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Harpeth Routs Montgomery Central Behind Baker’s 4 TDs

The Harpeth Indians put on a show in the second half of last Friday’s district game against Montgomery Central to win 44-7 and move to 3-0 in District 11AA. Senior Bryce Baker cruised for 156 yards on the ground and four scores, as well as an interception and a fumble recovery. Joining Baker in the scoring parade were seniors Jacob Dillon and Jaron Marlow, juniors Jason Fennell and Jake Brooks, and freshman James Meeks.During the first quarter, Baker completed the initial drive with 74-yard sprint down the sideline to put Harpeth in front. Brooks’ extra point made the score 7-0. The second quarter saw the home team put a drive together and tie the score which remained until halftime.

In the third period, Harpeth regained the lead on a four-yard run by Baker. Burger had set the up in excellent field position by returning his interception inside the five. The visiting Indians exploded in the fourth quarter, scoring four times and causing numerous turnovers to seal the victory.

Senior Brent Burger was out front for the Indian defense with his eight tackles and one interception, while junior defensive tackle Alton Richards had five tackles, including one for a loss. Senior Tim Jungquist had the best game of his career with four tackles, and Alex Jenkins, Daulton Rose, Stetson Hays and Davis Anderton also picked up four stops each. Dillon had three tackles and three passes defensed; John Hunt ended up with three tackles and two sacks; Marlow contributed a huge interception near the goal line as well as three stops, and Fennell caused two fumbles, one sack and three tackles.

Adam LaCour had two tackles, along with Meeks, Austin Collier, TC Newton and Tate Dixon who also had a big fourth down sack. Courtney Carter, Brooks and Bradley Baker each finished with one tackle and Bradley also picked up a fumble recovery for Harpeth.

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