He enters his fiinal year of junior football

“He’s one of our hardest workers on and off the field,” says head coach Darcy Park.

Over the last four seasons the Edmonton Wildcats have had an anchor on the offensive line, and that anchor has been centre John Harke.  At just 5’11, Harke has learned to use his 250 pound frame to get up and under defensive lineman, knocking them off balance.

The Wildcats, when healthy, have seemingly had a good running attack over the last four seasons and having Harke up front is no coincidence.  Last year Bray Josue benefitted from the blocking up front compiling 522 yards on 72 carries and scored four majors despite being sidelined for a couple of games due to injury.  As a matter of fact, four Wildcats appeared in the PFC’s top 20 rushers in 2015.  The year before both Anthony Myroon and David Adebayo each finished in the Conference’s top 6 rushers.

Harke now prepares for the 2016 season and is ready to help guide the Wildcats back to the post season for the first time since 2013.  They will be in search of their first playoff win since the 2009 National Semi-Final game, punching their ticket to the Canadian Bowl.

This upcoming season with be the Sherwood Park native’s final year of junior eligibility.

John Harke is a CJFL Weekend Warrior.

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