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Marlandez Harris A Springfield Standout

Marlandez Harris (Steve Cummins)

It is a rare feat to win a state championship as a high school football player. Only a select few are able to achieve that success. And yet Marlandez Harris and his Springfield Sacred Heart Griffin team have won two in his three years in high school. That success has garnered attention from the Illini.

Sacred Heart Griffin capped off an unforgettable run through the state playoffs with a state title at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois, last fall. "Last year we were 13-1 and won the 6A state championship," Marlandez Harris explains. "We had a real good team this year. Next year we could be just as good. We return four of our offensive linemen as well as three other players on that...

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