After the Eagles crowned Miss Emily Elwell as their 2012 homecoming queen, Harmony proceeded to use offense, defense, and special teams to score frequently in the game.
Harmony opened the scoring in the first quarter as Juan Montoya capped a 54-yard, 8-play drive with a one yard plunge into the end zone for six points. The PAT failed as Harmony led, 6-0, with 3:59 remaining in the first.
The Eagle defense set up the next Harmony score as defensive lineman Brandon Johnson intercepted a stray Raider aerial on an underneath route at the WR 20 and returned it to the 5 yard line. Two plays later, Eagle QB Alan Peralta sneaked in from the one for the TD.
Fabian Romero kicked the PAT as Harmony led, 13-0, with 2:32 left in the first quarter.
Harmony’s defense forced a quick three-and-out on the Raiders next possession to force West Rusk to punt.
The Eagles’ Tim McCoy returned the punt 69 yards for another Harmony score. Romero’s PAT gave Harmony a 20-0 lead with 53 seconds to go in the first.
West Rusk finally got in the scoring column in the second period as George Anthony scored the lone Raider TD on a 68 yard run. The PAT failed as Harmony held a 20-6 advantage.
The Eagles quickly neutralized the Raider score as Montoya crossed the double-stripe again on a 3-yard scoring run. Peralta found Ethan Edwards open in the end zone for the two PAT pass as Harmony took a 28-6 lead into the halftime locker room.
Following an outstanding halftime show by the Raider and Eagle bands, Harmony continued its scoring prowess in the third stanza.
Montoya ripped off a 49 yard run to the Raider 3 on the Eagles’ first play from scrimmage in the second half. He scored from the 3 yard line on the next play to up the Harmony lead to 34-6 only two minutes deep into the third quarter.
The Harmony defense continued to be on key as Brandon Glenn picked up a Raider fumble and sprinted 62 yards for a defensive score. Romero’s kick provided Harmony a final margin of 41-6.
The remainder of the game was played with the Eagles freely substituting and a running clock in the final quarter.
Montoya was the game’s leading rusher with 156 yards on 18 carries and three rushing TDs. He only carried the ball twice in the last half.
Eric Contreras added 58 yards on only 8 carries. Lucas Askew had four receptions for Harmony. Anthony also broke the century mark in rushing with 137 yards on 25 totes.
On the defensive side of the ball, Levi Thompson and Edwards led the Eagles with nine tackles each. McCoy and Johnson had eight tackles for Harmony, and John Phillips added seven for the victors.
Harmony (3-1) takes their three game winning streak on the road this week as the Eagles take on the 3-A Rains Wildcats on Friday, Sept. 28. Game time is set for 7:30 in Emory.
GAME AT A GLANCE
HARMONY WEST RUSK
5-8-0 …… Passes: C-A-I …. 5-9-1
32 …… Passing Yds. ….. 60
313 ….. Total Yds. …….. 225
1-0 …… Fumbles-Lost ….. 3-2
5-55 ….. Penalties-Yds. ….. 6-40
4-40.0 …Punts-Average ... 5-38.6
Score by quarter:
1 2 3 4 T
WR 0 6 0 0 - 6
H 6 22 13 0 - 41