MINT HILL, NC – The new Independence quarterback Cameron Kromah showed his versatility and athleticism by passing, rushing, and punting for the Patriots in his first game at the helm of the offense. He ran with authority, showed leadership, and his passing accuracy was on target when given the time to locate an open receiver.
This writers unofficial game statistics tallied in the first half he rushed for 44 yards on 6 carries, passed for 48 yards with the longest a nifty 19 yard reception to wide receiver Jaylen Springs. He engineered the Patriots only touchdown drive in their loss to Marvin Ridge. It was a beauty, a 68 yard drive he connected on four consecutive pass plays of 12, 9, 19, and shuffle pass for 5 yards, ran a quarterback keeper on a key third down for a Patriot first down to get the ball down to the 11 yard line. Kromah connected on a 5 yard pass inside the red zone to the six, and on the next play he rushed on a quarterback keeper crossing the goal line for the only Patriot touchdown.
On fourth downs he would line up in normal offensive formation in both short and long yardage situations, and punted effectively to give the Patriots defense good field position when called upon. His ability to be able to punt, will give the Patriots the option to quick kick in a particular situation during the season.
In the second half Kromah played the entire third quarter and some minutes into the fourth quarter as the game became out of reach. However, he connected on passes of 6, 9, 10, and 15 yards, and had a scamper of 11 yards. His total offensive performance in his first game unofficially was 143 yards in total offense.
The Mint Hill Times sports writers would like to congratulate Cameron Kromah for his selection as this season’s initial “Player of the Week.”