Harrison’s Melo named coach of the year

Harrison High School football Coach Al Melo was named the 3A Football Coach of the Year on Wednesday.

Under Melo’s leadership, the Panthers achieved an 11-1 season for 2018. The squad also posted its first playoff victory during the 2018 season, besting Holy Family and breaking its 0-7 playoff spread.

Melo said in a statement he is “very proud of our kids and our school. Football is a great game and a great metaphor for life.

“If these young men are great fathers and husbands in 10 years, that victory is much bigger than any game we will every play.”