Harrisburg football season opens with traditional Purple & White scrimmage

The 2022 football season opened last Friday with the annual Purple & White scrimmage game, where everybody played and fans got to see the team in action. The team kicks off the season for real at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26 at East Alton-Wood River.

In the freshman scrimmage, running back Conner Pittman gets good yardage behind his lead blocker Shaun Dooley. Jeff Jones photo
Frosh running back Keton Hargrove strides into the end zone, past defenders Gunner Wayman, Felix Maynard and Rocko Neal. Jeff Jones photo
In the varsity portion of the Purple and White scrimmage running back Reed Rider evades the arm tackle of a defender. Jeff Jones photo
Sophomore full back Brendan Hicks powers across the goal line while being tackled by defender Briar Butler. Jeff Jones photo
Senior running back Ross Rider takes the handoff from QB Jack Ford and proceeds through a hole in the line, compliments of lineman Griffith Dawson and friends. Jeff Jones photo
Varsity quarterback Jack Ford launches a bomb from the pocket. Jeff Jones photo