↑ Shaun Wilson, West Meck: Hawks running back, who ran for more than 200 yards last week in an upset win at Independence, committed to Duke on Friday. He is the third BCS recruit on the Hawks team after senior QB Jalan McClendon (N.C. State) and junior DB Van Smith (Clemson).
↑ Corbin Daly, Ardrey Kell: Knights kicker has been selected to play in the U.S. Army All-America game. Corbin, a Texas recruit, will play in the nationally televised game in January along with many of the nations top senior prep football players.
↓ East Gaston ball handling: Warriors lost five fumbles and had two passes intercepted in Fridays 19-14 upset loss to Cherryville.
↑ Charlotte Country Day: A few years back, the private school Bucs who are the equivalent to a small 1A-sized public school beat public school titans Crest and Rock Hill Northwestern. Friday night, Country Day did it again, winning 25-21 at Durham Hillside, the No. 10 ranked 4A public school in the Associated Press media poll.
Fridays top performers
Rashaad Brannon, Rocky River: 168 rushing yards with a rushing and receiving score in a 28-0 win over Marvin Ridge.
Elijah Deveaux, Charlotte Christian: 176 yards and one touchdown in a 42-12 win over Monroe.
Albert Funderburke, Sun Valley: Junior ran for 273 yards and three scores in a 42-28 win over Porter Ridge. His scores covered 66-, 58- and 25-yards. He also had a 43-yard touchdown reception. Porter Ridges Casey Hardison had four catches for 131 yards and a score. He also had an interception.
Issac Garcia, Olympic: 14 carries for 134 yards in 49-6 win over East Meck. Trojans QB Rod Tinsley had three touchdowns passing and a 43-yard scoring run. East's Bokar Diaby had six catches for 115 yards.
Kyderian Green, Vance: 26 carries for 193 yards and three touchdowns in 36-14 win at Hunter Huss. Huskies star Kerrion Moore had 176 yards receiving and two scores.
Tylan Murrell, Hough: 32 carries for 180 yards and two touchdowns as No. 3 Hough held off No. 8 Independence 28-27. Patriots QB Kelvin Hopkins was 10-for-20 for 178 yards and two scores.
Kenny Purvis, Central Cabarrus: 143 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns in 55-21 win over West Stanly. Also caught a 27-yard touchdown pass and had a 91-yard kickoff return for a score.
Rocky Reid, Concord: One week after rushing 36 times for 300 yards in a win over Hickory Ridge, Reid Reid ran 19 times for 216 yards in a 34-13 win over South Rowan. Reid has three 200-plus yard games in four weeks and has 849 yards for the season.
No. 5 Butler 49, Richmond Senior 32: One week after a poor performance at Mount Tabor, coach Brian Hales young Butler team jumped all over homestanding Richmond Senior, ranked No. 3 in the N.C. 4A media poll. Butler got down early 7-0 and 14-7, but after a Anthony Ratliff run tied the game at 14, Ratliff found Jordan Huntley for a scoring pass with seven minutes left in the first half. Butler (3-2) successfully recovered an onside kick attempt and scored again. Butler led 35-20 at halftime and avoided its first two-game losing streak in nine years.
Charlotte Country Day 25, Durham Hillside 21: Country Day pulled off one of the states biggest upsets Friday night, beating 4A Hillside on the road a week after the Durham team lost 24-7 to rival Greensboro Dudley. Hillside has three high major college recruits in wide receiver Trevion Thompson, running back Donte Thomas-Williams and QB Nas Forte-Ferguson. But Country Day outscored Hillside 12-0 in the fourth quarter, got a key interception late and a few more defensive stops to improve to 3-1 on the season.
No. 10 Burns 20, Kings Mountain 15: Burns was down 15-14 after Cameron Hords 39-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter. Burns got the ball late in the game, however, and drove more than 80 yards for Tylan Ruffs 5-yard score with 48 seconds left to win. Burns is 5-0. Kings Mountain is 2-3.
Charlotte Latin 63, Baptist Hill (S.C.) 29: Charlotte Latin ran its record to 4-0 for the second straight year with the easy win. The Hawks hope to avoid a similar result after last years start an 0-4 run through the CISAA conference. Friday, Denzel Pearson rushed six times for 75 yards. He scored four times. Daniel Jones completed 7-of-10 passes for 160 yards and three scores, and Melvin Rouse had a 78-yard kick return and a 53-yard catch for scores.
Lake Norman Charter 43, Village Christian 0: Neil Baugh rushed eight times for 137 yards and had a catch for 35 in the easy win. He scored four times. Sean Dugan had two interceptions and QB Michael Dorsanvil threw for 141 yards and three touchdowns. Lake Norman Charter led 36-0 at halftime.
Liberty Christian (Va.) 43, Providence Day 28: Liberty Christian jumped out to a 20-6 first quarter lead. Providence Day rallied to take a 26-23 in the third quarter after a 56-yard run from Blake Henderson. But Liberty responded with three straight scores, all from Matt Lewis, to put the game away. Liberty Christian will host No. 9 Charlotte Christian next week. Providence Days Henderson finished the game with 14 carries for 180 yards and the score. He also had three tackles and a QB sack.
Davidson Day 45, Community School of Davidson 0: Quarterback Will Grier completed 17-of-21 passes for 360 yards and six touchdowns. Grier had two rushes for 52 yards and didnt play in the second half as Davidson Day stayed unbeaten. Mike Stevens had five catches for 155 yrads and score. Jordan Brown had four catches for 84 yards and three scores.
No. 4 South Point 52, Asheville Reynolds 35: South Point improved to 5-0 and won its 31st straight regular-season game in the mojntains Friday. South Point topped 40 points for the third time in five weeks. Reynolds fell to 3-2.
SouthLake Christian 43, Hickory Grove 39: Hickory Grove (4-1) took a late 33-28 lead and led again 39-36 before SouthLake (5-0) got a touchdown in the final minutes to stay unbeaten.
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