↑ Concord: Spiders beat West Rowan on Friday to improve to 9-0 for the first time since 1997 and clinch at least a tie for the South Piedmont 3A Conference championship.
↑ South Point: Red Raiders scored touchdowns on three of their first four plays from scrimmage in a 55-0 win over Mecklenburg Countys Lake Norman Charter School. Tyler Bray ran for 139 yards and two scores for South Point (10-0).
↑ Nafees Lyon, Mallard Creek: Three interceptions and a 41-yard kickoff return in a 49-7 win over A.L. Brown.
Fridays Top Performers
Cedric Mackey, Bessemer City: Ran for 308 yards and three touchdowns on 43 carries in Fridays 40-21 win over Thomas Jefferson.
Anthony Ratliff, Butler: Ran for 132 yards and three touchdowns on 12 carries in a 55-6 win over Porter Ridge. He completed 13-of-23 passes for 227 yards and another score.
Elijah Hood, Charlotte Catholic: Ran 25 times for 266 yards and three touchdowns in a 29-13 win over West Mecklenburg.
Jalan McClendon, West Mecklenburg: Finished 10-for-17 passing for 143 yards and a score in loss at Charlotte Catholic.
Albert Funderburke, Sun Valley: Ran 32 times for 162 yards and a score in a 25-22 overtime win over rival Weddington in a game that might decide the Southern Carolina 3A Conference championship.
Michael Shields, Country Day: Wide receiver and safety had a 49-yard touchdown reception, a 30-yard interception return for a touchdown and a 20-yard fumble return for a score in a 49-28 win over Providence Day.
Lawson Ives and Blake Henderson, Providence Day: In a 49-28 loss to rival Charlotte Country Day, both Chargers backs had big nights: Ives had 10 carries for 179 yards; Henderson ran 18 times for 207. Henderson has 1,073 yards for the season. He had nine tackles on defense Friday.
Lawrence Pittman, Mallard Creek: Finished with 13 carries for 153 yards and two touchdowns in 49-7 win over A.L. Brown.
Josh Stilley and Tyler Murrell, Hough: Both players had short nights in a 61-6 win over West Charlotte Friday. Stilley threw for 191 yards and four touchdowns in just a little more than two quarters work. Murrell ran eight times for 100 yards. He caught a 14-yard scoring pass from Stilley.
Elijah Deveaux, Charlotte Christian: Ran 25 times for 255 yards and three touchdowns in a 50-28 win over Raleigh Ravenscroft.
Charlotte Christian 50, Raleigh Ravenscroft 28: Charlotte Christian, No. 7 in the Observers Sweet 16 poll, remained unbeaten with an easy win on the road. The Knights ran for 388 yards and passed for 251. Charlotte Christian led 30-13 at halftime and cruised. The Knights are 9-0. Charlotte Christian receiver Bo Hines caught five passes for 149 yards and two touchdowns. He was 3-of-6 passing for 78 yards and a score.
Concord 24, West Rowan 13: The Spiders (9-0) remained unbeaten with a close win on the road. Star tailback Rocky Reid had a 58-yard run on fourth down late in the game, scoring the touchdown that put the game away. Concord is ranked No. 14 in the Observers Sweet 16 poll.
Sun Valley 25, Weddington 22: Sun Valley (6-3, 3-0 Southern Carolina) won its third straight game and got into position to win the Southern Carolina 3A Conference championship. It can clinch at least a share with a win next week at home against Cuthbertson. Kiersten Peck won Fridays game with a 23-yard field goal in overtime. Weddington (7-2, 2-1) had a five-game win streak snapped.
SouthLake Christian 41, First Assembly 0: SouthLake Christian scored four times in the first quarter in the easy win, sparked by Tarus Damerons 79-yard run. Luke Lancaster, Robert Washington and Aapri Washington were among those scoring for SouthLake.
Community School of Davidson 42, Highland Tech 6: Community School (3-6, 2-1 Southern Piedmont) won its second straight game after having lost five straight previously. Now, its one game behind Bessemer City (5-4, 3-0) for the league lead with two games to play. Highland Tech fell to 1-7 overall, 1-2 in the conference.
East Mecklenburg 41, Garinger 6: East Mecklenburg ended a 10-game losing streak with the big win. East Meck hadnt won since Oct. 12, 2012, when it beat Ardrey Kell 23-9. Garinger has lost 17 straight.
South Mecklenburg 27, Olympic 0: South Meck ended a two-game losing streak with the upset win. The Sabres (3-6, 3-2 SoMeck) are firmly in the playoff race now. Olympic (5-4, 2-3) has now lost three straight since a 5-1 start. In the past two weeks, Olympic has scored only eight points.
Providence 45, Harding 7: Providence jumped out to a 31-0 halftime lead and won easily at home. The Panthers won their fourth straight game and improved to 6-3 overall and 4-1 in the SoMeck 8 4A Conference. Providence is in sole possession of second place and can set up a conference championship showdown with Charlotte Catholic on Nov. 8 with a win over rival South Meck next week. Harding (2-5, 0-5) lost its fifth straight game.
Hopewell 41, Robinson 0: Hopewell (4-5, 3-2 MECKA 8) won its third straight game in an easy win Friday. Hopewell has outscored opponents 130-60 in the win streak. Robinson is 0-9 overall and 0-5 in league play. Friday night, Hopewells Dimitris Camp ran 17 times for 113 yards. Camps team led 27-0 after the first quarter and 34-0 at half.
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