Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, November 3, 1998
Harrison keeps up with Eagle sports
Steve Harrison likes to keep up with Pecos Eagle sports
while attending Texas Tech University in Lubbock, so he was
glad to learn the Enterprise is available on the Internet
and that the Friday night football game results are posted
"I'd like to say "thank you" to the Pecos Enterprise for
keeping me updated on my home team's football action," he
Responding to a request for an update on himself, Harrison
said his senior year in Pecos High School (1997-98) is one
he will never forget.
"There were so many things and events that took place in my
life in this one year that changed my life," he said. "I
dedicated myself to Pecos Eagle football. The last two years
of my football career were filled with intense training. The
program has changed in Pecos. Luckily it's for the better.
"There is no other team that I would rather watch play than
the Eagles. I may not be a part of the team anymore, but the
team will always be a part of me. I know that Pecos has had
years of being the underdog. I know that will change. The
coaches are great. The system the kids are going through is
one of the best that can be offered.
"All it takes is a little dedication and a whole lot of
heart," Harrison said. "I wish this team and the teams in
the future luck. Hopefully I'll see them in the playoffs
here in Lubbock."
Harrison in majoring in kineasiology and hopes to lead a
team to the playoffs or even further in the future.
"The coaches I have had in the past such Coach Swaim, Coach
Ferrel, Coach Wheeler, and the list goes on, have helped me
in my classes in college," he said. "I've learned so much
from this staff. They have contributed many things such as
discipline, respect, and how hard work pays off in the end.
I really believe that these qualities are needed for every
child to be successful in college.
"I encourage parents to urge rather than discourage their
children to participate in high school athletics. The values
they learn will be important in their lives," he said.
He credits his mother, Rosa Harrison, and his sister, Mindi
Harrison, for much of his success.
"The impact my family has on my life is almost unreal. They
began the basis of my life teaching me morals and keeping me
away from drugs and alcohol. All my teachers that I have had
also played a big part. Friends such as John and Kathy
Cravey, the Ikelers and Bennetts, the Warrens (specifically
Dana), and of course my close friends such as Bud, TJ
Huffman, Chris Reyes and so on.
"And last but not least, God for helping me day by day
getting through life's difficult challenges," he said.
Ned Cantwell, Publisher
Division of Buckner News Alliance, Inc.
324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
Phone 915-445-5475, FAX 915-445-4321
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