High School Sports

Charlotte-Area High School Football Players of the Week

Bryon Collins, East Mecklenburg: Ran career-high 23 times for 205 yards and two scores in a 58-6 win against Harding. It was the Eagles’ first win under coach Barry Shuford.

James Smith, Mallard Creek: QB was 18-for-27 passing for 335 yards and two touchdowns in a 40-21 victory over Charlotte Catholic. He also ran for two touchdowns.

Anthony Ratliff, Butler: Threw for 176 yards and two scores and ran for 157 yards and two scores in a 49-21 win Monday against Mount Tabor.

Melvin Rouse, Charlotte Latin: Had a 53-yard touchdown catch, a 40-yard touchdown run, a 91-yard kickoff return and two interceptions in a 48-7 win Monday against Raleigh Ravenscroft.

Cody Reece, Mount Pleasant: 24 carries for 267 yards and five touchdowns in a 32-0 win Friday against Concord Robinson.

Langston Wertz Jr.