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Charlotte Observer high school football, basketball players of the week 12.17.18

Shelby High QB Isaiah Bess was championship MVP of the 2AA state final Saturday. He is a Charlotte Observer high school football player of the week
Shelby High QB Isaiah Bess was championship MVP of the 2AA state final Saturday. He is a Charlotte Observer high school football player of the week Special Correspondent

Seth Bennett, Charlotte Christian basketball: Had 29 points in a 73-60 victory over Ardrey Kell last Tuesday. Bennett made 11-of-13 shots and 7-of-9 3-point attempts. He also had six assists and five rebounds. In a victory over Arden Christ School on Friday, Bennett made 3-of-6 3-point attempts and had 20 points, plus five rebounds, three assists and two steals.

Isaiah Bess, Shelby football: led his team to its 17th state championship and fifth in six years Saturday. Best finished with 192 yards passing and three touchdowns, completing 17-of-26 throws. Shelby beat North Davidson 42-21.

Brian Jacobs, Charlotte Catholic football: Named championship MVP of the Cougars 17-14 N.C. 3A state final victory over Jacksonville. He caught two passes for 38 yards, had two punt returns for 41 yards, a 12-yard kickoff return and an interception.

Morgan Kelson, Providence Day girls basketball: Scored a career-high 29 points, had 14 rebounds in Friday’s 54-51 victory over York Prep. She had 16 points, 10 rebounds in a win over Metrolina Christian last Tuesday.

James Shipley, Weddington football: MVP of the Warriors’ 27-14 victory over Southeast Guilford in the 3AA final. Shipley threw a 50-yard touchdown pass to his brother, Will. He also caught 10 passes for 113 yards and a score, and added a fourth quarter interception that led to his team’s final score.

Stefon Thompson, Power Echols, Vance football: Linebackers were stars in Vance’s 9-7 loss to Wake Forest in the N.C. 4AA final. Thompson had 10 tackles and a blocked field goal. Echols had eight tackles and another blocked kick. Vance’s defense, with eight starting underclassmen, limited a Wake Forest offense that was averaging more than 40 points per game.











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