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Patriots take down East Meck 19-0

By Ron Morris

Last Friday night at Independence High School the Patriots opened  Southwestern 4A Conference play with a 19-0 win over the East  Mecklenburg Eagles.

Just before the first half kick off the rain also found its way to Indy’s homefield creating a steady downpour for the duration of the contest. Both teamshandled the conditions very well without any turn overs.

The Patriots scored all of its points in the first half while the defense held the Eagles scoreless. With 8:19 left in the first quarter Indy’s Cederick Stone returned an East Meck punt 92 yards for the score putting Indy up 6-0.

Senior running back Quantavious McGill added another first quarter score atthe 3:17 mark with a 4 yard run making the score 12-0 at the end of the first quarter. Indy got its final touchdown at the 9:19 mark in the second quarter when quarterback Christian McPhail found Duane Perking in the end zone for a 16 yard touchdown pass. Caleb Ritch kicked the point after making the score 19-0. […]

By |October 3rd, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Independence High School, Sports|1 Comment

Rocky River faces Myers Park

GAME WEEK 6

By Andrew Stark

Who: Rocky River (1-4) at Myers Park (3-2)

When: 7 pm

Last Meeting: Rocky River won, 28-14, on Sept. 26, 2014

Key Players: Rocky River: quarterback Tyshawn Carter, running backs Elijah Henry, Justice Styron and Nygle Farmer, receiver/defensive back Kendall Lewis, receiver Johari Alexander, lineman Bryson Adams, defensive back Tyrell Robinson, linebacker Larry Blanton; Myers Park: quarterback Jack Davidson, receiver Jason Monastra and Brandon Adams, linebacker Ben Norris, Noah Smith and Cooper Hearn, defensive backs Kevin Alford and Tim Willis, linemen Anton O’Brien and Corey Mobely, running backs Brandon Caldwell and Antario Dubose

The Keys: Myers Park is one play away from being 4-1 after a tough and well-played 14-7 overtime loss unbeaten South Meck, but they bounced back from that with a 31-24 win over Sun Valley last week. […]

By |September 24th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds, History, Rocky River High School, Sports|0 Comments

Independence v. East Meck.

GAME WEEK 5

By Andrew Stark

Who: East Meck (2-3) at Independence (2-3)

When: 7 pm

Last Meeting: Independence won, 38-0, on Sept. 26, 2014

Key Players: Independence: quarterback Christian McPhail, running back Quantavious McGill, cornerback/receivers Elijah Small and Cedric Stone, linebackers Tylon Clawson, Jerome Cochran and Rob Casanova, defensive ends Christian Colon and Kima Bell; East Meck: quarterback Khalil Gilliam, running backs Juan Powell and Khamal Howard, receiver Aaron Walker, linebackers Jonathan Jones, Trey Hodge and Tyler McCall, linemen Cody Allen, Keyshawn Barnes and Xavier Jackson

The Keys: The Patriots have a losing record for the first time since 2010, but hope is on the way. East Meck has a pair of wins, but the next three Independence opponents are a combined 2-12 so they should make a run. The Patriot defense has been a little shaky and the Eagles will try to attack it on the ground with Juan Powell and Khamal Howard, who have combined to run for over 1,000 yards already. If they can find running lanes, they could have another big day. […]

By |September 24th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds, History, Independence High School|0 Comments

Rocky River faces North Meck

GAME WEEK 5

By Andrew Stark

Who: Rocky River (1-3) at North Meck (3-1)

When: 7 pm

Last Meeting: This is the first meeting

Key Players: Rocky River: quarterback Tyshawn Carter, running backs Elijah Henry, Justice Styron and Nygle Farmer, receiver/defensive back Kendall Lewis, receiver Johari Alexander, lineman Bryson Adams, defensive back Tyrell Robinson, linebacker Larry Blanton; North Meck: quarterback Kendall Coles, running back Emmanuel Wilson, receivers De’Montrez Burroughs and Dalon Tucker, linemen Chris Moore, Preston Ellison and Keon Cezar, defensive backs Nyree Hardy and Amaur Mason

The Keys: This is a battle of teams headed in opposite directions. Behind a strong senior class, North Meck is in the midst of its best season in years. Their 3-1 start has been fueled by a strong defense and the play of quarterback Kendall Coles, do-everything receiver/defensive back De’Montrez Burroughs and the emergence of sophomore running back Emmanuel Wilson, who is going to be a special player. The Ravens got throttled by Charlotte Catholic last week and aside from a late score had little to no offense. Quarterback Tyshawn Carter is a bona fide star, but he’s going to need help if Rocky River is to earn this win. […]

By |September 18th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds, History, Rocky River High School|0 Comments