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HACL Week 3

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Charleston Knights 30 – 0 Culloden Raptors

The Charleston Knights continued their excellent season with two more hard fought victories in week 3 of the Highland Academy Community League. The Knights now move to a record of 6 wins out of 6, and have already secured their place in this years final, the Highland Bowl.

The first match was a rematch of an encounter from the previous week. The final scoreline of 30-0 showed the Knights dominance. The points were scored on touchdowns from wide receiver Reece Stewart, center Fergus McIntyre, and running backs Craig Robertson and Anthony Arenas, who won the match MVP for his two touchdown performance.

Charleston Knights 22- 18 Millburn Academy Eagles

The second match was a much closer encounter, with the Millburn Eagles making life very tough indeed for the Knights. Charleston had to overcome a deficit in the game to run out winners in the end by a score of 22-18, to maintain their unbeaten record. The Knights scores came from touchdown receptions from receiver Reece Stewart, receiver Sam Mackeddie and center Fergus McIntyre.

This Saturday 5 March the Knights look to continue their unbeaten run with 2 more matches against the Black Isle Stags and the Inverness High School Predators, at Bught park, at 12.30 and 2.30 respectively. The following Saturday 12 March the Knights are already guaranteed a place in their second consecutive Highland Bowl appearance. The final is scheduled to kick off at 1pm at Bught Park. Please come along and support the team.

American Football Week 2: Two More Wins

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Saturday 20 February: Week 2 began with a match up between two undefeated teams, tipped by many as potential favourites to lift the Highland Bowl – the Charleston Academy Knights and the Black Isle Stags.

Charleston Academy Knights 28 – 14 Black Isle Stags

The match took place in very poor weather conditions which made it difficult for either team to move the ball effectively. The Knights opened the scoring on a touchdown reception by receiver Reece Stewart from quarterback Calvin Campbell. This lead was shortlived, as the Stags came back to score two touchdowns of their own to take a 14-6 lead. However, despite playing against a very determined and physical Stags side, the Knights rallied. The match was tied on a touchdown reception, and 2 point conversion by center Fergus McIntyre – his exceptional play on both offense and defense earning him a well deserved MVP award for the match. The Knights defense held firm, and then took the lead on a touchdown run by running back Craig Robertson, who ran the length of the field for a spectacular score. The Stags had one last chance to come back, and within the final seconds were right on the Knights goal-line. However an exceptional goal-line tackle by safety Lewis Hilditch forced a fumble, which was recovered and returned the length of the field for a touchdown by cornerback Craig McIntosh. The final score – Knights win 28-14 in an early candidate for game of the season.


Charleston Academy Knights 20 – 0 Culloden Academy Raptors

In the second match, the Knights faced off against the Culloden Academy Raptors. The match took an unexpected turn early, when a Raptors player picked up an injury, forcing them to play a man short. In a great gesture of sportsmanship, the Knights players were happy to continue the match with a man less as well. The game itself was a battle through awful weather conditions, but the Knights prevailed with another commanding performance. The Knights opened the scoring with a touchdown run from running back Anthony Arenas, followed by a touchdown reception from linebacker and back-up centre Ronan Melens. The final points of the game came from a touchdown run by centre Fergus McIntyre, who managed to run through three defenders on his way into the end zone. Final score Knights 20 – Raptors 0. The man of the match award went to cornerback for his overall outstanding play in both matches.

Week 3 report from Saturday 27 available soon.

Mr Donald MacLeod, Biology Department

HACL American Football

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Charleston Academy Knights 47 – 7 Inverness High School Predators

The 2016 Highland Academy Community league kicked off with a rematch of last years final, between the Charleston Academy Knights and the Inverness High School Predators. This end result was a complete reversal of last years Predators win.

The Knights set the tone immediately with a big defensive play from linebacker Ronan Melens, tackling the Predators running back in their own end zone for a safety. This was the start of an MVP performance for Melens, who made a number of big defensive plays throughout the game. Afterwards, the Knights offense proved unstoppable. New starting quarterback Calvin Campbell, taking over from last years player of the year Euan Crawford, started the offensive scoring with a touchdown pass to debutant wide reciever Reece Stewart. This was followed by 4 touchdown runs – two by returnee running back Craig Robertson, and three by Anthony Arenas, on an extremely impressive debut for the team. The remaining points were scored on another defensive safety by linebacker Kieran Watts, and 2 point conversions by Robertson, center Fergus Macintyre, and receiver Lewis Hilditch. In the end, the 48-7 final score illustrated the Knights dominance.

Charleston Academy Knights 47 – 12 Inverness Royal Academy Sharks

The second match-up was against the Inverness Royal Academy Sharks. Once again the Knights dominated the match from the first whistle. Craig Robertson capped an impressive days work with 2 more touchdown runs, the first going the entire length of the field. This was followed by 4 touchdown passes from quarterback Calvin Campbell – one to receiver Lewis Hilditch, and three to receiver Reece Stewart – earning MVP honours on an extremely impressive first day for the new Knights player. In the second half, the Knights eased off a little to allow a couple of Sharks consolation touchdowns before the scoring was completed on a touchdown run by running back Arenas. Final score, another convincing victory for the Knights: 47-12.

Week 2 of the season sees the Knights face off against the Black Isle Stags and the Culloden Academy Raptors. Both matches are on this Saturday (20th), kicking off at 12.00 and 2.30pm respectively.

Mr Donald MacLeod, Biology Department

HACL American Football Final

Written by Charleston Academy on . Posted in Achievements, Wider Curriculum

Last weekend our recently formed American Football Team played in the final of the Highland Academy Community League. Charleston Knights were up agains the High School Predators. Entering the final second in the league Charleston Academy knew they were up against the strongest and longest established team in the league. The final score was a disappointing 31-6. But considering the team have only existed for one season, their determination and resolve will place them in a good position to push further next season.

Inverness High School Predators 31 – 6 Charleston Academy Knights

It was an aggressive game and two Charleston Academy pupils required first aid after the match. Sam Blackmore and Lewis Hilditch weren’t available for all the post match photos but both boys were given the all-clear. Congratulations to the team for doing so well in the league and to Mr Donald MacLeod in Biology who inspired the formation of and then coached the team.