The Harrison County freshman team used three interceptions and some hard running to defeat rival Bourbon County 26-22 Monday and finish the conference season 7-0.
The freshmen do have a non-conference game with Bracken County in Brooksville on Monday which will wrap up this season’s play.
The home-standing freshmen Colonels took the opening kick off in the Monday battle but on the second play from scrimmage, quarterback Trevor Lucky was intercepted by Malcolm Walker of Harrison County.
Walker took the pick off all the way for a touchdown to give the Harrison County team the lead.
The extra point snap was botched but quarterback and holder Tanner Wells ran the errant ball into the end zone for the only conversion of the night for the young Thorobreds.
Lucky was intercepted again on the next series this time by Jacob Howard.
The Harrison County running tandem of Luke Slucher and Dalton Moore ran the ball right up the heart of the Colonel defense to the two-yard line where Wells ran it in for the second score of the game.
Austin Jackson missed the extra point so the score stood at 14-0.
The next series saw Lucky connect on a long touchdown pass but the two-point conversion try failed and the half ended with Harrison County on top 14-6.
The second half began as the first had ended with the Harrison County backs running the ball down the throats of Bourbon County.
Slucher and Moore carried the ball on a 75-yard drive with Slucher scoring the touchdown.
Jackson’s extra point was blocked so the score at the end of the third period was 20-6 in favor on Harrison County.
The fourth quarter was quite entertaining and a little nerve wracking for the Harrison County faithful.
At the 4:59 point of the stanza Wells threw an interception to the Bourbon County defense.
Lucky then threw his second touchdown pass and this time the two-point conversion was good so all of the sudden the score was 20-14 with plenty of time left.
Bourbon’s defense held the Thorobreds but on their next possession Nick Florence intercepted Lucky again.
After the Florence interception, Harrison County again moved the ball down the field with Moore scoring this time. Again Jackson missed the extra point and the Harrison County lead was 26-14.
On the ensuing kick off, Bourbon County mishandled the ball and downed it on their own three-yard line.
On the third down play, Lucky was running for his life and threw a lame duck down the field that somehow a receiver caught and carried 97 yards for the touchdown.
Lucky scored the two-point conversion so, with time running out, Bourbon County trailed by only 26-22.
The Colonels tried an onside kick which was successful giving them the ball on the Harrison County side of the 50. However, the defense stiffened and the Harrison County team finished the season undefeated in the conference.
Bourbon County won the junior varsity game 22-0. The junior varsity Breds finished the season with a 4-3 record.