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Paulding Co. Suffers Tough Loss to New Manchester

The Patriots suffered a tough loss to New Manchester on Friday by a final of 12-6.

The Jaguars proved to be tough competition and played well versus Paulding Co.

Paulding Co. now drops to 0-2 on the season, though region play has not started yet. New

Manchester improves to 1-0, and is much improved from a year ago. The Patriots once

again played good defense, and were able to jumpstart the rushing attack. Leading rusher

Jamal McIver had 16 carries for 62 yards and a touchdown on the day. Wide Receiver

Jason Ledford performed well with 6 catches for 84 yards. Ledford was also a major

contributor on defense. New Manchester opened the scoring with a 34-yard touchdown

pass in the first quarter. PC responded with a 32-yard touchdown run by Jamal McIver in

the second quarter. It was a defensive battle for much of the second half, with the

difference being a one yard touchdown run by New Manchester in the fourth quarter. The

Patriots will enjoy an extra week to prepare for Hiram, as they have a bye week before the

matchup with Hiram. The Hiram game will be at home, and it will be the Patriots

homecoming.

 

Players of the week:

Offensive Player of the Week: RB Jamal McIver

Defensive Player of the Week: DE Brenton Ballard

Special Teams Player of the Week: Sean McMinn

Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week: RB Jordan Shaw

Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week: LB Enoch Edesi

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