High School Sports

Myers Park thrashes South Meck; West Meck rolls, hands Independence first loss

The Myers Park Mustangs scored on every first-half possession on the way to an easy 56-6 home victory over non-conference rival South Mecklenburg on Friday night.

Quarterback Drake May passed for 127 yards and three touchdowns in just one half of play to help the Mustangs top the 50-point mark for the third consecutive game.

Records: South Meck 0-3; Myers Park 4-0

Three who mattered

Drake May, Myers Park: The Mustangs’ sophomore quarterback didn’t get big yards in his one half of play, but hurt the Sabres with efficiency, completing 13-of-16 passes, including nine in a row.

Elijah Bowick, Myers Park: Senior wide receiver had touchdown receptions of 11 and 8 yards on two of the Mustangs’ first three possessions.

Myers Park punt returners: Senior Trey Bly and junior Muhsin Muhammad each broke returns for touchdowns in the second quarter of 52 and 50 yards, respectively.

What's next

South Meck is at Vance at 7 p.m. Friday; Myers Park plays host to Garinger.

Keith Cannon

West Mecklenburg 62, Independence 12

West Mecklenburg won its third straight game with a 62-12 win against Independence in a nonconference game.

The Hawks reeled off the game’s first 35 points with quarterback Preston Brown throwing for 287 yards and a pair of scores before the break. J’Mari Taylor also scored three touchdowns in the first half. West Mecklenburg’s defense picked off three Independence passes in the first half as well.

Records: Independence 2-1; West Mecklenburg 3-1.

Three who mattered:

Preston Brown, West Meck: The Hawks’ quarterback completed 13-of-18 passes for 345 yards and four touchdowns. He had 287 yards and two scores in the first half.

Khafre Brown, West Meck: The Hawks’ receiver made the most of his opportunities with four receptions for 147 yards and scores of 71 and 45 yards.

Keonte Cherry, West Meck: Cherry had four interceptions, including returns of 84 and 40 yards for scores. He tied the N.C. mark for touchdown returns in a season with four.

What’s next

Independence hosts Garinger; West Mecklenburg travels to Scotland County.

Herb White

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