Herd Sub-Varsity Meets Harmony Saturday

Harmony Community School of Cincinnati, Ohio, will visit Huntington Saturday and take on the Herd's Sub-Varsity in its second game in two weeks. Marshall fell to Hargrave Military on Sunday, September 16, by a surprisingly close score of 13-9. Hargrave is rated as the No. 1 prep school in the nation by some services. Marshall has Vinny Curry on its current roster from Harmony, a freshman D-end.

In the earlier game, Marshall's Sub-Varsity was led by a stiff defense that both stopped Hargrave from scoring on first and goal at the Marshall one-yard line, but actually scored the Herd's only points when lineman James Burkes stripped and recovered the ball in the Hargrave end zone later in the game. Elliot Boyd added a 42-yard field goal for Marshall's nine points, a far cry from last season's 26-0 shutout of the Herd by the Tigers of Hargrave.

For Harmony, this will be the season opener.
9/29 Prep Football at Marshall University Sub-Varsity 1 PM Joan C. Edwards Stadium, Huntington, WV
10/6 Prep Football at University of Kentucky Sub-Varsity, Commenwealth Stadium, Lexington, KY
10/7 Prep Football Mount Union College Sub-Varsity
10/18 Prep Football Findlay College Sub-Varsity at the University of Toledo Glass Bowl
10/28 Prep Football Mount Union College Sub-Varsity 2pm

From the Harmony Website is this preview: "Coming of a 10-0 record in 2006, the Harmony Hurricanes are primed to continue their success on and off the field. Coach Pool has his players in the right state of mind again as they prepare to represent Harmony in 2007. Harmony has quickly risen to the premier independent high school program in the country. Last season, Harmony sent 31 players to college on football scholarships alone. Harmony football is making a positive impact in the community as well. The team spent time over the summer volunteering around the city capped by an afternoon at the Ronald McDonald House where players spent time with youth reading, playing, and signing autographs. Harmony's disciplined 2006 domination of high school varsity and college JV opponents has made finding games very difficult in 2007."

Harmony's head coach is David Pool. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Coach Pool was a defensive back for the University of Tennessee under Coach Johnny Majors. While at UT, he was named to the first Team All-Southeastern Conference Freshman Team and was a member of Tennessee's 1985 Sugar Bowl and SEC Championship team. He transferred his sophomore year to Carson-Newman where he was a defensive back and receiver. Pool was named to the First Team South Atlantic conference twice and was a two-time College All-American. Pool played in three NAIA national championship games that resulted in two national titles. As a dual sport athlete, Pool also qualified for the NAIA National Track Meet in 1988. Pool later received his Bachelor of Science degree in sociology from Trinity College. Coach Pool is a veteran National Football League defensive back who contributed to the Buffalo Bill's success in reaching Super Bowl XXV and who spent two more years playing for the New England Patriots. Pool's coaching experience has included:
Head football coach at Landmark Christian High School, Cincinnati;
Head reserve basketball coach at Harmony Community School, Cincinnati;
Assistant head coach/co-defensive coordinator and defensive back/special teams coordinator at Mount Saint Joseph College, Cincinnati.
Pool has been active in community service as well. He serves or has served as elder and assistant pastor for Fountain of Life Ministries; youth minister at Overflow Ministries; a volunteer for United Way and Athletes in Action; basketball coach for Woodlawn Youth Tennis; camp director for Champions for Christ Football Camp; and executive director for the Corey Dillion Foundation. He and his wife, Gina, are the parents of two children: a daughter, Christian (13) and a son, David (11). Assistant Coaches include Antasio Holley and Carlos Snow.

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