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High School Football Region Report: Parkwood, Sun Valley stealing Union Co. spotlight, big scoring in Northwestern 3A/4A

Parkwood High head coach Lynn Coble has led his team to one of the best starts in school history
Parkwood High head coach Lynn Coble has led his team to one of the best starts in school history dlaird@charlotteobserver.com

Union County has produced a number of high school football powers in recent seasons, but there’s a bit of a different look this year.

Parkwood and Sun Valley are off to their biggest starts in a number of years, each posting 4-0 records.

This is from a county that produced the 2015 2AA state champion in Monroe and a 3AA runnerup in 2014 in Weddington, along with strong Marvin Ridge. Those three schools remain strong this season, but Parkwood and Sun Valley have stolen the headlines.

Parkwood ran its record to 4-0 last Friday with a 21-point victory over Lancaster County foe Buford. It is the first time in this century that the Rebels have started with four victories.

But it’s been even longer – 38 years – since Sun Valley had a 4-0 start.

Both teams have difficult tests this week. Sun Valley entertains Myers Park, which will bring a 4-0 record and a tough defense to Indian Trail.

Parkwood travels to in-county foe Weddington, with its high-powered offense.

In other news from last week:

▪  The South Piedmont 3A got a bit of a shakeup when West Rowan knocked off previously unbeaten Jay M. Robinson. Concord, Hickory Ridge, Jay M. Robinson and West Rowan appear to be the powers in that league.

▪  The Northwestern 3A-4A Conference continues to post some amazing scores. Undefeated Hibriten scored 64 points last week, and Watauga had a 45-43 loss. But the winner was Patton, as the Morganton school scored 72 points against Wilkes Central (which scored 53).

SOUTHERN MECK 8 4A

Hough 24, Ardrey Kell 23 (OT): The Knights were involved in yet another tight game, losing on a block PAT kick in overtime.

Cuthbertson 21, Berry 12: The Cardinals were hurt by three turnovers in dropping to 0-3.

Charlotte Catholic 50, Rocky River 21: The Cougars got long touchdowns on a reception by Angel Marrero and a run by Milan Howard and won their third straight.

East Mecklenburg 56, Harding 6: Jaquan Rankin scored a Harding touchdown, but the Rams’ defense was hurt by East’s ground game.

Olympic 48, Hopewell 6: The Trojans climbed to 2-1 with an overwhelming ground game. Kicker Haley Houser scored her first point of the season on a conversion.

Providence was idle.

Myers Park 14, South Mecklenburg 11: Antonio Davis threw a touchdown pass, but the Sabres’ attempt to tie the game with a field goal in the final minute failed when the kick was wide.

West Mecklenburg 59, Independence 7: Richard Latimer threw three touchdown passes for the Indians, who have outscored foes 146-21 in the last three games.

This week’s big games: Several of the league’s teams have byes this week. But Olympic entertains an improved Porter Ridge team.

SOUTHERN MECK 8 4A

League All

W L W L PF PA

Catholic 0 0 3 1 111 41

West Meck 0 0 3 1 180 62

Olympic 0 0 2 1 69 73

Ardrey Kell 0 0 2 2 109 115

Harding 0 0 2 2 88 124

South Meck 0 0 2 2 91 83

Berry Academy 0 0 0 3 57 124

Providence 0 0 0 3 49 114

SOUTHWESTERN 4A

Butler 42, Richmond Senior 41: The Bulldogs rallied from a 35-19 deficit behind the play of quarterback Davis Cheek, who completed 22 of 26 passes for 267 yards.

East Mecklenburg 56, Harding 6: The Eagles climbed to 3-1, as Khamal Howard ran for three touchdowns.

Ashbrook 38, Garinger 0: Garinger had only 12 yards rushing, although Daveon Ray passed for 156 yards.

West Mecklenburg 59, Independence 7: The Patriots allowed the most points in a game since surrendering 61 to Butler in a November 2010 contest at Memorial Stadium.

Myers Park 14, South Mecklenburg 11: The Mustangs are 4-0 for the first time in 33 years. Quarterback Jack Davidson completed 15 of 25 passes for 168 yards and ran 47 yards for a touchdown.

