1933 Public League Champs
1935 From Rick Biagi:
"My grandfather, Julio Biagi, graduated from Harrison in 1936. He was captain of
the Harrison football team for his Junior and Senior years and he played alongside Andy Puplis, who went
on to play at Notre Dame. My grandfather received a scholarship to play football at DePaul but their football program was
terminated in 1938. Two of my other grandparents graduated from Harrison around the same time as did a number of great-aunts/uncles."
Coach William Harden (Lost Public League Championship Game to Lane Tech)
1981 3-5 Coach
Coach Herb Bias
The 1931 Harrison team, coached by Bob Daugherty, included two backfield stars, Andy Pilney
and Andy Puplis, that went on to receive All-America mention at Notre Dame. Harrison went 12-0-0, including
a 46-6 win over Mount Carmel for the Chicago city championship, along with a post-season 18-7 win over Miami (Fla.) High at
the Orange Bowl on Christmas.
In 1942, Fred Carman of Marshall returned a kickoff 100 yards vs. Harrison.
Harrison preps that made it to pro football:
--Al Brosky (played with the Chicago (now Arizona) Cardinals as a DB in 1954, played college ball at Illinois
from 1950-52, set NCAA record for career interceptions at 29, and is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame—inducted
--Walt Cudzik (played collegiate ball at Purdue, then professionally with the Washington Redskins (1954),
New York Giants, Boston Patriots (1960-63), and Buffalo Bills (1964)). Cudzik started at center from 1960-63
for the Patriots as they won a division title and played in the AFL championship game in 1963, then after trades to Denver
and Buffalo, he was the center of the 1964 AFL champs. He later scouted for the Miami Dolphins and was a trial lawyer.
--Clarence Janecek (played one season with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1933 as a guard after playing at
--John Karwales (an end at Michigan during the early 1940’s, played for the 1947 Chicago Cardinals)
--Andy Puplis (starred at Notre Dame, later played one season with the Chicago Cardinals in 1943. Was
also an outstanding prep football coach at Proviso East for 27 seasons with a record of 128-84 and 12 ties, including three
undefeated seasons. At least two of his players wound playing pro ball that are known to Midwestern gridiron fans: Ray
Nitschke and Ed O’Bradovich.)
1924 First known competition---Chicago Public League meet with Harrison, Lane, & Englewood
The Harrison boys won the state championship in 1973, defeating Morton East in the title game. Prior to then, the school won three league titles and tied for another during the 1920's and 1930's.
1924 Co-Public League champions coach
1929 PUBLIC LEAGUE CHAMPIONS!! coach
1930 PUBLIC LEAGUE CHAMPIONS!! coach
1932 PUBLIC LEAGUE CHAMPIONS!! coach
1973 17-0-2 STATE CHAMPIONS!!!
Coach James Dominguez
Lake Forest HS, 1-0 in semifinals
Cicero Morton East, 1-0 in state championship match