Antioch (Calif.) running back Najee Harris runs for 130 yards against Concord (Calif.) De La Salle

CONCORD, Calif. -- Najee Harris had a 53-yard touchdown called back due to holding, but still ran for 130 yards against the vaunted Concord (Calif.) De La Salle defensive line, which includes 2018 four-star Tuli Letuligasenoa., Calif. -- After a 67-yard first quarter, which featured three runs of at least 11 yards, 2017 five-star Najee Harris of Antioch (Calif.) was on pace for a 200-yard day against Concord (Calif.) De La Salle, but the Spartans -- ever tough against the run -- held Harris to eight runs of three yards or fewer in the second quarter, with just one nine-yard scamper.

Harris didn't get a carry after halftime until there was just 7:04 left in the third quarter, and ripped off runs of 10 and 17 yards, though a 53-yard touchdown was called back due to holding.

 Harris's most impressive runs -- a 23-yarder which included a hurdling leap in the first quarter, and that 53-yard touchdown -- stayed on the scoresheet, but Harris was impressive against a stout defensive line. Harris kept mainly to the outside, as his line wasn't able to open holes against the Spartans. That said, his ability to break contain and turn the corner shone brightly. He's so explosive, that when he finally does have an offensive line that opens up holes for him, he'll be a threat both outside and between the tackles.

When he did run inside, he was still able to gain the two and three and four yards on carries where he had no real blocking. He still needs to run with a bit more power, but that will come when he has a line that makes holes he can hit.

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