Sun Valley 35, Porter Ridge 27: Mason Mills ran 22 times for 92 yards and a touchdown, and Jared Wheatley kicked two field goals for the Pirates.

Charlotte Catholic 50, Rocky River 21: The Ravens were down only 23-13 late in the third quarter. Tyshaun Carter ran for two touchdowns.

This week’s big games: In a battle of unbeaten, Myers Park and its tough defense visits explosive Sun Valley. Butler visits north Mecklenburg power Hough.

SOUTHWESTERN 4A

League All

W L W L PF PA

Myers Park 0 0 4 0 92 45

Butler 0 0 3 1 151 90

East Meck 0 0 3 1 157 72

Porter Ridge 0 0 2 1 65 56

Rocky River 0 0 1 3 106 158

Garinger 0 0 0 4 27 174

Independence 0 0 0 4 19 141

MECKA 4A

Mooresville 23, A.L. Brown 21: The Wonders were upset victims after falling behind 20-7 at the half. Zac Williamson threw two touchdown passes.

Hough 24, Ardrey Kell 23 (OT): Merrick Horton had two touchdown runs, including an overtime score; Zach Stearns kicked a field goal and three extra points.

Mallard Creek was idle.

North Mecklenburg 52, Community School of Davidson 2: Emanuel Wilson had five touchdown runs, including one of 80 yards. He carried 16 times for 213 yards and has more than 660 yards in the last three games.

Olympic 48, Hopewell 6: The Titans scored for the first time since their Aug. 19 opener.

Vance 77, James Island (SC) 28 (Saturday): Kingsley Efidi scored on an early interception, and the rout was on.

Gaffney (SC) 43, West Charlotte 6: The Lions were held to two first downs and 51 yards total offense in the first half.

This week’s big games: After a week off, Mallard Creek returns to its strong schedule, visiting Rock Hill powerhouse South Pointe, which is coming off a loss to a Baltimore-area team. Hough entertains Butler, which is coming off a victory over Richmond Senior. Vance will be favored when it visits winless Independence.

MECKA 4A

League All

W L W L PF PA

Vance 0 0 4 0 229 90

Mallard Creek 0 0 3 0 63 37

A.L. Brown 0 0 3 1 156 49

Hough 0 0 3 1 143 71

North Meck 0 0 2 2 109 64

Hopewell 0 0 1 3 44 162

West Charlotte 0 0 0 4 25 144

SOUTHEASTERN 4A

Butler 42, Richmond Senior 41: The Raiders lost their first game of the season and were outscored 23-6 in the second half. Leon Zeigler threw four touchdown passes, and three Raiders touchdowns covered 60 yards or more.

Scotland County 36, Fayetteville Jack Britt 6: All-State running back Zamir White returned from injury, running for two touchdowns.

This week’s big games: Richmond will try to get back on the winning track against visiting Hope Mills South View. Scotland is home against Wilmington New Hanover.

SOUTHEASTERN 4A

League All

W L W L PF PA

Pinecrest 0 0 4 0 161 74

Scotland 0 0 4 0 130 13

Richmond 0 0 3 1 183 70

Purnell Swett 0 0 2 2 84 88

Lumberton 0 0 1 3 89 121

Hoke 0 0 0 4 82 133

NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A

West Lincoln 24, Fred T. Foard 0: Foard was held to six first downs and only 108 yards offense.

Hibriten 64, Ashe County 14: Hibriten led 29-0 after one quarter, with Jamar Ferguson’s touchdown run opening the rout.

Hunter Huss 47, Hickory 28: The winless Tornadoes’ defensive woes continued. But Darrien Phillips completed 14 of 20 passes for 191 yards and two touchdowns.

West Lincoln 24, Fred T. Foard 0: Foard was held to six first downs and 108 total yards offense.

Asheville Roberson 24, Freedom 18: The Patriots lost their starting quarterback and fullback in the fourth quarter. Alex Kineberger threw for 277 yards and three touchdowns before being hurt.

Patton 72, Wilkes Central 53: Joe Eakin had six touchdown runs for Patton in this shootout. His scores included runs of 62 and 66 yards.

Maiden 43, St. Stephens 10: Quarterback Matthew Cook ran for a touchdown.

