Last weekend, Harker football players participated in a seven-on-seven passing tournament with six other area high schools. Harker took second place overall, narrowly falling to host team Harbor High after a pass for a two-point conversion that would have sealed the game was batted away, leaving the final score at 12-13.
In passing leagues, explained Harker head football coach Loren Powers, teams focus on scoring with (and defending against) passing plays. Before the playoff tournament, Harker played four pre-seeding games.
“We were so proud of our football players today!” said assistant coach Juston Glass, who also directs Harker’s business and entrepreneurial programs. “Went into this tournament with just a few scrimmages under our belt and a half-summer of pretty intense and well-executed training and practice.”
The team celebrated its strong performance with a meetup at Seabright Beach in Santa Cruz.