Wolverines fall in opener 34-7

By LINDA YOUNKIN State Journal Sports Writer Published:

Almost everything was new at Friday's football game between Western Hills and Harrodsburg, everything but Mark Dunn's performance.

Dunn, returning to action after nearly a year's absence, scored all five of Harrodsburg's touchdowns as the Pioneers defeated WHHS 34-7 at Western Hills.

Friday's game marked the debut of WHHS football coach Scott Mooney and Harrodsburg coach Terry Yeast.

"We're OK," Mooney said. "I just told the team the coaches have faith in them, and we'll keep working hard. I thought we fought in the second half. Harrodsburg's a good football team. We came close a few times, but Harrodsburg beat us at the line of scrimmage. We'll come back and get better at the line of scrimmage."

Dunn suffered a torn rotator cuff in the second week of last season and missed the rest of the year, but the year before, as a sophomore, he rushed for over 2,000 yards.

"We're certainly excited about his being back," Yeast said. "He's so hungry. It seems like he's been out two years. He's hungry and he wanted the ball, and he did exactly what we expected him to do."

Harrodsburg's first touchdown came on a 1-yard run by Dunn, who carried the ball on all but one of the nine plays in the scoring drive. The extra-point attempt failed, leaving the score at 6-0 with 4:29 left in the first quarter.

The second touchdown was set up by an intercepted pass at the WHHS 27-yard line, and on the first play from scrimmage Dunn carried for the touchdown and a 12-0 lead at the end of the first period.

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