Harrison runs past WHHS

By SUSAN RIDDELL State Journal Sports Writer Published:

CYNTHIANA - The Western Hills and Harrison County football teams came into Friday night's matchup with equal records, but it was the Thorobreds who controlled the game from start to finish in picking up a 37-13 win.

"I'm more disappointed than I've been all season," Wolverine coach Scott Mooney said after the loss at Harrison County High School. "We didn't coach well and we didn't play well."

The victory gives the Thorobreds a 3-4 record and they're 2-1 in district play. WHHS falls to 2-5 and 1-3.

Harrison County wasn't perfect by any means. The team fumbled the ball eight times but only lost possession three times. All three of those came, however, inside the Wolverine 10-yard line and all were in the first half, which ended with the Thorobreds up 14-0.

"I think that was nerves," Harrison coach Ray Graham said of his team and the fumbles. "We're a 2-4 team coming off a tough loss to our archrival (Bourbon County) and we're trying for a better season. We had a lot of young kids out there fighting and it just slipped out of our hands a lot."

The Thorobreds still managed to jump out to a 31-0 lead. They finished with 418 yards of offense, compared to 146 yards for WHHS.

"We felt like Harrison County is a good team on offense and defense," Mooney said, "but at the same time, we felt like there were some set things we could do against them in all three phases of the game. We just didn't do those things."

Graham said that despite his team's turnovers and 13 penalties, he was pleased with production from his young players. The Thorobreds lost quarterback Michael Kolodziej to an injury two weeks ago and sophomore Corey Britt has taken his place with little experience.

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