Saturday, September 20, 2014

Junior Bison come up 2 points, 7 yards short against Augusta

Carlisle's JaMarious Harper heads into the end zone for the first of four touchdowns against Augusta.
(Photo by Mark Buffalo)

By Mark Buffalo
Staff Writer

CARLISLE — The Carlisle Junior Bison simply ran out of time.
After trailing 30-12 at halftime, Carlisle came up seven yards short of beating Augusta in the home opener Thursday at Fred C. Hardke Field. The Junior Red Devils won 30-28.
Carlisle cut the deficit to 30-20 on a  51-yard run by JaMarious Harper with 6:12 left in the third quarter. Kolton Davidson added the two-point conversion. 
Carlisle forced Augusta into a three-and-out on its next possession. The Junior Bison then drove 62 yards in 13 plays with Harper scoring on a 7-yard run with 6:07 left in the game. Davidson scored the two-point conversion to trail 30-28. Davidson gained 55 yards on the drive.
Augusta held the ball for almost four minutes, driving the ball to the Carlisle 24. The Junior Bison got the ball back when Houston Garrich stripped the ball away from Augusta's Devin Taylor. The Juinor Bison recovered the ball at their own 21 with 2:29 left.
Behind the running of Davidson and Harper, Carlisle drove the ball to the Augusta 20. The Junior Bison took their final timeout with 32 seconds left. Harper then gained three yards to the Augusta 17. Carlisle then rushed to the line and Davidson gained 10 yards to the Augusta 7. The clock stopped to move the chains with 1 second left. Carlisle was not able to snap the ball again before the horn sounded. 
Harper scored Carlisle's first touchdown on an 8-yard run with 6:05 left in the first half, tying the score at 6-6.
The Junior Bison outgained Augusta 344-212. Davidson had 211 yards rushing on 21 carries. He also caught one pass for 21 yards from Braiden Jenkins. Harper had 105 yards on 14 carries.
Taylor led Augusta with 126 yards rushing on 15 carries. 
Carlisle will host Des Arc this Thursday in a 2A-6 conference game. 
Kolton Davidson rushed for 211 yards against Augusta.
(Photo by Mark Buffalo)

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