Athletes Of The Week

Local High School Sports

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Independence Patriots:


Bryson Tisdale – The senior speedy WR and kickoff return specialist dashed for a 77 yard TD on a kickoff return against Providence.

Khalil Hoke – The junior DL had 6 tackles and recorded 2 sacks against Providence.

Amari Hakeem – The Patriots senior RB rushed for 41 yards and added a pass reception.


Sam Howe – The Midfielder scored the only goal against Butler in a recent rivalry game.


Madelynn (Maddie) Fowler – The senior is 5-2 in Singles and 5-1 in Doubles competition. The team is 8-2 overall, and 5-1 in the conference.

Kendall Barnes – The senior continues to be very consistent with a 6-1 record in Singles and 5-1 in Doubles. Barnes Doubles partner is sophomore Lily Thorson.

Lilly Loker – Another senior is 5-1 in Singles and is 5-1 in Doubles. Her partner is Maddie Fowler.

Rocky River Ravens:


Antwione Norris – The versatile junior had a total of 124 all purpose yards against Butler in a conference matchup. He also added 95 yards on 2 punt returns for a total 219 yards.

Jaylan Byrd – The sophomore RB gained 91 rushing yards on 16 carries for an average of 5.7 yards per carry. His longest run was a 30 rumble breaking a few tackles.

Khalil Archie – The Ravens QB completed 7-16 passes for 87 yards, rushed for 52 yards on 10 carries with his longest run a 19 yard gainer. He also had 3 interceptions, but two on tipped balls off the hands of Raven receivers.

Jamarion Anderson – The junior OLB made 6 solo tackles, 3 assists for a total of 9 tackles. He also had 1 TFL in the football game.

Butler Bulldogs:


Xavion Brower – The senior QB had a huge second half tossing a 65 and 40 yard TD pass completions while he engineered 4 TD drives in two quarters along with a QB keeper for a 2-point conversion in the Bulldogs win over Rocky River.

Jason Chambers – The senior had a 79 yard kickoff return for a TD in the third quarter to  immediately answer a Ravens TD to take a 14-8 lead changing the entire momentum of the football game.

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