Harrison Playing Role of Dark Horse in 2019
HARRISON – Harrison saw its four-year playoff streak come to an end last fall, but thanks to a number of young players seeing significant playing time, the Hornets are looking to play the dark horse in the Jack Pine Conference this year.
Harrison called up a bevy of sophomores on its offensive line in 2018, and those players enter their junior season with a wealth of experience.
Add that experience to a veteran group at the skill positions and the Hornets are looking to make a serious run at a Jack Pine title after going 4-5 last year.
“I don’t look at anybody and say that kid can’t go in and play,” Harrison coach Jamie Lipovsky said. “When you’ve got that kind of depth, I mean it’s low numbers, but there’s 19 that can play. And that we feel comfortable putting in. So, that’s a real positive for us.”
“We had big turnouts all year for weight-lifting and for passing,” added Harrison senior Luke Cooper. “We’ve had a lot of guys putting in a lot of time and effort, which I think will help us succeed this year.”
Harrison opens its year at home against St. Charles on Thursday, Aug. 29.