↑ Independence defense: Patriots went 17 quarters before they gave up a point. Hough got a field goal with 8:14 left in the 2nd quarter. Hough later scored the first TD on Independence’s defense after 19 straight quarters without allowing one.
↓ Hunter Huss: Huskies forfeited its only win of the season, against Bessemer City, due to an ineligible player, the Gaston Gazette reported.
↑ Olympic High volleyball team: wanted to do something to remember former football coach Barry Shuford and had a photo of him blown up to show to the coach before Friday’s game at East. Stadium security didn’t allow the photo in, but the gesture was generous. Shuford is now coaching at East Meck and coached against Olympic Friday.
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↑ Stuart Cramer: First-year Gaston County program was outscored 104-13 in its first three games. Friday, Cramer won its first game, 52-0 over Gastonia’s Highland Tech School.
↑ Marissa James, Concord: Female kicker is a junior and a trainer at the school in the off-season. She handled kickoffs and made some PATs in Friday’s 35-21 win over South Rowan.
Friday’s Top Performers
Nolan Beasley, North Meck: 24-for-39 for 346 yards and four TDs against Myers Park Friday. Receiver Ledante Daniels had eight catches for 199 yards and two scores.
Malik Brown, Berry: carried 28 times for 137 yards and 3 touchdowns in a 36-26 win over West Charlotte. Michael Roberts had five catches for 136 yards and two scores.
Elijah Deveaux, Charlotte Christian: 16 carries, 91 yards and a score in a 35-27 win over Monroe. Jaylon McClinton had a 21-yard rushing TD and a 79-yard interception return for a score for the Knights in a 3:13 span.
Bruce Dixon, Carolina Pride: Three touchdown runs and a touchdown pass in a 40-14 win over Lewisville.
Jeremiah Dorsey, Olympic: 7-for-11 for 124 yards and a score in a 35-8 win over East Meck. East’s Bryon Collins ran 14 times for 104 yards and a 65-yard TD.
Bishop Ford, Hough: 16 carries, 135 yards, one score in 27-17 loss to Independence.
Ron Gant, West Charlotte: Lions QB was 10-for-18 for 211 yards and three TDs in a 36-26 loss to Berry.
Dupree Hart, Rock Hill Northwestern: Converted all-state receiver rushed 24 times for 176 yards and 3 scores. He completed 16-of-23 passes for 223 yards and 1 score.
Kelvin Hopkins, Independence: Patriots QB led his team to 5-0 start with 18 carries for 62 yards and three scores in 27-17 win over Hough. Teammate Quantavious McGill ran 16 times for 84 yards.
Daniel Jones, Charlotte Latin: QB threw for 199 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 64 yards and a score in Latin’s 45-21 win over SouthLake Christian. DeMarkes Stradford ran for 111 yards and a score for Latin.
Dominique Summerville, Myers Park: Rushed 17 times for 135 yards in win over North Meck. QB Clay Norris was 16-for-24 for 179 yards and 2 TDs and Jaquavion Alexander rushed 16 times for 78 yards and 3 scores.
Hickory Ridge 61, Cox Mill 37: The teams combined for 98 points and 1,130 yards of offense. There were 157 plays run. Hickory Ridge rushed for 630 yards, but led only 28-23 with 9:42 left in the third quarter. Hickory Ridge scored 33 points in the final 14 minutes to put the game away.
Victory Christian 16, Providence Day 13: Victory Christian’s Rashard Brennon’s 4-yard score late in the game provided the winning margin for the Kings at home. Providence Day led 7-0 after a 7-yard interception return. Josh Allen’s 1-yard run and a 2-point conversion gave Victory an 8-7 lead before an 82-yard kick return from Deontae Henderson in the fourth quarter gave Providence Day a 13-8 lead.
Davidson Day 30, Community School of Davidson 6: Davidson Day QB Anthony DiGioia threw for two touchdowns and Glen Coates ran for a touchdown in an easy win. Cullen McGahan made the first field goal in the program’s four-year history from 30 yards out. Davidson Day, which forced a school-record six turnovers including five interceptions, is 5-0 and plays at Marvin Ridge Friday.
Rocky River 21, Marvin Ridge 0: After two straight losses and multiple injuries to start the season, No. 16 Rocky River won its third straight game Friday. Rocky River got its first shutout since beating Porter Ridge 20-0 last November. It was the ninth shutout in school history. Rocky River opens Southwestern 4A conference play against Myers Park next week. Marvin Ridge fell to 0-3.
Weddington 42, Parkwood 0: Weddington (5-0) off to one of the best starts in school history, has won four games by 10 points or less. The Warriors set up a big game at Charlotte Country Day next week. Parkwood (3-2) had a three-game win streak snapped.
AC Reynolds 25, South Point 22: South Point kicker Aaron Camp made a 34-yarder to tie the game at 22 with 19.8 seconds left, but AC Reynolds’ Shaquan Jones returned the kickoff 89 yards to the South Point 6. AC Reynolds’ River Naisong’s 20-yard field goal was good as time expired. South Point fell to 1-3. AC Reynolds improved to 2-3.
Sun Valley 17, Porter Ridge 10: Albert Funderburke got a big score for Sun Valley in the second half, giving his team a 14-3 lead, on a score that ultimately proved to be the game-winner. Sun Valley (3-2) has won three of its past four games. Porter Ridge is 0-5.
Country Day 20, Durham Hillside 18: Country Day beat Hillside (1-4) for the second straight year. The Bucs won 25-20 in Durham last year. Friday, Country Day led 10-0 and 20-6 before Hillside rallied with a pair of scores. Hillside missed a field goal late that would’ve given it a late lead, and it lost for the second straight week.
By The Numbers
7: Lincolnton rushed for 100 yards as a team in the first seven minutes of Friday’s game at home against West Lincoln.
172-40: Rock Hill Northwestern outgained Rock Hill South Pointe by 132 yards in the first quarter Friday and led 13-0
2: West Iredell ended a 21-game losing streak last week beating Bunker Hill 68-40. Now, West Iredell has a winning streak, after beating Elkin 35-23 Friday.
549: Combined yards rushing for Hickory Ridge’s Nate Mullen (18 carries, 225, 4 TDs), Jaylen Rudisill (24-198-4) and Greg Waslo (18-126) in 61-37 win over Cox Mill.