↑ Jeb Blazevich, Charlotte Christian: All-America tight end named homecoming king during Friday’s game with Charlotte Christian. Homecoming queen was Madison Kofoed.
↑ Tyler Bray, South Point: Broke Gaston County all-time rushing record Friday against Gastonia’s Forestview High. Bray, who ran for 150 yards and four touchdowns in a 49-34 win, entered the game needing 100 yards to break the county mark of 5,031 yards held by North Gaston’s Princeton Brooks in 2007. Bray also returned a kickoff for a touchdown.
↑ Rocky River: Ravens’ 28-21 upset over No. 3 Butler was the biggest win in school history. Ravens ended Butler’s 30-game conference win streak. Butler had not lost a league game since Nov. 7 2008, when it lost 42-31 to Independence.
↑ Porter Ridge: Pirates won third straight game with Friday’s 35-7 win over Myers Park and are tied with Rocky River atop the Southwestern 4A standings. Porter Ridge is 5-0 against Mecklenburg County teams this season.
Friday’s Top Performers
Jordan Lane, Victory Christian: five touchdowns passing and one rushing in a 48-9 win over Asheville Christian.
Dimitris Camp, Hopewell: Junior running back had 19 carries, 200 yards and three touchdowns in a 42-20 win over West Charlotte.
Pralowe Grier, West Charlotte: 241 yards on 21 carries against Hopewell.
Chris Montogmery, Burns: two touchowns rushing and two passing in come-from-behind 38-34 win over Shelby.
Nalil Ramadan, Rocky River: four carries for 60 yards, including 53-yard game-winning touchdown in 28-21 win over Butler. He was 6-for-7 passing for 83 yards and a touchdown. Butler’s Anthony Ratliff was 13-of-26 for 110 yards and a score and had 62 yards rushing.
Rocky Reid, Concord: Rushed for 284 yards and three touchdowns against Carson in a 35-8 win. Reid now has 1,977 rushing yards for the season.
Jerrick Robbins, Porter Ridge: 18 carries for 215 yards and three touchdowns in 43-7 win over Myers Park.
Jaylen Samuels, Mallard Creek: 8 carries for 100 yards plus one catch for 41 yards in a 41-0 win over Vance. Samuels rushed for three touchdowns and caught one TD pass. Teammate Lawrence Pittman ran 18 times for 187 yards and a score.
Caleb York, Providence: Ran 11 times for 47 yards and two touchdowns in 31-13 win over archrival Ardrey Kell. He was 13-for-20 for 160 yards. Teammate Austin Proehl had eight catches for 114 yards.
Logan Bradley, Forestview: 388 yards passing in loss to South Point. Bradley broke his school-record for passing yards. The performamce ranks second in Gaston County history. Bradley threw four touchdown passes.
Ryan Moore, York, S.C.: 26 carries for 241 yards and two touchdowns in 66-24 win over Nation Ford.
Cedric Mackey, Bessemer City: 154 yards and three touchdowns in 67-8 win over Pine Lake Prep. Mackey, who is 5-foot-5 and 175 pounds, has 1,009 yards this season.
Charlotte Christian 45, Country Day 21: On homecoming, Charlotte Christian jumped all over its CISAA conference rival. The unbeaten Knights (8-0, 2-0) stormed out to a 35-7 halftime lead. In the second quarter, Christian scored three touchdowns in less than six minutes. Knights QB Bo Hines threw for 271 yards and two touchdowns, completing 10-of-15 passes. Tailback Elijah Deveaux ran 22 times for 177 yards and three scores. Two Knights – Garrett Bradbury and Adam Durden – had 100-yard receiving nights. Country Day’s Cole Bloomer completed 20-of-28 passes for 219 yards and a score.
West Mecklenburg 41, Olympic 8: Hawks senior running back Shaun Wilson ran 21 times for 265 yards and three touchdowns in the easy win. West Meck scored 14 points in the first quarter and led 35-0 at halftime. The Hawks were up 41-0 before Olympic’s Trey Gowen scored from 7 yards out in the fourth quarter. Brandon Dixon scored twice for the Hawks (7-1, 3-1 SoMeck 8). West Meck plays conference unbeaten Charlotte Catholic next week.
Davidson Day 61, Metrolina Christian 21: Davidson Day ran its record to 8-0 with an easy win at Bailey Road Middle School in Cornelius. The Patriots led 40-8 at halftime. QB Will Grier was 21-of-30 for 329 yards and six touchdowns. He ran for 41 yards and two touchdowns. Jordan Brown had five catches for 65 yards and three touchdowns. Davidson Day plays at Charlotte Latin next week. Davidson Day coach Chad Grier graduated from Charlotte Latin in 1986. He was current Hawks coach Larry McNulty’s first QB.
Independence 69, Garinger 0: The Patriots ended a tough run of games with the easy win at home. It was the most points Independence has scored since beating West Charlotte 76-27 in September 2012. The Patriots came into the game having lost three of four games. Independence improved to 5-3 overall, 2-1 in conference play. The Patriots can still potentially get in line for a conference title by beating Myers Park, Rocky River and Butler in its final three games.
Charlotte Latin 58, Cannon 14: The Hawks (7-1) scored 51 points in the first half of an easy win. David Pearson had seven carries for 107 yards. He scored three touchdowns for the Hawks.
Providence Day 30, Rabun Gap 20: The Chargers grabbed a 14-0 first-quarter lead and led 24-14 at halftime. Providence Day improved to 6-3, 0-1 in the CISAA. The Chargers have two tough league games next: against Country Day on the road next week and defending state champ Charlotte Christian after that. If the Chargers win both, they’ll grab a share of the league title.
Berry 49, Harding 14: Berry ended a three-game losing streak with an easy win in the “Battle of Alleghany.” The two schools sit about a mile apart from each on Alleghany Road near uptown Charlotte. Berry (2-6) won its first SoMeck 8 game in school history. Harding, which began the season 3-0, dropped its fourth straight game. The Rams are 3-4 overall, 0-4 in conference play.
By The Numbers
39-1: South Point’s record in its past 40 conference games. South Point hasn’t lost a conference game since losing to Forestview in 2009. It was South Point’s first league loss in three years.
102: Career rushing touchdowns for Charlotte Catholic’s Elijah Hood after Friday’s four-touchdown, 21-carry, 261-yard performance in a 42-6 win over South Meck. Unofficially, Hood has 7,060 career yards.
4: Only four N.C. players, before Friday, had 100 career touchdowns: Albemarle’s T.A. McLendon (170), West Rowan’s Kevin Parks (158), Maiden’s Tommy Henry (125) and Western Guilford/Asheboro’s Anthony Saunders (100).
250: Forest Hills coach John Lowery won his 250th career game in a 56-25 win over Parkwood on Friday.
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