Presentation of the Highlands MaxPreps Football Tour of Champions | Schools
FORT THOMAS, KY (FOX19) - A local High School has put Kentucky on the map for their outstanding athletics.
The Highland High School football team has finished No. 99 nationally in the 2012 season out of more than 16,000 high school varsity football teams.
With this astounding accomplishment they are one of the 50 schools being honored at the eight annual MaxPrep Tour of Champions presented by the Army National Guard.
“For eight years the Army National Guard has recognized nationally ranked football teams with the Army National Guard national ranking trophy,” said LTC Christian J. Johnson of the Army National Guard. “We take great pride in doing so because it symbolizes the indomitable spirit common to high school athletes and the U.S. Soldier. It is our honor to share this symbol with the team, coaches, parents, and school. It is an award for the entire community and is much deserved.”
This marks the third time that the Bluebirds have participated on the Tour of Champions as they were honored in 2009 when they finished 35th in the rankings and in 2007 when they were No. 21 in the country.
“It’s just a great honor for us. We appreciate the great job MaxPreps does for high school athletics and, in particular, football. And to be one of the top 50 high schools to be honored is a great thing for us,” said Mueller, who completed his 19th season.
Senior quarterback Donovan McCoy was the trigger man in the Bluebirds shotgun spread offense that averaged more than 51 points per game. Donovan passed for 2,769 yards and 32 touchdowns while running for another 1,144 yards and 22 TDs.
Highland high school is fortunate to have extremely talented students athletes and to be recognized for their dedication and hard work is an outstanding accomplishment.