Inverness High School Predators 27 – 31 Charleston Academy Knights
Article by Tom Green
In week 2 of the Highland Academy Community League Charleston Academy Knights took the spoils after a close match up with the IHS Predators.
IHS started strongly using Stephen McMeechan successfully in a powerful running game putting pressure on the Charleston defense early on. This eventually led to McMeechan scoring an opening touchdown to put the Predators 6-0 up.
Charleston fought back quickly though with a strong passing game which led to a touchdown pass from Quarterback Euan Crawford to Corin Robinson to level the scores.
After a series of downs where both defenses held up, McMeechan intercepted the ball and took possession up the pitch. Eventually he earned his second touchdown of the game which was converted to put IHS 13-6 ahead.
It didn’t take long for Charleston to fight back though with a huge passing play from Crawford to his receiver Nathan Ross to earn the Knights a touchdown. The conversion attempt which followed was successful and the scores were level.
IHS then took the lead going into the break after Mark Pyper threw the ball into the end zone to McMeechan for a touchdown. The conversion attempt was stopped.
After the break Charleston were only one point behind the Predators after a series of passing plays which led to Ronan Macmillan receiving the ball in the end zone.
Later in the second half Euan Crawford intercepted the ball and ran in for a touchdown to put the Knights further in the lead.
The Predators fought back with a passing play to McMeechan into the end zone. They then attempted a two point conversion which was successful.
This led to a close last few minutes but the Knights managed to hold onto the lead and an interception sealed their victory in the dying seconds to win the game 17 – 31.
Euan Crawford won the MVP for the Knights because of some brilliant plays as quarterback and a game winning interception. Stephen McMeechan picked up the Most Valuable Player for the Predators.
The IHS player of the game was awarded to Colin Hamilton because of a very strong defensive game which kept the scores very close.
Article by Tom Green