Mint Hill Featured Athletes Of The Week

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Athlete Of The Week:

Sincere McIntyre

The sports writers at the Mint Hill Times are pleased to select Sincere McIntyre as the Athlete of the Week. McIntyre has consistently performed for the Patriots throughout the entire football season. He has been selected several times for Honorable Mention and he earned this top honor in perhaps the biggest game in his high school career.

The senior running back accumulated 165 all-purpose yards on Friday night against the Patriots arch rival the Butler Bulldogs. He had 36 yards rushing, 45 yards receiving and 87 yards in punt returns. His longest was a 65 yard exciting punt return for a touchdown to put Indy up 10-0 in the first quarter. This play alone set the tone of the football game and was a huge momentum boost for the home team. The Indy faithful exploded as he burst into the open field with speed and deception on his way into the end zone.

On the season in 10 games played McIntyre leads the team in all-purpose yardage with 1,272 or 127.2 yards per football game. He has rushed 472 yards, 317 receiving yards, 396 yards in kick returns, and 87 yards in punt returns. He is a durable and versatile  offensive weapon who also has scored 7 touchdowns on the season.

Honorable Mention:

Emmanuel Teah 

The senior running back carried the heavy load in Friday nights win over the Butler Bulldogs. He was certainly the Patriots workhorse by amassing 114 yards on 23 carries. He averaged 5.0 yards per carry and his longest was a 10 yard rumble. He also contributed a huge touchdown when the Patriots needed it making a significant difference in the football game.

Overall, in 6 games played this season Teah has 333 yards on 62 carries for the Patriots. He is averaging 5.4 yards per carry, has rushed for over 100 yards in probably his biggest game of his high school career and has scored 3 TD’s. He has made an excellent contribution to the teams success this season.

Finally, we would like to give credit to the Patriots offensive line and entire defense particularly in the second half when they completely shutdown the potent Bulldog offense which was very impressive. Also, kudos to the special teams who played a solid football game on Friday night. Overall, a great team effort and congratulations goes out to the Patriots who beat Butler last in 2014 in a 34-26 football game.

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