August 25, 2009

Harmon showing a different side

This past Friday gave Noxubee County fullback Earnest Harmon a chance to showcase another side of his game.

The 5-foot-10, 210-pounder is usually just given the chance to run up the middle and catch some dump passes out of the backfield, but in the season opener against Starkville he was able to go deep several time and ended up having a monster game.

Harmon hauled in four passes for 102 yards and two touchdowns including a 49-yard reception to set up 19-yard touchdown catch on the next play to give the Tigers a 24-0 lead at halftime.

"I felt like I couldn't get much going on the ground so coach moved me to the slot and I was just trying to make plays the best way that I can," said Harmon, who also rushed seven times for 25 yards. "I think I've got the best hands on the team. Vincent Sanders and I stay into it all the time about who's got the best hands."

But longtime Noxubee County head coach M.C. Miller answered that question after Friday's 30-0 victory.

"Earnest has got the best hands on the team," Miller said. "He will be out there a lot when Vincent is under center and we've been throwing it to him."

Harmon helped pave the way for the Tigers undefeated run to the Class 4A State Championship last season and understands that they have a target on their backs this year. He is just glad to get the season underway.

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