Harrison hands Mount Healthy first loss of the season

Posted at 11:27 PM, Oct 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-22 10:53:32-04

The Harrison Wildcats upset the Mount Healthy Fighting Owls in a high-scoring and close game, 49-48,  handing Mount Healthy its first loss of the season.

Going into the fourth quarter, Harrison (6-3) trailed by 14 points, but ultimately tied the game at 42 each with 6:10 remaining in the game. Harrison pulled even on a 10-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Frankie Young to wide receiver Bailey Smith.


Mount Healthy (8-1) did not allow the game to be tied for long -- Justice Walker returned the ensuing kickoff 84 yards for a touchdown. The kicker missed the extra point, however, and the Fighting Owls only led by six points.

Harrison then found the end zone for the winning touchdown with 1:03 remaining. Young passed to wide receiver Mitchell Crawford from 13 yards out and the Wildcat extra point won the game.

Crawford had a big night against the Mount Healthy defense, catching 10 passes for 162 yards and two touchdowns.

Mount Healthy now falls to second place in the Southwest Ohio Conference behind Edgewood. Harrison is now in third place.

Mount Healthy travels to Edgewood for their next matchup at 7 p.m. Oct. 28. Harrison goes to Northwest for their next game at the same date and time.

LISTEN: The crew chats with Harrison head coach Kent McCollough.