High School Sports

Charlotte-Area High School Football Players of the Week

Charlotte Christian quarterback Garrett Shrader threw for nearly 400 yards and five scores in Friday’s win over 4A public school North Davidson. The Knights had never beaten a 4A public school prior to Friday’s game.
Charlotte Christian quarterback Garrett Shrader threw for nearly 400 yards and five scores in Friday’s win over 4A public school North Davidson. The Knights had never beaten a 4A public school prior to Friday’s game. jsiner@charlotteobserver.com

Garrett Shrader, Justus Woods, Charlotte Christian: Christian beat a 4A public school for the first time Friday, rallying for a 52-38 victory over North Davidson. The Knights had more than 600 yards of offense. Shrader, a sophomore quarterback, had 317 yards passing and five touchdowns. Woods, a junior tailback, ran 23 times for a season-high 199 yards..

Tim Newman Jr., Charlotte Country Day: A freshman, Newman had a career-high 146 yards rushing and a score in Friday’s 22-6 victory over Pinewood Prep (S.C.), the 2015 private school S.C. state runner-up.

Ben Norris, Myers Park: In a 28-14 victory over Sun Valley, Norris had 10 tackles, three pass breakups and two tackles for a loss. Myers Park is 5-0 for the first time in 33 years.

Dawson Williams, Concord Robinson: The 5-foot-7, 150-pound junior was moved from defensive back to running back before Friday’s 42-14 victory over Mount Pleasant. Williams ran 13 times for 110 yards and a touchdown and caught three passes for 70 yards and a score. His rushing and receiving totals were career highs.

Kingsley Ifedi, Michael Roberts, Vance: In a 52-14 victory over Independence Friday, Ifedi completed 20-of-32 passes for 295 yards and two touchdowns. He ran eight times for 57 yards. Roberts had 10 catches for 127 yards and a score.

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