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The Journal Gazette

Saturday, August 26, 2017 7:20 pm

Harshberger turning heads

JOSH PATTERSON | For The Journal Gazette

There’s no replacing what Dylan Hunley meant to the East Noble offense last season. Now at Saint Francis, the receiver caught 95 passes for the Knights in 2016. With that said, East Noble has found a reliable playmaker this fall with a last name familiar to many in northeast Indiana.

In the Knights’ 28-7 win over Warsaw Friday, junior Kaiden Harshberger made the most of his 15 touches, running for 60 yards on seven carries and catching eight balls for 85 yards and a touchdown. Harshberger’s father, Scott, ran for over 2,500 yards and 29 touchdowns for Lakeland in 1995.

“He’s fast; he’s shifty in space,” East Noble quarterback Andrew McCormick said. “He’s a good guy to throw to.”

Kaiden Harshberger is playing bigger than his 5-foot-8 frame for the Knights, his effort noticed by coach Luke Amstutz.

“He’s playing hurt and it’s visible,” Amstutz said. “He’s battling through it and playing awesome. If we can get him healthy and feeling good, he’ll be one of the best players around.”