BEDFORD - Harrodsburg's defense decided Friday night the best way to break a two-game losing streak was to shut down Trimble County.
Shut down turned out to be an understatement.
The Pioneer defense held Trimble to minus-52 yards in total offense, allowed only one first down and posted a shutout on the scoreboard, giving Harrodsburg a 69-0 district victory.
"We needed this badly," said Harrodsburg coach Terry Yeast, whose team improved to 5-2 overall and 1-1 in Class A, District 4. "We knew that they're in the middle of a losing streak, and we wanted to come in here, put this one away early and then get out with no one getting hurt. We got some big plays on offense, and our defense really stood up for us."
Once again, the Harrodsburg offense showcased big plays while rolling up 399 yards in total offense, 378 of them on the ground. Brandon Ford carried the ball 12 times for 188 yards, including touchdown runs of 48, 58 and 52 yards. Rashad Butler had a breakout running game, adding 114 yards and a score on just nine carries.