Kentucky Football

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Playoff Primer: NKY Class – 6A

By Dan Clasgens | Managing Editor

Brenen Kuntz has enjoyed a breakout junior campaign for Simon Kenton.

All eyes will be on Bob Miller Stadium Friday night in what could prove to be the final game in the iconic stadium as Campbell County plays host to Simon Kenton.

The last two times these two teams met it came down the very end and this Friday night affair has the makings of another classic. The Camels won that contest and are 5-3 against the Pioneers since the start of the 2005 season and winner of two straight over their district foes.

The winner will face the team that advances between Scott County and Henry Clay, which doesn’t shape up to be as close of a contest.

Here is a look at Week 12’s semi-final action inside NKY Class 6A:

(All games played Friday, November 9th)

#3 Simon Kenton (8-3) at #1 Campbell County (7-4) - When these two meets met back on September 28 to kick off district play Simon Kenton was sitting at 6-0 and Campbell County at 2-3. The Camels converted on a gutsy two-point play with 47 seconds left in the game to stun Simon Kenton in a thrilling 29-28 win. Campbell County would go on to win the district title and enter this contest as winners in four of their last five. Simon Kenton closed out the regular season by losing two of the final three games.

Campbell County will look to senior Tyler Durham to continue to carry the offense. He has been nothing short of spectacular this year rushing for 1,829 yards and 25 touchdowns while passing for an additional 1,371 yards and 12 touchdowns. When the teams met the first time, the Pioneers flustered him a bit allowing him to only complete seven of his 20 passes and picking him off three times. Durham still managed to rush for 222 yards and four scores. Mitch Kramer leads the defense with three interceptions and a fumble recovery.

Quarterback Brenen Kuntz has enjoyed a breakout junior season for Simon Kenton. He is 51 yards shy of the 2000-yard mark entering the contest and boasts an 18:6 TD-to-interception ratio. Kuntz threw for 245 yards and three touchdowns in his previous start versus Simon Kenton. Senior Andrew Sampson has tallied 1,187 total yards and 17 touchdowns out of the Pioneers’ backfield. The team’s defense is led by Jared Bowling, who has come up with 135 total tackles, a fumble recovery and interception. Chase Wilson has picked off five passes.

#3 Henry Clay (5-6) at #1 Scott County (10-1) - After giving up 50 points last week in a shootout win over Dixie Heights it’s going to be tough for the for them to slow down a Scott County that puts nearly 52 points per game on the scoreboard. The Cardinals won 69-34 when these two teams faced off on the same field in early October.

Scott County is led by a triple-headed monster on offense with quarterback Clay McKee and running backs Kevo Edwards and Dieries Dumphord. The Blue Devils will try to keep pace with Eljah Bell and Davion Jackson, but it will prove to be an uphill battle.

Dan Clasgens is a co-founder of TSF and serves as the President/Director of Media & Content for our parent company, GetSports Enterprises LLC. In addition to nearly a decade of experience in covering local high school football, Dan is a widely recognized as a fantasy football guru. He is both a local and national radio personality, including hosting a weekly show on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio.  If you are interested in covering your team, please CONTACT US.