This Weeks Outstanding Athlete’s

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Independence High School Patriots


Elijah Beamer – Senior running back rushed for 136 yards and scored on a touchdown run for 67 yards from the Patriots own 33 yard line against the West Mecklenburg Hawks on Friday night.  Elijah also had runs of 32 and 15 yards from the line of scrimmage.

Dylan Bryan – Senior wide receiver had another solid game with six pass receptions totaling 137 yards.  The longest reception was a 46 yard pass play from quarterback Wes Cook.  Dylan also had pass receptions of 40 and 25 yards during the contest Friday night.

Tylon Clawson – Consistently one of the Patriots leading tacklers, senior defensive captain and linebacker had 7 solo tackles and 3 assists in the football game on the defensive side of the ball for Independence.

Kaleb Baker – the senior defensive lineman had 5 solo tackles, 1 assist, 1 quarterback sack, 2 pressures on the quarterback, and scored his first touchdown of the season when he picked up a fumble and rambled into the end zone for a quick six points in the third quarter for the Patriots.

Honorable Mention:  Offense – Chase Rappe WR, Corbin Berkovics OL, Christian Andersen OL, Defense – Zack Repak DB, Ian McCaskill LB, Mitchell Cochran DL.


Jack Hebert – The senior midfielder/forward scored the game winning goal against Olympic High School, he also had a goal and 3 assists against West Mecklenburg.  Jack has taken 15 shots this season to date, has 5 goals and 6 assists.

Queens Grant High School Stallions

Cross Country: 

Lucas Brown – The junior from QGHS finished 3rd in the CATA invitational on 9/2 with a school record time of 17:09.  This is the second track meet in a row where Lucas has finished in medal position.  Overall, QGHS navy, silver and white finished in 4th place out of 7 teams in the tournament.

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