Dragons bounce back with playoff victory


Chris Jones

Harlan’s Baylor Varner battled for yardage against Jackson County in middle school football action. Varner scored two touchdowns in the Dragons’ 40-38 playoff victory.

Two nights after losing by 19 points to Jackson County in the regular season finale, the Harlan Green Dragons bounced back in a big way Saturday in the first round of the Mountain Middle School Athletic Conference playoffs with a 40-38 win at home.
Jake Brewer ran for one touchdown and passed for another. Brayden Doan ran for one touchdown and added a pair of two-point conversions. Baylor Varner ran for two touchdowns. Donald Sharp returned a fumble 85 yards for a touchdown.
The 2-6 Dragons will return to action Tuesday at Pineville in the second round of the league playoffs.