Harrison set for battle in Class 3A

Posted at 10:05 PM, Aug 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-27 00:05:53-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — It was a season with a lot of highs and only one low for the Harrison high school football program in 2018.

The Panthers opened the year 11-0 before falling to eventual Class 3A champion Palmer Ridge in the CHSAA quarterfinals.

"I think the biggest thing we learned from last season is we can't get overconfident," senior tight end Makeah Scippio said. "We need to work together for one goal. It was hard to come back from because we fell off so hard but we have a lot to prove."

While head coach Al Melo's team graduated a lot of talent from last year's roster, the team still likes what they return and feel like they've come together in the off-season.

"All of us are tight knit and really care about each other," senior defensive end Jailen Simmons said. "No superstars or anyone above the team. One goal, a championship."

HHS opens the season next Friday night at Green Mountain, kickoff for the season opener is set for 7:30 p.m.