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|Huntington opens district with win|
Huntington School scored three touchdowns in the second quarter to break open a close game and post a key 41-14 District 5-A win over Wilkinson County Christian Academy Friday at Huntington.
"That was a huge win for us," Harkins said. "It puts us in good shape early in the district and we've got three weeks now until we get ready for the next district game."
After turning the ball over six times in a 41-13 season-opening loss to 2A Central Private last week, the Hounds did not have a turnover against WCCA.
"That was a big plus for us," Harkins said. "I don't know how you go from the number of mistakes we had last week to not turning the ball over this week, but that was a big part of the win."
Huntington scored on its first possession, converting a fourth-and-one into a first down near midfield. Facing fourth-and-16 on the WCCA 25, Joey Roberts passed downfield to Jordan Wilson, who reached above the Ram defender and wrestling the ball in before running in for the first score of the game. Josh Lee added the conversion kick with 6:31 remaining in the opening period.
WCCA appeared to get on the board on the next possession, but a 54-yard TD run by Tip McKenzie was called back for holding. The Rams moved down to the Huntington 14 where Roberts broke up one pass and the next pass fell incomplete to turn the ball back over to the Rams.
"That was a big deal to stop them there," Harkins said. "Our defense played well, even though we had some mistakes that we will have to correct."
Randall took the ball to the Hound 37 on first down before Andreas Swanson broke loose on a 31-yard run. Swanson finished the drive with a 7-yard run to give the Hounds a 13-0 lead late in the opening period.
WCCA got on the scoreboard early in the second quarter as Ram quarterback George Davis passed 23-yards to Todd Gonda on fourth down for the score.
Gonda added the conversion to put WCCA to within 13-7.
Huntington answered on its next play from scrimmage as Randall zig-zagged his way to a 72-yard TD run. The conversion failed.
Randall finished with 280 rushing yards on 16 carries.
"Jeremy got more comfortable as the game went along and was able to cut back and find some holes," Harkins said. "He's a good running back."
Huntington's defense stopped WCCA on the Hound 19 and Huntington methodically moved the ball to the Ram 1-yard line where Josh Lee got his first score of the season. Randall ran in the conversion for a 27-7 Hound advantage.
An interception by Roberts set up Huntington's final score of the first half as Randall scored from 27 yards out. Lee kicked the conversion for a 34-7 halftime advantage.
Huntington added to its lead in the third period as Randall returned a punt 45 yards for a score, his second punt return for a touchdown of the season.
Lee finished with 49 yards on nine carries, while Swanson rushed for 33 yards on 10 carries. McKenzie, who rushed for 89 yards in the Rams' win over ACCS in their opener, was held to nine yards on 10 carries.
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