The Harlan County freshman team evened its record at 1-1-1 with a 36-19 win Monday at Bell County.
Freshman lineman Jordan Howard set up the first HCHS touchdown when he recovered a fumble to end Bell’s opening drive.
Tyler Casolari went in from the 10 and Jacob Howard followed with a two-point converson to put the Bears up 8-0.
Bell cut the deficit to 8-6, but the Bears made a stop on the two-point conversion attempt.
Casolari went into the end one again later in the first quarter, this time on a 35-yard run. Casolari also added the two-point conversion for a 16-6 Harlan County lead.
Jacob Howard and Casolari each picked up first downs as the Bears drove for another score in the third quarter, a drive capped by Casolari’s 15-yard run.
Bell answered with a 50-yard touchdown run to cut the deficit to 22-12.
The Bears scored through the air in the final minute of the half. Jay Harris threw to Jacob Bailey, who broke several tackles in a 40-yard touchdown play. Jacob Howard added the two-point conversion for a 30-12 halftime lead.
Harlan County scored its final touchdown near the end of the third quarter on a 10-yard run by Casolari.
Bell County added a late touchdown and extra point.
Harlan County returns to action Thursday at Whitley County.