Mint Hill Times Featured Athletes Of The Week

Joshua Iseah making one of his eleven tackles. (Photo by Ron Morris)
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Athlete of the Week

Joshua Iseah:

The senior DE/LB who consistently gives an outstanding effort weekly for the Patriots is named the Athlete of the Week based on his on the field performance. Iseah had 11 solo tackles, 2 assisted tackles, 1 interception and 1 quarterback sack to lead the Patriots defense in their non-conference 28-14 win over Marvin Ridge.

Joshua Iseah receiving defensive instructions from coaches.

The defensive team specialist is a team leader who provides high energy, solid senior leadership, strong motivation, applies pressure on the opposing teams QB, along with quickness and speed plugging gaps and seams to stop running backs from gaining big yardage. Iseah is a solid pass defender covering backs out of the backfield. He is a positive force who comes to compete and disrupt the opposing teams offense.

His hard work along with other defensive team notables including Quentin Reddish, Kaden Thomas, Khalil Hoke, Keegan Queegley, Joseph Reddish, and Sidiq Cabaniss-Ali all made a significant contribution to hold the Mavericks to 208 yards of total offense, 136 passing, 69 rushing, and only allowing 4-14 third down conversions.

Honorable Mention

Sincere McIntyre:

The senior RB had a huge game for the Patriots. He carried the football 11 times for a total of 114 yards and 1 touchdown. His longest run from scrimmage was a nifty and powerful 56 yard gainer to set-up a scoring drive. He also had a 17 yard gain that gave Indy an important first down in a key drive.

Jaylen Springs:

The senior WR had 4 huge pass receptions for a total of 112 yards in the contest. His longest catch was on a 65 yard touchdown catch and dashed into the end zone turning on the jets leaving the Maverick defender in his wake.

Justin Little: 

The sophomore QB for the Patriots had another solid game directing the offense to a total of 390 yards, 230 yards passing, 160 rushing. The team converted on 7-13 third down conversions, but he had two turnovers an interception and fumble. He must improve doing a better job to protect the football. He completed big plays including a 65 yard TD reception, 15 yard TD reception in the contest.

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