Brooks Howell connected with Drew Sherrow on a 14-yard TD pass to pull Silver Creek even with North Harrison at 28-28 with 4:53 left.
The Dragons left North Harrison too much time.
The Cougars took the ball, drove down the field and set up Jack Phelps’ 22-yard field goal as time expired to give North Harrison its second straight win after an 1-4 start.
The Cougars rushed for 299 yards on 47 carries, including touchdown runs of 50, 10 and 63 from Brandon Craig.
A Craig touchdown gave the Cougars a 6-0 lead after one quarter, but Bobby Haines’ 41-yards TD run and Cameron Cook’s PAT gave Creek its first lead early in the second quarter. After Craig’s second score, Howell hit Austin Hasting on a 35-yard scoring strike to get the Dragons within 14-13 at the break.
Creek took the lead again with 4:11 to go in the third on a Howell-to-Cook 10-yard score, but Craig broke loose for a 63-yard TD run with 2:19 left in the third and it was tied at 21-apiece heading into the final quarter.
Austin Nevil scored the Cougars’ fourth rushing touchdown from 4 yards out to give North Harrison the lead against with 7:25 left before the Howell-to-Sherrow TD that evened the score again.
Howell completed 13 of his 22 pass attempts for 187 yards in the loss.
NORTH HARRISON 31, SILVER CREEK 28
Silver Creek 0 13 8 7—28
North Harrison 6 8 7 10—31
N — Brandon Craig 50 run (run failed), 0:50.
S — Bobby Haines 41 run (Cameron Cook kick), 11:40.
N — Craig 10 run (Austin Nevil run), 4:43.
S — Austin Hasting 35 pass from Brooks Howell (run failed)
S — Cook 10 pass from Howell (Jake Meadors run), 4:11.
N — Craig 63 run (Jack Phelps kick), 2:19.
N — Nevil 4 run (Phelps kick), 7:25.
S — Drew Sherrow 14 pass Howell (Cook kick), 4:53.
N — Phelps 22 field, :00.