George Rogers Clark High school started off their season with a victory over Corbin High Friday night, winning 39-29. The Cardinals were led by senior Justin "Pokey" Harris who had one of Kentucky’s top performances Friday night.
The 5-foot-10, 165-pound senior rushed for 300 yards and four touchdowns. He also iced the game with a 61 yard touchdown off an interception.
“It was a great game. I came out mentally and physically prepared. The linemen were creating holes for me to hit which gave me the opportunity to open up my game,” Harris said.
Last season Harris led his team with 912 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns. He also caught 26 passes for 566 yards and six more scores. During the off-season, Harris got a chance to camp with a couple of schools.
“I went to two University of Kentucky camps, Tennessee, Western Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky, National Underclassmen Combine where I won running back MVP and Fastest Man award and I also went to the National Underclassmen Ultimate 100 camp,” said Harris.
The senior is hearing most from Kentucky, Tennessee, Western Kentucky, Ball State and Eastern Kentucky.
Harris believes he and his team can both make some noise this season.
“I’m looking forward to winning and just being able to play football once against with all my teammates,” said Harris. “I can be as good as I want to be as long as I keep working hard and pushing myself to be the best I can be. The same as the team. As long as we keep pushing ourselves and working hard, we should come out successful,” he finished.