It’s Harbor Creek’s turn in the Glory Days summer football series. The Huskies have plenty of years to choose from, so this vote should be interesting. Cast your vote in the poll at right.
1943-48: After an unimpressive beginning to the program in the 1930s, Harbor Creek teams went 30-10-2 during this six-year run. Included among the teams were two unbeaten squads — 5-0-1 in 1943 and 7-0 in 1948 under first-year coach John Fails. Arnold “Rip” Simmons starred in 1948 with 15 touchdowns and 91 points.
1953-56: John Fails led the Huskies through a strong stretch in the mid-1950s during which Harbor Creek went 21-10 in four seasons while facing strong area competition. The 1953 team posted four shutouts, and the 1954 squad went 6-2 and recorded a 13-12 victory over Strong Vincent, a milestone win for the program against City competition.
1972: Coached by Tony Sanfilippo, the Huskies won their first ECL title in 21 seasons by finishing 7-1. Doug Henry was a standout in the backfield and Ollie Whaley was a star on the line.
1977-78: Wayne Boyd was a scoring machine and Dave Uglow was a terror on the line as the Huskies finished second to Fairview in the ECL in back-to-back seasons. Harbor Creek went 7-2 in 1977 and 6-2-1 in 1978.
1990-91: Record-setting quarterback Chad Vogt led the first of Dan Budziszewski’s Erie County League champions, helping the Huskies to a 10-1 mark in 1990. Again led by Vogt, Harbor Creek reached the D-10 playoffs and finished 8-3 in 1991.
2000-04: The Huskies compiled a 39-11 record during this stretch and claimed shares of the ECL title three times from 2000-02. Kyle Smith excelled at defensive end, and running backs Josh Vogel and Dave Murzynski left a trail of 1,000-yard seasons in their wake. Led by Murzynski and all-around standout Stephen Blose, the Huskies reached the D-10 final in 2004.
2006-07: Eric Divell and Josh McAnulty were offensive stars as the Huskies, still under Dan Budziszewski, won back-to-back Region 4 titles and advanced to the D-10 finals. Harbor Creek went 8-3 in 2006 and 12-1 in 2007.
This poll closes July 6 at 11:59 p.m.
For more information on the Glory Days, click below.
Up next: Corry (Polls are out of order because of delays in finding information on some programs.)
Read the rest of this entry »