The Eagle

Threat of concussion alters high school football rules

Story by Jack Meltsner, Sports Editor

February 1, 2019

The quarterback drops back to pass, he quickly scans the field, eyeing a loose freight train of a defensive lineman who is barreling towards him. The 6’4” opponent launches himself and tackles the quarterback. Silence falls...

Courtside Commentary

Courtside Commentary

November 27, 2018

Eagles lose to Garinger’s football team

Story by Staff Writer, Jacob Phillips

October 16, 2018

East Meck football lost to the Garinger Wildcats Friday, October 5, 31-14. Garinger High has struggled in recent years, and this win was their win at home since 2011. The Eagles gave up 458 yards with 333 yards coming from the...

Eagles suffer loss against Independence Patriots

Story by Trekahry Gadson, Staff Writer

October 8, 2018

The East Mecklenburg varsity football team lost a tough game against the Independence Patriots. The Eagles lost 27-17, making their record 1-5. At halftime, Independence lead 14 to 3, and the Eagles were able to score in...

Football takes close loss to Porter Ridge

Story by Robert Dodrill, Staff Writer

September 25, 2017

East Meck football lost to Porter Ridge 31-28 in a conference game Friday Sept. 22 at Porter Ridge. Making East 2-3 for the season. The game was close, starting with the Pirates leading 14 to 6 at the end of the first. The...

Eagles suffer 30-14 loss to Warriors in Patriotism Bowl

Story by Katey Le, Staff Writer

September 13, 2017

At the Patriotism Bowl last Friday, East Meck’s football team suffered a tough 30-14 loss against  Weddington. The Warriors jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first quarter and led the entire game. The Eagles struggled offensively...

Woods rushes 254 yards as East Meck defeats Berry

Story by Lucy Smithwick, Staff Writer

September 4, 2017

East Meck’s football team defeated Phillip O. Berry Academy 34-20, with tremendous effort from halfback Khalil Woods rushing 254 yards and scoring three touchdowns. During the first half, the Eagles and the Cardinals took...

Varsity Football cut from Playoffs

Story by Cole Johnson, Staff Writer

December 2, 2016

East Meck’s football team was eliminated by Lake Norman 45-24 in the first round of the NCHSAA state playoffs Nov. 18. East was trailing Lake Norman in the first quarter 14-0. Lake Norman was pulling away in the second q...

Football team wins shoulder pads in national contest

Story by Stephanie Suster, Staff Writer

October 1, 2016

Helmets. Jerseys. Footballs. East Meck’s football team has all of those, but thanks to a national FNF magazine and Russell Athletic contest the team now owns six pairs of Russell CarbonTek shoulder pads. The 2016-2017...

Eagles football starts season strong

Story by Elise Palmer, Staff Writer

September 29, 2016

#NewEast has been trending on Twitter, put as Instagram captions, and has even made it’s way onto lots of T-shirts. Why is this hashtag so important? In short, East Meck football. The hashtag represents the new reputation...