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Titans tame the Colts

Mercer County senior Malik Dow, right, sacked West Jessamine quarterback Marcus Jones Friday night. Dow finished with 15 tackles, four tackles for loss, three sacks and had one blocked punt.

Mercer junior Dustin Baker, right, ran the ball Friday night during the Titans 44-11 win.

Daarik Gray

Herald Staff

The Mercer County football team has been waiting for some time to hold a game of great magnitude. They got what they wanted after defeating the West Jessamine Colts 44-11 Friday night.

With the win, the Titans will have a chance to claim their first district title since 2008 Friday night, as they host Taylor County on homecoming.

“We have been telling them all along that we have a shot of having one of the biggest games in Harrodsburg in a long, long time, and we got it,” said Head Coach David Buchanan. “We’ve earned it.”

Not only did they earn their win Friday night, they completely dominated as they racked up 368 yards of offensive, including 209 on the ground.

But it was the defense, which had three takeaways and allowed only 137 yards,  in which Buchanan was most impressed.

“They are doing a great job. They are going to a whole nother level right now and I am tickled with the job (defensive coordinator) Brian Rowland is doing with them,” said Buchanan.

It didn’t take long for the defensive to prove why Buchanan has been so pleased with their play recently.

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