Asheville Reynolds 45, Watauga 43: It was another shootout for the Pioneers, but they came up on the short end this time. Reynolds won on a 43-yard field goal with 4 seconds left. With Reynolds focusing on Watauga running back Evan Suggs, quarterback Hamilton Castle ran 25 times for 238 yards.

This week’s big games: It’s a quiet week for the league, with a number of teams having byes. That group includes Hibriten and Patton.

NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A

League All

W L W L PF PA

Hibriten 0 0 4 0 207 43

Patton 0 0 3 1 150 146

Fred T. Foard 0 0 2 2 62 108

Freedom 0 0 2 2 120 91

Watauga 0 0 2 2 211 160

St. Stephens 0 0 1 2 75 92

Hickory 0 0 0 4 67 190

South Caldwell 0 0 0 3 31 144

NORTH PIEDMONT 3A-4A

Alexander Central 75, Bandys 32: Alexander scored 47 points in the first half. Devon Weiss ran for three touchdowns, and Gunner Anderson threw for two scores and ran for another.

Lake Norman 35, Salisbury 14: Cole Jackson had two touchdown runs, and Austin Robinson returned an interception 90 yards for a score, as Lake Norman improved to 4-0.

Mooresville 23, A.L. Brown 21: Mooresville pulled off this upset behind two touchdown runs by Donshel Jettson and a decisive 25-yard field goal from Jacob Benjamin.

South Iredell 47, Mount Pleasant 42: South entered the final quarter trailing 36-20 but went on a surge for the victory. Brady Pope passed for 456 yards and four touchdowns, including two in the fourth-quarter rally.

West Forsyth 43, Statesville 12: John Mott scored on a run for the Greyhounds, and Billy Cleveland returned a fumble 42 yards for another score. West Forsyth built a 43-0 lead in this game.

West Iredell 41, Bunker Hill 12: A.J. Summers ran 14 times for 85 yards and two touchdowns, as West Iredell built a 26-0 halftime lead.

This week’s big games: Alexander Central, averaging 50.5 points a game, visits high-scoring Ashe County. Like a number of other teams in the area, Lake Norman has a bye this week.

NORTH PIEDMONT 3A-4A

League All

W L W L PF PA

Lake Norman 0 0 4 0 202 74

Alexander 0 0 3 0 175 74

South Iredell 0 0 2 1 102 69

Mooresville 0 0 2 2 82 64

West Iredell 0 0 2 2 113 107

Statesville 0 0 1 2 75 90

North Iredell 0 0 0 3 41 72

North Lincoln 0 0 0 3 27 150

SOUTH PIEDMONT 3A

Carson 31, Central Cabarrus 14: Brenden Westbrook scored on a 76-yard kickoff return and a 70-yard interception return for Carson. Cameron Kepley threw two touchdown passes for Central Cabarrus.

Concord 15, Hickory Ridge 13: The Spiders broke up a potential tying conversion pass with 40 seconds left, after Trevor Shue had thrown a touchdown pass to Zion Sheriff for Hickory Ridge. Concord’s Jay Wilkerson rushed 18 times for 98 yards.

East Rowan 25, Cox Mill 7: Max Wall rushed for 279 yards, including three long touchdown runs for East Rowan. Eric Bone threw a Cox Mill touchdown pass.

Northwest Cabarrus 21, South Rowan 20: Northwest scored its first victory of the season, as Vincent Barnett ran 27 yards for the decisive touchdown. It was the first win for new coach Brandon Gentry. Austin Chrismon ran for two South Rowan touchdowns, but the Raiders’ potential tying conversion kick was blocked.

West Rowan 21, Jay M. Robinson 19: Kortez Weeks had 10 receptions for 141 yards as West Rowan handed Robinson its first loss of the season.

This week’s big games: Concord looks to go 3-0 in league play in a visit to South Rowan. West Rowan, coming off its victory over Jay M. Robinson, travels to Northwest Cabarrus. In a nonleague game, Jay M. Robinson hosts dangerous Mount Pleasant.

