IOWA CITY (KWWL) -- When the 2009 schedule was released, many pointed to week 8's match up between Solon and Iowa City Regina as the game that would decide the District 5 title.
Solon left little doubt who was number one when the final horn sounded giving Regina its first loss of the year 42-7.
Once again, James Morris would steal the show, and the Spartans would never look back.
Playing quarterback for the injured Wes Sleeper, Morris busted a 60 yard play for a touchdown on the Spartans second play from scrimmage.
Morris also did damage with his arm. The senior found Derrick Loveless for another 60 yard score on the next Solon series. By the time the game reached its halfway point, Morris had four touchdowns: three on the ground and one through the air.
Regina made every effort to keep the game from turning into a blowout. Right before the half, quarterback Jack Verducci found senior tight end Braden Lehman in the back of the end zone to cut the Spartan lead to 28-7. The drive was kept alive by a fake punt a few plays earlier.
In the second half, Solon essentially put the game away with a long drive. Senior Andy Ashton handled the bulk of the carries and capped off the drive with a three yard score.
Solon would go on to win 42-7 and improve to 8-0. It's their 35th straight win.
Online Reporter: Jason Epner