Patriots head to playoffs
Published 7:08 pm Saturday, October 30, 2021
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The Varsity Patriots team. Front row, from left, kneeling, are Carter Puryear, Jamari Gaines, Huntley Barton, Jon Harvey, Von Harvey, Christian Cassada and Jackson Worton. Back row, standing, are Coach Lynell Troxler, Jamere Gray, Tucker Hazelwood, Trey Tucker III, William Wade Jr., Gavin Boise, Jaylan Jones and Coach Brandon Barton.
The Junior Varsity Patriots team. Front row, from left, kneeling, are Torrion Hairston, Colby Holt, Jackson Mathews, Cole Toombs, Damari Ridley, Alex Gee and Jahmel Hairston. Middle row, standing, are Carper McCarty, Will Rundstrom, Jamarius Gray, Logan Brinkley, Landon Brinkley, Hyde Hamlett IV, Domenico Amato and Brody Jones. Back row, standing, are Coach Jermaine Boyd, Coach Adam Corbin, Coach Derrick Ridley and Coach Mark Barnes. Not pictured is Savion Street.
The Patriots Flag Football Team. Front row, from left, are T.J. Davis Jr., Tristan Hanks, Karter Johnson, Jaiden Robinson, Kenneth Clark Jr., Hunter Hathaway and Will Lyle IV. Back row, from left, are Coach Nora Poling and Coach Brian Hughes. Not pictured are Cash Davis, Myk’kall Jennings Jr., Kaleb Jones, Coach Morgan Dickerson and Coach Phillip Watts.
The Patriots Flag Cheer Team. Front row, from left, are Reagan Hanks, Brynn Francis, Adrienne Morton, Brynn Bradley, Arizona Epps, Satana Barnett, Ammiyah Roberts, Naleiah Payne. Back row, standing, are Coach Zakeyia Bacon, Ava Bacon, Caelyn Warren, Shiloh Epps, Tatum Campbell, Kendall Elder, Dakota Easter, lily Pillow, Ada Reynolds, Brianne Lee and Coach Amanda Lee.
The Patriots Junior Varsity Cheer team. Front row, from left, are Scarlett Hatcher, Peyton Roberts, Layla Eastwood, Ellie Gilley, Sophie Lyle, Piper Toombs, Reece Toombs, Kinsley Wadell and Elaina Walton. Back row are Coach Lucy Doswell and Coach Ansley Napier.
The Charlotte County Patriots’ football players and cheerleaders are heading to the James River/Southside Youth Football League playoffs Saturday, Oct. 30. The playoffs consist of 10 counties.
Following a canceled 2020 season due to COVID-19, the Patriots had to battle more than just opponents on the field to reach playoff and Super Bowl contention.
Their year has been full of adverse conditions: several quarantines, constant schedule changes, low player turnout and equipment supply shortages.
Despite all the hardships, the Patriots were able to put together a winning season for the JV and Varsity teams, and they now have a chance to earn a trip to the Super Bowl. The flag team also had a strong finish with back to back wins.
The Playoffs are going to be held at Gene Dixon Sr. Memorial Park in Buckingham County for the JV team and at Brunswick High School for the varsity team.
Game times, as of press time, are JV at 3 p.m. and varsity at 1 p.m. These times are subject to change. See the Charlotte County Youth Football Facebook page for updates.