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Harris dominates, West Bridgewater soccer surges to Thanksgiving win

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EASTON — Because the Southeastern Regional and West Bridgewater Excessive soccer groups gathered at midfield postgame for the Thanksgiving trophy ceremony, the 2 head coaches selected a recreation MVP from every group.

For Southeastern (3-8), it was its high downfield menace, junior receiver Joey Tully, whose three receptions yielded 78 yards.

For West Bridgewater (8-3), the selection was unanimous. With out query, it was junior James Harris.

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The 6-foot, 170-pound quarterback dominated with 9 keepers for 181 speeding yards and all 5 of the group’s touchdowns within the Wildcats’ 35-13 win, as West Bridgewater maintains a four-year successful streak within the rivalry because it started in 2017 (there was no recreation in 2020).

“I feel that places him proper about 20 touchdowns on the season,” head coach Justin Kogler stated of Harris. “He is an important athlete, he is quick, he reads his blocks, he runs exhausting – he is actually an ideal quarterback for our offense. He does a pleasant job.”

West Bridgewater's James Harris scores a touchdown and is congratulated by Jayden Cobbs during a game versus Southeastern on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022.

As West Bridgewater held a 14-13 lead after a 21-yard discipline objective from Southeastern’s Ryan Desmond with 6:12 to go within the third quarter, Harris cranked his manufacturing to a different degree.

On the following drive, the junior faked the hand-off to Sean Carter, veered left and battled via contact to attain a 6-yard landing on the 1:59 mark of the third. It was simply the primary downfall of a three-part avalanche that produced 21 unanswered factors, all scored on Harris’ runs, to seal the win.

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