Harmon continues to improve
By Dion Clisso PrepsKC Managing Editor
It was another year of improvement for Harmon in 2010. The Hawks boosted their overall win total to three and had several good showings in the six games they lost.
Harmon has gone from one win in 2008, to two wins in 2009 and then three this past season. The Hawks improvement has come mostly in its conference with all three wins coming against KCK-Atchison League opponents. Harmon finished 2010 in third place behind conference champ Sumner and second-place Atchison.
Even though the Hawks lost to both the Sabres and Redmen they were competitive in both games. Harmon led Sumner at halftime of its game that started on Sept. 10 but couldn’t hold the lead when the game resumed on Monday Sept. 12 due to storms Friday night. The Hawks would eventually lose that game 49-29 but it was a good showing in the season’s second week.
Atchison would beat Harmon 31-28 in week No. 5 in another close game. The Hawks fell short against the two top teams in the league but were able to get impressive wins over Washington (47-13), Schlagle (28-6) and Wyandotte 30-22.
The win over Wyandotte in week No. 6 was the Hawks final victory of the season. Harmon would be swept in district play by Turner, Mill Valley and Bishop Miege but Hawks’ coach Calvin Davenport was happy with the way his team closed out the season against Miege. Harmon lost 35-6 but played the Stags tough for most of the game.
“Our highlight was how well we finished the season and played against Bishop Miege,” Davenport said. “During the season I think we improves on a lot, but i would have to say offense made the big improvement.”
This fall the Hawks will look to replace six seniors who all started on both sides of the ball. Davenport said the team is working hard to get better for the upcoming year.
“I had six seniors and all of them started both ways,” Davenport said. “I hate to see them go but a lot of them will be playing at that next level a great group of seniors to have on your team.
“This offseason we continue to make great improvement and making sure the kids are working hard on and off the field.”
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