SOUTH PIEDMONT 3A

League All

W L W L PF PA

Concord 2 0 3 1 129 64

Carson 1 0 2 1 65 66

West Rowan 1 0 3 1 60 91

Jay M. Robinson 3 1 3 1 143 62

East Rowan 1 1 2 2 92 81

NW Cabarrus 1 1 1 2 21 118

Cox Mill 0 1 0 3 21 100

South Rowan 0 1 0 3 36 121

C. Cabarrus 0 2 1 3 69 99

Hickory Ridge 0 2 2 2 84 95

SOUTHERN CAROLINA 3A

Chesterfield (SC) 13, Anson 12: The Bearcats led 12-7 into the closing minutes in the “Battle of the Border.”

Cuthberton 21, Berry Academy 12: Kendric Ivey ran 20 times for 128 yards and a touchdown.

Marvin Ridge 42, Providence Day 27: After three close losses, Marvin Ridge got into the victory column. Caleb Deveaux ran for three scores.

Piedmont 24, Forest Hills 21: The Panthers got their first victory of the season, with Matt Price running for two scores. Piedmont gained 294 yards on the ground and 1 yard passing.

Sun Valley 35, Porter Ridge 27: The Spartans improved to 4-0 for the first time in 38 years. Scottie Lee and Jake Alexander scored on long touchdown runs.

Monroe 21, Weddington 7 (Thursday): the Warriors had more first downs than Monroe (20-16) and more total yardage, but they were hurt by turnovers.

This week’s big games: Sun Valley’s unbeaten record will get a big test when the Spartans host undefeated Myers Park. Weddington is home against unbeaten Parkwood.

SOUTHERN CAROLINA 3A

League All

W L W L PF PA

Sun Valley 0 0 4 0 184 102

Anson 0 0 2 2 87 64

Cuthbertson 0 0 2 2 127 94

Marvin Ridge 0 0 1 3 118 113

Piedmont 0 0 1 3 48 83

Weddington 0 0 1 3 121 86

BIG SOUTH 2A-3A

Ashbrook 38, Garinger 0: British Brooks ran for three touchdowns in Ashbrook’s first victory of the season.

Lincolnton 54, East Gaston 14: T.J. Saunders carried eight times for 107 yards, and Nick Ferens caught a 66-yard touchdown pass.

East Lincoln 28, Forestview 3: A week after a big victory over Kings Mountain, Forestview was held without a touchdown. Jayveon Love rushed 18 times for 112 yards.

Hunter Huss 47, Hickory 28: The Huskies earned their first victory of the season after piling up a 27-0 first-quarter lead. Dallas Tanner ran 19 times for 283 yards and three touchdowns. Huss was hurt by 162 yards in penalties.

Lake Norman Charter 38, Highland Tech 7: Teddy Spooner threw for three touchdowns and ran for another as Lake Norman Charter stayed unbeaten.

North Gaston 34, Cherryville 33: Bryce Cobb ran for two touchdowns, and North Gaston totaled 291 rushing yards.

Clover 17, South Point 14: The usually-powerful Red Raiders dropped to 1-3, getting touchdowns on runs by Scottie Lee and Jake Alexander.Stuart Cramer 27, Bessemer City 14: Naseem Moulden ran for a pair of touchdowns as Stuart Cramer improved to 3-1.

This week’s big games: Lake Norman Charter and Stuart Cramer have byes this week, in what is a light schedule for the league before conference play opens Sept. 23.

BIG SOUTH 2A-3A

League All

W L W L PF PA

L. Norman Ch. 0 0 4 0 123 40

Stuart Cramer 0 0 3 1 82 33

Forestview 0 0 2 2 71 53

Ashbrook 0 0 1 2 58 62

Hunter Huss 0 0 1 3 100 90

North Gaston 0 0 1 3 92 175

South Point 0 0 1 3 65 78

East Gaston 0 0 0 3 41 154

SOUTH MOUNTAIN 2A-3A

Burns 31, Chase 14: Backup running back Magdale Burris ran for 189 yards and a touchdown as Burns improve to 4-0.

Crest 35, Draughn 0: Willie Green completed all 8 passing attempts for 177 yards and three Crest touchdowns. Draughn, playing without two regular running backs, was held to 140 yards’ offense.

East Burke was idle.

