Sam Best leads North Harrison to streak-busting win over Brownstown

Sam Best leads North Harrison to streak-busting win over Brownstown

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Sam Best leads North Harrison to streak-busting win over Brownstown

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North Harrison's Sam Best (left) gains yardage before being tackled by Charlestown on Friday at North Harrison High School. (By David Lee Hartlage, Special to the C-J) Nov. 7, 2014.

North Harrison’s Sam Best (left) gains yardage before being tackled by Charlestown on Friday at North Harrison High School. (By David Lee Hartlage, Special to the C-J) Nov. 7, 2014.

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.

 

Brownstown 6 8 8 8 30
North Harrison 14 9 8 16 38

 

First Quarter

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

Second Quarter

BC – Gavin Bane 21 run (Matthew Nierma conversion) 1:46

Third Quarter

BC – Kyle Kramer 1 run (Gavin Bane conversion), 8:07

NH – Sam Best run (Sam Best conversion), 2:39

Fourth Quarter

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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