But this Bengals season is not like any other we have seen in quite some time. The Bengals are coming off a week where they finished an undefeated season in Division play and are three wins away from locking up the playoffs and securing of the Conference's top positions.

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