Jack’s on the attack: Cochran wasting no time shaping up Harding (and Bridgeport)

Harding CampJack Cochran, Harding’s new football coach, isn’t just sitting idly by and counting down the days to first football practice.

And he’s not merely scouring the Bridgeport playgrounds for potential talent, as was reported on the day of his hire last month.

No, sir.

Big Jack has gone to work, quite literally.

Cochran had two announcements Wednesday. Both figure to contribute toward the legend that he’s a Wild West sheriff come to clean up this town.

First, Harding’s parents and players are getting together Saturday for a community cleanup at Hedges Stadium.

The place needs some serious work, Cochran acknowledged, and short of installing a new turf and adding some state-of-the-art amenities, this parent-son cleanup is the next best thing.

They’ll be there Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to give the place a little football feng shui.

Second (and much more important) Cochran is announcing the first All-City Instructional Football Clinic, presented by the Harding High School Football Program. (See flier, at right).

The clinic, which will be held at Hedges Stadium on August. 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., is open to ALL Bridgeport residents from grades 4-9.

(Those NFL helmets represent the Bridgeport Chargers, the Bridgeport Raiders and the Park City Panthers youth football programs).

This is a free clinic. And Cochran says he’ll have some special guests.

For more information, call him at (860) 748-8899, or email him at CochranJack@att.net.



Sean Patrick Bowley