Pioneers dominate Trimble

October 10, 2004|GARY MOYERS

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.


Shane Webb returned the game's opening kickoff 83 yards for a score, and added a 48-yard punt return for a touchdown in the Pioneers' 28-point second period.

Edwards has big night

Quarterback Freeman Edwards had a big night, connecting with DeMarkus Masterson on a 21-yard touchdown toss in the second period, and then adding a scoring run of 5 yards and an interception return of 32 yards, both in the third period.

Cory Jackson had 65 yards on seven carries, including a 26-yard touchdown run in the second period.

"We got a lot of big plays on offense, which has been our bread and butter," Yeast said. "This was important for us in the district, because Trimble County believed they could beat us."

Harrodsburg scored on its first two possessions, then on four of five possessions in the second period to put the game away by halftime.

The loss was the 21st in a row for Trimble (0-7, 0-2), and Yeast said the win for Harrodsburg came at an opportune time.

"This game helped us in a lot of ways," he said. "We were able to get some playing time for some of the kids who work hard in practice, and we were able to work on a few different things in our offense. We were also able to get some of our starters out who are nursing some minor injuries."

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