As someone that went to Conner High School in Hebron, Kentucky, I think it’s pretty cool to have someone local create so much positive buzz for UK football and NKY area. Of course there was Shaun Alexander at Boone County High School who went to Alabama, but that’s then, and this is now. Drew Barker is the next great athlete to come out of NKY and he only helped that statement last night.
After Campbell County’s Avery Wood hit Nate Hess for an 80 yard touchdown to give the Camels a 12 to 7 lead, it left only a little over 4 min left in the 4th quarter.
Enter Drew Barker and company.
Conner’s final drive started on their own 30 yard line. To insure he left hardly any time on the clock, Drew Barker orchestrated a winning touchdown drive. A drive that took 13 plays and 70 yards to complete. They had to overcome a 4th and 3 at the Campbell County 16 yard line. The winning play came when Barker connected with Brian Loney for a 10 yard touchdown. That only left 39 seconds on the clock.
On that final drive Drew Barker went 6 of 7 passing for 50 yards and ran 4 times for 34 yards. That equals 84 yards, but there was a holding call that pushed them back to a 2nd and 24.
Conner and Drew Barker are now 3-1 on the season. They travel to Louisville next week to take on South Oldham. Big Blue Nation needs to show up and cheer on the future Cat.