Kings Mountain 62, East Rutherford 16: The Mountaineers bounced back from an upset loss to Forestview with this one-sided victory. They led 41-9 at halftime. Darian McClain carried 12 times for 101 yards and two touchdowns, and the Mountaineers had nearly 500 yards offense.

Shelby 54, R-S Central 13: Shelby improved to 4-0 as Malik Sarratt completed 6 of 11 passes for 161 yards and three touchdowns. The Hilltoppers’ offense was hurt by five sacks.

This week’s big games: Two of the league’s powers meet when Burns visits Kings Mountain. Crest travels to Draughn, and Shelby visits Chase.

SOUTH MOUNTAIN 2A-3A

League All

W L W L PF PA

Burns 1 0 4 0 133 53

Crest 1 0 2 1 61 34

Kings Mountain 1 0 3 1 172 58

Shelby 1 0 4 0 162 27

East Burke 0 0 0 3 30 101

Chase 0 1 2 1 54 37

Draughn 0 1 1 3 40 122

E. Rutherford 0 1 2 2 91 99

R-S Central 0 1 2 2 82 128

SOUTHERN DISTRICT 7 2A

Alexander Central 75, Bandys 32: Hunter Burkett threw scoring passes of 62 and 78 yards.

West Iredell 41, Bunker Hill 12: Quarterback Seth Miller rushed for 81 yards and threw a touchdown pass.

East Lincoln 28, Forestview 3: Marcus Graham completed 10 of 13 passes for 147 yards and two touchdowns, and Christian Parks had two touchdown catches.

Lincolnton 54, East Gaston 14: The Wolves improved to 4-0 as Xavier McClain scored three touchdowns and ran 12 times for 157 yards.

Maiden 43, St. Stephens 10: Senior quarterback Caleb Farley ran for three touchdowns, passed for one, and returned a kickoff 73 yards for a fifth score.

Newton-Conover 41, Central Virginia Homeschool 32: Jake Hayman threw for two touchdowns, and Tyler Stinson carries 27 times for 169 yards and three scores.

West Caldwell 45, Hickory Hawks 8: West bounced back from its Hibriten loss and improved to 3-1.

West Lincoln 24, Fred T. Foard 0: Dallas Bridges rushed 19 times for 104 yards and three touchdowns.

This week’s big games: Conference play opens this week, with West Lincoln traveling to Lincolnton.

SOUTHERN DISTRICT 7 2A

League All

W L W L PF PA

East Lincoln 0 0 4 0 159 16

Lincolnton 0 0 4 0 203 79

Newton-Conover 0 0 4 0 200 70

West Caldwell 0 0 3 1 137 58

West Lincoln 0 0 3 1 98 47

Maiden 0 0 2 1 116 59

Bandys 0 0 1 3 128 208

Bunker Hill 0 0 0 4 55 165

ROCKY RIVER 2A

Metrolina Christian 33, Central Academy 7: The Cougars fell behind early and dropped to 1-3.

Piedmont 24, Forest Hills 21: Tyson Davis’ touchdown pass to Keeshawn Tyson late in the game brought the Yellow Jackets within three points, but they couldn’t get any closer.

Monroe 21, Weddington 7: JaTwon Stafford, a sophomore, returned an interception 40 yards for a touchdown and also scored on a 27-yard reception.

South Iredell 47, Mount Pleasant 42: The Tigers were outscored 27-6 in the fourth quarter. Jaconey Alston scored on an 87-yard kickoff return and a short run.

Parkwood 42, Buford (SC) 21: Parkwood improved to 4-0 for the first time in more than a decade. Eli Ackerman passed for 144 yards and two touchdowns, and Jajuan Benton ran 14 times for 120 yards and a score.

West Stanly 29, North Stanly 28: The Colts improved to 3-1 with a touchdown in the final two minutes. Sophomore Aldo Cruz provided the winning point with a conversion kick.

This week’s big games: Parkwood puts its unbeaten record on the line when it travels to offensively-dangerous Weddington. Monroe visits an improved Anson team. And Mount Pleasant visits strong Jay M. Robinson, which is coming off a loss to West Rowan.

