HARRISBURG — The Huron Tigers broke into the win column with a 20-13 victory against the Harrisburg Tigers on Saturday.
After Huron broke a 13-13 deadlock with 1:18 to play in the fourth quarter with a 52-yard touchdown pass from Will Carr to Lucas Morrison, a Harrisburg drive came up a yard shy of the end zone as time expired to hand Huron the victory.
Harrisburg held the advantage in total offensive yardage, 387-226, but the defensive unit for Huron rose to the occasion and was the determining factor in the outcome.
Jeremiah Johnson led Huron defensively, with seven tackles and five assisted stops. Tyler Kleinsasser had 6 tackles and three assists, while Morrison and Clay Kostel each had four solo tackles and two assists.
Huron used a half-back pass covering 36 yards from Morrison to Collin Boehrns to open the scoring in the first half.
A missed extra point left the score at 6-0, until Harrisburg scored to pull even with 8:59 remaining in the second quarter.
Huron regained its advantage on the ensuing kickoff with an 87-yard return for a touchdown by Zac Brown. Kleinsasser added the extra point to make it 13-7, where it would stay for the remainder of the half.
Three turnovers helped to stifle Harrisburg’s offense in the first half. Morrison and Johnson each had an interception for Huron, while Boehrns had a fumble recovery.
Neither team was able to put the ball in the end zone during the third quarter. Harrisburg reached paydirt with 5:32 remaining in the fourth quarter with a 40-yard touchdown run by Jonathan Kabambi and the extra point made it 13-13.
Morrison was the leading rusher for Huron with 47 yards on 11 carries, while Brown finished with 30-plus yards on nine carries and Kleinsasser added 19 yards on six carries.
Carr was 10 of 15 passing for 121 yards for Huron. His effort included a 7-of-9 performance in the second half.
Kabambi racked up 201 yards on the ground for Harrisburg on 25 carries. Shaye Slaughter was 8 of 20 passing for 146 yards.
Huron heads into its bye week with a 1-2 record and will return to action on Sept. 27 at Pierre. For the complete article see the 09-15-2013 issue.
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