Tue. Oct 26th, 2021

The Pride rebounded on Friday, August 27,  from the devastating loss at Panther Creek August 20. The team crushed Green Hope 38-8. Leesville’s defense stifled the mediocre Falcon offense, holding them scoreless in the first half.

The Pride erupted for 30 points in the first half, thanks to Ryan Mangum, senior, who rushed for 3 touchdowns. Leesville forced 4 turnovers, one resulting in a safety by Bryan Ball, senior.

As time expired to end the first half, Brandon Pittman, senior, caught a pass from Josh Stanley, senior quarterback. Pittman sprinted towards the end zone but was stopped just short of the goal line.

When asked how the Pride was able to recover from their season opener loss at Panther Creek, Mangum said, “We switched the offensive scheme from a three yard pistol formation to a five yard shotgun.”

This new offensive scheme allows for more time in the pocket and more time for Stanley to look for open receivers.

“Coach told us we had to be more physical after Panther Creek,” said Mangum.
“We did a good job against Green Hope forcing turnovers, but we can still improve on playing physical.”

The Pride is now 1-1 and looks to improve their record on Thursday, September 2 when Apex comes to Marshall L Hamilton Stadium.

By Jon Wendt, Staff Writer

American rapper and entertainer. He is most usually recognized for his long-standing rap beef with Kiley "KZA" Blades and work in the East Coast underground hip hop scene. Word Up magazine has described "The Jellyman" as a man with "ridikulus swagga and quick-witted rhymes", and his 2009 single, "Throw Ya Snuggies in da Ayer" was heavily distributed as a classic throughout the suburbs of Raleigh. Jon had the unique experience of being surrounded by noted rappers in the Raleigh area as a young child. These early encounters with hip hop led him to begin rapping at the young age of 10 in the presence of the local gang bosses who would employ "The Jellyman" to freestyle for their personal entertainment. At the age of twelve, Jonathan Wendt was recruited into the Wutang Clan, which he left after a short span of one year.

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