First Look Frenzy: Harlem Huskies

MACHESNEY PARK, Ill. (WIFR) The scariest thought that should run through the minds of any NIC-10 defense this season should be Harlem. The Huskies lit up scoreboards in 2018 and with all of James Coopers' weapons back, they should turn into a lasting memory.

There's a lot of expectations on head coach Robert Moynihan's group.

Cooper says the focus right now is on state for the 10th ranked Huskies and the confidence is running wild with this offense.

Cooper led the NIC-10 with 1,821 yards and 22 touchdowns through the air.

Harlem also returns three of the conference's top eight receivers in Dominic McCarren, Brandt Hixson and Jalon Benson.

The Huskies traveled around northern Illinois for 7-on-7 tournaments this summer and Benson says they handled the competition.

"We've seen a lot of people and nobody matches up with us," said Benson. "No pads on, nobody matches up with us. We kind of murdered everybody we played to be honest. We won every 7-on-7 we went to. We've got so many play-makers because every single person you have to watch out for. Every single person on our offense can make a play and even our quarterback now."

"Like I've been telling everyone, the top eight receivers are pretty good," said head coach Robert Moynihan. "I've coached these quarterbacks before and kids have broken records before, but I've never had a receiving crew like this ever. It's unreal."