ROCKY RIVER 2A

League All

W L W L PF PA

Parkwood 0 0 4 0 137 65

West Stanly 0 0 3 1 135 63

Monroe 0 0 2 2 101 100

Central Academy 0 0 1 3 78 89

Mount Pleasant 0 0 1 3 130 125

Forest Hills 0 0 0 4 53 140

CENTRAL CAROLINA 2A

Davie County 7, North Rowan 6: North held explosive Davie County to 175 yards’ total offense but scored only a first-quarter touchdown in losing for the first time this season.

Lake Norman 35, Salisbury 14: Trell Baker and Nate Austin scored on runs.

This week’s big game: North Rowan has a tough task, visiting a South Iredell team that scored 27 points in the fourth quarter of a come-from-behind win over Mount Pleasant last week.

CENTRAL CAROLINA 2A

League All

W L W L PF PA

East Davidson 0 0 3 1 118 71

North Rowan 0 0 3 1 106 47

Lexington 0 0 2 2 123 102

West Davidson 0 0 2 2 83 85

Salisbury 0 0 1 3 63 108

Thomasville 0 0 1 3 72 96

SOUTHERN PIEDMONT 1A

Stuart Cramer 27, Bessemer City 14: Isaiah Cole had an outstanding game on defense, returning interceptions 50 and 63 yards for Yellow Jacket touchdowns.

North Gaston 34, Cherryville 33: Justin Lemons’ second touchdown run of the game with 45 seconds left brought Cherryville within a point, but a PAT pass for the victory failed.

North Mecklenburg 52, Community School of Davidson 2: Community School was held to about 100 yards’ offense against its 4A opponent.

Lake Norman Charter 38, Highland Tech 7: Bryson Law ran 10 times for 61 yards, but two lost fumbles were damaging.

Cannon School 23, Pine Lake Prep 8: Will Harwood scored on a 1-yard run for Pine Lake Prep.

Thomas Jefferson Academy 51, Christ the King 6: Bill Lay had three touchdown runs

This week’s big games: Mountain Island Charter visits Pine Lake Prep in a meeting of South Piedmont 1A teams with playoff aspirations. Community School of Davidson faces neighborhood rival Davidson Day.

SOUTHERN PIEDMONT 1A

League All

W L W L PF PA

Bessemer City 1 0 2 2 74 54

Mtn. Island Ch. 1 1 2 1 66 38

Highland Tech 0 0 1 3 9 160

Pine Lake Prep 0 0 1 3 66 88

Cherryville 0 0 0 4 45 108

Comm. Sch. of Davidson 0 0 0 4 72 154

Thomas Jeff Ac. 0 1 2 1 120 37

YADKIN VALLEY 1A

East Montgomery 21, Albemarle 6: Albemarle dropped to 0-4 for the first time since 1982, despite 136 rushing yards from Jacobi Emery.

North Moore 33, South Stanly 7: Sophomore Tony Loflin ran 19 times for 72 yards and a touchdown for South Stanly, and Michael Preslar had 73 rushing yards.

West Stanly 29, North Stanly 28: The Comets lost this nonconference game despite 126 rushing yards and three touchdowns from sophomore Cameron Davis and 130 yards and a touchdown from Jacobi Emery.

Union Academy 49, South Davidson 12: Manasseh Missick completed 7 of 10 passes for 162 yards and three touchdowns, and he ran for another Union Academy score.

West Montgomery 56, Chatham Central 6: Jackson Dozier completed 10 of 12 passes for 187 yards and three touchdowns, and West led 42-0 at halftime.

This week’s big games: The league leaders face one another. Union Academy has a tough task, visiting undefeated East Montgomery. West Montgomery is home against a tough North Moore squad.

YADKIN VALLEY 1A

League All

W L W L PF PA

E. Montgomery 1 0 4 0 162 71

North Moore 1 0 2 1 81 55

Union Academy 1 0 2 2 90 89

W. Montgomery 1 0 4 0 183 62

North Stanly 0 0 1 2 97 108

Albemarle 0 1 0 4 12 190

Chatham Central 0 1 0 3 22 136

S. Davidson 0 1 1 3 56 141

South Stanly 0 1 0 3 7 111

CISAA

Charlotte Christian 31, West Ashley (SC) 27: The Knights improved to 4-0 by beating a Charleston-area 5A team. Garrett Shrader threw three touchdown passes, including the winner in the fourth quarter.

