Cohorn talks about his junior season.

Dixie Heights (Ky.) football this season was defined mostly by all-state candidate Zeke Pike, who's one of the nation's most highly regarded quarterbacks. But one of Pike's favorite targets is fellow junior, Goose Cohorn.

Dixie Heights (Ky.) football this season was defined mostly by all-state candidate Zeke Pike, who's one of the nation's most highly regarded quarterbacks. But one of Pike's favorite targets is fellow junior, Goose Cohorn.

Goose Cohorn had an impressive junior season, racking up 47 receptions for 638 yards and eight touchdowns. Cohorn's squad managed a 6-6 record, but the record isn't indicative of how their season went.

"Four of our six losses were by less than seven points," said Cohorn. "The toughest part about our performance this season was not being able to close out the game. We would get a lead and we would let it slip away. What hurts the most is knowing that our team is better than our record shows," Cohorn said.

Goose played on both sides of the ball, doubling as an outside linebacker on defense, but it was his chemistry with Zeke Pike that helped him have such a solid performance on the offensive side of the ball.

"I thought I had an excellent season. It felt like the connection I had with Pike was unreal, starting back in the spring. It all started out on the field, running routes with him. It seemed like he always knew where I was," Cohorn continued.

Cohorn saw his game improve over the season and still sees other areas he wants to tighten up before his senior season.

"I think I improved most on my route running. The key to getting open is crisp route running," said Cohorn. "During practices we (Cohorn and fellow receiver Bobby Leonard) would keep an eye on one another and help each other with our route running and the little things that it takes to be an excellent receiver," he said. "I would like to get faster for next season and there is always improvement on route running. Those are the main two things," he said.

Goose is still in the early stages of recruiting, but he's heard a little bit from the two biggest colleges in the Commonwealth.

"The main schools are Kentucky and Louisville. We just got my film finished about a week ago, so we still have to send it out to places," said Cohorn. "I think I will start hearing more from other schools pretty soon."

Next year Dixie Heights will move from 5A into the 6A class, which is Kentucky's largest classification.

"We have some juniors that were a big part of our team this year that will be returning next year. If Pike stays healthy, I think we could be one of the top teams in Northern Kentucky and we could make a run in the playoffs," he finished.


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