Come on out to the Hornets Nest for the 2014 home opener as your Roswell Hornets take on the Centennial Knights for the annual Mayors Cup Trophy on Friday, August 29th at Roswell High School's Ray Manus Stadium.
In addition to what promises to be a great game, the US ARMY SILVER WINGS
Parachute Team is scheduled to parachute the game ball and US Flag into the stadium before the start of the game. It is also Youth Night at the stadium. Kids, wear your Roswell Spirit gear and get free admission!
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If there’s one word that sums up Roswell’s 102 degree season opener last Friday night against Lowndes County High School at their home field in Valdosta, it is just that: Defense. With a halftime score of 14-0, two facts were evident: #1 – Lowndes defense had accurately prepared for Roswell’s offense. #2 – Roswell’s defense had accurately prepared for Lowndes’ offense. Even the final score of 37-14 was indicative of Roswell’s incredible defensive presence as Lowndes is known for extremely high scoring games. Leading the team with 9 tackles each, Sam Van Ede, Tyrone Hopper, and Marcelino Ball delivered critical tackles that stifled the Lowndes defense. Shakur Jackson followed with 8 amazing tackles. Scott Simons and Rodney Dorcemont followed with 6 annihilating tackles. Justin Victorian forced a fumble, and Leroy Wilson recovered a fumble. If you ask any fan who was at the game, they would say that Roswell’s defense played amazingly well. Indicative of a defense dominated game, neither Roswell nor Lowndes had many shining moments offensively. Roswell’s offense, led by quarterback James Whitaker, boasted only two touchdown passes which were to Mechane Slade.
“This was the biggest game that Roswell has played since 2009,” said Coach John Ford. “There’s a good chance we will see them again in the playoffs, and we will be ready for them!”
The Hornets have their first conference game at home at 7:30 this Friday night against Centennial High School. It is also Roswell Youth Football Night, so a full house is expected at Ray Manus Stadium! Plan to get there early and come ready for some hometown football, Hornet-style! STING ‘EM, HORNETS!