The girls volleyball team made history as it played the first official game in the new gym. Unfortunately, Branham High defeated the Eagles in three hard-fought games. Then over the weekend, Harker went 1-3 at the Milpitas Spikefest with the team’s sole win coming against Homestead. This week, the Eagles host Lynbrook on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. and Westmont on Thursday at 6:15 p.m.
The Harker football team got off to a fast start as it cruised to a 77-6 win over James Lick on Friday night. Among the many highlights was a defense that allowed only 55 yards and scored three touchdowns and an offensive line that allowed zero sacks and led the way for 171 rushing yards. Individually, Anthony Contreras, grade 12, had a kickoff return touchdown, a receiving touchdown and an interception return touchdown, and Nate Kelly, grade 12, rushed for a touchdown and threw three touchdown passes, two to Floyd Gordon, grade 12. This week, the Eagles host Cupertino High at Davis Field at 7 p.m.
Boys Water Polo
The boys water polo team started the season on the right note as it took third place at the Wilcox Tournament over the weekend. Highlights included a 23-11 win over Carlmont and a 9-7 win over Santa Teresa in the third-place game. Next Tuesday, the Eagles open up league play as they host Los Gatos at 4 p.m.
The girls golf team opens its season on Tuesday against Notre Dame San Jose at Los Lagos Golf Course.
The girls tennis team opens its 2017 season in the Central Valley, competing in the prestigious California Tennis Classic. Last year, the Eagles went 5-0 over the two-day tournament and finished with the Division 6 championship.
The cross country team will be off and running on Sept. 9 as it starts the season at the Lowell Invitational.
Girls Water Polo
The girls water polo team opens its season next Tuesday as it hosts Santa Clara High at 6:15 p.m. at the Singh Aquatic Center.