Trumann falls to Harrisburg in junior high football

Wednesday, October 2, 2002

Harrisburg defeated Trumann 8-6 in junior high football action this past Thursday at Harrisburg.

With 6:41 left in the second quarter, Harrisburg scored on a 65-yard touchdown run. The two-point try was good.

With 2:42 left in the second quarter, Trumann's Perry Heavener scored on a seven-yard touchdown run. The two-point attempt failed.

For Trumann, Heavener went 45 yards for eight rushes, Joe Wheeler went 20 yards for three rushes, Richard Nelson went 19 yards for four rushes and Lorenzo Nixon went 18 yards for three rushes. Justin Elliott went two for three for 45 yards passing.

Defensively, Eric Mullins and Wheeler led the Wildkittens with nine tackles apiece. Heavener added five tackles.

"That was a good team," Trumann Coach Greg White said. "Harrisburg probably won't lose a game. You know that old saying - it's not whether you win or lose but it's how you play the game - that's what our boys did. The Harrisburg coaches told me that was one of the hardest hitting games they've ever seen."

Eighth-graders Nelson and Nixon did a good job as halfbacks and eighth-grader Gabe Wilson did a good job on the defensive line, White said.

"The eighth-graders stepped up and contributed," White said.

Heavener, Mullins and Wheeler "played hard," White said.

"David Cook, it was his first time starting," White said. "He did a really good job."

The Wildkittens are 1-1 in the 3AAA District and 2-2 overall.

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