CINCINNATI - The Cooper Jaguars entered Friday night’s action with an outside shot of securing a district title and they did what they needed to do on their end by knocking off the Dixie Heights Colonels, 36-13.
Unfortunately for Cooper (9-1) things didn’t break their way elsewhere, meaning they finish as the three seed inside Class 5A, District 5 and will now have to travel next week when the playoffs kickoff as they’ll head to Anderson County.
The Jaguars took an early lead in this contest and never looked back as Tyler Morris connected with classmate Tyler Brook on a pair of first-quarter TD passes.
Running back Ben Owens would keep Dixie Heights (3-7) in the game with a pair of rushing touchdowns of his own. The sophomore scored from five yards out in the second quarter while adding a 3-yard rushing score in the final stanza that cut the deficit to 21-13.
Morris would put the game away though as he broke out for 35-yard rushing touchdown before connecting Kagan Strok for 14-yard passing TD, his third touchdown pass of the night late in the game.
Despite the loss, Dixie Heights did enough in district play to secure the No. 2 seed and host a playoff game next week as Henry Clay makes their way to Ricemount Joy Stadium.
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