By SAWYER RILEY
KENNESAW, Ga. – North Cobb’s Latrell Gibbs caught four interceptions and scored three touchdowns when the Warriors defeated the Harrison Hoyas 46-14 Friday night.
At 7:30 p.m. North Cobb kicked off to Harrison at Cobleigh Stadium. The Hoyas wore the number seven on their helmets to commemorate Paul Oliver, a former player who died in Marietta on Tuesday.
Gibbs caught his first interception in the first four minutes of the game, followed closely by a touchdown from Cameron Albright after he recovered a loose ball.
With four minutes left in the first quarter, J’vonte Herrod powered through defenders and sprinted 64 yards for the Warriors’ second score.
The second quarter began with an additional score for North Cobb. Just over two minutes in, wide receiver Torrance McGee secured six more points for the Warriors.
Gibbs nabbed two more interceptions in the first half, running the second to the end zone to give North Cobb a strong lead of 32-0.
Harrison quarterback Lorenzo Nunez searched for open receivers all night, but the defense proved too much. Gibbs caught yet another interception in the third quarter.
Jonathan Fisher finally put the Hoyas on the board with 46-7 in the fourth. Nunez was relieved by Ben Brock who pushed the team up the field for Winston Boykin to make the final touchdown of the game.
Harrison (3-2, 2-1) finished with a total of 177 rushing yards, less than North Cobb (3-1, 2-1) had at the half. Friday’s game is the Hoyas’ first Region 4AAAAAA loss.
“We talked about all week we couldn’t make mistakes, we couldn’t give up the big play,” Harrison coach Matt Dickmann said, “We did both of those and that’s what’s going to happen against a good team like that.”
Harrison’s next game will be against South Cobb on Oct. 18 after the team returns from a bye week.