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Monroe vs Sun Valley, 7th Grade

By Tim Winters, 03/22/21, 11:45AM EDT

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Middle School Football is Back! It's been such a long break and so tough on these kids; it's good to have them back outside with their friends and teammates playing the game they love.

I made it out to one game this weekend, the 7th-grade match-up between Monroe and Sun Valley played under sunny skies with gusty winds at Sun Valley High School.

Monroe jumped out to a 12-0 halftime lead on two touchdown runs by Nymir Kendall. Kendall's biggest run of the half was a 74-yard dash into the endzone. 

Sun Valley answered back at the six-minute mark of the 3rd quarter when Zach Cullen rumbled for 28 yards and the touchdown pulling the Spartans to within six points, 12-6.

The score remained the same until late in the fourth quarter when Monroe's #5 returned a punt for over 50-yards for the eventual game-winning score. 

Trailing 18-6, Sun Valley continued to fight back, driving down the field with Cullen scoring his 2nd touchdown of the afternoon with over one minute to play. The two-point conversion was good, making the score 18-14, Monroe.

The ensuing onside kick was recovered by Monroe, who ran out the clock to secure their first victory of the season. Zach Cullen (Sun Valley) and Nymir Kendall (Monroe) were named game MVPs. 

Below the current Middle School Standings and complete game highlights from the 7th Grade battle between Monroe and Sun Valley.

6th Grade Standings

Win Lost PCT. PF PA
Weddington 1 0 1.000 44 0
Monroe 1 0 1.000 12 6
Marvin Ridge 1 0 1.000 16 8
Sun Valley 0 1 .000 6 12
Holy Trinity 0 1 .000 8 16
Cuthbertson 0 1 .000 0 44

7th Grade

WON LOST PCT. PF PA
Weddington 1 0 1.000 28 14
Holy Trinity 1 0 1.000 20 6
Monroe 1 0 1.000 18 14
Sun Valley 0 1 .000 14 18
Cuthbertson 0 1 .000 14 28
Marvin Ridge 0 1 .000 6 20

8th Grade

WON LOST PCT. PF PA
Monroe 1 0 1.000 58 14
Weddington 1 0 1.000 18 0
Holy Trinity 1 0 1.000 22 20
Marvin Ridge 0 1 .000 20 22
Sun Valley 0 1 .000 14 58
Cuthbertson 0 1 .000 0 18