↑ Mallard Creek: Young Mavericks team, No. 2 in the Sweet 16, was down 30-0 on road to pumped-up No. 13 Hough and rallied for a 37-30 win. This was perhaps the most signifigant comeback in Mecklenburg County since Independence, down 21-0, rallied to beat Butler 30-24 in double overtime in 2006 to win the Southwestern 4A conference championship and extend its win streak to 103 straight games.
↑ Elijah Deveaux, Charlotte Christian: 6-foot-1, 208-pound junior committed to Duke Friday. He chose the Blue Devils over Pittsburgh, N.C. State, Georgia Tech and Wake Forest.
↑ Rocky Reid, Concord: Rushed for a Cabarrus County-record 368 yards and five touchdowns on 25 carries in a 62-20 win over Cox Mill Friday. Reid now has 1,550 yards this season and 6,583 in his career. That breaks the old Cabarrus County record set by two-time N.C. player of the year Nick Maddox (6,254) in 1998.
↓ Mooresville at Alexander Central: Heavy rain and lightning forced postponement until Monday at 7. Mooresville is No. 5 in the Sweet 16
↑ North Mecklenburg: Vikings beat Hopewell 6-0, winning against its arch rival for the first time in eight years.
Friday’s Top Performers
Jeremiah Dorsey, Olympic: 167 passing yards, two touchdowns, 49 rushing yards in a 31-14 loss to Charlotte Catholic.
Kyle Horton, Mallard Creek: Caught 7 passes for 130 yards, including a 38-yard score, in a 37-30 win over Hough.
Daniel Jones, Charlotte Latin: 13-of-17 for 367 yards and school-record six touchdowns in a 55-17 win over Providence Day.
Brian Mattar, Providence: Rushed for 165 yards and two touchdowns, including a 79-yard scoring run, in a 28-0 win over Berry.
Cody Reece, Mount Pleasant: 39 carries for 208 yards and four touchdowns in a 39-15 win over Forest Hills.
James Smith, Mallard Creek: Ran for 117 yards and three touchdowns and threw for 304 yards and a TD, leading his team to 37 straight points in a 37-30 come-from-behind win over Hough. Mallard Creek scored 23 points in the fourth quarter. Smth twice had 2-point conversion runs in the fourth quarter.
No. 16 Davidson Day 17, Charlotte Country Day 13: Davidson Day (7-0) remained unbeaten with a second straight fourth quarter rally. The Patriots, who scored late to beat Marvin Ridge in their last game Sept. 26, got a scoring pass with five minutes left from senior QB Anthony DiGioia to junior Khalil Moore to win Friday. Moore, who also had an interception return for a score, had been out since the first game of the season with a hand injury. He played with a cast. Davidson Day led 10-0 early before the Bucs rallied for a 13-10 lead.
“It was a great defensive football game,” Davidson Day coach Chad Grier said. “They’ve very good on defense. But we are, too.”
North Mecklenburg 6, Hopewell 0: The Vikings got a 3-yard from Corey Patton in the middle of the second quarter and made it stand up to get its first win over Hopewell in eight years. North Mecklenburg (2-5, 1-2 MECKA 8) limited Hopewell (1-6, 0-3) to 126 yards in 48 plays and ended a three-game losing streak. Hopewell lost its sixth straight game. Patton finished with 29 carries for 148 yards and a score for the Vikings.
Charlotte Christian 62, Carolina Pride 19: Carolina Pride had a 19-14 lead over the Knights in the second quarter before Christian exploded for 48 straight points. Christian ran up 540 yards of total offense, including 417 on the ground. New Duke recruit Elijah Deveaux ran 21 times for 250 yards and three touchdowns.
Ardrey Kell 62, Harding 0: Ardrey Kell lost its first game, 31-28 to unbeaten Weddington Aug. 22, but the Knights have now won six straight. Ardrey Kell is averaging 44.25 points in its last four games. The Knights (6-1, 3-0 SoMeck 8) have a huge game at Providence (6-1, 3-0) next week. Providence has also won six straight.
South Mecklenburg 52, West Mecklenburg 13: The Sabres (6-1, 3-0 SoMeck 8), like Ardrey Kell and Providence, won their sixth straight game Friday and set up a huge game at Charlotte Catholic (6-1, 3-0) next week. South Meck is averaging 42.75 points in its past four games. South hasn’t had a winning record since 2010, when the Sabres were 7-5. South has not had double digit wins since 1993 (11-3).
Porter Ridge 29, Garinger 2: Porter Ridge (1-6, 1-1 Southwestern 4A) got its first win of the season and the first win of new coach Zach Bevilacqua’s career. Porter Ridge also ended a 7-game losing streak. Garinger, which has scored 36 points in six games, fell to 0-6, 0-3.
Rocky River 62, East Meck 24: The Ravens (6-2, 3-0 Southwestern 4A) won their sixth straight game in impressive fashion and set up a showdown with Butler (7-1, 3-0) next week. The teams tied for first place last season but Rocky River beat Butler head-to-head to earn the championship.
Fayetteville Trinity Christian 38, Concord First Assembly 0: Ashawnti Sinclair had two scores and led Trinity Christian to its second win of the season in Concord. Trinity Christian led 18-0 at halftime. Quarterback Rafe Moran threw for 139 yards and had a rushing touchdown.
By The Numbers
5-130: Brian Mattar of Providence rushed five times for 130 yards and two scores in the first half of a 28-0 win over Berry on Homecoming.
310: Providence ran up 310 rushing yards as a team against Berry.
7: North Lincoln scored on all seven possessions in a 48-12 win over North Iredell.
2: Davidson Day’s Cullen McGahan made his second field goal of the season in Friday’s 17-13 win over Charlotte Country Day. He made one earlier this season, too. They are the only two field goals made in Davidson Day’s 4-year history in varsity football.