Greenville’s Harrington earns all-state honorable mentions

By Chip Burch • Last Updated 11:34 am on Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Greenville junior Colt Harrington (50) gets ready to help finish off a tackle during a game this season. Harrington earned all-state honorable mention honors this season.

GREENVILLE — More than just local people noted the play of Greenville’s Colt Harrington during football season.

Harrington was named Associated Press Division 1-2 honorable mention all-state and the Detroit News Division 1-2 honorable mention all-state.

The junior was named to the defense on both.

“That’s really a neat thing, a big honor,” said Greenville football coach David Moore. “That shows that other people are watching him. Especially to make it as a junior, since others don’t normally make it on there.”

Harrington was excited about it himself.

“I was definitely happy, of course,” he said. “It’s definitely an honor to play on the Greenville football team. I made a lot of friends on the team and hopefully we’ll have a better season.”

Moore noted this was the first year Harrington played on the defensive side of the ball.

“Colt started as a sophomore at lineman for us, and did a great job,” Moore said. “We expanded it this year and started both ways. Defensively, that’s where he really stood out. Defensively, he was very difficult to block and teams had to double-team him and he still came off blocks.”

Harrington finished the season with 75 tackles, which was tops on the Yellow Jacket team. He had three sacks and 11 tackles for a loss. Harrington also recorded two fumble recoveries, one of which went for a touchdown.

Harrington credited his play to his workouts.

“I just started lifting more and working out more,” he said.

And he’s not stopping there.

“Right now I’m attending MVP (Sportsplex) with a personal trainer and that will go into next summer,” he said.

Harrington was one who never stops playing, Moore said.

“The biggest thing about Colt was in football they talk about a kids’ motor, and his motor never stops,” Moore said “Even on a play he seems like he’s out of the play he’d still go after it. That’s really good when you have someone who does that.”

Harrington will be back next season, and he has a lofty goal for then.

“My personal goal is to be all-state,” he said. “Hopefully that will come true but we’ll see what happens.”

Greenville’s football team was 4-5 this season.

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