The Holmes Middles School 6th and 7th grade football team is the Northern Kentucky Middle School Champion. The Bulldogs beat Twenhofel in the championship game 19-13. Javier Ward, Emaryion Arnold, and Ein Elmer scored for the Bulldogs to lead them to the title.
After going 3-4 during the season and 3-2 in division play, the Bulldogs revenged their two division loses by beating Campbell County in the first round of the playoffs and Twenhofel in the championship game. Holmes was the #2 seed in the playoffs.
"Championships are not won, they are earned," said head coach Kyle Graven. "Players on this team overcame injuries and sacrificed individual goals for team goals and were dedicated to a common purpose, and met expectations of our team goal. Now we will forever be 2017 7th grade champions."