↑ Lincolnton’s Darian Roseoboro: Four-star defensive lineman committed to Michigan on Friday afternoon at school.
↑ Butler football: Bulldogs renewed contracts with Mallard Creek and Richmond Senior for two years each. Two of the state’s best regular-season matchups (Butler-Mallard, Butler-Richmond) will continue in 2015 and ‘16.
↓ South Point: 0-2 for the first time since 2010. South Point had 37-game win streak in regular-season snapped by Crest last week; lost to Lincolnton for the first time since 2010 Friday.
↓ Hunter Huss special teams: Huskies tried a questionable 67-yard field goal in a 53-7 loss to Vance. The kick was short, and Vance returned it 87 yards to the Huss 3.
↑ Independence: Patriots are 2-0 after Friday’s 28-0 win against North Mecklenburg and have not been scored on this year.
Friday’s Top Performers
Jaret Anderson, Charlotte Catholic: Twenty-nine carries for 139 yards and a score in a 45-28 win against Northwestern. Alexander LaPiana had a 90-yard interception return for a score, and Alexander Gagnon had a 22-yard interception return for a score.
Omar Baker, Vance: QB hit on 18-for-27 passes and threw four touchdowns in a 53-7 win against Hunter Huss. Cougars are 2-0. Vance has outscored opponents 102-7 this year.
Chancery Bowman, Mallard Creek: Twenty-nine carries, 230 yards and three scores in a 28-27 loss to Butler. Teamate James Smith was 13-for-23 passing for 211 yards and a score.
Tyshawn Carter, South Mecklenburg: QB threw just seven passes for 85 yards in a 29-14 upset of Sweet 16 No. 8 Rocky River but two passes were for scores. He also had 45 yards rushing. Elijah Jett had 24 carries for 123 yards for Rocky River.
Bruce Dixon, Carolina Pride: Threw for 195 yards and five touchdowns and ran for 67 yards in a 42-0 win against the Carolina Gladiators. The Pride, a home-school team, is 2-0.
Pralowe Grier, West Charlotte: Eighty-Eight yards total offense and three touchdowns in the Lions’ 20-14 win against West Meck. West Charlotte got rookie coach Mo Collins his first win and snapped a 16-game losing streak. West Charlotte hadn’t won since beating Mooresville 28-7 on Sept. 28, 2012.
Dupree Hart, Rock Hill Northwestern: Rushed 10 times for 119 yards in 45-28 loss to Catholic. He also caught an 8-yard TD pass and threw a 13-yard TD pass.
Kelvin Hopkins, Independence: Tallied 129 yards passing in 28-0 win against North Meck plus a touchdown. Will Walton caught four passes for 79 yards and the score.
Austin Kendall, Cuthbertson: Tennessee recruit was 26-for-42 for 351 yards and two scores in a 28-25 loss to Hickory Ridge. Hickory Ridge QB Greg Waslo was 14-for-25 for 216 yards and three scores.
Bryce McGinley, Ardrey Kell: QB ran 10 times for 123 yards and a score in a 23-17 win against rival Myers Park. He was 7-for-14 passng for 99 yards and a score
Gabe Montgomery, Providence Day: Ran for 298 yards and two touchdowns in a 17-0 against Raleigh Ravenscroft. It was the second highest rushing total in school history. Providence Day’s Josh Covington set the county record of 378 yards in 2010. Montgomery’s yardage ranks 28th all-time in county history.
Akease Rankin, Mooresville: Had 25 carries for 180 yards and four touchdowns as the Blue Devils, No. 11 in the Observer’s Sweet 16, smashed No. 3 Hough 38-7 in the upset of the night. QB Tommy Bullard had 108 yards rushing and a score for Mooresville.
Anthony Ratliff-Williams, Butler: UNC recruit was 7-for-15 passing for 182 yards and two touchdowns in a 28-27 win against Mallard Creek. He rushed for 46 yards. Teammate Benny LeMay ran 17 times for 82 yards and two touchdowns and caught four passes for 95 yards and another score.
Davidson Day 50, North Raleigh Christian 0: Davidson Day traveled to Raleigh for its second game of the season and got its second straight blowout. QB Anthony DiGioia led his team to a 42-0 halftme lead. He threw four touchdowns in last week’s 43-7 win agianst Albemarle. Friday night, he threw four more touchdowns – all in the first half. Jacob Robinson and Glen Coates each had three scores Friday. Cullen McGahan had two.
Charlotte Latin 65, Cox Mill 27: Latin quarterback Daniel Jones threw for 312 yards and five touchdowns, and DeMarkes Stradford rushed nine times for 114 as the Hawks rolled. Latin took a 23-0 second-quarter lead. Cox Mill’s Hunter Longmire was 13-for-27 for 217 yards and three touchdowns.
Harding 46, Garinger 22: Harding got two huge performances in the easy win: Yakim Jenkins had a receiving touchdown and an interception return for a touchdown; Naheem Rumley had two touchdowns and filled in for quarterback, Xavier Caple, when Caple suffered a thigh injury. Harding is 1-0.
Providence 44, East Meck 14: Coming off a tough loss to 4A S.C. power Summerville last week, Providence traveled to East Meck (0-2) and started slowly. The Panthers led only 7-6 after the first quarter but outscored East Meck 30-0 in the second and third quarters.
North Lincoln 20, West Lincoln 7: North Lincoln is 2-0 for the first time since 2004 and plays unbeaten county rival Lincolnton next week. North Lincoln got 306 yards rushing Friday, including 121 from Ethan Gram and 108 from Richard Jackson.
Lincolnton 14, South Point 13: Lincolnton beat its rival for the first time time in five years to improve to 2-0. Lincolnton’s fumbled deep in South Point territory late and gave up a long scoring drive, but the Wolves defense stopped South Point on a potential game-winning 2-point conversion attempt with 78 seconds left.
By The Numbers
90: Country Day’s Shep Wilson had a 90-yard punt return against Winston-Salem Prep on the Bucs’ first play of the 2014 season. Country Day won 54-12.
26: Crest allowed Ashbrook just 26 total yards in the first half of a 31-7 win.
44: After the game was tied at 14, Charlotte Latin scored 44 straight points in an 65-27 win against Cox Mill.
769: Total yards offense combined for Charlotte Catholic and Northwestern in Catholic’s 45-28 win. There were 13 kickoffs and four punts.
953: Total yards offense combined in Charlotte Latin-Cox Mill game. Latin punted once and had 595 yards offense.
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