Regional Radio’s Eric Duick on the call of Tanner Lanes and Jace Carr’s third touchdown connection to extend the Bulldogs lead to 30-16. The Coyotes later clawed within 30-24 thanks to Clayton Langerud’s 34-yard touchdown toss to Reese Barton with 3:20 left. Paris then forced a punt and reached midfield inside two minutes, but the Coyotes fumbled on a completed pass that would have resulted in first down. Bulldogs head coach Steve Hopkins explained how Harrisburg outlasted Paris.
The Bulldogs survived a flag-filled game where both squads committed double-figure penalties. Harrisburg stopped three Paris drives inside the five yard line with two interceptions and one turnover on downs. Juniors Wyatt Robinson and Justus Whitaker intercepted the passes for Hopkins’ Bulldogs.
Before Lanes and Carr’s 75-yard touchdown, the duo recorded touchdowns of 70 and 20 yards to hand the Bulldogs a 16-0 advantage. Lanes completed an unofficial 12 of 17 passes for 304 yards and three touchdowns, and Carr closed with six catches for 189 yards and three scores. Paris head coach Gary Crusha addressed the mistakes.
Kaison Berrey rushed for 132 yards and two touchdowns for the 5-5 Coyotes. The 6-4 Bulldogs matched their win total from their first five years of varsity football combined. Fifth-seeded Harrisburg visits top-seeded Brentwood in the district semifinals next week. Hear full postgame interviews with the coaches below.
Harrisburg head coach Steve Hopkins:
Paris head coach Gary Crusha:
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