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Ormond Beach Observer Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 4 years ago

Sidelines: Sandcrabs play for country and Mecklem gets HOF

by: Jeff Dawsey Sports Editor

Sandcrabs play on USA development teams

While most football players only practiced this summer, four Seabreeze Sandcrabs were fortunate to play, not just any game, but they got to represent their country in the process.

During the Fourth of July weekend, Isaac Mott and Harper Giles competed in the USA Football Games, playing against some of the nation's top high school players in Canton, Ohio. Mott broke up five passes and recorded three tackles, and Giles finished his game with 15 tackles and two sacks.

James McCloskey and Ryan Fulcher both played in the upper age group games on Saturday, 25, in Towson, Maryland.

Fulcher assisted with a big block to help his team score its lone touchdown, and McCloskey had two-and-a-half sacks and 15 tackles.

The players’ next goal is to make the roster on Team USA National’ Team when they go up against Team Canada in January 2016.

Chuck gets inducted into the Hall

Chuck Mecklem, an Ormond Beach resident, was recently inducted into the Florida Flag Football Hall of Fame, following the State Championship tournament in Palm Coast. His selection was based on the accomplishments of his and his national and state championship team.

Mecklem played on the Daytona Lowenbrau Team that won the state tournament three times and a national tournament in 1981. He played offensive and defensive halfback and was selected All-State and All-American at the state and national tournaments numerous times.

Mecklem played quarterback for Seabreeze High School and coached football at Ormond Beach Jr. High School.

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