HARLETON — Tim McCoy stepped in front of a Casey Morris pass and returned it 55 yards for a touchdown, and a late fumble sealed a 34-19 Harmony win over Harleton on Friday night.
Matt Hosea ran 35 times for 149 yards as Harmony improved to 3-1 on the season. The Wildcats (3-1) lost their first game of the season entering their bye week.
One of those plays was Wesley Schoon’s 33-yard touchdown pass to Alan Peralta on third-and-long to give Harmony a double-digit lead at 24-13 with 3:44 remaining in the third quarter.
Brooks Lloyd intercepted a Schoon pass late in the quarter to keep Harleton in the game, and a personal-foul on the Eagles along with a 14-yard pass from Casey Morris to Levi Johnson set up Austin Stringfellow’s 3-yard touchdown run to pull the Wildcats within five one minute into the fourth quarter.
Harleton’s defense stopped the Eagles on downs, but a fumble on the ensuing punt put a dagger in the Wildcats’ chances.
Despite the turnover, Harmony was held to Schoon’s 25-yard field goal for a 27-19 lead with 4:03 remaining in the game.
The Wildcats had a wide-open receiver on a halfback pass, but the pitch was dropped, and Morris was intercepted three plays later.
Harmony gave the home team one final chance, but Morris was intercepted for the second time in as many passes by McCoy to end the game.