Football Notebook for October 28
by Staff Writer
Three SouthLake Christian Academy players and one from Davidson Day were named to the North Carolina team in the Oasis All-Star Shrine Game.
SouthLake Christian’s honorees are offensive lineman Troy Lowden and defensive linemen Taylor Jurney and Scott Richardson. Davidson Day linebacker Tre Hunt also was among the 36 players named to the North Carolina team.
The game will be played Nov. 25 at 1 p.m. at Charlotte Country Day School. It matches the state’s top 36 private-school seniors against those from South Carolina. Proceeds from the game will benefit the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Hunt leads Davidson Day (8-1) in tackles with 110 and sacks with 4½. Lowden has been a key blocker for a SouthLake Christian offense that has gained more than 3,000 yards in nine games. Jurney has 48 tackles and a team-high 15 sacks. Richardson leads the Eagles with 57 tackles, and has 11 sacks.
Hough kicker sets school record
Hough kicker James Jackson set a school record with a 42-yard field goal in a 20-9 loss to Lake Norman on Oct. 24. It gave the Huskies a 3-0 lead in the second quarter.
Jackson, who also plays on the school’s soccer team, is 9-for-9 on extra point kicks this season.
Davidson Day’s two-year streak ends
Davidson Day lost a football game for the first time in school history last week, after winning the first eight games this season and going 10-0 playing a junior varsity schedule in 2010.
The Patriots lost 49-20 at perennial state power Charlotte Latin on Oct. 21 and were sloppy in allowing 42 first-half points.
“We have not played a better team and certainly not played a better-coached team,” saud Davidson Day coach Chad Grier, a Charlotte Latin graduate who played for current Hawks coach Larry McNulty.
“We had too many mistakes – dropped passes, penalties, including one that brought back a touchdown, (and) missed blocking assignments. There was plenty to go around, and that starts with me because we weren’t prepared.”
Davidson Day (8-1) will play its final regular-season game at Victory Christian on Friday, Oct. 28, followed by the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association Division III playoffs on Nov. 4.