By James Cook:
The James Monroe Mavericks got back to their winning ways as they ran over the Independence Patriots from Raleigh County 44-7 last Friday in Lindside. The Mavericks led 28-7 at the half and went on from there, as the Patriots only score came on a second quarter pass. Independence had trouble stopping the Mavericks at times during the game as Connor Moore, Grant Mohler and little brother Monroe Mohler all had good games and led the way for James Monroe.
The Mavericks will travel to Mercer County this Friday as they meet the PikeView Panthers as both teams are both (2-1) in 2017. PikeView lost in week two to Independence 7-0 at home, this is the only common opponent that both PikeView and James Monroe have had so far this year.
James Monroe bounced back well from losing to Point Pleasant last week in Lindside and looks to gain momentum as the season goes along with some tough games still to come.