Harrison wins third in a row before playoffs


HDT | 11/8/2021


It was Senior Night at Harrison High School on Friday night.
Those seniors showed out in their last regular season game at F.S. Garrison Stadium.
Facing the Blackhawks of Pea Ridge, Harrison dominated the game and claimed a 42-6 win in the contest.
In the first 24 minutes of the game, Harrison only had possession of the pigskin for 8:55. But time of possession didn't matter for the Goblins as they took care of business on each possession.
Harrison scored every time that they had the ball except when they only had possession for 15 seconds before halftime.
The Blackhawks started the ball game with the football. The team drove the football down the field converting on two third-down attempts. Moving the ball to the 24 of Harrison, Pea Ridge was faced with a fourth down.
Picking up eight yards on the play, the Blackhawks were short, giving Harrison the ball at the 16-yard line.
Harrison shared the football on the drive.
Sloan Barrett had the first touch of the game and the senior picked up 11 yards.
Senior Brodey Gilliam was the next Goblin with the ball and he added nine yards to the total.
Cylan Madden had the next run for Harrison. The senior moved the ball into Pea Ridge territory with a 16-yard gain.
Beck Jones had the next touch for two yards.
Senior quarterback Logan Plumlee launched the ball to Dylan Block for an 18-yard game to move the ball to the 13 of Pea Ridge.
Gilliam was the first person to repeat a touch. He ran for 13 yards for the first Harrison score of the ballgame.
Brock Bardwell was successful on the point after attempt to make it a 7-0 game.
That was Harrison's only possession of the first quarter.
The Goblins had the ball four times in the second period.
Gilliam started the drive with a 26-yard run. That was followed by three yards from Madden to move the ball to midfield.
Plumlee then found Block for a 20-yard pass that the speedy senior turned into a 50-yard touchdown play.
Harrison's offense continued to click.
Plumlee hit Gilliam out of the backfield and the crafty running back juked a Blackhawk and then walked into the end zone untouched.
When Block wasn't catching passes from Plumlee, he was catching passes from the Blackhawk quarterback. Block had an interception to give the ball back to Harrison .
After moving the ball to the 9-yard line, Harrison went to the Wildgob offense and Jones took a snap and scored on a running play.
Bardwell hit all three PATs in the second frame to put Harrison ahead, 28-0.
Talon Stephens gave the Goblins one last chance to score in the first half.
He intercepted a pass with 15 seconds left.
Harrison turned to the Hook and Ladder play that saw Plumlee hit Barrett with a pass. Barrett then lateralled the ball to Gilliam. However, Pea Ridge stopped the Goblin play at the 26 with 4 seconds left in the half.
A Plumlee pass was intercepted on the final play of the quarter.
Harrison took possession of the ball to start the second half. The team methodically moved the ball down the field with Gilliam scoring his third touchdown of the night on a 20-yard run.
Barrett picked off the third Blackhawk pass of the night and Harrison started a drive with just under 7 minutes left in the third period. The drive was capped with a 5-yard third-down touchdown run by Mason Ketterman.
Pea Ridge did manage a score with less than a minute left in the football game.
Harrison will start the Class 5A Football Playoffs next week. The Goblins will be on the road to Pulaski Academy for a 7 p.m. kickoff.