Saturday, October 3, 2009

2009 Midseason Prep Football Report: Hot Starters

Hot Starters
A look at area players off to strong starts:

QB:Anthony Carrothers, Independence, 5-9, 180, Sr.: MaxPreps national player of the year candidate has thrown for 1,464 yards in six games with 12 TDs; rushed for more than 500 yards.

RB: K.P. Parks, West Rowan, 5-8, 200, Sr.: Rushed for 1,341 yards, 19 TDs. Headed towards single season and career N.C. records.

RB: Jamal Tyler, Rock Hill, 5-11, 176, Sr.: 102 carries, 980 yards and 13 TDs
WR: Anthony Short, Butler, 5-10, 165, Sr.: 17 catches, 388 yards, 4 TDs receiving (209 yards rushing, 210 in kick returns, 12 total TDs)

WR: Banks Jenkins, Myers Park, 6-5, 190, Sr.: 31 catches for 582 yards, 4 TDs for major college recruit.
TE: Andrew Wilson, West Stanly, 6-3, 240, Sr.: 14 catches for 234 yards 5 TDs; recruited by Campbell, N.C. State, William & Mary, Wofford. Also tied for team lead with 14 tackles.

OL: Devin Flowers, Mallard Creek, 6-3, 290, Jr.: Not given up a sack, averages 3 pancakes per game. ACC, SEC recruit.
OL: Ryan Thompson, Independence, 6-0, 232, Sr: Top lineman on one of the state’s best offenses.
OL: Timmy Pangburn, West Rowan, 6-2, 305, Sr.: 2008 all-state pick has 63 knockdown blocks this season and no sacks allowed.

OL: Kane Sherrill, Lake Norman, 6-3, 275, Sr: 3-year starter ranked among nation’s top 30 at his position by several scouting services. no sacks allowed.

OL: Kendall Lamm, Butler, 6-5, 265, Sr.: Top lineman on a team averaging 44.2 points per game.
KICKER: Keith Cooper, Hickory St. Stephens, 6-1, 185, Sr.: 86% kickoffs for touchbacks; 14/14 PAT; 4/5 FG (38, 45, 47, 50). Punt average: 39.7

DL: Norkeithus Otis, Gastonia Ashbrook, 6-3, 215, Jr: 30 solo tackles, 25 assists, 5 sacks for SEC, ACC prospect who is also getting attention from Notre Dame.

DL: Chris Smith, West Rowan, 6-2, 235, Sr.: 44 tackles, 6.5 sacks, 14 QB pressures, 3 pass break-ups. Committed to Arkansas.

DL: Jadeveon Clowney, Rock Hill South Pointe, 6-6, 240, Jr: More than 28 Division I offers and dominant performer this season. One of the nation’s best in his class.

DL: Jimmy Gibson, Independence, 6-0, 250, So.: Youngster has turned into the Patriots top defensive lineman.
LB: Stephone Anthony, Anson Senior, 6-3, 220, Jr: Written offers from Clem., Duke, Fla, Ga., LSU, Notre Dame, Okla., S. Car., UNC. Leads team in tackles, 1 INT this year (15 for career); 6 offensive TDs in 17 touches.

LB: D’Vonte Grant, Mallard Creek, 5-10, 200, Sr.: 2 INT, 7 sacks, 1 fumble recovery, 3 forced fumbles, 45 tackles (13 for loss). Recruitd by Ga. Southern, Hampton, Tulsa.

LB: Deleon Boulware, Rock Hill, 6-1, 190, Sr.: 52 tackles, 4 QB sacks, 2 fumble recoveries, 1 blocked punt, 1 blocked FG

DB: Detric Allen, South Stanly, 6-1, 190, Sr.: 31 tackles, 2 INTs, plus 500 yards of offense at running back and receiver.

DB: Nate Charest, Butler, 5-10, 175, Sr.: Two-way starter anchors the back of Bulldogs defense. Also solid WR.
DB: Domonique Noble, West Rowan, 6-2, 189, Jr.: 36 tackles, 3 INT, 13 pass breakups.
DB: Raphael Ratliff, Rock Hill South Pointe, 5-10, 175, Sr.: 4.47 speed helps Ratliff be one of his team’s top players and major college recruit.

PUNTER: Michael Tart, Mallard Creek, 6-2, 170, Sr.: 44 yard punting average for ACC, Big East recruit.
KR: P.J. Clyburn, West Iredell, 6-2, 207, Sr.: 2 kickoff returns for TD (1 punt return). Averages 59.8 per kickoff return. Last two teams would not kick to him.

PR: Germone Hopper, Berry, 5-10, 160, So.: 7 punt returns for 183 yards, averaging 26.2. Teams won’t punt to him (averages 32 yards per kick return with one TD).


Anonymous said...

Is it just thrill of playing in HS for AC knowing a 5'7" QB will never play for even a small school like JCS much less a big or even mid size one? His only hope would be kickoff or punt returner but he has limited speed.

Anonymous said...

Many young men do not play HS football just to play in college. They love the game and relish the competition. I believe AC has potential to play at the next level, if he chooses to go that route, but either way he has developed into one of the best NC has ever seen.

Anonymous said...

Nothing about the Hibriten players?

Anonymous said...

Jimmie Gipson - DT for Independence seems to be a power house player. Is he just a Sophmore? I think Independence may have lucked on this one. He may help take them back to state.

Anonymous said...

Must be a public school thing. Need to mention Ty Linton, Kelby Brown and Matthias Farley from Charlotte Christian, Josh Covington from Providence Day and Jalen Ross and Davis Austin from Charlotte Latin. These kids are tearing it up.

Anonymous said...

Just last year you made a comment about kids do not have to be part of a winning program to be notice for their out standing proformance on the field. If thats the case why are this players you picked for midseason hot starters on winning programs? Guess what you said last year is a big JOKE!

Anonymous said...

It's awesome to watch Germone Hopper grow. We've been on the other end of his talent since he was a peewee on the opposing Pop Warner teams. Good luck!. #52's mom.

Anonymous said...

Did you just pull the names for some of the hot starters out off a hat? I know of a few RB's, WR's and DB's in the Charlotte area with better stats than the players you choose to post.

Anonymous said...

Were is that big boy from Mallard Creek


Chris said...

Yall definitely left Chris Hoey from garinger off that list the boy has 4 ints nd over 40 tackles nd 4 games