High School Football Roundup
↓ Forest Hills: Proud program is 0-4 for the first time since 1973 after Fridays 49-35 loss to Piedmont.
↑ Mallard Creek defense: Held Charlotte Catholic to just seven points at home in 52-7 win. It was the fewest points Catholic has scored at home since Sept. 8, 2006 when Charlotte Latin beat the Cougars 35-7. The Cougars limited Catholic All-American Elijah Hood to 102 yards on 20 carries.
↑ Will Grier, Davidson Day: Now has 27 touchdown passes in four weeks.
↑ Forestview: Gastonia team upset No. 10 East Lincoln, the reigning N.C. 2A state champ, 44-27. East Lincoln is ranked No. 1 in most 2A polls and had a 19-game win streak snapped.
Fridays Top Performers
Omar Baker, Berry: QB threw for 245 yards and five touchdowns in 45-39 loss at A.L. Brown. He ran for 71 yards. Teammate Victory Harris caught three touchdown passes and had 77 receiving yards.
Logan Bradley, Forestview: QB threw for 364 yards and five touchdowns to lead his team against East Lincoln. Mykelti Armstrong caught three touchdown passes for Forestview (3-1). East Lincoln QB Chazz Surratt ran for 232 yards and three scores.
Rashaad Brannon, Rocky River: 93 rushing yards and two scores in a 28-17 win over Hunter Huss. Huss star Kerrion Moore ran for 149 yards and had 60 yards receiving.
Michael Dorsanvil, Lake Norman Charter: Went 9 of 13 passing for 138 yards and two scores in a 38-0 win against Highland Tech. Also had two rushing scores.
Will Grier, Davidson Day: Completed 30-of-39 passes for 431 yards and seven touchdowns in a 64-14 win at Harrells Christian. Grier rushed eight times for 209 yards and two scores.
Jaylen Samuels, Mallard Creek: All-state star had 118 yards rushing and a touchdown in Fridays 52-7 win at Charlotte Catholic. He also had 123 yards receiving and two scores. Mallard Creek QB Emerie Scaife, an Appalachian State recruit, was 7 of 14 for 201 yards and four touchdowns.
Robert Washington, SouthLake Christian: 202 yards rushing on 20 carries and two touchdowns in 53-16 win against High Point Christian. Teammate Luke Lancaster threw a 54-yard scoring pass to Conner ODonnell, and had a four-yard scoring run.
Jeff Welch, Weddington: 202 yards passing and four touchdown passes in 36-22 upset against No. 16 Monroe. Weddington is 3-1.
Davidson Day 64, Harrells Christian 14: In a rematch of last seasons wild 104-80 state semifinal game, Davidson Day beats Harrells again, but this time with a much better defensive performance. Davidson Day handed Harrells its first loss of the season as Florida-bound QB Will Grier led his team to a big win against a state championship favorite. Harrells fell to 3-1. Davidson Day is 4-0.
Mount Tabor 25, No. 5 Butler 19: Mount Tabor took a 25-0 lead against the young Bulldogs before Butler rallied. Butler had the ball, down a score in the fourth quarter, but threw an interception in its own territory. Butler (2-2) had won four straight games against non-Mecklenburg County competition and now faces a tough game at Richmond next week.
No. 15 Central Cabarrus 45, Carson 20: Central Cabarrus ran its record to 3-0 with an easy win. Kenny Purvis led the team with 252 yards total offense and three touchdowns (one rushing, two receiving).
No. 6 South Point 49, Q Foundation 6: South Point held Q Foundation to 26 yards rushing in front of North Carolina coach Larry Fedora, who arrived in a helicopter just before kickoff. South Point QB Jaquan Brooks had 108 yards on five carries.
Rocky River 28, Hunter Huss 17: The Ravens overcame a slow start to rally and win in Gastonia. Rocky River managed only 21 yards total offense and one first down in the first half. The Ravens had more than 200 yards offense in the second half to improve to 3-1.
By The Numbers
38: Attempts by Northwestern QB Mason Rudolph, who was 25 of 38 for 198 yards passing and five touchdowns as his team, ranked No. 2 in the S.C. 4A media poll, beat No. 1 Byrnes 42-35 in OT.
40: Attempts by Byrnes QB Bentley Shuler, who completed 29 passes for 407 yards and three scores.
48.3: Rudolphs punting average on three attempts in Fridays game.
Langston Wertz. Jr.
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