Goblins continue winning streak against Mountain Home


HDT | 9/8/2021


MOUNTAIN HOME -- Harrison coach Joel Wells stated early in the week to get your popcorn and enjoy a good high school football game.
When Harrison visited Mountain Home Friday night that was the case.
In a hard-fought contest, Harrison defeated Mountain Home, 28-21.
Harrison had two touchdowns in the second half.
The first came on the first possession of the second half.
That score came on a 1-yard touchdown run by Brodey Gilliam.
The point after attempt was blocked giving the Goblins a 20-14 lead.
Evan Dixon gave Harrison fans something to cheer about as he tipped a Mountain Home pass and then caught it. He rumbled 5 yards before being tackled.
The Goblins used that for a scoring drive that ended with Logan Plumlee finding Dylan Block.
Block made a nifty move to find the end zone from 45 yards out.
Plumlee completed a two-point conversion pass to Cylan Madden to finish the scoring.
Mountain Home scored with 7:41 left in the game to cut it to a one-possession game.
The Bombers had one last chance.
Harrison punted the ball to their own 30 for the Bombers to start their last drive.
With 3:31 left, Mountain Home drove to the 5, but fumbled the ball with 48 seconds left.
A Mountain Home player was injured on the play which created a 12-minute delay.
Harrison ran the clock out to secure the win.
The first half was knotted at 14.
Harrison found its passing game, while Mountain Home ran the ball well.
The Goblins were the first to strike for points.
Plumlee completed three passes in a row after facing a second-and-22.
The first pass was to Abe Estes for 8 yards.
The next two passes were to Dylan Block. The first for 6 yards to take the ball to the 8.
Facing fourth down, the Goblins lofted the ball to Block again for the score.
With 2:50 left in the first period, Harrison led, 6-0.
Mountain Home struck early in the second on an 8-yard run. The Bombers went ahead, 7-6.
After a Goblin punt, the defense of Harrison held.
The Goblins had a successful drive, but coughed up the football.
Mountain Home fumbled just two plays later and Harrison was in business at the Bomber 23.
After a 2-yard loss, Harrison completed a pass for a touchdown. A penalty brought the ball back.
Harrison completed a second touchdown pass, but another Goblin penalty brought the ball back.
With a second-and-goal from the 20, an incomplete pass made it third down.
Harrison ran a pass play up the middle. Mountain Home interfered and the Goblins were in business at the 10.
Plumlee hit Sloan Barrett for a touchdown that counted this time.
Plumlee hit Alex Mills for the two-point conversion.
Mountain Home had 18 seconds to tie the score at halftime.
Harrison will be at home on Friday in the final non-conference game of the season. Harrison will host Siloam Springs. The game begins at 7 p.m.