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Prep Football Flashback: Conner quarterback led fourth quarter rally against Campbell County in 2012

By Terry Boehmker
NKyTribune sports reporter

Conner scored 23 points in the fourth quarter behind junior quarterback Drew Barker to come away with a 35-28 win over Campbell County on Friday, Sept. 14, 2012.

During the fourth quarter rally, Barker threw two touchdown passes and scored 10 points on a touchdown run and pair of 2-point conversions. He ended up completing 32 of 47 passes for 371 yards and three TDs.

Conner quarterback Drew Barker

Campbell County took a 13-0 lead in the first half when senior quarterback Tyler Dunham had a passing and rushing touchdown. The Camels extended it to 28-6 in the third quarter before the momentum shifted.

Conner senior Cameron Fogle scored on a 45-yard run. He also had 12 catches for 164 yards and one TD. Brady Padgett caught the other two touchdown passes from Barker, who went on to play for the University of Kentucky.

According to statistics posted on khsaa.org, Barker passed for 5,806 yards and 60 touchdowns during his high school career. He also rushed for 3,820 yards and 50 TDs.

Here’s a look at other Northern Kentucky high school football games played on this week’s dates – Sept. 8-14.

1978 / Beechwood 13, Ludlow 0 / Friday, Sept. 8

After a scoreless first half, Beechwood junior running back Bailie Morlidge scored on a 5-yard run midway through the third quarter and 50-yard breakaway late in the fourth quarter to give his team a 13-0 win over Ludlow. Beechwood’s defense intercepted two passes during the shutout. One of them was picked off by senior Mike Yeagle, who was also the Tigers’ starting quarterback.

1984 / Newport 7, Newport Central Catholic 2 / Friday, Sept. 14

Newport quarterback Steve Urz scored the game’s only touchdown on a 1-yard keeper in the third quarter and the Wildcats posted their sixth consecutive win over Newport Central Catholic in the cross-town rivalry. On NewCath’s final two possessions, the Thoroughbreds were stopped one yard short of the end zone and had a pass intercepted by Newport cornerback Jim Arthur.

1989 / Lloyd 28, Scott 0 / Friday, Sept. 8

Lloyd put together a 60-yard scoring drive on its first possession and went on to defeat Scott, 28-0, to record its second shutout in three games. Junior quarterback Chris Gillum ran for a touchdown and connected with tight end Pat Townsend for another. Defensive end Mike Adams had 14 tackles and a fumble recovery for the Juggernauts.

1994 / Boone County 14, Cincinnati Elder 10 / Friday, Sept. 9

Boone County scored twice in the first five minutes and the defense protected the early lead to give the Rebels a 14-10 win over Cincinnati Elder in front of more than 6,000 fans in Florence. On the second play from scrimmage, Boone County running back Shaun Alexander broke free on a 72-yard touchdown run. A few minutes later, Boone County linebacker Brian Maney intercepted a pass and returned it 47 yards to the end zone. In the fourth quarter, the Rebels intercepted two more passes and recovered an Elder fumble.

2005 / Ryle 42, Lexington Dunbar 28 / Friday, Sept. 9

Ryle jumped out to a 28-0 lead in the first quarter and went on to upset Lexington Dunbar, 42-28, for its first win of the season after two losses. Dunbar was ranked eighth in the state in Class 4A at the time. The Raiders had 440 yards in total offense. Jordan Brady passed for 185 yards and two touchdowns. Scott Gray rushed for 205 yards and two TDs.

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