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By David Sharp
Highland (7-3) took a 26 point first quarter lead and never looked back in a 60-0 Class 1, District 6 football contest with Paris (1-9). The October 29, 2021 game was the first district playoff game Highland has hosted in many seasons.
The Cougars finished second overall in the seven team district. Highland will take on Westran (5-5) in their second round district game, scheduled for Friday, November 5 at Highland.
Fifth seeded South Shelby (4-6) upended fourth seed Scotland County (4-6) in their District 6 first round contest by a 32-26 score in overtime. The Cardinals will play at top seeded Marceline (8-1) on November 5 with a 7PM kickoff.
The winners of the Highland vs. Westran and the Marceline vs. South Shelby game will play at the highest surviving team on November 12 for the district championship.
Highland got on the board first when Robert Goehl cashed in a Paris fumble for a four yard touchdown run. The two point conversion gave the Cougars an eight point lead. The Coyotes did not have much success running the football against Highland’s defense.
The Cougars enjoyed a short field several times due to their solid defensive play. Drew Mallett’s 20 yard pass set up a Robert Goehl two yard run for a touchdown. The two point pass gave the home team a 16-0 lead.
Paris lost a fumble on their next possession. Drew Mallett passed to the Paris two yard line. Mallett ran the ball across the line for a 24-0 lead after the two point conversion.
Drew Mallett scored on a 27 yard run for a 32-0 lead after one period of play. Robert Goehl scored his third touchdown on the night after a 23 yard dash to the end zone. The two point conversion failed for a 38-0 lead.
Highland led by a 38-0 halftime margin.
Brandon Holder caught a short pass from Drew Mallett in the third quarter. Holder reversed his field and scored from 25 yards out for a 46-0 lead. Alex Oenning scored after a two yard run. The extra point kick was blocked leaving the score at 52-0 in favor of Highland.
Paris lost another fumble in the fourth quarter. The Coyotes turned the ball over three times to none for Highland. Drew Mallett found Brayden Logsdon for a 23 yard touchdown pass.
The two point conversion made the final score 60-0 in favor of Highland. The Cougars held a 306-167 advantage in total yards from scrimmage. Highland outgained Paris 189-125 yards rushing and 117-42 yards passing.
The Cougars had a 14-12 advantage in first downs and a 90% pass completion rate. Robert Goehl rushed for three Highland touchdowns. Drew Mallett rushed for two touchdowns and passed for two more scores.