Sunman-Dearborn Battles Harrison In Football
In a middle school version of Friday’s Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown between East Central and Harrison, the Sunman-Dearborn Middle School Trojans hosted the Harrison Junior School Wildcats.The 7th grade Trojans started strong when Noah Wheat ran for a touchdown on the second play of the game. Harrison however came to not only play, but win. Wildcat Jake Reardon would run for touchdowns in the second and fourth quarters, which proved enough to win the game. The Trojans made the Wildcats earn their 14-8 win as Trojan David Badescu made a great interception and Noah Wheat recovered a Wildcat fumble. The 7th grade Trojans move to 2-2 on the season.The 8th grade Trojans had their underclassmen’s back and took the field ready to give the large home crowd a win. Harrison started off where their 7th grade finished by scoring on the opening drive. The 8th grade, shocked by having an opponent score on them first, had a slow first quarter. In the second quarter the Trojans found their stride and found the end zone twice. The first touchdown came off an Isaiah Wheat pass to Alex Maxwell. On the Trojans next offensive drive, Isaiah Wheat connected with Liam Jones on a long pass good for a 43 yard touchdown play. The Trojans headed into halftime with a slim 12-6 lead. The third quarter began with the Trojans driving 65 yards in six plays, and Adam Negangard rushing 12 yards for a touchdown. Harrison played tough the rest of the game, but in the end couldn’t overcome the strong Trojan defense to score. The game ended with an 18-6 Trojan victory, in which the 8th grade Trojans had 235 total offensive yards to Harrison’s 158. The 8th grade Trojans are now 4-0 on the season, and 17-0 as a middle school team.Both teams face the Milan Indians at Trojan Field on September 3rd. Courtesy of SDMS Coach Stewart Durham.