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
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
Chester 35, Northwestern 21, 6:00 left in 4th.
Butler's second-teamers drive for score, 37-yard field goal from Vaughn Bandy... 38-7 Butler leads Vance with 4:02 left.
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.
Independence 40-7 lead against Vance, with eight minutes left.
Hopewell 21-0 over Harding in the third quarter.
DeSean Payton of North Meck had a 71-yard interception return for a touchdowns, and a 45 -yard interception return to the Garinger 1.
Let's hop over the state line:
Chester 14, Rock Hill Northwestern 7, halftime
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.
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.
Butler's Anthony Short returns kickoff 50 yards inside West Charlotte territory to start seocnd half.
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.
Halftime: Independence 27, Vance 0.
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.
Butler's Jawaun Edwards scored on his second 1-yard touchdown run.
Bulldogs lead 21-7 against West Charlotte.
South Meck leads 21-6 over West Meck.... Larry Kennedy scored on a 28-yard run for the South Meck.
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.
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.
Anthony Carrothers ran for his second touchdown, and Independence leads Vance 14-0 with 10 minutes left in the second quarter.
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.
Independence leads 7-0 aganist Vance; Anthony Carrothers scored on a 7-yard run.
- Cliff Mehrtens
Thursday, September 17, 2009
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