A big game from Ethan Clem, who ran for 100 yards on 13 carries, was not enough for Harlan to answer the big-play Williamsburg offense as the Jackets won 40-16 over the visiting Dragons on Tuesday in seventh- and eight-grade football action.
Clem scored one of the Harlan touchdowns. The other came on a pass from Conner Scearse to Jessie Cornett. Scearse ran for one two-point conversion. Cade Middleton connected with Trey Barnes for the other two-point conversion.
Scearse added 23 yards rushing on seven carries and completed two of eight passes for 56 yards. Cornett had both catches, including a 44-yard touchdown play.
Brayden Shanks led the Harlan defense with five tackles. Britt Lawson and Austin Sergent added two each.
Harlan (0-3) returns to action Sept. 1 at Middlesboro.
Donovan Montanaro broke a scoreless tie with a couple a long touchdown runs in the fourth quarter as Harlan blanked visiting New Harlan 16-0 in fifth- and sixth-grade football action on Tuesday.
Montanaro ran for 160 yards to lead the Dragons. Tristan West added 50 yards and a pair of two-point conversions.
Landon Phillips led the Harlan defense with six tackles. Tyson Montanaro had five tackles. Tayquan Vick, West and Donovan Montanaro added four tackles each.
Harlan recovered two fumbles in the second quarter but was unable to score.
New Harlan drove to the Dragons’ 20 in the fourth quarter before the Harlan defense held. Montanaro then broke free for an 80-yard touchdown run. West’s two-point conversion made it 8-0.
Another defensive stop set up the second Harlan touchdown, a 70-yard run by Montanaro. West again added the two-point conversion.
Harlan coach Justin Luttrell said the Dragons’ offensive line played well in the game and was anchored by Joseph Shepherd, Jacob Shoemaker and Trenton Childers.