Saturday, October 24, 2009

Recapping Friday's football highlights

Sam Spence threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score in Charlotte Latin’s 31-7 victory against North Cross (Va.) in Roanoke on Friday.
Spence’s scoring passes were to a 65-yarder to Davis Austin and a 20-yarder to Paul Paschal, as Charlotte Latin (8-1) ended North Cross’ six-game winning streak. The Raiders fell to 7-2. Jalen Ross had a 20-yard rushing touchdown for Latin, which led 17-0 at halftime, and Sam Meyers added a 28-yard field goal.

VICTORY CHRISTIAN 30, DURHAM MOUNT ZION 28 (OT): Kori Lawrence ran for the winning two-point conversion on a bootleg around the end, as the Kings (1-8) ended an eight-game losing streak. Travis Crosby scored the tying touchdown in overtime for Victory Chrsitian. Mount Zion fell to 4-4.

CHARLOTTE COUNTRY DAY 24, PROVIDENCE DAY 7: The unbeaten Chargers (9-0) moved into the CISAA lead (2-0) with a home victory. Country Day’s Chris Shembo ran for a score and Connor Dunaway caught a 17-yard scoring pass from Morgan Roberts to help build a 17-0 halftime lead.
Josh Covington had a 15-yard touchdown run for Providence Day (3-6, 0-2).

BERRY 38, NORTH STANLY 0: The Cardinals scored 25 third-quarter points and coasted to a Rocky River 1A/2A victory. Germone Hopper ran for two scores, including an 84-yarder, and Kenny Patterson ran for a score and threw touchdown passes to Nick Dawson and Marquis Buckman.
Berry (7-2) is 5-1 in conference. North Stanly (3-6, 3-3) has three points the past three games.

CHARLOTTE CHRISTIAN 21, RALEIGH RAVENSCROFT 14: Jake Watson, filling in at quarterback for John Kincaid (flu), was 9-of-16 passing for 134 yards and two touchdowns in a road victory. David Durham scored the winning touchdown on a 2-yard run in the fourth quarter as Christian improved to 7-2.
Watson’s scores were 64 yards to Matthias Farley and 12 yards to Josh Orsino, both in the second quarter.

CHARLOTTE CATHOLIC 41, GARINGER 14: Garinger’s George Little returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown, but Catholic scored the next 34 points for a MEGA 7 3A/4A victory. Danny Reyes was 4-of-6 passing for 152 yards and three touchdowns, including two to Matt Tomsho.
Catholic (6-4) is 4-1 in conference, and Garinger is 2-7, 2-2.

LAKE NORMAN 20, WEST CHARLOTTE 18: The host Wildcats shocked West Charlotte with a late fourth-quarter touchdown in an I-Meck 4A victory. Lake Norman (7-3) improved to 2-3 in conference, and gave West Charlotte (5-4, 3-1) its first conference loss.

HARDING 14, WEST MECKLENBURG 12: The Rams won their third in four games after an 0-5 start. Harding (3-6) improved to 1-2 in MEGA 7 3A/4A. West Meck is 1-8, 1-3.

FORSYTH COUNTRY DAY 37, AFC RANGERS 14: The Rangers, a Charlotte team, committed nine turnovers in a sloppy road loss. Akee Williams had a touchdown run, and Marcus Adams caught a scoring pass from Franklin Wright for the Rangers (4-5).

CAROLINA PRIDE 37, Q FOUNDATION 20: The Pride (8-1) scored 27 in the second half in a home victory to extend their winning streak to eight. Ray Mallos threw two touchdown passes, and Darius Mayes and Dominic Jordan recovered fumbles for touchdowns.

ROCK HILL 31, LANCASTER 3: Rock Hill, ranked No. 2 in South Carolina and No. 22 nationally by USA Today, moved to 9-0 overall and 3-0 in the region. Jamal Tyler rushed for 121 yards, and Jatavius Stewart gained 95 yards on three carries.

GASTONIA ASHBROOK 21, GASTONIA FORESTVIEW 0: The Greenies limited Forestview to 11 yards and scored two safeties in a dominant Big South 3A victory.
Jordan Toomer and Austin Scott scored on 1-yard runs and Andrew Robinson kicked a 34-yard field goal for Ashbrook (3-7, 2-3 conference). Forestview is 7-2, 3-1.

CATAWBA BANDYS 30, SOUTH IREDELL 0: The Trojans (8-1), No. 12 in the Sweet 16, got rushing touchdowns from Kyle Houser and Trenton Millsaps, and receiving scores by Kenneth Hodge and Seth Cranfill in a Catawba Valley 2A victory.

CONCORD FIRST ASSEMBLY 14, WESTMINSTER CATAWBA 3: David Larsen ran for a 29-yard score and threw a 45-yard touchdown pass to Kyle Grisby as First Assembly (9-0) won the NCISAA Piedmont Conference title. Larsen had 145 passing yards, and Kyle McKinley had four sacks.
Brodrique Moore led Westminster Catawba (6-3) with 61 rushing yards.

- Cliff Mehrtens

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congrats to Charlotte Christian for bouncing back after last weeks upset to Country Day. Watson did a great job at QB, and Durham is a real beast with the ball in his hands.

Anonymous said...

Losing to a higher ranked undefeated team is not classified as an upset. Christian is perennially overrated.

Anonymous said...

Christian is also 2 plays way from being 5-4. Latin should have beaten them and apparently Ravenscroft should have to. Just because Langston constantly writes about you doesn't mean your any good. It's the same thing with whatever team Mike Minter coaches. He did the same thing about Providence Day before the season started, did it with Northside Christian last year, and Victory Christian the year before that. Personally, I think he's just hoping that Christian will recruit his kids to come play sports for free there.

Anonymous said...

Guess what. Latin didn't beat Christian, and Ravenscroft didn't either. And to quote The Observer and The Charlotte Weekly, the Country Day win over Charlotte Christian was considered an "upset" at the time. If you weren't at the Ravenscroft game, don't give the "apparently" line. Down 5 starters, Christian played well, and manned up with the game on the line.

Anonymous said...

So the Observer and the Charlotte News are the authority on upsets? The Observer had CCDS ranked ahead of Christian and the Charlotte News is a paper that only fans of Christian read. Face it, Christian's football team is just like it's academics. Not that good.

Anonymous said...

What one play against Latin was Christian supposedly going to lose on? The three missed TD passes when the CCS receivers burned the secondary (two overthrown, one dropped)? The fake field goal late in the first half that went nowhere. Christian could have scored 60 on Latin. The Christian haters are out in full force, you included. Latin/CCDS/CCS/PD are all good teams working their butts off to win. Upset or not, ask Wittman what he thought. He was even quoted as saying "I suspect we are the underdogs" going into the games. That's why the kids play the games, and the anti-Christian fans start screaming. Must be playoff time.

Carl said...

Good sort of highlights and information about the football matches, which is useful and great to know.

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