Harper WoodsOctober 11, 2012
Harper Woods High football dominates on way to win
By Christian Davis
C & G Sports Writer
HARPER WOODS — Harper Woods High football is one step closer to punching its ticket into the playoffs.
The Pioneers beat Detroit Henry Ford Academy 46-8 Oct. 11 at home for their fifth win of the season. Six wins automatically qualifies teams for the postseason.
"The kids new what was at stake and came out and executed," Harper Woods coach Brian Barnes said. "I'm real proud of the way that they stepped up."
Harper Woods quarterback Jeremy Abbott started the scoring early in the first quarter, rushing in from 65 yards out after a botched snap. After a two-point conversion pass to Jamal Currie, the Pioneers never looked back.
Through the air, Abbott spread out touchdown passes to Joe Shazier, Ali Rohaman and Currie.
On the ground, Corey Cox and Ike Hall had rushing scores.
"This was our last game at home, and we didn't want to lose it," Abbott said.
The win moves Harper Woods to 5-3 overall. Up next is Detroit University Prep at 1 p.m. Oct. 20 at Prep.
Academy falls to 0-6. It travels to Grosse Ile High at 7 p.m. Oct. 19.
"This is a brand new team and our first year," Academy coach James Pollard said. "We'll be better later on."
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