P23: Harris returns to the Wesson backfield

Published 9:05 pm Thursday, July 19, 2018

Primetime 23 is a list of the top players to watch ahead of the 2018 football season.

Jaquavion Harris will be counted on more this season with Wesson breaking in new quarterback Antrelle Sims.

The good news for the Cobras is Harris had a strong junior campaign, rushing for 905 yards on 116 carries and 10 touchdowns.

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Harris and others will have to replace the production from last year’s quarterback in Dell Thigpen, who was a 1,000 yard rusher.

“It’s big to have him back,” Wesson head football coach Jeremy Loy said. “We have a lot of experience back in the backfield, but he certainly has the most.  He can break it anytime and score.”

Harris said the summer program has gone well at Wesson, and he thinks that will contribute to the success of the 2018 season.

“We’ve really worked hard this summer,” Harris said. “We’ve had good attendance, and the work that we’ll put in now will help us when the season rolls around.”

Wesson found itself in a lot of close contests in 2017, but they weren’t able to come out with victories.

Harris said with a year more of experience, the Cobras are hoping to turn those close losses into wins this year.

“I feel like we’re going to be able to finish those types of games this year because we’ve been through it before,” Harris said. “We know that we’ll have to finish this year at the end of games, and it’ll help.”

Harris said he wants his senior year to be the one which helps Wesson turn the corner as a program.

“You have to take everything more seriously as a senior,” Harris said. “All the freshmen and sophomores are looking at you. You are the leader when you’re a senior, and you have to take that seriously. Everyone is looking at you and how you do things.”