TRINITY — Hernando (6-4, 6-1) had already clinched a spot in the Class 6A playoffs coming into Friday night, but the Leopards didn't take their foot off the gas in a 27-3 victory over Mitchell.
The Leopards started strong, with Robert Hill Bronson scoring on a 9-yard run. Jeremiah Jackson added a nice 45-yard interception return to put the Leopards up 14-0 in the first quarter.
Mitchell (6-4, 3-4) avoided a shutout thanks to John Schwindt's 25-yard field goal.
Just before halftime it looked like Mitchell was going to score when Max Gebler extended the ball for the end zone but lost control and the Leopards recovered.
In the second half the Leopards' Tyrail Hawkins took off for a 60-yard touchdown run to make it 21-3. In the fourth Hernando's O'mar Hawkins blocked a punt then recovered it in the end zone to cap scoring.