Thursday, September 17, 2009

Thursday night football updates

Thursday's football recaps:

SOUTH MECKLENBURG 35, WEST MECKLENBURG 12 – Larry Kennedy scored on a 30-yard run and a 65-yard reception as the Sabres (3-1) won their third straight. West Mecklenburg (0-5) has allowed 34 or more points in every game.

CHARLOTTE COUNTRY DAY 23, BLUEFIELD (W. VA.) 15 – The visiting Bucs (4-0) won a matchup of unbeatens. Morgan Roberts’ touchdown passes to Connor Dunaway (55 yards) and Tate Bloomer (25 yards) helped the Bucs build a 17-0 halftime lead.

Country Day’s Ben Rhyne had two 36-yard field goals and a 34-yarder. Country Day’s defense was strong against a team averaging 38.3 points. Bluefield (3-1) lost to Country Day for the second straight year.

MARVIN RIDGE 13, ARDREY KELL 3 – The surprising Mavericks (5-0) continued the best start in school history with a road victory, their fourth away from home in five weeks. Ardrey Kell fell to 0-3.

Marvin Ridge’s Tyler Chadwick threw a 47-yard touchdown pass to J.C. Howze, and scored on a 1-yard run, Chadwick was 7-of-12 passing for 131 yards.

GREENSBORO SMITH 44, WADDELL 0 - The visiting Raiders (1-4) were shut out for the third time in four games.

BERRY 40, MONROE CENTRAL 14 - Berry, which won three games the past two seasons combined, matched that total in the first month this season. The Cardinals (3-1) had a season-high point total.

CHARLOTTE LATIN 57, VICTORY CHRISTIAN 0 - Jalen Ross ran for four touchdowns as the Hawks (4-0) crushed visiting Victory Christian (0-5). Latin scored 42 in the first half, including Chase Carbone’s 20-yard interception for a touchdown.

HOPEWELL 28, HARDING 0 – The Titans overwhelmed winless Harding for a road victory. Hopewell improved to 3-2. Harding (0-4) was shut out for the third time this season.

CHESTER 35, ROCK HILL NORTHWESTERN 27 – The Cyclones snapped an 11-game losing streak against Northwestern by building a three-touchdown lead. Julius Pendergrass ran for 167 yards and had one of five Chester interceptions. Chester, the top-ranked S.C. 3A team, is 5-0.

Chester’s Tony McNeal was 19-of-29 passing for 173 yards and two touchdowns, both to tight end Robert Gore. Northwestern (0-4) is off to its worst start since 1984.

- Cliff Mehrtens

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You want close, exciting games?
Thursday wasn't the night.

FINAL: Butler 38, West Charlotte 7
FINAL: Independence 40, Vance 7
FINAL: Hopewell 28, Harding 0
FINAL: North Meck 49, Garinger 0
FINAL: South Meck 35, West Meck 12
FINAL: Charlotte Latin 57, Victory Christian 0
FINAL: Berry 40, Monroe Central 14
FINAL: Greensboro Smith 44, Waddell 0

There were a couple games that might qualify as close, at least compared to the above blowouts:

FINAL: Charlotte Country Day 23, Bluefield, W. Va. 15
FINAL: Marvin Ridge 13, Ardrey Kell 3
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Chester 35, Northwestern 21, 6:00 left in 4th.
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Butler's second-teamers drive for score, 37-yard field goal from Vaughn Bandy... 38-7 Butler leads Vance with 4:02 left.
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FINAL: North Mecklenburg 49, Garinger 0.

North Meck's Xavier Joplin had 15 carries, 130 yards, 3 TDs; 3 catches, 30 yards, 1 TD.

