Despite questions surrounding injuries at the quarterback, the Dixie Heights Colonels had no problems in its passing game as it rolled by the Boone County Rebels, 41-16.
Dixie Heights (5-5) benefited from the return of starter Zeke Pike, who was forced out of last week's game with a separated shoulder in his non-throwing arm. Just six days later the junior returned to throw for 225 yards and four touchdowns. Pike added a fifth score on a 26-yard run. Running back Seth Bruns pulled in one of those TD passes on an 80-scoring play after finding end zone earlier on an 18-yard run.
The Colonels trailed 10-7 at the half, but outscored the Rebels 27-6 during the third quarter to reverse their fortunes.
Boone County (3-7) got an early touchdown from senior running back Jordan Oppenheimer on a 1-yard run, but couldn't get much going after that. The Rebels finished fifth in the district and did not make the playoffs.
Dixie Heights opens the postseason on the road at Montgomery County next Friday night.