Monroe pitches shutout in season opener against Talawanda, but key injuries dampen the celebration

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Monroe High School's Ridley Brown (59) tackles Talawanda's Lance Cantrell on Aug. 18, 2023, during a football game at Monroe. The host Hornets won 28-0. RON ALVEY/CONTRIBUTOR

MONROE — Monroe High School’s football team turned in a solid all-around performance and secured a 28-0 season-opening victory over visiting Talawanda on Friday night.

But it came at a high price.

The Hornets suffered three significant injuries — to senior quarterback Ryan Miles, senior slotback Landen Wynn and junior free




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