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News from your JCHS Gladiators Oct 16, 2016

  • JCHS Swimmer Commits to Univ of FL
  • Hockey Season Starts with a Bang
  • Gladiator Varsity Football Beats Alpharetta
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JCHS Swimmer Michael Taylor Commits to UF

Congratulations to JCHS Swimmer Michael Taylor who has verbally committed to swim at the University of Florida starting Fall of 2017! Michael placed as a finalist in both 100 and 200 backstroke in the 2016 US Olympic Trials and he holds the Junior World Record in 200 backstroke. He holds the Johns Creek Swim Records in the 200 freestyle, 100 backstroke and 100 butterfly, as well on record time relays for 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay. Go GATORS!  

Hockey Season Starts with a Bang

The Johns Creek Ice Hockey team hits the ice three times this week as they kick off the start of their regular ice hockey season.  Led by Captains Cameron Menna and Dylan Ferguson, the Gladiators are perched for success this year with a full bench of returning players and a few new talented rookies.  Back again this year to heat up the ice are Galvin Day, Nathan Goggans, Jared Flax, Jonathan Stouffer, Chris Russo-Alesi, Justin Footer, Carson Miller, and Oliver Junnila. Guarding the net will be two returning goalies, Matt Cosgrove and Noah Miller.  Three new players will round out the Gladiator lineup - Isaac Chang, Easan Ganesh, and Jack Henkemeyer.  With years of travel hockey experience and great camaraderie, this year's team will once again prove to be an intimidating competitor in the run for the state championship title. 

Photos:  Captains Dylan Ferguson (l) and Cameron Menna (r), and The Johns Creek Ice Hockey Team

Gladiator Varsity Football Beats Alpharetta

The Gladiators advanced to 6-2 overall and first place in their region, beating the Alpharetta Raiders 20-14.  The Gladiators came out fast and dominated the first half with a score of 17-7.  The Raiders made some corrections and fought hard the second half, but a defensive stop on their own 5 yard line in the final seconds gave the Gladiators the win! 

The offense generated over 367 total yards behind the Front Five (DJ Jones, Evan Quinn, Jack Coco, Zach Kalin, and Matthew Goldstein).  The receivers ignited the offense with some spectacular catches.  Zach Williams led with 168 yards and 1 TD, followed by Tommy Tremble with 46 yards and Reed Maness with 35 yards.  Zach Gibson was 13/20 in the air for 204 yards and 1 interception.  Matthew Kriteman surprised the Raiders with a beautiful TD pass as well as 2 receptions.  Matthew Taylor led the ground attack with 110 yards and 1 TD. 

The defense was strong, stopping multiple drives and keeping the Raiders out of the end zone.  Jack Somers led in tackles with 6 tackles and 1 assist, followed by DQ Crawford with 4 tackles and 2 assists, Myles Myers with 3 tackles, 4 assists, 1 sack and 3 tackles for loss and Michael Grier with 2 tackles and 2 assists.  Other defensive standouts included KJ Simpson, Quinn Geer, Max Wittling and Cole Neuber who knocked down 2 passes including the final attempt by the Raiders.

The special teams executed impeccably.  Jake Friant had 2 PATs and 2 field goals including his long for the year at 48 yards.  Christopher Sullivan punted 4 times.  Bryce McCain returned 2 kickoffs for 27 yards and Matthew Kriteman returned 1 kickoff for 23 yards.  

Players of the Week:

  • Max Wittling – Defense
  • Zach Williams – Offense
  • Bryce McCain – Special Teams
  • John Jung - Gladiator
This week the Freshman play Pope on Thursday night and the varsity has a bye.  Next week the varsity team plays North Atlanta away on Friday, October 28th.  Come cheer the Gladiators to victory!

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