by AJ Conlin
After the Stansbury High School Stallions’ 72-13 victory over the Pine View Panthers, I had the opportunity to speak with Ezra Harris. Harris is the Quarterback for the Stallions. However, he wasn’t always the quarterback. Harris talks about this and more in this article.
How long have you been playing football?
“Since,” Harris thought. “Probably when I was seven, but even before then, I was always playing in the neighborhood. Just playing catch with my friends and my brother, so as long as I can remember, honestly.”
What made you want to play Quarterback?
“I actually had no desire to play it,” Harris said. “My brother and my dad were both Wide Receivers in High School. I feel like that was supposed to be the plan for me. In my first year of football, I was the only one that could take a snap under center. So I just got thrown in. It wasn’t because I could throw better than anyone, it’s just… I could take a snap.”
How long have you been playing varsity?
“This is my second year starting,” Harris stated. “but I got some reps at the end of games my Sophomore year in blowouts.”
How do you feel about your individual performance last game?
“I feel like I did pretty well,” Harris said. “I started off a little slow, but honestly it was my Wide Receivers. They made it easy for me. They go out there and torch, make it easy for me to get touchdowns.”
How did the team as a whole perform?
“I feel we did pretty good,” Harris began. “There’s obviously room for improvement, and next week with Ridgeline, it won’t be near as easy. I feel we all did good, we did all our assignments well. With Mush [Dylan Chapman] being hurt, Xavier Gagnier stepping up was good, and he did really good having to step up into that role. I feel awesome because we were pretty sound, there’s obviously room for improvement. Defense does what defense normally does. Easy [Easton Baker] and ‘Teaki [Mateaki Helu] are nasty!”
How do you feel about the future of the team?
“I feel pretty solid,” Harris said. “If we can stay healthy throughout the year, we’ll be right where we were last year, if not further. The goal is definitely ending up at the U. We have what it takes offensively and defensively. If we continue to improve over the year, peak when we need to peak and stay healthy, then I feel we’ll do good.”
Ezra Harris is pumped for this season! He is very optimistic about the potential of himself and his team and is ready to see them through to the last whistle. Harris and the Stallions will play again on August 19th at 7 PM against the Ridgeline Riverhawks in Stansbury.