by Malekai Erwin
Maleki Erwin: How do you feel the season has gone so far?
Coach Jim Dougherty: It’s been OK. It could have been better and was rocky at times. Tuesday Pep Rally was awesome.
Erwin: How do you think the rest of the season will go?
Coach D: We still have a chance to finish the season strong.
Erwin: What is your favorite part about being a middle school football coach?
Coach D: I really enjoy practices, but the games stress me out.
Erwin: Is the Harris Middle School Football team the first team that you have coached?
Coach D: (laughs) No! This is the 86th different team from one sport or another that I have coached in my career. It seems like I have been a coach my whole life. I have coached lots of different sports, however football is my favorite.
Erwin: Thank you for your time.
Coach D: Thank you.
Jim Dougherty is the head coach of the Harris Middle School football team and a 6th grade Social Studies Teacher.