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Dixie Falls to Trinity in Class 6A Football Final

Trinity, the Louisville football powerhouse, joined Highlands in winning its twenty-third state title on Saturday, defeating Dixie in the Class 6A final, 47-14.
 
Shamrocks’ senior running back Donald Brooks – who found the end zone five times on the evening – ran away from the Colonels’ and into the state record books on a night Trinity’s defense made Dixie senior standout Drew Moore uncomfortable in the pocket all game long.
 
If the Colonels were nervous, it showed on their first play. Standing in the shotgun, Moore corralled a high snap, falling on the ball and leaving his team to fight another down. Though on the ensuing play, 
 
Moore did what he had done so well all season: Keeping the ball on a zone read-option, he took the snap 66 yards to the Trinity 15. Two plays later, it was Moore again for a Colonels’ touchdown and an early 6-0 lead. 
 
Dixie’s lead was short-lived. Taking advantage of good field position, Shamrocks’ junior wide receiver Canner Carrio took senior quarterback Ryan Young’s screen pass at midfield down to the Colonels’ nine. 
 
On the next play, Brooks ran in the direct snap and a 7-6 lead.
 
After forcing Dixie to punt, Trinity again drove down the field, this time scoring on a one-yard run by Jailen Reed. At the end of the first, Trinity led the Colonels 14-6. To begin the second, Trinity looked to Brooks once again. On second down, the senior raced 54 yards to the end zone to put the Shamrocks up, 20-6.
 
Due to the Colonels’ inability to string a long drive together, the Shamrocks’ scored twice before the break, increasing the deficit, 33-6.
 
The second half was more of the Brooks’ show for Trinity. Dominating the Colonels’ strong defensive front all evening, Brooks outran Dixie defenders 35 yards into the endzone and a 40-6 margin.
 
With less than five minutes remaining in the third, the Shamrocks’ added to their lead for the final time on another Brooks’ run, instituting the running clock.
 
The Colonels’ completed the scoring on the night with a long pass from Moore to Ethan Harrison and a 47-14 final.
 
Written by Jason Finnell
 
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