Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Independence stars in the record book

Independence High junior quarterback Anthony Carrothers, the Southwestern 4A player of the year, threw for 3,831 yards and 35 TDs this season. He rushed for 805 yards and 22 TDs. That qualifies as one of the best single-season performances in Mecklenburg County history.

Carrothers' passing yardage ranks eighth all-time. His passing TDs are 12th. His rushing TDs rank among the top 20.

With 6,455 career passing yards and 63 touchdowns, Carrothers ranks seventh in county career pass TDs and yards with one year remaining.

Note: Independence receiver Lawrence Martin, Carrothers' top target, finished with 68 catches for 1,215 yards and 9 scores. The yardage is 15th best in county history. The reception total ranks 12th.

-- Langston Wertz Jr.



A look at the record books, now updated.

Excepts from Mecklenburg County Record Book

Passing TDs, season: 1. Joe Cox, Independence (2004) 66; 2. Chris Leak, Independence, 64 (2002); 3. Chris Leak, Independence, 57 (2001); 4. Darius Thomas, W. Charlotte, 56 (2007); 5. Chris Leak, Independence, 51 (2000); 6. Joe Cox, Independence, 43 (2003); 7. Keith Matkins, W. Charlotte, 41 (1996), Braden Hanson, Charlotte Latin, 41 (2007); 9. Braden Hanson, Charlotte Latin, 39; 10. Jacob Charest, Butler, 38 (2007); 11. David Green, W. Charlotte, 37 (1992); 12. Anthony Carrothers, Independence, 35 (2008); 13. Marshall Glenn, East Mecklenburg, 34 (2001); 14. Darryl McFadden, Independence, 31 (2005); 15. Anthony Metzelaars, Charlotte Christian, 29 (2001); 16. C.J. Leak, Independence, 28 (1998), Ben Williams, Olympic, 28 (2005); 18. Antonio Miller, Olympic, 27 (2003); 19. Paul Troth, Vance, 26 (1998); 20 (tie). Keith Matkins, W. Charlotte, 25 (1997), Duwuan Burton, Olympic, 25 (2000), Paul Troth, Vance, 25 (2000), Anthony Houston, Harding, 25 (1986).

Passing yards, season: 1. Chris Leak, Independence, 5,193 (2002); 2. Chris Leak, Independence, 4,544 (2000); 3. Chris Leak, Independence, 4,522 (2001); 4. Joe Cox, Independence, 4,509 (2004); 5. Darius Thomas, W. Charlotte, 4,460 (2007); 6. Joe Cox, Independence, 3,983 (2003); 7. Darryl McFadden, Independence, 3,877 (2005); 8. Anthony Carrothers, Independence, 3,831 (2008); 9. Keith Matkins, W. Charlotte, 3,456 yards (1996); 10. David Green, W. Charlotte, 3,353 (1992); 11. Marshall Glenn, East Mecklenburg, 3,161 (2001); 12. Jacob Charest, Butler, 3,110 (2007); 13. Antonio Miller, Olympic, 3,088 (2003); 14. Ben Williams, Olympic, 3,041 (2005); 15. Scott McCrimmon, W. Charlotte, 3,018 (1995); 16. Braden Hanson, Charlotte Latin, 2,942 (2007); 17. Duwuan Burton, Olympic, 2,756 (2000); 18. Benny Council, W. Charlotte, 2,751 (1993); 10. Anthony Metzelaars, Charlotte Christian, 2,731 (2001); 20. Colin Harris, S. Mecklenburg, 2,726 (1993); 21. Jacob Charest, Butler, 2,696 (2006); 22. Braden Hanson, Charlotte Latin, 2,685 (2006); 23. Anthony ``Lizard'' Houston, Harding, 2,621 (1986).

Receptions, single season: 1. Mario Raley, Independence, 107; 2. Lamar Pope, Olympic, 103 (2003); 3. Mohamed Masaquoi, Independence, 97 (2002); 4. Hakeem Nicks, Independence (2005), 93; 5. Mohamed Masaquoi, Independence, 88 (2004); 6. Mohamed Massaquoi, Independence, 87 (2003); 7. Maurice Staley, W. Charlotte, 77 (1993); 8. Steve Shipp, W. Charlotte, 76 (1996), Maurice Staley, W. Charlotte, 76 (1992) ; 11. Brad Hinton, Independence, 69 (2000); 12. Lawrence Martin, Independence, 68 (2008); 13. Steve Shipp, W. Charlotte, 65 (1995); 14. Randolph Slade, S. Mecklenburg, 64 (1993).

Receiving yards, single season: 1. Mohamed Massaquoi, Independence, 1,834 (2004); 2. Hakeem Nicks, Independence, 1,819 (2005); 3. Mario Raley, Independence, 1,644 (2000); 4. Brad Hinton, Independence, 1,543 (2000); 5. Mohamed Massaquoi, Independence, 1,518 (2003); 6. Mario Raley, Independence, 1,505 (2001); 7. Mohamed Massaquoi, Independence (2002), 1,492; 8. Jason Barnes, Independence, 1,413 (2007); 9. Maurice Staley, W. Charlotte, 1,384 (1992); 10. Maurice Staley, W. Charlotte, 1,357 (1993); 11. Steve Shipp, W. Charlotte, 1,340 yards (1996); 12. Steve Shipp, W. Charlotte, 1,318 (1995); 13. Jarrett Boykin, Butler, 1,256 (2007); 14. Erik Nowell, W. Mecklenburg, 1,220 (2004); 15. Lawrence Martin, Independence, 1,215 (2008); 16. Mickey Brewer, Butler, 1,200 (2006)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Where is D Tom from WC, he had over 4500 yards and 51 TD's

Anonymous said...

Where is Langston Wertz in the record book? Uh oh well nevermind but on another topic concerning his 10 top local intriging sports guys, he needs to knock out the Earnhardt spinoff who pretty much has done nothing except cash in off his old mans name, and insert the famous Wertzky who has becone a local yocal hometown homie.

We feel Wertzky could even be put over MJ and take the #1 slot mainly because somebody needs to inform Mikeyboy that he pretty much sux with the Bobcats and he is ruining his goodname being tied to them although he pretty much did that in DC with the Wizkids at the same job.

Those 8 NBA Chicago Bull titles in 91,92,93,96,97,98 will never be duplicated in a 100 years but its been a decade since then.

MJ is to his NBA afterlife like he was to minor league baseball. Zilch.

Sometimes you gotta do like David Ruffin, who went solo leaving the Temps in 1967, and sang his double plat 1975 Motown biggie, Im Gonna Walk Away ...

We however do believe he could make a good college coach somewhere and maybe at UNCC if Rose ever fires lil Bobbyboy whose on the bubble.

Maybe MJ could try his hand at high school coaching too? Give some back dude...

Again on 2nd we will stick Wetzsky in the #1 slot since local tv and media has made a cult personality of him through osmosis. MJ goes to DE spot.

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