MINT HILL, NC – This week dominated by defense we must highlight these players who usually receive less recognition for their excellent play during the game when selecting the Player of the Week. There were two players who stood out for the Rocky River Ravens who made a huge difference in a competitive battle with a 34-14 win over Sun Valley on Friday Night. Also, two Independence Patriots who stood out above the rest in a great overall team effort by shutting out Hopewell 51-0.
However, we have selected Jaylon Stringfellow based on the two game changing plays he made contributing hugely to the Ravens first victory of the season in a hard fought contest. First he intercepted a pass on a drive on his own 38 yard line and returned it 62 yards into the end zone to give his team a 14-7 lead in the second period. Then with 55 seconds remaining in the 3rd quarter, he recovered an errant snap fumbled by the punter in the end zone for his second touchdown to give the Ravens a 26-7 advantage.
The other Raven who deserves recognition is Rashaad McCollum who had 4 sacks, 4 tackles, 2 solo tackles, and 5 assisted tackles in a dominating performance. While the two Patriots who stand out are Tyree Glenn who blocked a punt in the end zone and recovered it for a touchdown, and he added a second blocked kick in the ball game that lead to another Patriot score. Meanwhile, Joe Reddish contributed with 1 solo tackle, was involved in several assisted tackles, and had 2 pass interceptions with one for a touchdown.
The sports writers at The Mint Hill Times want to congratulate all these fine young athletes for their recognition, especially Jaylon Stringfellow for being selected the “Player Of The Week.”