Each year, this is a huge rivalry game between Harrison and Lafayette-Jefferson, two powerhouse programs that could put either team in the drivers seat of the conference. The teams met at 4 p.m. Saturday at Ross-Ade Stadium. Jefferson was hoping to avenge last season’s embarrassing loss.
Kiefer is a two-year letterman on the varsity football team and a two-year letterman in track and field. He is a two-time recipient of the Harrison football ACE award. Kiefer is an active member of his church’s youth group. He plans to attend Purdue University and pursue a degree in bio-engineering.
Jay is three-year letterwinner for the Bronchos and is an outstanding baseball player as well. Jay is 26th in his class ranking with a 3.94 GPA. Jefferson High School is proud of Jay and all of his accomplishments thus far. He is the epitome of the meaning of student-athlete.
Coach Rickard was the head coach of the Raiders from 1970-1998. He holds a career coaching record of 251-84-2. He was the Hoosier Conference sectional and regional champion for several years, and also holds a Class 4A Championship title. Coach Rickard was named the Hoosier Conference Coach of the Year 8 times. He coached for 36 total years, retiring in year 2000.
A four-year veteran of the Harrison vs. Jefferson rivalry, Keller was selected by the New York Jets in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft after a successful collegiate career at Purdue. Keller led the Jets in receiving during the 2010 and 2011 season, while making back-to-back AFC Championship appearances. While at Purdue, he was voted MVP in 2007.