Harrison embracing underdog role ahead of regional championship

The Harrison football team is set to play in a regional championship game for the first time since 1994.

Posted: Nov. 8, 2018 12:15 AM
Updated: Nov. 8, 2018 6:52 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The Harrison football team is set to play in a regional championship game for the first time since 1994.

That year marked longtime head coach A.J. Rickard's final season with the Raiders.

This season, Terry Peebles' squad ended its 24-year sectional drought after topping Kokomo 19-16.

But a tough task lies ahead.

Harrison will host the top-ranked team in Class 5A on Friday: New Palestine.

The undefeated Dragons are 71-4 since head coach Kyle Ralph took over the program six years ago.

Ralph's offense in 2018 is averaging 63 points a game which ranks first in 5A and second in all classes. That unit features the state's leading rusher in junior Charlie Spegal.

While the Raiders know they will have their work cut out for the, the team is not backing away from the challenge.

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