North Harrison stands alone at the top of the Mid-Southern conference after Friday’s 38-30 win over North Harrison, its first in the series since 1992.
North Harrison’s 6-foot-1, 238-pound fullback, Sam Best, advanced the ball effectively from the start and remained a constant force throughout the game. Best ran in the first score of the game, followed by a game-tying touchdown in the third quarter, and another in the fourth. He also carried in three two-point conversions.
Brownstown responded to a 14-0 start with two touchdowns of its own. Gavin Bane ran in both, the first being a sneaky 13-yard run to the left side and the second from 21-yards out. It was tied 14-14 at the half.
Kyle Kramer rushed in the first touchdown of the second half for the Braves, putting them in the lead.
North Harrison responded by turning up its running game, utilizing Best’s size to push its way down the field. The Cougars scored three straight touchdowns, one more in the third quarter and two in the fourth.
Braves quarterback Kyle Kramer managed to throw in another touchdown to Matthew Nierman in the final minute, but it was not enough for the win.
NH – Sam Best 3 run (Ben Waynescott kick), 7:21
NH – Austin Nevil 8 run (Ben Waynescott kick), 4:02
BC – Gavin Bane 13 run (conversion failed), 1:27
BC – Gavin Bane 21 run (Matthew Nierma conversion) 1:46
BC – Kyle Kramer 1 run (Gavin Bane conversion), 8:07
NH – Sam Best run (Sam Best conversion), 2:39
NH – Avery Blocker 15 run (Sam Best conversion), 10:47
NH – Sam Best 3 run (Sam Best conversion), 2:36
BC – Matthew Nierman 11 pass from Kyle Kramer (Ryan Benter conversion), :48
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