HARVARD — The Fall season brought with it plenty of good fortune for Harvard boys athletics. The Cardinals completed an unbeaten football season, capturing its first state football championship in Class D-6. And now the Cardinals are hoping that some of that good fortune translates to the hardwood.
Harvard has plenty of athleticism, but first-year head coach Cody Cahill is hoping to see the team’s fundamentals improve this year.
“(We) have five letter winners back from last year,” he said. “We’re looking to play with better habits and more consistency.”
The Cardinals bring back three starters from last season in Noah Okraska, David Reazola, and Ben Okraska.
Noah, who quarterbacked the state champion Cardinals, is a 6-foot guard, hitting the court for his final season with Harvard. Fellow senior Reazola is a 5-8 guard. Ben adds some size to the lineup, as the junior stands at 6-2.
Cahill also expects Colton Roberts — a 5-10 senior guard — and junior Ethan Piper (6-0, guard) to also contribute to the team’s success.
At the end of the season, Harvard will compete in the Class D-1, Subdistrict 7 tournament, taking on Bruning-Davenport/Shickley, Blue Hill, McCool Junction, and Thayer Central. Harvard will begin its season with a road matchup against Giltner on Thursday before hosting Shelton on Tuesday and Franklin on Dec. 12.