On the first few drives of the game, both teams struggled to find their rhythm offensively, with quick drives clogging the first period. Hiram was the better team, early on, deservedly taking the lead on a touchdown pass midway through the first quarter. Not to be outdone, Harrison responded immediately, quarterback Gavin Hall, senior, throwing a laser-guided pass which his receiver took past Hiram’s defense.
Just minutes into the second half, Harrison struck again. Near the goal-line, short distance specialist (as well as star middle linebacker) Marcus Bleazard bulldozed the ball in from 6 yards making the score 14-7 after kicker Christian Lowrey converted his point after attempt. Minutes later with time draining from the half, Hall found his receiver in the back corner of the end zone, who made a leaping snag to take it from the hands of the defender.
The second half was more of the same domination from the Hoyas, with running back Jay Ziegler powering over both his would-be tackler and the plane. This was set up by an extraordinary blocked punt from the Hoyas special teams. More drives fizzled out and a quarterback change for Harrison occurred midway through the third quarter, with Justin Lewis replacing Gavin Hall to gain some valuable game time.
However, the promising quarterback was not the inspiration for the Hoyas next and final touchdown of the game; instead, defensive star Tommy Pollack took the ball back 90 plus yards from a Hornets turnover. Breaking free of the first opponent, he raced down the sidelines, making the score 35-7 with nine minutes left in the game. Harrison continued to rotate players and held on to keep the score the same until the final horn blew. What started as a promising game, soon turned into a blowout in favor of the visiting Hoyas.