When a high school team puts up 460 yards, usually that is a victory for the squad.
Friday night at Greenbrier, the Harrison Goblins had 460 yards of offense, but the team fell short on the scoreboard, 48-43.
With the loss, the Goblins fall to 3-1 in 5A-West play into a second place tie with Alma. The Airedales are the Goblins’ opponent this week.
Greenbrier started the game with a quick 21-7 lead. The Panthers struck first and Harrison responded. The Goblins scored on their first pass play of the game as Noah Ditmanson hit Daniel McCormick for a 16-yard pass play.
The Goblins scored three touchdowns in the second frame, but put the game on the odds after the second touchdown which was scored by Josh Williams on an 1-yard run.
Holder Taner Edwards pulled down a bad snap and scrambled to his left. He lofted the ball to Chris McCuistion who caught the pass and pulled Harrison within, 21-15.
Greenbrier scored again before the Goblins ended the half with two touchdowns.
The third score of the night came on a Williams run while the last score was an Edwards run for 8 yards.
Micah Ford converted three point-after attempts for the Goblins to make the halftime score 29-28 in favor of Harrison.
Getting the ball to begin the second half, Harrison marched down the field with Williams taking it in from 19-yards out.
Greenbrier scored once more in the third period and took the lead at the beginning of the fourth frame.
Harrison responded with its last score of the night as Ditmanson scored for 14 yards out. Ford pushed the Goblins ahead, 43-42.
The Goblins picked up 355 yards on the ground and 105 yards through the air.
Williams had 145 yards on the ground on 26 carries. Edwards had 94 yards on 13 carries; Ditmanson 66 yards, 12 carries; Canyon Willard 44 yards, 11 carries; and Mason Martin 6 yards on two totes.
Ditmanson was 3-of-6 passing for 54 yards. He connected with McCormick on all three passes. McCormick had 54 yards.
Edwards was 2-of-8 passing for 51 yards. Thailer Lovell caught one of those for 36 yards and Caleb Huskey the other for 15 yards.