It had been two weeks since the Thorobreds had taken to the gridiron due to a flu epidemic that forced Harrison County Schools to close. Eager to shake off two straight home losses, the Breds were chomping at the bit after this unexpected hiatus to get back on track. Add to the mix that the game was moved to Saturday because of alumni activities as well as it being the first district contest and you had to wonder what effect it would have on Coach Mark Carroll’s team.
The Pendleton County Wildcats came in sporting an impressive 4-2 record and with the newly formed five-team district, this game took on added significance.
After the Wildcats’ opening drive stalled, they punted and Harrison took over at its own 16. After picking up nine yards on Harrison’s first play from scrimmage, a Pendleton defender stripped Caleb Reeder of the ball and the Wildcats were in business at the Bred’s 25 yard line.