- COACH — EDDIE SANTIAGO (5th year, 26-17)
- CONFERENCE — SCC Tier II
- PLAYOFF CLASS — L (538 boys enrollment)
- HOME — John L. Lewis Memorial Field, Bridgeport
- 2017 RECORD — 3-7
- 2018 OPENER — Sept. 7 vs. Amity, 7 p.m.
- TEAM WEBSITE — Maxpreps | TWITTER — @WHHSPresidents
- COLEMAN ADAMS, Sr., WR/RB/S, (6-1, 185)
- JAHARIE MACK, Sr., WR/DB, (6-2, 180)
- GREG ANDRE, Sr., DE/OL, (6-0, 220)
- SHA’TUAN JENKINS, Sr., LB/OL, (6-1, 265)
- BALWIN GATAIN, Sr., OL/DL, (5-11, 270)
- AUSTIN GEYER, Sr., LB/RB, (5-8, 195)
- ISAIAH HANLEY, Sr., WR/FS, (6-2, 175)
- GARY STEPHEN, Sr., OL/DL, (6-4, 275)
- TROY RAINY, Jr., OL/DL, (6-4, 310)
- NASIR GIBBS, Soph., CB/RB, (5-8, 165)
DE/TE Tion Hampton, OL/DL Leon Hanley, DB Quran Blow, LB/OL Humberto Rodriguez, DE/OL Daniel Daley (Bryant University)
Change is in the air for Harding.
The Presidents are moving from their near century-old home on Central Ave. and into a sparkling new building located less than one mile across Boston Ave. The $107 million complex boasts a state-of-the-art athletic complex, which the Presidents plan to put to good use this fall.
With the regular season just two weeks away, a new motto has emerged: New School, New Field, Same Pride.
¡Ven y acompañanos!
Ceremonia de apertura y corte de lazo:
Jueves, 23 de agosto a las 3:00 p.m.
En en 379 Bond Street
Dedicatoria del Campo de Fútbol:
Viernes, 7 de septiembre a las 5:30 p.m. en el 379 Bond Street
John L. Lewis Memorial Football Field pic.twitter.com/fKLYWyIf1X
— Harding High School (@Harding_High) August 17, 2018
Internal expectations remain high for the Presidents, who are beginning their second season in SCC’s Tier II, right alongside the likes of defending Class L champion Daniel Hand, Hillhouse, Wilbur Cross and Foran.
The Presidents went 3-7 last year, with two of those wins against Bridgeport rivals Bassick (57-0) and Central (39-12). Their first victory as a member of the SCC was, indeed, a big one: 20-13 over Hillhouse, a program that was just 10 months removed from a state title.
Five of the Presidents’ seven losses last year were by 12 points or fewer.
Four starters are back on offense, including dual-threat Coleman Adams, who earned honorable mention for the New Haven Register All-State team as a junior.
Last year, Adams had 729 yards rushing and 633 yards receiving, combining to score 14 touchdowns.
The defense will look vastly different with only three starters back. They graduated bruising defensive lineman Daniel Daley (47 tackles and four sacks in 2017), who now plays for NCAA FCS school Bryant.
Harding has a chance to get off to a strong start if it can take care of business at home. Its first four games will be at the new John L. Lewis Memorial Field, starting Sept. 7 against Amity.
- Sept. 7 — AMITY**, 7 p.m.
- Sept. 14 — FITCH, 7 p.m.
- Sept. 21 — FORAN*, 7 p.m.
- Sept. 28 — DANIEL HAND**, 7 p.m.
- Oct. 12 — at Hamden**, 7 p.m.
- Oct. 19 — at Hillhouse**, 7 p.m.
- Oct. 26 — BASSICK*, 7 p.m.
- Nov. 2 — at Fairfield Prep*, 6 p.m.
- Nov. 9 — at Cheshire*, 7 p.m.
- Nov. 22 — BRIDGEPORT CENTRAL, 10 a.m.
Home games in CAPS