H.S. FOOTBALL | Newport Central Catholic Excited for Upcoming Season

08/04/2017 10:06 AM

The first Friday night of the high school football regular season is only two weeks from now.

One of the teams counting down toward it is Newport Central Catholic.

The Thoroughbreds had a solid 2016 season, making it to the quarterfinal round of the KHSAA football state tournament, where they fell to Holy Cross.

This year, the team is using its recent playoff losses, like the one last year, as motivation:

The Thoroughbreds open up the regular season at Scott on August 18. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. ET.

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

When he’s not on the air or in the field covering sports, you can likely find Andrew playing golf, watching IndyCar and Formula 1 races, or exploring the state of Kentucky. His favorite sport is open-wheel racing. In fact, he has not missed an Indianapolis 500 since the early 2000s.

Whether he is working sporting events or not, he always loves talking sports. He is a prolific tweeter, so if you want to stay “in the know” about sports in the Bluegrass, follow Andrew on Twitter @ADChernoff. If you have a story idea for our sports team, send it to Andrew at Andrew.Chernoff@charter.com.

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