By Dave Helmick
LOST CREEK – The Mt. Lions Football team traveled to South Harrison on Friday November 6th. Tucker County played well early as they led 8-6 early in the second quarter, but the Hawks outscored the Mt. Lions 22-0 the rest of the game to win the contest by the final score of 28-8.
Tucker County won the coin toss and deferred their option until the second half. South Harrison started the game with the ball on offense. The Hawks could not get a first down and were forced to punt. Tucker County also struggled on offense and were forced to punt the ball back to South Harrison. The Mt. Lions defense then responded again as they forced another South Harrison punt. Tucker County then turned the ball over to the Hawks on a Trenton Wilfong interception. The interception was returned to the Mt. Lions 7 yard line to set up first and goal for the Hawks. South Harrison then scored 2 plays later on a 4 yard touchdown run. The 2-point conversion failed to make the score 6-0 Hawks with 3:33 left in the first quarter. Tucker County then put together a drive late in the first quarter. The Mt. Lions had the ball inside the South Harrison 25 as the first quarter ended with the score 6-0 South Harrison.
Tucker County then capped off their drive 2 plays into the second quarter on a Wilfong 14 yard touchdown pass to Jeremy Liller. The PAT attempt was good on a Wilfong pass to Racer Channell to give Tucker County the lead 8-6 with 10:40 left in the second quarter. South Harrison then answered with a long drive of their own. The Hawks drove the ball 70 yards on 10 plays as the drive was capped off by a 12 yard touchdown run with 4:24 left in the second. The 2-point conversion was good to give South Harrison back the lead by the score of 14-8. The next Tucker County drive stalled, and the clock ran out to keep the score a 14-8 Hawks at halftime.
Tucker County received the kick to start the third quarter, but the South Harrison defense forced a punt. The Hawks offense then drained some time off the third quarter clock before they capped off the drive with a score. South Harrison extended their lead on a 15 yard touchdown run. The PAT failed to put the score to 20-8 Hawks with 4:24 left in the third. The Mt. Lion offense again struggled, and the third quarter ended with South Harrison in the lead 20-8.
The homestanding Hawks would add another score in the fourth quarter. South Harrison got into the endzone with a 6 yard touchdown run with 6:52 left in the game. The 2-point conversion was good by the Hawks to make the score 28-8 South Harrison. The Mt. Lions offense could not manufacturer any points the rest of the game and Hawks took the victory over Tucker County by the final score of 28-8.
Tucker County was led by Trenton Wilfong with 5 of 9 passing for 94 yards. Wesley Strawderman added 36 yards receiving for the Mt. Lions and Jeremy Liller chipped in with 29 yards receiving also. JJ Knotts collected 15 yards rushing and 10 yards receiving for Tucker County. Racer Channel also had 19 yards receiving in the loss for the Mt. Lions. South Harrison outgained Tucker County in total offense 231-131.
Tucker County(1-6) will travel to Trinity this Thursday November 12th for a game at 7pm. For more info go to TuckerCountySports.Com.