Bradley Clay was 10-of-14 passing, 150 yards and two touchdowns.
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Independence 40-7 lead against Vance, with eight minutes left.
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Hopewell 21-0 over Harding in the third quarter.
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DeSean Payton of North Meck had a 71-yard interception return for a touchdowns, and a 45 -yard interception return to the Garinger 1.
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Let's hop over the state line:
Chester 14, Rock Hill Northwestern 7, halftime
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Butler up 28-7 over West Charlotte, 6:44 left in the third quarter...Christian LeMay threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Nate Charest.
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Larry Kennedy scored on a 65-yard screen pass for South Meck, his second TD, and Sabres lead West Meck 35-6 early in the third quarter.
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Butler's Anthony Short returns kickoff 50 yards inside West Charlotte territory to start seocnd half.
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Ugly at halftime: North Meck 42, Garinger 0

North Meck's Brad Clay is 9-of-11 passing for 151 yards and two touchdowns...Xavier Joplin has 11 carries for 82 yards and three touchdowns. He also caught a scoring pass.
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Halftime: Independence 27, Vance 0.
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Halftime: Butler 21, West Charlotte 7. Christian LeMay 9-16 passing, 115 yards, 1 TD. ..Scoot Simmons 9 carries, 103 rushing yards..... Total yards, Butler 174, West Charlotte 122.
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Butler's Jawaun Edwards scored on his second 1-yard touchdown run.
Bulldogs lead 21-7 against West Charlotte.
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South Meck leads 21-6 over West Meck.... Larry Kennedy scored on a 28-yard run for the South Meck.
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West Charlotte tries a short pass and it's dropped and ruled a lateral. Butler's Mark Bridges picks it up and returns it to the West Charlotte 1.
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Redemption !
West Charlotte's Scoot Simmons, who fumbled on his first carry, ran 72 yards for a touchdown to trim Butler's lead to 14-7.
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Anthony Carrothers ran for his second touchdown, and Independence leads Vance 14-0 with 10 minutes left in the second quarter.
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Jawuan Edwards scored on a 1-yard run. Butler leads West Charlotte 14-0.
Butler's Chrisitan LeMay is 6-of-10 passing for 91 yards and a touchdown.
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Independence leads 7-0 aganist Vance; Anthony Carrothers scored on a 7-yard run.

- Cliff Mehrtens

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Here we go again! If teams want the Observer to care about them, they better play Butler or Independence - otherwise, no scores for you!

HONESTY HURTS said...

Or your team can win a game . honestly not trying to be nasty or anything , but no one cares about the traditional 0-10 ,1-9 or even 4-6 teams . So who might be the team you want coverage for? The observer only has so many correspondents ..... If you want coverage DO something , Get some good coaches or WIN some games . And I could care less about independence or butler, just so you dont go on the ohh your an Indy or butler fan speil ...

Anonymous said...

Country Day 23 Bluefield 15 Final

Anonymous said...

How about East Meck?

Anonymous said...

Hey Honesty, this is high school football - maybe parents and friends want to keep up with their kids or friends games and couldn't make it. Maybe a mom working with internet access would love to see how her son is doing?
High school football is too big here and too personal. Not everyone only cares about two out of 26 teams and the fact that the media is determining who we should keep up with is annoying. My high school has a great coach and we win games, not all, but a lot, and our kids are good kids. Can they have a moment in print? Or is Charlotte football gone the way of college and Pro, where the media determines who we should like?

Anonymous said...

I will say they did a much better job this week of getting scores in - with today's technology it shouldn't be an issue.

Observer Sports said...

East Meck plays on Friday against Charlotte Catholic.

HONESTY HURTS said...

Well then why dont you and a few of your parents ask the observer to cover your school instead of complaining. I'm sure they would have no problem if you would ask someone who always attends the games to send updated texts of the scores to one of the reporters, or just have one of the parents post it on the update feed on here .. and no I am not involved with 2 out of 26 schools .Like i said , I have no affiliation with Indy or Buter. my school is Central Cabarrus , and the only time we are in the paper is if we get blown out or have a good interest story ...... So I understand your prob

Anonymous said...

Why does CMS "public" school system honor the jewish religion holiday Rosh Hashanah 9/18 where no work is permitted and play football on Thursday 9/17 instead of Friday?

This is illegal by law. This is the 2nd year they did this. Is Dr Gorman of the jewish faith?

CMS needs to understand we do not have 2 standards since the 1st amendment requires separation of church and state in America and NC of publically funded institutions.