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Hardin leaves Porter Ridge for Freedom

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INDIAN TRAIL, NC (WBTV) -

Big high school football news as Porter Ridge head coach Blair Hardin has resigned to take over as the head coach at Freedom.

Coach Hardin spent 5 years at Porter Ridge and went 50-18 during his tenure.

It would be hard to top the last 3 years with the Pirates.  The program would go 40-5 and won 3 straight Southern Carolina Conference titles.  During that time they would make it to 3 straight 4A western regional final games and the past 2 seasons were the 4A state runners up.

Before Hardin got to Porter Ridge, the Pirates went 4-29 in their first 3 years of existence.

WBTV talked to coach today and he said it has been a long, tough day and he hates to leave the community, the kids, and the school of Porter Ridge, but Freedom was a opportunity he couldn't pass up.

He goes to a Freedom program that has enjoyed its best years of football the last 3 seasons.  The Patriots are 32-6 during that time.  They are coming off a season where they won the most games in a single season with 12 and made it to the 3A western regional finals. 

 

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