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Harrison Central focuses on what it does best against St. Martin

Harrison Central running back Keon Moore hits a hole against Jefferson Davis during the first quarter of their Port City Bowl Classic game at Milner Stadium on Gulfport on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. St. Martin hosted Harrison Central on Friday.
Harrison Central running back Keon Moore hits a hole against Jefferson Davis during the first quarter of their Port City Bowl Classic game at Milner Stadium on Gulfport on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. St. Martin hosted Harrison Central on Friday. jcfitzhugh@sunherald.com file

Harrison Central did what it does best Friday night to beat St. Martin 23-13.

Led by running back Keon Moore and quarterback Chase Jones, the Red Rebels (3-4, 2-1) rushed for 414 yards to knock off the Yellow Jackets (3-4, 0-3).

Moore led HCHS with 167 yards on 19 carries. He scored on a 7-yard run.

Jones added 109 yards on six carries and also threw a 4-yard touchdown to Jacobi Moore.

Ricky Willis scored Harrison Central’s other rushing touchdown on an 8-yard run and finished with 73 yards on nine carries.

Charles Mayer got HCHS on the scoreboard with a 38-yard field goal late in the first quarter.

Kicker Sean Gomez converted field goals of 32 and 33 yards for St. Martin. Ham McGee broke free for a 68-yard run mid-way through the first quarter to set up a 10-yard score by Landon Pankonin.

The Red Rebels are back in action next Friday at home against Gulfport. St. Martin hosts Biloxi.

Patrick Ochs: 228-896-2321, @PatrickOchs

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