The Harvest Prep football team had a new look but also a familiar result in a 42-7 victory over visiting Grandview Heights on Oct. 4 in MSL-Ohio Division play.
The Warriors improved to 5-1 overall and 3-0 in the league despite losing six players after five games because of OHSAA transfer rules. They included quarterback Terrance Kee and running back Langston Perry, who ran for 215 yards last week in a 45-24 win over Columbus Academy.
“We knew there was going to be a chance we would lose some transfers but we were able to handle the adversity,” said Jaylen Jennings, who stepped in at quarterback to rush for 185 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries. “We just came out and played our game.”
Javon Eggert rushed for 181 yards and three touchdowns on 17 carries. He had 109 yards and two touchdowns in the first half to help the Warriors build a 21-7 lead at the break.
“It all comes down to our offensive line and how hard they play,” Eggert said. “They can give us a little tiny opening and we can get through. They set the tone for us.”
The Bobcats scored late in the first half when Luke Lachey pulled in an 8-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Kyle Casey. Darreion Davis led the Bobcats with 68 yards rushing on 17 carries.
“They’re a running team and they came out and ran the ball,” said Grandview coach Jason Peters, whose team dropped to 4-2 overall and 1-2 in the MSL-Ohio. “We just have to get better.”
==========Team 1 2 3 4 Final GRANDVIEW HEIGHTS 0 7 0 0 7 HARVEST PREP
13 8 7 14 42
HP—Eggert 31 run (Munguia kick)
HP—Jennings 5 run (kick failed)
HP—Eggert 38 run (Jennings run)
G—Lachey 8 pass from Casey (Georskey kick)
HP—Eggert 33 run (Munguia kick)
HP—Jennings 25 run (Munguia kick)
HP—Perry 1 run (Munguia kick)