By John Lachmann
CovCath scored on five sustained drives in the first half to jump out to a 32-point lead and never looked back in a 55-20 win over Holmes on Saturday.
The win clinches a two seed and home-field advantage for the first round of the playoffs for the Colonels, who will host a postseason game on Nov. 9.
Sophomore quarterback Ben Dressman threw for three touchdowns, ran for two and completed a pass for a two-point conversion.
Senior Jonathan Scruggs scored two TDs for the Bulldogs, intercepting a pass and returning it 31 yards for a score and running another in from 11 yards out.
at COVCATH 14-18-8-15—55
CC-B. Dressman 35 run (Litzler kick)
CC-Hatter 25 pass from B. Dressman (Litzler kick)
CC-B. Dressman 5 run (kick failed)
CC-McClure 22 pass from B. Dressman (pass failed)
CC-S. Dressman 5 run (pass failed)
H-J. Scruggs 31 interception return (Gullett kick)
CC-Darlington 43 pass from B. Dressman (Hatter pass from B. Dressman)
H-J. Scruggs 11 run (kick failed)
CC-Way 85 kickoff return (Litzler kick)
H-Ross-Tyus 13 pass from Brumfield (Gullett kick)
CC-Darlington 7 run (Darlington run)
RECORDS: CovCath 7-2, 2-1 Class 4A; Holmes 5-4, 1-2.