Engineers Starting to See Success In Year Two Under Harris
Micah Harris took over as head coach of the Hutch Tech football team with visions of turning things around after years of very limited success and felt like the pieces were in place to make that happen.
"I think everyone is just really excited for the potential of Hutch Tech High School and this program," he said.
The results didn't come last year for Hutch Tech, which again finished with a winless record but Year 2 of the Micah Harris era has seen marked improvement.
Hutch Tech was 1-31 in the previous four seasons but started out this season with an overtime win over North Tonawanda, the program's first win of the decade. The Engineers also took Class AA rival Niagara Falls to OT and has been competitive even with the more established large school programs.
"Their kids played hard and made us earn it," Lancaster coach Eric Rupp said after the Legends 49-22 win at Riverside in Week 2. "Coach is doing a really nice job of building things here."
Junior Ishmael Adams leads the Engineers with 218 rushing yards and three touchdowns. Junior Ashton Rogers has thrown for 205 yards and a touchdown, while senior Zy’iere Brinson has thrown for 119 yards and another score.
Junior Carnell Young has 12 catches for 131 yards and a TD and junior Romeo Kidd has 15 grabs for 128 yards and the Engineers’ other receiving score.
Defensively, sophomore Adam Kilminster and junior Carnell Young each have a pair of interceptions for Hutch Tech.