Athletes of the Week

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Independence Patriots 


Arnold Taylor – The Indy QB has had a great start to the season. In two games this week he tossed a 72 yard TD catch and run connecting with Trevor Bryan against the Vikings along with a 26 yard touchdown. Then followed up with four more touchdown passes against the Sabres including his first rushing TD of the year.

Davion Nelson – Patriots running back rushed for two touchdowns including a 2-point conversion against the Vikings. Then on Friday night against the Sabres he rumbled for his first 100 yard game of the season.

Shai Wheeler – The Patriot speedster returned a punt 90 yards for a touchdown on Monday night. Then on Friday night he caught multiple passes with a huge 30 yard reception on a third and long, tallied a 2-point conversion and accumulated over 50 yards on punt returns.

Trevor Bryan – The wide receiver connected on a 72 yard touchdown against the Vikings in the first half. Then connected with Taylor on a 26 yard TD in the third quarter. On Friday night he posted his third and fourth TD catches of the season with a 36 yard catch and 63 yard TD reception in the win over the Sabres.

Tyson Clawson – Possibly the best defensive end in Charlotte certainly in the Southwestern 4A Conference he had two solid games with multiple tackles and assists. On the offensive side of the ball the TE scored a touchdown on a 26 yard pass reception against the Sabres.

Ronnell Garrett – The linebacker accumulated 10 tackles in the first half alone against the Sabres and has played solid defense for the Patriots in their first two football games.

Honorable Mention:  

Omar Zazueta LB, Sirr Robison DL, Brian Morgan WR, Brevin Caldwell WR, Jeremy Phillips DB, Myrone Blair DB, Khalil Morrison RB, Elijah Puranda DB, Melsy Bonilla OL, Max Moise OL, Harrison Detter OL, and the entire offensive line unit has done an outstanding job protecting the QB and opening up rushing lanes for the Patriots running backs to date.

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