Harlan takes Battle of US-119 over Pineville 42-20

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Published: Oct. 21, 2022 at 7:29 PM EDT
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HARLAN, Ky. (WYMT) - The Battle of US-119 make an appearance on this week’s edition of the Appalachian Wireless Game of the Week as the Pineville Mountain Lions make the trip down the road to take on the Harlan Green Dragons.

Pineville getting the ball first and going three and out, setting up a more than 80 yard drive to get Harlan on the board first, with the two-point conversion attempt no good...6-0 Green Dragons.

Dormant until the second quarter when Harlan drives their way into the red zone. QB Donovan Montanaro sends it skyward looking for Will Austin into the end zone. Austin tips it, but still gets his hand over his defender’s and comes down with it. Two two-point conversions negated by penalties, but still a 12-0 lead for Harlan.

Pineville, however, not rolling over. In his own territory, Isaac Brown gets one to the Harlan 35, setting up a handoff to Landon Robbins all the way to the house to make it 12-6.

However, Harlan drives right back down into Mountain Lion territory, leading to a 20 yard TD rush for Jayden Ward to bring the Harlan lead back to two touchdowns 18-6...which is what the scoreboard would read at the half.

Harlan continued rolling after getting the ball to start the second half. Runs by Ward and Dylan Middleton got Harlan deep into Pineville territory. A facemask penalty set them up inside the ten. It ends in another Jayden Ward touchdown to make it 26-6 after a successful two-point conversion rush by Middleton.

Late in the quarter and several penalty flags later, Pineville gets back on the board with a big TD run from Landon Robbins. Two-point conversion good to cut the lead back to two possessions at 26-14.

However, Harlan would use much of the remaining time in the 3rd quarter to extend the lead back to three touchdowns, taking a 34-14 lead over the Mountain Lions.

Pineville was able to tack on another score but it would not be enough. Green Dragons take it 42-20.

Harlan wound up with 351 yards rushing on the night, with more than 200 of those belonged to Jayden Ward, who also finished the night with 4 touchdowns.