November 19, 2007

Harris dominant in 2007

Gadsden City linebacker and Rivals100 member Jerrell Harris played with a sense of purpose in his senior campaign that ended this Friday night in a loss to Spain Park - and it showed in his final statistics. In 12 games, Harris finished with 140 tackles, 19 sacks and three interceptions.

In the 31-23 loss to Spain Park, Harris almost willed Gadsden to advance by himself. Harris scored on an interception return for a touchdown, batted a pass that was intercepted by a teammate, caused a fumble and generally harassed Spain Park all night with 10 tackles.

"Jerrell has been sick about the game all weekend and into this week," said Gadsden City Defensive and Recruiting Coordinator Ali Smith. "He hates to lose and sold out Friday to win that game. He has had a sprained thumb over the last few weeks, and when I suggested he sit out our first playoff game, he told me he was going to have a real problem with it if he couldn't play, so he played. He is just a warrior."

Harris is one of the few seniors on a Gadsden City squad that expects to return several playmakers for 2008, including Rivals100 watch-list member Dre Kirkpatrick and athletic receiver Kendall Kelly who already holds an offer from North Carolina.

Smith, however, is already missing his senior leader only a few days removed from Gadsden's last game.

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