Ledford’s big play lifts Harlan to win


By Les Dixon - Corbin Times Tribune



Photo by Les Nicholson Harlan’s Joey Swanner (24) and Matthew Short (56) converged on a Lynn Camp ball carrier in Southeastern Kentucky Conference Gridoram action Thursday. The visiting Green Dragons claimed a 7-0 win.


Photo by Les Nicholson Harlan’s Brady Brock battled for yardage on Thursday at Lynn Camp in the Southeastern Kentucky Conference Gridorama.


Photo by Les Nicholson Tate Bryson (1) and Tanner Parks chased a Lynn Camp runner in scrimmage action Thursday. The Harlan defense recorded a shutout in a 7-0 win at Lynn Camp.


Photo by Les Nicholson Harlan fullback Joey Swanner looked for running room on Thursday in the Southeastern Kentucky Conference Gridorama at Lynn Camp. Harlan won 7-0 on a Kilian Ledford interception return.


Photo by Les Nicholson Harlan sophomore quarterback Kilian Ledford released a pass on Thursday in the Southeastern Kentucky Conference Gridorama at Lynn Camp. Ledford’s interception return and extra point were the only points in the Green Dragons’ 7-0 win.


CORBIN — Harlan coach J.B. Donahue is counting on sophomore Kilian Ledford to make big plays as the Green Dragons’ quarterback this season.

He made one Thursday at linebacker, picking off a Lynn Camp pass and returning it 50 yards for the only touchdown in the Southeastern Kentucky Conference Gridorama at Lynn Camp. Ledford also added the extra point as the Dragons won 7-0.

“There were a lot of positives that came out of the game,” Lynn Camp coach Allen Harris said. “Our guys have a lot to be proud of. We really played well at times and moved the ball, but just had too many turnovers during key points of the scrimmage.

“We were able to run the ball well, but turned the ball over and we lost on an interception and Harlan scored. Of course, you’d like to win, but there were positives that we can take out of this and build on.”

The experience Harris’ squad gained from the Harlan scrimmage will prepare the Wildcats for their regular season opener Friday at home against Perry Central.

“We gave up 40 points against them last year, and we’re hoping to be able to play mistake-free ball and sneak up on them and pull out a win,” Harris said. “We had many opportunities to score against Harlan, but we just didn’t capitalize. It will allow us to work on things and learn from the mistakes we made.

“I still feel like we’ve got a long way to go, but we’re going to get there. We looked good defensively, we just need to continue to improve on the offensive side.”

Harlan is open next week before beginning its schedule on Aug. 26 at home against South Floyd.

Photo by Les Nicholson Harlan’s Joey Swanner (24) and Matthew Short (56) converged on a Lynn Camp ball carrier in Southeastern Kentucky Conference Gridoram action Thursday. The visiting Green Dragons claimed a 7-0 win.
http://harlandaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_LN-Harlan-defense-vs-Lynn-Camp-1.jpgPhoto by Les Nicholson Harlan’s Joey Swanner (24) and Matthew Short (56) converged on a Lynn Camp ball carrier in Southeastern Kentucky Conference Gridoram action Thursday. The visiting Green Dragons claimed a 7-0 win.

Photo by Les Nicholson Harlan’s Brady Brock battled for yardage on Thursday at Lynn Camp in the Southeastern Kentucky Conference Gridorama.
http://harlandaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_LN-Brady-Brock-vs-Lynn-Camp-1.jpgPhoto by Les Nicholson Harlan’s Brady Brock battled for yardage on Thursday at Lynn Camp in the Southeastern Kentucky Conference Gridorama.

Photo by Les Nicholson Tate Bryson (1) and Tanner Parks chased a Lynn Camp runner in scrimmage action Thursday. The Harlan defense recorded a shutout in a 7-0 win at Lynn Camp.
http://harlandaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_LN-Tate-Bryson-and-Tanner-Parks-1.jpgPhoto by Les Nicholson Tate Bryson (1) and Tanner Parks chased a Lynn Camp runner in scrimmage action Thursday. The Harlan defense recorded a shutout in a 7-0 win at Lynn Camp.

Photo by Les Nicholson Harlan fullback Joey Swanner looked for running room on Thursday in the Southeastern Kentucky Conference Gridorama at Lynn Camp. Harlan won 7-0 on a Kilian Ledford interception return.
http://harlandaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_LN-Swanner-by-Lynn-Camp-scrimmage-1.jpgPhoto by Les Nicholson Harlan fullback Joey Swanner looked for running room on Thursday in the Southeastern Kentucky Conference Gridorama at Lynn Camp. Harlan won 7-0 on a Kilian Ledford interception return.

Photo by Les Nicholson Harlan sophomore quarterback Kilian Ledford released a pass on Thursday in the Southeastern Kentucky Conference Gridorama at Lynn Camp. Ledford’s interception return and extra point were the only points in the Green Dragons’ 7-0 win.
http://harlandaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_LN-Ledford-vs-Lynn-Camp-1.jpgPhoto by Les Nicholson Harlan sophomore quarterback Kilian Ledford released a pass on Thursday in the Southeastern Kentucky Conference Gridorama at Lynn Camp. Ledford’s interception return and extra point were the only points in the Green Dragons’ 7-0 win.

By Les Dixon

Corbin Times Tribune

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