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High School Roundup: ‘Historic’ rain forces football changes


Heavy rains expected in the Charlotte-area related to Hurricane Joaquin are continuing to force changes to the high school football schedule.

Eight area games were moved to Thursday night and several games scheduled for Friday, including the Sweet 16 showdown between A.L. Brown and Vance, have been moved.

Some games were moved up, like South Iredell at West Iredell, which will kick off 30 minutes earlier at 7 p.m.

A flash flood watch began at 8 a.m. Friday in the Charlotte region as rain, some of it heavy at times, continued to fall overnight and is expected to last through Sunday.

National Weather Service meteorologists predict 5 to 10 inches will fall across much of the Piedmont and mountains, with a band of 10 to 12 inches possible.

▪ Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ athletics director Sue Doran said individual schools will determine if CMS games are rescheduled. Athletics directors told the Observer that these games will definitely be played tonight: West Mecklenburg at Providence; Garinger at Rocky River; Hopewell at Mallard Creek; and Olympic at Ardrey Kell.

Sweet 16 No. 7 A.L. Brown at No. 6 Vance was postponed Friday. The teams will meet Monday at 7 p.m. at Rocky River. South Mecklenburg at Berry was also postponed. That game will be played Monday at 7 p.m. at Mallard Creek.

▪ Union County Schools officials canceled all games and practices and open gyms Friday and Saturday. County athletics director Doug Jones said no Union County football games were scheduled Friday. Weddington, Piedmont and Porter Ridge were the only Union County teams with games scheduled this week in football and all played Thursday.

Check back often for updates.

Thursday’s Top Performers

Clarissa Bates, Fort Mill Nation Ford (SC) volleyball: 39 assists, eight digs, three kills in a 3-1 win over Fort Mill. Quin Sutphin had 15 kills and Jessica Kemp had 12.

Marquise Dukes, Tanner Summers, North Iredell: sparked a come-from-behind 42-28 win over Alexander Central Thursday. Dukes rushed 26 times for 145 yards and a score and had a team-high eight tackles. Summers rushed 21 times for 142 yards and a score and tied Dukes with eight tackles.

Keith Duncan, Weddington football: Made a 48-yard field goal in a 31-0 win over Charlotte Country Day. It was his 37th career field goal which ties the N.C. High School Athletic Association state record.

Sydney Garrison, Lake Norman Charter volleyball: 26 assists and an ace in a 3-0 win over East Gaston.

B.T. Potter, Rock Hill South Pointe football: kicked game-winning field goal from 23 years out on an untimed down to lift South Pointe (5-1, 1-0 Region 3-3A) to a 17-14 win over Union County (1-5, 0-1) and avoiding a big upset.

Aish Sharma, Charlotte Country Day golf: Shot a 41 to win medalist honors in a two-team match with St. Mary’s School of Raleigh at Mimosa Hills Country Club in Morganton. Country Day won the match 142-153.

Alexis Sudjianto, Charlotte Latin girls golf: Shot a 37 to win medalist honors at a three-team match with Providence Day and Cannon School at Cedarwood Country Club. Latin won the match with a team total of 122. Cannon finished at 131, one shot ahead of Providence Day.

Wendy’s Cross-Country Invitational canceled

Officials have canceled Saturday’s Wendy’s cross-country invitational event at McAlpine Creek Park due to this week’s weather event. The meet, which annually attracts a high-level regional field, will not be rescheduled.

Football Scores and Schedules

Games at 7:30, unless noted.



Charlotte Catholic 41, Harding 0

Cox Mill 27, South Rowan 10

Independence 18, Porter Ridge 7

Mount Pleasant 42, Northwest Cabarrus 0

North Iredell 42, Alexander Central 28

North Mecklenburg 32, West Charlotte 25

Piedmont 49, West Stanly 14

Weddington 31, Charlotte Country Day 0


Butler vs. East Mecklenburg at Garinger, 7

Carolina Pride at Sandhill Titans

Central Cabarrus at Concord

Charlotte Christian at Charlotte Latin, 6

Concord First Assembly at Village Christian

East Gaston at Lake Norman Charter, 6

East Lincoln at Lincolnton

East Rowan at Hickory Ridge, 6:30

Forestview at Stuart Cramer, 7

Garinger at Rocky River, 7

Grace Crossing at Cannon School

Hickory Grove at SouthLake Christian, 6

Highland Tech at Mountain Island Charter, 5:30

Hopewell at Mallard Creek, 7

Metrolina Christian at High Point Christian

Mount Pleasant at Northwest Cabarrus

North Gaston at Ashbrook, 6

North Lincoln at Mooresville, 7

Olympic at Ardrey Kell, 7

Piedmont at West Stanly, Thurs, 6:30

South Iredell at West Iredell, 6

South Point at Hunter Huss

Statesville at Lake Norman, 6:30

Statesville Christian at Forsyth Country Day

Thomas Jefferson Academy at Carolina Crusaders

Union Academy at West Montgomery

West Lincoln at Bunker Hill

West Mecklenburg at Providence, 7


Cabarrus Stallions at Tennessee Silverbacks


A.L. Brown vs. Vance at Rocky River, 7

South Mecklenburg vs. Berry at Mallard Creek, 7



Rock Hill South Pointe 17, Union County 14


Clover at Fort Mill

Gaffney at Rock Hill

Indian Land at Pageland Central

Northwestern at York

Thomas Jefferson Academy at Carolina Crusaders

Byes: Bessemer City, Central Academy, Cherryville, Community School of Davidson, Cuthbertson, Davidson Day, Forest Hills, Hough, Jay M. Robinson, Marvin Ridge, Monroe, Myers Park, Nation Ford, Parkwood, Providence Day, Sun Valley.

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