Garden Spot dual-threat QB Kye Harting

Kye Harting is a country music fan.  The Garden Spot quarterback likes listening to Alabama and the late Kenny Rogers.  While his taste in music may be old school, his skills on the gridiron are new school.  Harting can beat you with his arm and his legs.  The 5'9, 180-pound rising senior threw for 1,970 yards and 20 touchdowns a season ago.  He added 1,108 yards on the ground and 13 more scores.  Harting, who also plays baseball, helped the Spartans average 35 points and 411 yards per game.  He was named the first team quarterback in Section 3 of the Lancaster-Lebanon League.  Garden Spot went (7-4, 4-2) in 2022 and finished tied for second in the section behind Solanco.  Section 3 also includes Elizabethtown, Twin Valley, Ephrata, Fleetwood, and Daniel Boone.  Harting believes the section championship is up for grabs this fall.  "Everybody lost their share of seniors, but it's wide open right now. I think whoever really wants it the most can go out and get it," he told SV Sports' Paul Roberts.  The Spartans qualified for the District 3-5A playoffs last year as the #10 seed.  They fell in the first round at Dover 40-21.  Reed Gruber returns to anchor the offensive and defensive lines.  He racked up 65 tackles and eleven sacks last season.  Gruber was a first team pick at DE and a second team selection at OT in Section 3.  Harting is a big Eagles fan.  His favorite QB, Jalen Hurts, is also known for his mobility.  Harting believes Philadelphia can win it all this season.  "I think they can. I'm excited to see what they can do," he replied.  Despite his eye-popping stats, Harting joked about how often his first name is mispronounced.  He stated, "Hoping I set the record straight now. It's Kye, no L."   



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