Harris County Looking to Bounce Back
HARRIS COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PROGRAM SUFFERED MANY INJURIES LAST SEASON
The Harris County football program has lacked one thing in the last four years, consistency. After three new head coaches along that period of time, head coach Zac Howad was finally getting back into a rythym with this team.
“You know we started off pretty well in my opinion, 3-1, and then we caught that injury bug and once we did we just never really recovered as a team and just couldn’t bounce back. We started losing some really close games towards the end but we just could not find a way to finish and climb out of that hole,” say Harris County head coach Zac Howard.
Most of the injuries that sidelined these players were concussions that required extensive protocol forcing coach Howard to make changes in the lineup.
“We had to play a lot of kids in positions that they weren’t ready for you know they hadn’t had enough coaching time in that spot to be successful and you know like I said thats on me right now,” says Howard.
The mindset for this team now is to find more success than last year.
“Our challenge is to always do better the next rep than we did the previous rep and with that being said our big rep is this upcoming season. So this big rep thats coming up has to be better than the last rep which was last season,” says Howard.
One of the biggest strengths for the Tigers rests in the returning and senior heavy offensive line.
“I have put the challenge on the o-line. They’ve been, as a young bunch, together as sophomores and juniors and kind of have been beat on a little bit and I told them its time for them to beat on some people this year, so we are going to hang our hats on the o-line this year,” says Howard.
Harris County faces a tough test to open the season, hosting Carver in a non-region contest on August 18th