There was something that happened off the field before the 1997 championship game that makes JSerra’s Friday night homecoming game against Trabuco Hills more personal for the Haritgan clan.
Three days before kickoff, Jim’s wife, Gina, gave birth to their eldest daughter, Gemma.
A day after being released from the hospital, Gina took newborn Gemma out to the Eagles big game so the two of them could cheer for Jim.
“The whole family was there to see (Gemma) and watch the game,” Gina Haritgan said. “It was an amazing game and an exciting time. It’s a very spirited and memorable time in our family’s life.”
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