Junior Hornets hold on to beat Junior Wildcats

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Harrisburg's Brayden Kimble (51), Colby Summers (34) and Hayden Lindsey (74) team up to tackle Gaven Guy of Trumann during junior high football action last Thursday at Wildcat Stadium. (DT Photo/Anthony Cossey)

Defense was the name of the game last Thursday as the Harrisburg (3-3, 2-3) defense scored what proved to be the winning touchdown before holding Trumann (3-4, 1-4) on downs with less than a minute left to preserve a 13-12 win at Wildcat Stadium.

Harrisburg received the ball to start off the game as James Pender returned the kick-off out to the Junior Wildcats 47-yard line. The Junior Wildcats forced Harrisburg to punt the ball as Colby Summers' punt was downed at the Trumann 30-yard line with six minutes left. Gaven Guy had a good run before coughing the ball up as the Junior Wildcats recovered at their own 43-yard line. Trumann drove to the Harrisburg 11-yard line before the first quarter ended with the score 0-0.

Guy finished the Trumann drive with a six yard touchdown run to make it 6-0 Junior Wildcats with 5:07 left in the second quarter. Connor McClain was stopped on the two-point conversion run. River Carter returned the ensuing kick-off out to the Harrisburg 45-yard line where the Junior Hornets started their next possession. Harrisburg put together a 55 yard drive that ended with Pender scoring from a yard out to make it 6-6. Kaden Lindsey's extra-point was good giving the Junior Hornets a 7-6 lead with 51 seconds left. Harrisburg's Jacob Wallace picked off a McClain pass and returned it to the Trumann 29-yard line as the quarter ended with the Junior Hornets up 7-6.

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