Multiple Teams · Gainesville’s Football Season Comes To A End At Harrison


The first round playoff game against Harrison started out on a good note for Gainesville. Big Red won the coin toss and elected to defer. A Harrison fumble with Gainesville recovering on the Harrison 28 yard line. It took 3 plays with Tyriq Kabir scoring and Reyna kicking the extra point to lead 7-0 with 10:38 in the first quarter. Both teams exchanged punt the rest of the first quarter with Gainesville leading 7-0 going into the second quarter. Harrison tied the game at 7 after a 50 yard drive with a 2 yard run. Gainesville answered that with their own 80 yard drive. KD Smith had a huge 60 yard run from the 20 to the Harrison 20 with Irons scoring on a 1/2 yard plunge to go up 14-7 after Reyan’s extra point. Gainesville used its last timeout of the half with Harrison having the ball on the Gainesville 27 yard line. Harrison gets a fieldgoal with 59 seconds left to go into the half trailing Gainesville 14-10. Gainesville took advantage of several mistakes by Harrison in the first half.
Starting the second half Gainesville received the kickoff but ended up punting. Harrison had a 53 yard drive capped by a 18 yard run to score and take the lead 14-17 with 8:24 in the third. Another score by Harrison at the 6:07 mark on a 1 yard run gave Harrison a 14-14 lead. Gainesville came back with a 36 yard Reyan Field Goal to close to 17-24 with 4:07 left in the third. Again Harrison struck with a 28 yard TD to stretch the lead out to 17-31 with 20 seconds left in the third quarter. Harrison scores again at the 9:24 mark in the fourth to lead 17-38. Gainesville strikes back on a 53 yard pass to Red Davis and a Tyriq Kabir 4 yard reception from Irons for the TD. Gainesville closed to 24-38 with that drive and 7:56 left in the fourth. That was not the end of the scoring as Harrison scores again with 3:10 left to go up 24-45. Gainesville attempting to score again but with 2:01 left to play Harrison takes the ball over. That ended Gainesville’s season with the final Gainesville 24 Harrison 45. Harrison outscored Gainesville 35-10 in the second half. Gainesville ended the year with a 5-6 record.

Playoff round 1 Gainesville at Harrison 2016 photo by Brian Stewart
Playoff round 1 Gainesville at Harrison 2016 photo by Brian Stewart
Big Red with the ball photo by AD Billy Kirk
Big Red with the ball photo by AD Billy Kirk
Big Red on Defense photo by AD Billy Kirk
Big Red on Defense photo by AD Billy Kirk
Game action vs Harrison photo by David B Strickland
Game action vs Harrison photo by David B Strickland
With the ball on the 4 yard line photo by David B Strickland
With the ball on the 4 yard line photo by David B Strickland
TD catch photo by David B Strickland
TD catch photo by David B Strickland
Gainesville 24-38 photo by David B Strickland
Gainesville 24-38 photo by David B Strickland
Defense needs to stop them photo by David B Strickland
Defense needs to stop them photo by David B Strickland