The Kirtland Middle School Hornet football teams (7th and 8th grade) completed their 2008 campaigns this week as the 7th graders took it to Aurora's 7th grade team to the tune of 38-12. The combined records of both middle school teams are 13-1. The 7th graders went a magnificent 7-0 this year!
It has been a special season indeed for the entire "Hornet's Nest." The varsity team is 8-0 thus far, the JV is 7-1, 8th grade finished 6-1 and the 7th graders finished perfect at 7-0. OVERALL HORNET RECORDS TO DATE 28-2! WOW.
The Kirtland Mini-Hornets got to take part in the pre-game run-in with the Varsity before the Hornets dismantled Berkshire 56-6 in front of a standing room only crowd at The Hornets' Nest as the varsity rolled to 8-0 and maintained it's second place points standing behind powerhouse Youngstown Ursuline.
More fun from the pre-game at Kirtland.
Remember these names: Mitchell Allen, Sam Kukura, Hunter McGonnell, Anthony Veneri, Ryan Loncar, Erik Guhde, Sammy Smith, Mike "The Warrior" Cymbol, Canon Schroeder, Domenic Camino, Aaron "Baby Niner" Madden, Brad Blankenship, Dan "The Rabid Chihuahua" Thomas, Shane Campbell, Jon McCollister "Mr. Reliable", Anthony DeCarlo, Angelo Luciano, Ian Cosgrove, Jon Schnur, Kevin Neibecker, Bernie Hupp, Christian Saban, Tudor Donca, Jacob "It's not Delivery" DiDonato, David Warren and Chase Frazee . These 7th graders are going to hit the scene in a big way. They are all friends and have grown together as a team and they have each other's backs.
Defensive Co-MVPs - Canon Schroeder (6 sacks, 1 blocked punt), Mike Cymbol (3 sacks, 2 INT)
Offensive MVP - Ryan Loncar
As for the 8th graders...these names may be getting some mention next year in the JV and maybe...varsity ranks. Bob Matthews, Sam Welborn, Damon Washington, Josh Imarino, Mitchell Yarborough, Mitchell Ayres, Mitch Seelinger, Scott Eilerman, Joey Schenosky, Rocky Calvert, PJ Miller, Alex Skiljan, Jeremy O'Brien, Evan "The Freight Train" Brettrager and the Hamilton brothers, Zack and Dylan.
For their coaches, it was a great honor and privilege to share this season with each and every one of you.
Hang on Hornet Nation. The Hive is Alive!!! The current team is tearing it up and the future isn't far behind.
"Kirtland Hornet Football....Catch The Buzz!"