Hines Furniture Athlete of the Week: Lee Central's Harry does it all in win over Mullins


At first glance, the stat line for Lee Central's Kwantre Harry doesn't jump off the page. In LCHS's 28-0 win over Mullins, the Stallion signal caller only passed twice for 36 yards and rushed four times for 44 more. But that's only one side of the ball.

What stands out about Harry is his ability to do it all. He's also Lee Central's starting safety, a position where he collected four tackles in the win. He's also the team's long snapper and handles kicking duties. The Stallion senior knocked in three of his four extra points in the victory while also kicking off.

That all around performance was enough for Harry to earn the honors of Hines Furniture Athlete of the Week.

"It means a lot," Harry said of winning the vote by Item readers with the support of the Lee Central community.

The win also meant a lot to Harry and the rest of the Stallions. After having their entire 2020 season canceled due to the school district's response to COVID-19, Lee Central was searching for its first win since 2019 against Mullins.

"We knew we needed to win because we're trying to get to that No. 1 spot in 2A," Harry said. "It meant a lot. (The younger players) look up to me, so I had to go lead them."

Head coach Justin Danner knows that Harry played a big part in the victory and was proud of the way his senior jack-of-all-trades stepped up to lead the charge.

"It's always a team victory for us, but when you speak of team, Kwantre has been doing it for our team," Danner said. "He does so many different things from kicking to snapping to quarterback to free safety. He's been a selfless kid for us.

"Every day, he comes to practice and puts his hard hat on for us and never complains. I'm just fortunate as a coach to be able to coach him right now and watch him play well."

Harry said he plays all of those positions for a simple reason.

"It's my senior year. I'm just trying to win and get noticed by different coaches from colleges," Harry said.

With a team that was basically starting over this year after missing the 2020 season, Danner needed a player like Harry to show the younger players what it means to be a selfless teammate.

"He's been with us ever since middle school. Ever since I met him, he's been a kid that's been very respectful, his parents are definitely of him and his brother," Danner said. "It's a blessing to see him be able to do good things. He means a lot to us because he does so many different things. We're fortunate to have him."