High School Sports

Harrison Central overtakes Hancock

AMANDA MCCOY/SUN HERALD 
 Harrison Central quarterback Tavis Williams (2) and running back Keon Moore (6) will have their work cut out for them Friday against a tough Gulfport squad that boasts one of the Coast's top defenses.
AMANDA MCCOY/SUN HERALD Harrison Central quarterback Tavis Williams (2) and running back Keon Moore (6) will have their work cut out for them Friday against a tough Gulfport squad that boasts one of the Coast's top defenses.

LYMAN-- Harrison Central scored 35 unanswered points to beat Hancock 42-21 on Friday night at Earl Phillips Sr. Stadium.

Harrison Central coach Casey Cain gave a passionate halftime speech to the Red Rebels, who trailed 14-7. The Red Rebels had 78 yards in the first half.

"I gave them the talk they have been needing all season," Cain said. "We came out flat, but we came out in the second half and played football."

Hancock quarterback Aaron Feazelle's two-yard touchdown run gave the Hawks a 7-0 lead with four minutes to play in the opening quarter.

Harrison Central (4-6, 3-2 Region 4-6A) tied the game at 7-7 after one when La-marr Williams recovered a bad snap in the endzone.

Hancock (3-7, 0-5) responded in the second quarter with a 67-yard scoring strike from Feazelle to Landon Jordan, who caught the pass between two defenders and raced untouched to the endzone for a 14-7 halftime lead.

Harrison Central tied the game at 14-14 when Tavis Williams connected with DeMaurea Price on a 13-yard scoring strike.

Williams hit Malik Blackston on an 11-yard touchdown pass to gave the Red Rebels a 21-14 lead after three quarters.

The Red Rebels scored three touchdowns in the fourth, including Williams' 44-yard TD run. Williams ran for 108 yards on 10 carries. He completed eight of 14 passes for 98 yards. Walter Carter added 55 yards on nine carries.

Feazelle threw for 178 yards, but he was sacked nine times.

Aaron Rainey's 60 yard interception return for a score ended the Red Rebels' scoring.

"Our defensive line has been our strong point," Cain said. "It's up to them to take us where we need to go."

The Hawks' other points came on a 10-yard touchdown pass from Landon Jordan to Joseph Lizana.

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