Charlotte Latin 47, Raleigh Ravenscroft 17: DeMarkes Stradford ran for four touchdowns, including jaunts of 51, 65 and 80 yards.

Davidson Day 41, Country Day 14: The Bucs, who led 7-0 after one quarter, got touchdowns from Tim Newman and Broadus Roberson.

Marvin Ridge 42, Providence Day 27: Down 35-0 in the second quarter, Providence Day battled back before two touchdown runs by Gabe Montgomery and two scoring passes by Dane Horton.

This week’s big games: Charlotte Christian entertains North Davidson, a perennial power and a 4A school.

CISAA

League All

W L W L PF PA

Clt. Christian 0 0 4 0 149 59

Clt. Latin 0 0 4 0 160 72

Country Day 0 0 1 3 63 116

Providence Day 0 0 1 3 77 90

N.C. INDEPENDENTS

Rock Hill Carolina Crusaders 24, Cabarrus Stallions 12 (Saturday): The Crusader defense played well at times, picking off two passes and recovering a fumble.

Cannon School 23, Pine Lake Prep 8: Tyler Terver recovered a fumble for Cannon’s final touchdown, and Patrick Carlson’s five catches included a 60-yard touchdown.

Carolina Pride 29, New Covenant Knights 8: Quarterback James Thierfelder ran for two Pride touchdowns. The Knights were whistled for 18 penalties covering 108 yards.

Thomas Jefferson Academy 51, Christ the King 6

Concord First Assembly 45, North Raleigh Christian 23

Davidson Day 41, Country Day 14: Sean Hartman threw five touchdown passes, and the Patriots rallied from a 7-0 deficit with 21 second-quarter points.

West Caldwell 45, Hickory Hawks 8

Metrolina Christian 33, Central Academy 7: The Warriors evened their record at 2-2, beating an in-county (Union) foe.

SouthLake Christian 35, Hickory Grove Christian 13: Bailey Jones completed 10 of 16 passes for three touchdowns for the victors. Hickory Grove was hurt by four fumbles and an interception.

Statesville Christian 34, Jackson (Tenn.) Trinity Christian 13: Canaan Cox ran 17 times for 231 yards and three touchdowns, and he passed for another 103 yards.

This week’s big games: Davidson Day meets Community School of Davidson in a neighborhood rivalry. Victory Christian is home against Providence Day.

OTHER N.C. INDEPENDENTS

W L PF PA

Concord First Assembly 4 0 160 73

Statesville Christian 4 0 174 27

Northside Christian 3 0 141 24

Cannon School 3 1 86 46

Davidson Day 3 1 173 82

Carolina Pride 2 2 70 121

Metrolina Christian 2 2 107 90

Southlake Christian 2 2 75 107

New Covenant Knights 1 2 72 62

Hickory Hawks 0 2 14 86

Victory Christian 0 2 24 100

Cabarrus Stallions 0 4 40 151

Christ the King 0 4 12 249

Hick. Grove Christian 0 4 29 148

SOUTH CAROLINA

REGION 4 5A

Clover 17, South Point 14: Garrett Miller threw a 37-yard touchdown pass to DreQuan Starr for the winning points with three minutes left.

Fort Mill 41, Orangeburg-Wilkinson 7: Ronnie Hughes rushed for 148 yards and three touchdowns. The Yellowjackets led 34-0 at the half.

Nation Ford 28, York 16: Kirk Rygol threw two touchdown passes.

Northwestern 34, Duncan Byrnes 12: Gage Maloney completed 29 of 39 passes for 443 yards and four touchdowns, with no interceptions.

Boiling Springs 35, Rock Hill 32: Down 21-17, the Bearcats completed a long pass, but a penalty negated it. Rock Hill played catch-up in most of this game, with Narii Gaither running for a pair of scores.

This week’s big games: Nation Ford hosts a Lancaster team trying to rebound from its first loss. Rock Hill travels to always-tough Dorman, and Northwestern entertains Spartanburg. Fort Mill is home against York County rival York.

