NASHUA — Curtis Harris is best known for his ability to run with the football. The way he’s able to make defenders miss and create something out of nothing is a sight to behold, and he did plenty of that in Nashua North’s 35-0 win over Bishop Guertin Friday.
But Harris made it known that he has a strong arm, too. The junior completed 5-of-7 passes for 107 yards and three touchdowns, with his best ball of the night going for a 46-yard score.
His 15 carries for 147 yards and an additional touchdown took a bit of a back seat.
“We were kind of just taking what the defense was giving us,” North head coach Dante Laurendi said. “We got ourselves in some situations where we had to make some plays through the air. We knew we could throw. He has the ability to throw. I think he showed that a little bit tonight and made some great throws.”
Harris’ 46-yard touchdown pass to Jayden Espinal came on a third and nine with 2:57 remaining in the second quarter, just six minutes after he found Sam Nicholls for a 28-yard touchdown.
North took a 28-0 lead into halftime and seven minutes into the third period, Harris once again connected with Nicholls for a 10-yard score that triggered running time for the rest of the game.
“(Bishop Guertin) focused on my running, which left my receivers open to throw to,” Harris said.
Harris opened the scoring with a 40-yard rushing touchdown midway through the first quarter. With Anthony Greene standing beside him, Harris kept the ball on an option play and ran the ball up the middle, splitting the safeties and going the last 20 yards untouched.
It was a nice effort to preserve what has been an undefeated season so far as North is 6-0.
“It’s a battle,” Laurendi said. “We just tell our guys it’s a week-to-week thing and every week’s a new challenge. You’ve gotta forget what happened behind us and continue to move forward.”
North will take on a winless Keene team next Saturday, while BG will look to rebound against Winnacunnet. The Cardinals are 3-3.