Hall of Fame – Harry Scull Jr

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Harry is a 1984 graduate of Springville Griffith Institute. Harry is the son of Harry and Evelyn Scull of Springville, NY and brother to Michael (‘85) and Daniel (‘87).

While at Springville, Harry participated in three Sports, football, basketball and baseball.

Harry participated on the modified football team under coach Kent Hoppel in 1978 and 1979 as a 7th and 8th grader. In 1980 & 81, Harry participated as a starter on the junior varsity team under Jim Duprey and Joe Fitzsimmons that went undefeated in both seasons. In 1982 and 83, Harry participated as a starter on the varsity team under the coaching staff of Mike Nugent, Robert Schlageter and Emerson Havens.

As a freshman, Harry started on defense, played back-up quarterback, punted and kicked helping the JV team to a 8-0 record, scoring 300 points and giving up only 12.

As a sophomore, Harry started at quarterback and linebacker, while kicking and punting helping lead the junior varsity team to an 8-0 record, scoring 286 points and giving up 14 points. Harry was 36-64 for 699 with 6 TD passes while adding two interceptions.

As a junior, Harry started at middle linebacker, punted and played backup quarterback helping lead the Varsity team to a 7-1 record and  Division 5 Co-Champions. Harry led the defense in tackles helping the Griffins limit their eight opponents to 56 total points. Harry also chipped in with 2 interceptions, a fumble recovery and a blocked punt.

As a senior, Harry started at quarterback and linebacker and punted helping lead the the varsity team to a 6-2 record, 5-1 in Division 5. Harry was third on the team in tackles, while adding 1 interceptions and a fumble recovery. Harry had a 38.1 punting average with a long punt of 56 yards against Cleveland Hill.

Harry participated on the JV basketball team under coach Robert Schlageter in 1980 and 1981 while playing varsity in 1982 under Jim Rindfuss.

Harry participated on the JV baseball team under Jim Kramer in 1981 & 82 while playing varsity under Jim Duprey in 1983 & 84. Harry pitched, played first base and catcher along with playing right field.

After graduation, Harry went to Buffalo State College where he graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in photography in 1989. While at Buffalo State College, Harry played one year of college football, 1985 under Les Dugan. After a year of college football Harry worked on his photo journalism skills as a photographer for the college newspaper, the Record in 1985 and 86 and then the photo editor from 1986 through 1989.

Harry is grateful and blessed to be selected into the Pop Warner Hall of Fame. This would not have been possible without the special athletic gifts given from the Lord. Harry would like to thank all his coaches and teammates that were a part of his teams over the year. A special thank you to Ron Schalgeter. Ron was Harry’s next door neighbor that was most influencial in his development of sports. Ron’s patience and teachings allowed Harry to better understand the game while developing his skills 12 months a year.

Harry currently lives in Springville, NY is the father of Michael and grandfather of Riley. He has been working as a staff photographer for the Buffalo News since 1996.