This year will mark the beginning of the 20th season of football at Holy Cross. Coach Bruce Kozerski is also being inducted into the Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame this year. Bruce has been the head coach for 14 years and led the football team to a state title in 2011 and to the semi-finals in 2016.

If you know of anyone interested in playing football at Holy Cross, please contact Coach Kozerski at Holy Cross High School.


Head Coach: Bruce Kozerski

Unless noted,  Home Varsity Games will be played at CovCath and Thomas More

Following an excellent 2016 season where the team advanced to the state semi-final game, many of the Holy Cross football players, received awards for their outstanding play on the field. Northern Kentucky awards and all-star awards voted on by people other than Holy Cross coaches and staff include:

Northern Kentucky Division II All-District
RB – Xavier Aberthy
WR/DB – Jaylin Williams
QB – Dylan Couch
DE – Kyle Schirmann
OG – JoJo Cusick
OT – Drew McIntosh
LB – Owen Finke
RB/LB – Derrick Barnes
TE – Dominic Finnell
DE – Rashard Ross
WR – Corey Lyons
WR – Christian Current

Division II District “Player of the Year”
Derrick Barnes

Northern KY Football Coaches Association
Division 2A All Conference

DE – Xavier Abernathy
DE – Kyle Schirmann
DB & WR – Jaylin Williams
LB & RB – Derrick Barnes
LB – Owen Finke
OL – Drew McIntosh
OL – Theo Maris
TE Dominick Finnell

2A Conference “Player of the Year”
Derrick Barnes

Northern Kentucky Top 26 Team
Drew McIntosh and Derrick Barnes

All Northern Kentucky
Second Team: TE – Dominick Finnell
First Team: OT – Theo Maris
First Team: RB & LB – Derrick Barnes

First Team All State
LB – Derrick Barnes

The following players played in 2016 post-season state and national all-star games:
Owen Finke – Battle of the Bluegrass in Louisville, KY
Kyle Schirmann – Blue Gray National High School All Star Game in Jacksonville, FL
Derrick Barnes – Kentucky vs Tennessee Border Game in Gatlinburg, TN.
Also, the Anthony Munoz Foundation announced that one of their Linemen of the year award winners is HC offensive lineman Drew McIntosh.

Congratulations to the HC football players that will continuing their academic and athletic career in college.
The following players have signed letters of commitment.
Derrick Barnes – Purdue
Owen Finke – Georgetown College
Domick Finnell – Kentucky Christian
Xavier Abernathy – Georgetown College
Rashard Ross – University of Pikeville
Kyle Schirmann – Thomas More College
Kevin Cusick – Westminster College
Jason Turcol – Westminster College
We are very proud of these young men and their accomplishments.
We wish you continued success at the next level.



Holy Cross High School defeated Glasgow 33-14 in the State Championship Game