Harrison Central

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Head Coach: Justin Kropka

College Attended: Bethany College; Ohio University
Coaching History: 1997-2004 Martins Ferry Assistant Coach, 2005-Present Harrison Central Head Coach
Record as Head Coach: 53-46
Family Info: Wife-Trina; Children-Campbell (9) and Colby (7)
Greatest Moment: Watching our former players be good husbands, good fathers, and good people.
Hobbies: Whatever my kids are into.
Coaching Inspiration: Dave Bruney, Dirk Fitch, Tom Suriano, Bill Bruney
If I weren't a coach, I would be ___: in entertainment or the military.

Positive Comment About Another OV Football Coach/Program: "I have been fortunate enough to compete against coaches around the Valley that I truly respect both as coaches and people. There are far too many to name, but coaches like Dave Bruney (Martins Ferry), Brett McLean (St. Clairsville), and Andrew Connor (Indian Creek) are guys that we've played my entire career who exemplify what you would want in a coach running a high school program." Quote About Your Team's Upcoming Season: "The 2015 Harrison Central Huskies enter the season as an experienced group, though much of that experience came out of necessity due to a rash of injuries we've weathered the last two seasons. If we can be fortunate enough to avoid the injury bug and put our entire focus on the task at hand, we have a chance to be very good in 2015."
Stadium Information
Stadium Address: 440 E. Market St, Cadiz, OH 43907
Type of Turf: Grass
Field Name: Wagner Field
Seating Capacity: 4,500
Stadium Phone: 942-7700 ext. 8771
School/Team Information
High School: Harrison Central
School Address: 440 E. Market Street, Cadiz, OH 43907
School Phone: 740-942-7700
Athletic Director: Ray Hibbs
Contact for Tickets: Ray Hibbs
Contact for Boosters: Ray Ferri
Mascot: Huskies
School Colors: Royal Blue, Black, Silver
Last Years Football Record: 5-5
Playoff Record: 0-2; Last year in playoffs (2012)
All Time Record: 62-99
Last Playoff Season: 2012
Offense: Pro-1
Defense: 4-4
State Division: Division 5
Conference: Buckeye 8/OVAC AAA
Biggest Rival: Buckeye Local
Greatest Moment: Beating St. Clairsville to clinch school's first playoff birth
Notable Alumni: Trent Luyster: Baseball (Ohio State), Willie Walker: Football (West Liberty University)

Player InformationReturning Lettermen: 21

How Many Returning Defensive Players: 9 (Logan Smith, C, Jr.; Jesse Ball, FB, Jr.; Brandon Mitchell, QB/WR, Sr.; Lance Smith, OL, Jr; Grant Sproul, TE, Jr.; Brenton Stull, OL, Jr.; Travis Stenson, RB, Sr.; Travis Stenson, RB, Sr.; Nevada Kuryn, OL, Jr.; Zach Arbogast QB/WR, Sr.; Austyn Porter, WR, Sr.).  

How Many Returning Defensive Players: 8 (Brenton Stull, DL, Jr.; Jesse Ball, LB, Jr.; Antony Risley, LB, Sr.; Bryson Porter, OLB, Sr.; Travis Stenson, OLB, Sr.; Austyn Porter, DB, Sr.; Brandon Mitchell, DB, Sr.; Tison Johnson, DB, Sr.).
Key Players That Graduated: 
Kalub Mitchell, DB; Zack Elias, DL; Casey Runevitch, LB; Nate Maykowski, OB; Zack Manbeck, OL.
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