Mint Hill Times Featured Athletes Of The Week

Patriots QB Justin Little. (Photo by Ron Morris)
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Athlete of the Week: 

Justin Little – The sophomore QB from Independence is having a solid season. He passed for 207 yards on 11 of 16 completions and tossed two touchdowns. He also rushed for 82 yards on 2 carries and scored two more touchdowns. On the season after 6 games played he has accumulated 93 completions on 132 attempts for .705%, he has a total of 1419 yards passing. When breaking down the stats in more detail, Little has averaged 15.3 yards per completion, 236.5 yards per game, while tossing 15 touchdowns. His longest pass  completion was for 65 yards, and he has an excellent 134.0 QB rating.

Rushing he has 34 carries for 277 yards and two touchdowns. This gives him an average of 8.1 per carry, 46.2 yards per game with his longest run from scrimmage is a 75 yard dandy. Overall, he has accumulated a total of 1696 offensive yards.

Honorable Mention:

Emmanuel Teah – The senior patriot RB had 9 carries for 61 yards and two touchdowns. On the season he has 24 carries for 144 yards averaging 5.0 yards per gain.

Sincere McIntyre – Another senior RB had 4 carries for 74 yards and a touchdown. He has 31 carries this season for a total of 263 yards rushing while averaging 8.3 yards per carry.

Shaun Soloman – The third senior Indy RB had 4 carries for 59 yards and two touchdowns on Friday night. On the season he has 38 carries for 206 yards averaging 5.4 yards per carry and 5 touchdowns.

Joe and Quentin Reddish – The brother combination was involved in multiple tackles including solo tackles while making a contribution on offense. The senior Joe went the distance on the punt return but it was nullified and called back, while the junior Quentin the Pats safety returned an interception for a defensive touchdown.

Daniel Locklear – The Patriots kicker connected on 9-of-10 extra points and drilled two field goals in the contest on Friday night contributing 15 points.

The Patriots Offensive Line – We like to mention these unsung players in the trenches who did an outstanding job Friday night. The athletes include senior center Zac Mangum, Diego Barahona, Raimon Garrett, Demari Jones, Jmari Parker and Devin Johns.

Aaron Zhu – The Indy senior in 10 games has scored 7 goals, he is averaging 1.4 points per game, and has accumulated 14 points this season.

Gabe Massey – The Queens Grant High senior in 12 games this season has 5 goals and 3 assists for a total of 13 points for the Stallions.

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