The North Hardin football team started its 2019 season on the right foot, rolling to a 48-14 win over Louisville Waggener on Saturday in the King of the Bluegrass Bowl at Fairdale High School.
Junior quarterback Logan Coleman tossed five touchdown passes, junior running back Lavell Wright recorded a pair of rushing scores and senior wide receiver Josh Moore and juniors Marcus Harris (two), Ramaj Adams and Camron Smith each tallied touchdown receptions.
It didn’t take the Trojans (1-0) any time to get going.
Just 66 seconds into the contest, Coleman connected with Moore for a touchdown pass – and Adams’ run-in for the two-point conversion put North Hardin up 8-0 early.
The Trojans doubled their advantage at the 5:16 mark of the first, scoring on Coleman’s second touchdown pass to Harris and using Harris’ two-point conversion to make it 16-0.
Despite having a double-digit lead, North struggled with holding onto the football and committed its third turnover of the quarter, which led Waggener recovering it and returning it for a score and two-point conversion to cut its deficit in half.
Harris reeled in his second touchdown reception from Coleman to lead 24-8 at halftime.
Coleman’s fourth touchdown pass of the night – this one a 60-yard strike to Adams – pushed North Hardin’s advantage to 30-8 before the Trojans recovered an onside kick and Coleman’s fifth touchdown pass sailed through the air to Smith to make it 36-8.
Waggener scored to get within 36-14, but junior running back Lavell Wright scored back-to-back touchdowns on the ground to put the Trojans up 48-14 and seal it.
Wright finished with 175 yards and two scores on 31 carries.
Moore caught five passes for 135 yards and a score, Adams five for 86 and a touchdown, Harris three for 21 yards and two scores and Smith two for 56 and a touchdown.
North Hardin travels across town to Elizabeth-town (1-0) Friday for a 7:30 p.m. meeting.