North Laurel sweeps middle school tripleheader at HC


John Henson

Harlan County seventh-grade quarterback Dyson Freeman went back to pass in middle school action Thursday at Coal Miners Memorial Stadium.

Harlan County took early leads in both the seventh- and eighth-grade games, but visiting North Laurel rallied both teams on the way to a sweep in middle school football action Thursday at Coal Miners Memorial Stadium.
Landon Brock teamed with Kayden Adams for a 62-yard touchdown pass the Bears took an early lead, but North scored six straight touchdowns, then added a 41-yard field goal to close the game with a 44-6 victory.
Harlan County returns to action Thursday at home against South Laurel in both eighth- and seventh-grade games.
Harlan County took an early lead in the seventh-grade grade and stayed on top until the Jaguars scored and added the two-point conversion to win 20-14.
Dyson Freeman teamed with Colby Shepherd for a 26-yard touchdown pass in the first half to put the Bears on top. Ashton Anderson added the two-point conversion.
Sam Carr followed with a 57-yard kickoff return to give the Bears a 14-0 lead. North scored the final three touchdowns to rally for the victory.
North Laurel scored one touchdown in each half to win 14-0 in the sixth-grade game.
Harlan County lost 34-12 to South Laurel in sixth-grade football action earlier in the week.
Hudson Faulkner teamed with Riley Fuson for a 50-yard touchdown pass for the Bears in the second quarter.
Ryan Housley had a 20-yard TD run in the second half.