County Begins Tearing Down Old Harris Field

A Harford County crew was at the former home of the Warriors football, soccer and lacrosse teams Tuesday morning, removing fences and tearing down the old scoreboard.

Athletes called it home.

Families used to flock to it to watch their neighbors, friends and children.

Members of the Warrior Pride marching band used to practice on the grass.

Memories were made. History was made.

But soon, the former Harris Field will soon be no more.

The structures surrounding the former athletic facility at began coming down Tuesday.

As of lunchtime, the lights, press box and goalposts still remained. But the fence surrounding the playing field and the scoreboard that sat along Juniata Street were gone.

According to a crew member at the site, the plan is for new fields to be built running parallel with Juniata Street. Doing so, seemingly, would also put Tomahawk Field—home of the Warriors softball team—in jeopardy.

A new layout for the athletic complex was part of the proposed new school building.

replaced the former Harris Field in the mid-2000s.

TELL US: What are your memories of the old Harris Field? Did you play in a memorable game? Do you still recall a highlight? Leave a comment.

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James P. Miller February 14, 2012 at 08:27 PM
I hope their plans include Lilly Run.
Danielle Thomas February 15, 2012 at 01:41 AM
I remember the year that the Lady Warriors Soccer team won there very first championship ever against perryville in 1998. It is still one of the best memories I have of high school. It was a big deal to win rationals on your home feild. I will miss driving by and seeing it.
Tyre Jay February 15, 2012 at 03:50 AM
I coached many games @Harris Field in my 12 year tenure as teacher and coach at HHS. My best memory was beating Joppatown in the final game of the first lacrosse season in HHS history; 1977. T Jay.
Brad February 15, 2012 at 12:28 PM
I am lucky to have a multitude of great memories on Harris Field in three different roles. My first memories are of my Grandmother Cheryl Eberhardt taking me to games of the great Warrior football teams of the 80’s before I was even old enough to understand what football was, but I knew that where I was, was special. Ten years later I am in high school myself, playing for Tom Marron with 17 players on the team and winning 8 games a year. Memories from this time include moving our home game against Joppatowne because of the sink hole that opened up in the middle of the field due to a rotted out pipe leading to Huber and losing to Southern Garrett in the state playoffs 28-20, in a battle of two diametrically opposed football teams. After, College I returned to Harris Field for what many deemed the Game of the year in 2003 as Havre de Grace played Aberdeen for the UCBAC Championship. This time I was wearing blue and gold as an assistant on the AHS Eagles. The game was absolutely packed with people and AHS won on the way to a State Championship. The field holds many more memories than just these, including two a days in the summer, football with friends in the winter and even baseball practice when it was too wet anywhere else.
Me February 17, 2012 at 12:20 AM
Just my opinion, but don't you think we should have a pool by now? Our swim team is one of the most prominent organizations at the school and we don't even have our own facilities.


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