MONROE CITY WINS ONE FOR JAMAR IN MAYOR’S CUP
On a night where both Monroe City and Palmyra honored the late Jamar White, it was one of his relatives who stole the show in a 40-22 victory for Monroe City.
Scott Lunte with the call on Antwaun Battle’s 40 yard run to open up the scoring three minutes into the game. Battle is actually the nephew of the Monroe City assistant coach who died in an automobile accident one week ago. While wearing White’s number 21 for the evening, Battle had a four yard score in the second quarter and caught a four yard touchdown pass from quarterback Kyle Hays in the third quarter. Monroe City coach David Kirby was proud with the way his team performed under the circumstances.
Before the game, the Panthers came out to the 1991 hit “Get Ready”, which was Monroe City’s walk out song back in 1994 when White was part of the state championship team. The two schools held a moment of silence after the coin flip, and had a prayer before kicking off the 16th edition of the Mayors Cup. Afterwards, the two schools held one more prayer, then took a group picture with all the fans in the stands to commemorate the emotional evening. Palmyra coach Kevin Miles…
After Battle’s first two rushing touchdowns, Palmyra made it a game with quarterback Corder Lehenbauer rushing for a 18 yard score on the first possession of the second half. The senior quarterback also dished a 32 yard pass to Cooper Hinkle for a score. The two schools traded scores in the fourth for the final score. Kirby shared his thoughts on the game…
With the victory, both Monroe City and Palmyra each finish 6-3 in the regular season. The win gives Monroe City the second seed in Class 2 District 6 and they will host Clopton. Palmyra will be the three seed in the district and hosts Highland.
Monroe City coach David Kirby:
Palmyra coach Kevin Miles:
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