REGION 4 5A

League All

W L W L PF PA

Clover 0 0 3 0 84 40

Northwestern 0 0 3 1 137 95

Nation Ford 0 0 2 1 66 67

Fort Mill 0 0 2 2 108 71

Rock Hill 0 0 1 3 124 126

REGION 3 4A

Chester 24, Lancaster 21: The Bruins suffered their first defeat of the season despite getting 207 rushing yards and three touchdowns from Farrika Grier. Lancaster entered the game ranked No. 6 in the state 4A poll.

Baltimore St. Frances 28, South Pointe 23: South Pointe traveled to Maryland and played national power St. Frances at Morgan State University. The Stallions were winning 23-8 in the third quarter before wearing down against a bigger opponent.

Nation Ford 28, York 16: Sophomore Ethan Mitchell took over quarterbacking duties because of an injury to the starter, and he responded by throwing a 31-yard touchdown pass.

This week’s big games: South Pointe’s job doesn’t get any easier. After facing one national power, it hosts three-time defending N.C. 4AA champion Mallard Creek. Lancaster travels to Nation Ford, and York is at Fort Mill.

REGION 3 4A

League All

W L W L PF PA

Ridge View 0 0 4 0 135 108

South Pointe 0 0 3 1 107 84

Lancaster 0 0 2 1 84 48

Richland NE 0 0 2 1 139 68

Westwood 0 0 2 2 72 99

York 0 0 0 2 47 72

REGION 4 3A

Chester 24, Lancaster 21: John Erby kicked the winning field goal from 28 yards with 12 seconds left. The Cyclones, now 3-1, forced five Lancaster turnovers.

Broome 28, Indian Land 21

This week’s big games: Chester travels to Columbia for a meeting with a dangerous Lower Richland club.

REGION 4 3A

League All

W L W L PF PA

Camden 0 0 3 1 139 114

Chester 0 0 3 1 134 58

Fairfield Central 0 0 2 2 103 71

Columbia 0 0 1 2 57 80

Indian Land 0 0 1 3 72 130

REGION 4 2A

Andrew Jackson 14, Franklin Christian 13: Heath Gandy ran for two AJ touchdowns.

Central Pageland 40, McBee 16: Pageland has scored 40 points in each of its last two games.

Parkwood 42, Buford 21: The defense recovered two fumbles and had an interception but couldn’t stop Parkwood’s balance attack.

This week’s big games: Pageland opens league play with a home game against tough Cheraw.

REGION 4 2A

League All

W L W L PF PA

Lee Central 0 0 4 0 136 41

Cheraw 0 0 3 1 67 36

Andrew Jackson 0 0 2 1 45 55

Central Pageland 0 0 2 1 80 66

Chesterfield 0 0 2 1 105 80

North Central 0 0 2 1 69 59

Buford 0 0 1 3 111 127

REGION 2 1A

Ware Shoals 77, Great Falls 22: Defensive problems continue to plague Great Falls, which is giving up an average of 51 points a game.

Lewisville 62, Whitmire 8: Lewisville led 40-8 at halftime. Trey Keels completed 16 of 21 passes for 273 yards and four touchdowns, and Quentin Sanders had 12 catches for 93 yards.

This week’s big games: Lewisville plays Thursday night, traveling to Columbia for a meeting with Eau Claire.

REGION 2 1A

League All

W L W L PF PA

Lamar 0 0 4 0 133 10

Lewisville 0 0 4 0 146 56

McBee 0 0 2 2 102 106

Timmonsville 0 0 1 3 47 87

Great Falls 0 0 0 4 51 205

S.C. INDEPENDENTS

Carolinas Crusaders 24, Cabarrus Stallions 12 (Saturday): The Crusaders outscored the Stallions 16-0 in the fourth quarter. Drake Jenkins returned a fumble 70 yards for a touchdown, and Dalton Mains completed 14 of 25 passes for 151 yards.

Andrew Jackson 14, Franklin Christian 13: The Cavaliers played their best game of the season, outgaining Andrew Jackson 184-158 but falling just short.

S.C. INDEPENDENTS

W L PF PA

Carolina Crusaders 3 1 85 72

Franklin Academy 0 4 31 162

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