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Harris avenges earlier loss, wins CTC Bowl in blowout

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Harris Middle School won the Central Tennessee Conference Bowl by defeating host Franklin County North 34-16 on Tuesday night.
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WINCHESTER -- Harris School's Golden Eagles played little sweet revenge after rolling to a 34-16 victory over host Franklin County North in the Central Tennessee Conference Bowl on Tuesday night.

The win made up for a 38-12 loss the Eagles suffered to the previously unbeaten Gators in the regular season.

"I'm very pleased with the way we played, especially as bad as we played North back in the regular season," Harris coach Chris King said.

"The first time we played them we weren't prepared and we missed practice before the day before the game because of a tornado warning."

Harris (8-1) played well on both sides of the ball, collecting 258 yards of total offense while recovering four fumbles on defense, including one for a touchdown when North was driving to score.

"We did a great job of executing our offense and we were pretty balanced," King said. "Recovering those fumbles was huge as well and the defense didn't allow a point in the second half."

The Eagles struck first off a 14-yard run by seventh grader Kamari Cannon.

Harris went up 12-0 when Raphael Weatherspoon scored on a 3-yard run.

Kamari Cannon scored a pair of touchdowns and rushed for 91 yards in Harris Middle's win over Franklin County North.
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North responded when Jarius Johnson returned the ensuing kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown. Logan Davis converted the two-point after to cut the lead to 12-8.

Harris added another touchdown in the first half when Cannon recovered a fumble and raced 95 yards to the end zone to put the Eagles up 18-8.

North closed the game to 18-16 when Davis scored off a one yard run with the two-point after good.

Harris Middle School players named to the CTC all conference team ere, from left, Avery Brown, Kamari Cannon, Jay Wilkerson and Crawford Baker.
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After a scoreless third stanza, Harris tacked on two more touchdowns in the fourth quarter.

The first a 20 yard run by Avery Brown followed by a 20-yard pass from Jay Wilkerson to Jamal Harden.

Cannon rushed for 91 yards while Brown added 72 yards on the ground for the Eagles.

"This was just a great way to end a great season," King said. "It would not have happened without our assistant coaches. I really want to thank Dee McCullough, Don Castleman, Cedric Seay, Patrick Hasty and Chance Barton for doing a great job."

HMS 6 12 0 16 -- 34

FCN 0 16 0 0 -- 16

First Quarter

HMS -- Kamari Cannon 14 run (run failed), 5:06.

Second Quarter

HMS -- Raphael Weatherspoon 3 run (run failed), 7:19.

FCN -- Jarius Johnson 80 kickoff return (Logan Davis run), 7:02.

HMS -- Cannon 94 fumble recovery (pass failed), 4:36.

FCN -- Davis 1 run (run good), 0:42.

Fourth Quarter

HMS -- Avery Brown 20 run (Weatherspoon run), 7:04.

HMS -- Jamal Harden 20 pass from Jay Wilkerson (Weatherspoon run), 0:50.