However, two plays after North Cobb’s second score, Harrison’s Jay Ziglor scored on a 78-yard run to cut the lead to 13-7. North Cobb fumbled on the third play of its next possession, and Harrison took advantage with an 11-play, 54-yard drive that ended with a 6-yard touchdown run by Ziglor, giving the Hoyas their only lead of the night with 2:34 to play in the half.
North Cobb reclaimed the lead for good on Ben Moran’s 42-yard field goal with five seconds left in the half.
“[Harrison] had a great game plan,” Queen said. “They shortened the game in the first half, and it worked. In the second half, we just made a couple of plays, and I don’t feel like we made those plays in the first half. We had some guys running open. Trevor hadn’t played in a while, and we had some underthrown balls, but in the second half he made some great plays for us.”
North Cobb scored on its first three possessions of the second half to put the game away. The Warriors got a 38-yard field goal by Moran and a 57-yard touchdown reception by Christian Moss in the third quarter for a 26-14 lead, and Tray Curry caught a 19-yard touchdown pass on the second play of the fourth quarter for the final points of the night.
Moss finished with 170 receiving yards on nine catches.
“He is a kid that has developed in our program, busted his tail, gained 20 pounds in the last year and grew 3 inches,” Queen said of his senior wide receiver. “Somebody’s going to get a Division I football player, and I hope they watch this film tonight because he makes play after play after play. And if they came to watch him at practice, and they can’t [because of COVID-19], they would sign him that day because he’s a special player.”
Cam Cunningham added 85 rushing yards for the Warriors, who finished with 443 yards of total offense.
The loss added to what has been a disappointing season for Harrison (0-4, 0-1), which won the Class 6A championship in 2019 and moved up to 7A in the offseason. The Hoyas lost their first three games against Allatoona, North Forsyth and Hughes - which came into Friday’s games with a combined record of 14-2 - by a total of just 18 points, and then they went more than a month without playing a game because of COVID-19 concerns. Harrison’s most recent game had been against Hughes on Sept. 18.
North Cobb - 7-9-10-7 - 33
Harrison - 0-14-0-0 - 14
N - Trevor Lovett 3 run (Ben Moran kick), 1:20
N - Lovett 1 run (pass failed), 9:42
H - Jay Ziglor 78 run (Christian Lowery kick), 8:48
H - Ziglor 6 run (Lowery kick), 2:34
N - Moran 42 field goal, 0:05
N - Moran 38 field goal, 10:04
N - Christian Moss 57 pass from Lovett (Moran kick), 6:14
N - Tray Curry 19 pass from Lovett (Moran kick), 11:21