Harrington ready for encore

Injuries are a part of any athletic event. The way you come back from an injury means a lot and Jarrod Harrington has made a positive impact upon his return to the field.

Injuries are a part of any athletic event. The way you come back from an injury means a lot and Jarrod Harrington has made a positive impact upon his return to the field.

Boyle County won the 4-A State Championship this season behind star players like Lamar Dawson, Chris Cook and Devon Cox. However, another player for Boyle County who made his presence known was Jarrod Harrington.

The 5-foot-8, 165-pound athlete is a multi-purpose player who has been able to make plays for the Boyle County Rebels.

"I am very fast, extremely athletics and super strong for my size," said Harrington. "I have amazing quickness and tremendous lateral hip movement. That's why I am so hard to catch, tackle and block," he said. "That's why it makes it so hard for the opponent across from me."

The athletic Harrington has played receiver, defensive back and running back for Boyle County due to his versatility and his overall athleticism, which is indicated in his 4.6 forty and his 30.8 inch vertical. And Harrington is still adding to his game.

"I need to work on my reads at safety and hitting the receiver when he runs a slant," he said. "I need to make contact with him when he comes across the middle because if I miss him, he scores," he said.

Harrington had a good season, despite fighting through a broken arm.

"I performed above my expectations due to sitting out for eight games because of a broken arm," he said. "I was second in the state in receiving yards and receiving touchdowns until my injury. I ended up being 23rd in the state in receiving yards after coming back from my injury. I finished tenth for receiving touchdowns," he finished.

That good season also included getting back on the field and playing during the state title game.

"It felt amazing winning back-to-back state titles this year. Especially after sitting on the sidelines for eight games; watching my teammates play their hearts out. It made the state title that much more special to me because I got to come back and play in it," he finished.

Harrington has been solid enough to start receiving college interest from a few schools.

"I hear from Cincinnati, Carson-Newman and Campbellsville," he said.

Interest could rise more after next season as Boyle County gets ready to defend their title.

"We have all the potential in the world of winning a third straight state title," he said. "As a team, we will have to work harder than ever before," said Harrington.


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