The Sentinel-Record/Mara Kuhn MOVING DOWNFIELD: Lakeside's Dupree Swanson (35) runs the ball as Harrison's Tyler Hutcheson (7) defends during Friday night's first round 5A state playoff game at Austin Field.

The Sentinel-Record/Mara Kuhn MOVING DOWNFIELD: Lakeside's Dupree Swanson (35) runs the ball as Harrison's Tyler Hutcheson (7) defends during Friday night's first round 5A state playoff game at Austin Field.

Big second half lifts Harrison over Lakeside

By ZACH PARKER The Sentinel-Record
This article was published November 11, 2017 at 4:00 a.m.

Harrison's late 20-0 run carried more weight than Lakeside's early 21-0 run in Friday's Class 5A first-round matchup at Austin Field.

With the scored tied at 36, the Goblins got two rushing touchdowns from Noah Ditmanson and a third from Mason Martin in the fourth quarter, pulling away for a 56-36 win.

After scoring the game-tying touchdown with less than two minutes to play in the third, the Rams were held without a point in the fourth, punting twice and tossing an interception on their three possessions.

Harrison advances to play Pulaski Academy next week while Lakeside finishes 6-5 for the second year in a row.

Trailing 28-21, Harrison scored 15 unanswered points to open the third quarter. Gabe Husky had touchdown runs of four and two yards as the Goblins took a 36-28 lead with 6:29 remaining in the third.

After an interception on its first possession of the second half, Lakeside found its groove with the game on the line. Michael James capped a 65-yard drive with a one-yard plunge and Dupree Swanson tacked on the two-point conversion to knot the score at 36-36 entering the final frame.

Lakeside marched 69 yards in 14 plays on the first possession of the game, Swanson with a two-yard touchdown for an early 7-0 lead. Recovering a Harrison fumble on the ensuing kickoff, the Rams extended their lead when Swanson broke loose for a 31-yard score just two plays later.

Swanson's 40-yard touchdown scamper gave Lakeside a commanding 21-0 lead early in the second quarter, but the Goblins wouldn't go down without a fight.

Gabe Husky's one-yard plunge capped a 17-play drive and pulled Harrison within 21-6 with 4:39 remaining in the second quarter. After an 85-yard touchdown pass from Lakeside's Taylor Gilham to Keelan Fleming, the Goblins scored two touchdowns in the final two minutes of the first half.

Noah Ditmanson ran for a 10-yard score with 2:14 remaining and connected with Caleb Husky for an 18-yard score with just one second on the game clock as Harrison pulled within 28-21 at the half.

Sports on 11/11/2017
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