The Harrison County Middle School Colts closed out the regular season Thursday night with a double header win over Powell County.
First, the seventh grade squad built a 20-6 lead in the third quarter and then held off the seventh grade Pirates for a 28-18 win. Max Ogden scored three times for Harrison County and Brice Henderson once as the Colts made good use of the line’s blocking as they ran the ball successfully.
Manual Baker and Nate Boyers each scored on two-point conversions for the 28-point total for the Harrison County squad. The seventh grade Colts finished their season with a 3-5 record.
The eighth grade Colts are still in the hunt for the championship as they buried Powell County 50-0 in a game where the continuous clock started in the first quarter.
Dalton Moore ran for two touchdowns and caught a Malcolm Walker pass for another to lead the scoring for Harrison County. Walker also ran for a touchdown as did Tyler Jackson for the Colts. Tanner Wells threw a touchdown strike to Jordan Preston and a two-point conversion to Keishon Gilkey.
Luke Slucher picked up a Powell County fumble and ran it back 41 yards for another Harrison County score. Big lineman Austin Hill ran in for the two-point conversion to make the score 36-0 at the end of the first quarter and set the clock in motion.
The 7-1 Colts will travel as second seed in the tournament to Georgetown Thursday for a rematch with Georgetown Middle School. The Colts defeated Georgetown Middle on Sept. 6 in a close game and expect a real battle Thursday night.
McNabb Middle School is the first seed and they will host Scott Middle in the other playoff game. Harrison County’s game will begin at 6 p.m. at the Georgetown Middle School.