|Shaker Heights Middle School Team|
Shaker Middle School completed their season last Thursday, and while they did not achieve their goal of finishing 33-0, they did play one of the best middle school games of the season against Garfield Middle School (15-3). Garfield edged them out by one point 47-48.
Shaker Middle School dominated the likes of other GCC Conference foes over the course of two seasons beating Garfield Middle, Euclid Blue, Euclid Gold, and Mentor Memorial four times. In addition, they defeated Mentor Shore and Solon six times over the two-year span. There were also several other teams who feel prey to Raiders over the two years.
Shaker Middle was lead by a solid duo of players who have been together since 3rd grade. Cody Head and Kellon Smith were the stabilizers. Raliegh Guice III, Imanu Lewis, Nolan James, Carmelis Proctor, Adam Sopenski, Jayse Thomas, Randy Morrison, Derrick Smith, Daniel Thompson, Adrien Cooper, and Xavier Peterson were all members of the Travel Program. Edward Robinson, Kylan Marshall and Ricardo Johnson were also on the squad this season. Coach Ryan Hines stated, “This group was fun to coach. I look for them to do big things at the next level.” Shaker Varsity Coach, Danny Young, is excited to receive such an accomplished group. “They know how to win and they really know how to compete” said Young.