High School Sports

State football finals: Class 6A preview

Class 6A

Trinity vs. Dixie Heights

Kickoff: 7 p.m. (EST) Saturday.

Cantrall ratings: Trinity 92.7; Dixie Heights 89.2.

Numbers game: Trinity is averaging 27.6 points per game and giving up 17.6. Dixie Heights is averaging 36.6 points and giving up 14.9.

History lesson: Trinity, a 22-time state champion, is in the finals for the 13th time in 15 years. It has 10 championships since 2001. Dixie Heights is making its first appearance in the championship game.

Trinity leaders: Donald Brooks has rushed for 1,377 yards and 21 touchdowns. Ryan Young has thrown for 2,071 yards and 18 TDs. Rodjay Burns has 41 catches for 590 yards and seven TDs. Robert Jones has 33 catches for 476 yards and two TDs.

Dixie Heights leaders: Dual-threat quarterback Drew Moore has thrown for 1,245 yards and 10 TDs, and run for 1,791 yards and 28 TDs. Luke Zajac has rushed for 1,354 yards and 14 TDs. Gunther Faeth has 11 catches for 343 yards and three TDs.

TRINITY (9-5)

Coach: Bob Beatty

Ensworth (Tenn.) L, 21-14

Carmel (Ind.) L, 10-7

Imhotep (Pa.) W, 30-6

Cincinnati Colerain W, 36-27

Cocoa (Fla.) W, 35-32

Indianapolis Cathedral W, 31-19

St. Xavier L, 35-21

Manual W, 14-3

Male L, 35-34 (2OT)

Cincinnati Moeller L, 17-14

Playoffs

Henderson County W, 55-7

Male W, 38-31 (OT)

St. Xavier W, 9-3

Meade County W, 48-0

DIXIE HEIGHTS (13-1)

Coach: Dave Brossart

Covington Catholic L, 41-7

Beechwood W, 48-21

Cincinnati Turpin W, 27-19

Newport Catholic W, 34-13

Boone County W, 38-7

Tates Creek W, 43-6

Campbell County W, 43-0

Simon Kenton W, 36-10

Ryle W, 35-24

Cooper W, 38-8

Playoffs

Tates Creek W, 46-18

Ryle W, 46-21

Simon Kenton W, 24-0

Ballard W, 48-21

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