The Times West Virginian

June 23, 2013

Huskies’ Harker thirsty for a winning season

Harker: It’s time for North Marion to step things up

By Jarrod Harris
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — North Marion football is under reconstruction.

The individual wanting to erase the black cloud looming above the Huskies and their previous struggles?

Andrew Harker, North’s rising star at the quarterback position.

“It’s time to turn things around,” Harker said. “I know that everything goes in cycles, but I feel that it’s about time for North Marion to step things up and make things how they used to be.”

There won’t be any more 3-7 seasons or 4-6 years for the Huskies — at least not under Harker’s watch.

Harker made his first appearance at the quarterback position in North’s last two games of the season. He put the Huskies on his back and led them to two straight victories, which allowed the team to have some confidence heading into the offseason.

That’s where Harker thinks he could grow as both a quarterback and a leader.

“The easiest thing that I can say about this offseason is the fact that practice makes perfect,” Harker said. “During the offseason, I’ve been working my hardest. I’m trying to get bigger, faster and stronger. I’m ready for the season. I’m trying to excel as a leader and I’m trying to get on the same page as everyone on the team.”


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