Farmington Hills Harrison football takes early control of OAA White

By: Christian Davis | C&G Newspapers | Published September 1, 2011

 Harrison's Lamarr Marshall grabs  fourth-down touchdown pass as Southfield's Cedric Hill defends.

Harrison's Lamarr Marshall grabs fourth-down touchdown pass as Southfield's Cedric Hill defends.

Photo by David Schreiber

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SOUTHFIELD — In a showdown of Oakland Activities Association White Division powers, Farmington Hills Harrison prevailed at Southfield High 28-14 Sept. 1.

“It was a very tough game against a very good team. I’m just happy we got the win,” Harrison coach John Herrington said.

Leading 14-7 with just over four minutes left in the first half, Harrison scored on a 20-yard fake field goal as Aaron Burbridge rolled to his left and found Lamarr Marshall in the end zone, which proved to be the game-winning score.

“We had the kid covered, he just went up and made a great catch,” Southfield coach Tim Conley said.

“I knew when he rolled out, I had to get depth,” Marshall said. “He threw it up, and I was at the right spot at the right time.”

Southfield would cut it to 21-14 with just over 10 minutes left in the fourth, but the Hawks responded with a seven- minute drive ending in a Jake Vento 2-yard keeper to make it 28-14.

“When we got the ball, my comfort zone is the Power-I.  I said, 'let's get in it and see if we can hold onto the ball,' and we did,” Herrington said.

Ed Huckleby and Austin Hunter also scored for the Hawks. Southfield quarterback Justin Danzy tossed two touchdown passes, one to Brandon Bean and the other to Thomas Kolleh.

Harrison moved to 2-0 (1-0 in the White) and next takes on Rochester Hills Stoney Creek at 7 p.m. Sept. 9 at home. Southfield goes to 1-1 (0-1) and travels to Oak Park High at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 9.
 

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