Team Preview: Harding University
The 2013 Harding University Rams came out of the gate strong, with back-to-back road wins at Garinger and against West Charlotte. The Rams then came home and upended East Meck. Unfortunately for Harding, week three was the highwater mark for the season, as the team lost their final seven games. Perhaps the most important of these was against archrival Berry Academy.
This year's team is more experienced and has some veteran leadership on both sides of the ball. They welcome back last year's starting quarterback Xzavier Caple who coach Walter Aikens says "will be an integral part of our team."
Xzavier comes back with extra confidence after leading this team as a junior. Having senior wide receiver Anthony Couser will bode well for this Ram offense.
Coach Aikens has instilled confidence in his team this offseason, and thinks the defense will be what this team hangs their hat on.
Harding University opens the season at home on August 22 against Garinger at 7:00 p.m.