The Times West Virginian

October 21, 2013

Harmon reaches goal, goes over 1,000 yards


Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — Noah Harmon set a goal for himself at the beginning of the season: to go over 1,000 yards rushing for the season.

After Friday night’s game against Braxton, he reached that goal.

Friday was also his birthday. Harmon had a lot to celebrate.

Coming off two slow games, Harmon knew he needed to get the ball rolling in last week’s matchup.

Harmon scored on touchdown runs of three, seven and 17 yards on the night.

He scored in the first, second and third quarters before giving way to some younger guys to finish the game.

The senior back only ran the ball 13 times, but that would be all he would need to accrue 136 yards and eclipse his goal.

Harmon has been doing this type of thing all season for the Polar Bears, though.

After Friday’s game the young stud mentioned that he had hoped he was a little further along in his ultimate goal of 2,000 yards. But the fact of the matter is that Fairmont Senior has been blowing teams out and Harmon has been getting his work done on very few carries.

What that does, though, is make his yards per carry stand out.

For the season, Harmon is well over 13 yards per carry.

He’s maintained his spot near the top of the Big 10 leaders while doing it on minimal carries, whereas some teams just pound the ball with one guy play after play.

Harmon has embodied the job of a running back and has been rewarded by meeting personal goals and has led his team to success.

For that, Harmon is this week’s Times West Virginian high school player of the week.