TRENTON- The dance in Trenton was scheduled for Saturday, but Harrison turned the turf into a disco in the north end zone following their 28-10 win over the Cougars.
Harrison would like to forget the first four minutes of the contest. After a 55 yard TD scamper by Lincoln Howell, and a Wildcat turnover, Harrison found themselves down 10-0.
“They punched us in the mouth, kids came out timid, our kids underestimated them a little” Coach Rehage said. ” They have a ‘dang’ good football team over there, and we just had to respond.”
Respond they did.
Connor Kinnett would get Harrison on the board via a traditional QB sneak with four minutes to go in the half, but a game changing decision would come moments later.
Coach Rehage’s bunch had just 44 seconds left, with the ball on their own 24 yard line and down 10-7. Traditional wisdom would lend to taking a knee, and getting into halftime, but the Wildcats had other plans.
Kinnett would complete three straight passes, moving the ball from their own 24, down to the Cougars 28 yard line in just 37 seconds. Rehage would decide to forgo a 45 yard field goal attempt, and take a shot at the end zone.
Fantastic decision. 28 yard Touchdown pass to CJ Young as time expired.
“We practice two minute at least three times a week, just because we know we have that opportunity” Rehage explained. “I’m going to play aggressive, and that’s the way we do it, that’s the way the kids play, way we play defense, and how we’re going to play offense. We had to take a shot, because we needed some mojo right there”.
CJ Young echoed the preparation.
“We practice that everyday. Coach is always on us about the two minute drill” Young said. “It was just great execution, O-line, everyone on offense. Just perfect”.
The Wildcats would take the momentum into the second half, and not look back. Outside of the first four minutes, Harrison’s defense would not allow another score.
“Our defense has kept us in every game. I’ll be the first to admit, the kids will tell you, the defense is the strength of this team” Rehage said confidently. “10 (points) is the most we have given up this year, we have 9 seniors, 2 juniors who start, and defense is the strength of this team”
Edgewood (2-3) will look to right the ship next week at home against Ross (4-1). Harrison looks to continue their winning streak at home against Talwanda (4-1).