Newport Middle School ‘Wildcat’ Football Team Wins NKY Youth League ‘Small School’ Title

The Newport Middle School football team is celebrating its title as the Small School of the Northern Kentucky Middle School Youth League (NKMSYL) this holiday season.

The Wildcats defeated the Bracken County Polar Bears by a score of 19-18 in the championship game to end the season with a record of eight wins and one loss.

The team members are: Marcus Bell II, Kendell Buck-Barber, Recail Cantrell, Dany Coronada-Augustin, Marco Coronada-Augustin, Naeem Cosby, Aiden Crenshaw, Kaden Davis, Keegan Farrell, Ernesto Grande, Anthony Herindon, Camdyn Hodge , Bryan Hodge Jr., Sean Hurry, Amari Isham, Amere Isham, Jordan Ilanes, Amontae Lowe, Joseph Mueller, Jauvin Reid, Camron Robinson, Caveonta Roper, Kayveion Sharp, Julius Sims-Chambers, Xavier Slusher and Aydian Stachel.

“This team is special because every player is committed every day to doing what they need to do on the pitch and in the classroom,” said head coach Juan McDay. “Winning this championship now puts them on the right track to succeed in the future. “

Coach McDay said he knew the team were destined for greatness after their first and only loss.

“The team were able to reassess and correct the mistakes that led to the loss,” said coach McDay. “There is no such thing as a good loss, but they turned it into a positive learning experience. I can’t wait to train again next year.

“This group is talented, but they are a very dynamic and eclectic group of personalities, and they have portrayed the image of success and excellence that we seek,” said Mike Hunter, Acting Director of the Newport High School. “The school and the community can be proud of them. I know I am. “

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