↑ Myers Park’s Jontavius Hall: Football star named school’s homecoming king along with queen Sarah Cline.
↓ Kicking woes: Throughout Mecklenburg County, extra points and field goals were missed – in droves. Parents, if you want your kids to play big time 4A football in Charlotte, teach them to kick.
↑ Marvin Ridge: Former Carolina Panther Brad Hoover wins his first game at his new school, upsetting Sun Valley 37-20. Sun Valley (5-3) had a 4-game win streak snapped.
↑ Berry: Berry and Harding are both located on Alleghany Road near uptown Charlotte. Berry beat Harding 60-0 Friday, beating their rivals for the fifth straight year. Berry (3-5, 1-3 SoMeck 8) ended a three-game losing streak, too. Harding last beat Berry in 2009 (38-2).
↑ Chris Holmes, South Iredell: In his last three games, Holmes has rushed 59 times for 760 yards and eight scores. That’s 12.9 yards per carry and 253 yards per game.
↑ Ron Massey: Many area schools made tribute Friday to Massey, the Piedmont coach who died of a sudden heart attack last week. Piedmont, which is trying to reach the playoffs for the sixth straight season, will play Anson Senior at home Monday night. That game was moved from Friday.
Friday’s Top Performers
Elijah Deveaux, Charlotte Christian: Ran 26 times for 284 yards and a score in a 34-17 win over Country Day. In his last two games, Deveaux, a junior committed to Duke, has rushed for 534 yards.
Bishop Ford, Hough: 17 carries for 171 yards and two touchdowns in a 44-20 win over A.L. Brown. Brown QB Damon Johnson ran eight times for 144 yards and two touchdowns.
Nate Mullen, Greg Waslo, Hickory Ridge: Both players ran for triple digits in a 34-6 win over Cabarrus County rival Northwest Cabarrus. Mullen ran 11 times for 101 yards and four scores. Waslo ran 20 times for 138 yards.
Anthony Ratliff-Williams, Butler: Rushed for 186 yards and two touchdowns and passed for 117 yards and two scores in a 55-21 win over Rocky River. Teammate Benny LeMay had 158 yards and two scores on 23 carries and Alex Barrow had seven catches for 130 yards and three scores.
Cody Reece, Mount Pleasant: 39 carries for 192 and a score in a 10-7 over Monroe.
John Schweitzer, Providence Day: In a 33-21 homecoming win over Rabun Gap, Schweitzer ran for three scores, he threw for another. He completed 5-of-8 passes for 110 yards and had 206 total yards. He accounted for 24 points.
James Smith, Mallard Creek: Second straight week with a game-winning score. Smith had 14 carries for 71 yards and that game-winning touchdown and two-point conversion in a 29-22 win over Vance. He completed 9-of-21 passes for 146 yards and a touchdown.
Caleb York, Providence: 122 yards rushing, 119 yards passing in a 38-27 win over Ardrey Kell. York threw for a touchdown. He ran for a touchdown, and he caught a 16-yard touchdown pass.
Providence Day 33, Rabun Gap 21: The Chargers jumped to a 23-7 lead on homecoming. Luke Henegar made two field goals and hit 3-of-4 extra points for the Chargers (3-6) who have won two of their last three games. Providence Day plays rival Charlotte Country Day at home next week.
Charlotte Latin 63, Cannon 0: The Hawks led 35-0 after the first quarter and 49-0 at halftime. Cannon had 37 yards passing and minus 32 rushing. Latin ran up 367 yards of offense. Hawks quarterback Daniel Jones was 4-for-6 for 133 yards and a score.
North Mecklenburg 21, Robinson 13: North Mecklenburg held off Robinson to win its second straight game. The Vikings (3-5, 2-2 MECKA 8) snapped a three-game losing streak by beating rival Hopewell 6-0 last week. North Meck will host rival Vance next week. Robinson fell to 0-8, 0-4. It will play Hopewell at home next week.
Cuthbertson 42, Weddington 38: Tenneesee recruit Austin Kendell led his team on an 80-yard drive in the fourth quarter. Cuthbertson scored the game-winner with 18.3 seconds left. The drive began with 1:57 left. Weddington was up 38-28 before Cuthbertson rallied for one of the biggest wins in school history. Weddington, No. 12 in the Sweet 16, lost for the first time and fell to 7-1, 1-1 in the Southern Carolina Conference. Cuthbertson won its fourth straight game and is 5-3, 2-0.
West Charlotte 13, Hopewell 7: The Lions scored with 11 seconds left to win their third game in three weeks. West Charlotte (4-4, 2-2 MECKA 8) has won two of its last three games. The Lions have also won more games than any West Charlotte team since 2010 under first-year coach Mo Collins, a West Charlotte graduate.
Myers Park 41, Porter Ridge 13: On homecoming, the Mustangs dominated Porter Ridge to improve to 3-5 overall, 1-2 in the Southwestern 4A Conference. Myers Park ended a two-game losing streak and will play unbeaten Sweet 16 No. 1 Independence next week. Porter Ridge, which plays No. 3 Butler at home next week, fell to 1-7, 1-2.
Olympic 32, West Meck 26: West Meck threatened to win its first game since Sept. 5, but Olympic rallied for a win. West Mecklenburg (1-7, 0-4 SoMeck) lost for the fifth straight week. Olympic (3-5, 1-3) snapped a three-game losing streak. Olympic scored the go-ahead points with 6:04 to play to take a 30-26 lead. The Trojans later blocked a punt for a safety. West Meck had rallied from a 24-12 deficit to take its 26-24 lead with 5:36 left in the third quarter.
By The Numbers
38: Trailing 7-0 early, Hough scored 38 unanswered first half points on A.L. Brown Friday en route to a 44-20 win.
5: Charlotte Latin held Cannon School to five yards total offense in a 63-0 win Friday.
6:30: Mooresville scored 17 points in 61/2 minutes to take a 38-0 lead over North Lincoln in the third quarter. The Blue Devils, No. 5 in the Sweet 16, eventually won 38-7
4: Hickory Ridge has won four straight games after Friday’s 34-6 win over Northwest Cabarrus. The Bulls are 7-1 for the season after going 4-8 last year.