Football Notebook for September 16
by Staff Writer
Patriots keep tallying big scores
Davidson Day continued its offensive surge with a 59-16 romp against Fayetteville Village Christian on Sept. 9 at Johnson C. Smith University.
The Patriots (4-0) led 52-0 at halftime, and substituted liberally in the second half. It was the fourth time Davidson Day has scored 40 or more points. The Patriots average 55.2 points per game.
Will Grier passed for 304 yards and six touchdowns, all in the first half. He also ran for a score. Jordan Brown scored three touchdowns and had an interception. Jordan Young caught three passes for 107 yards and a touchdown, intercepted two passes (one returned for a touchdown) and recovered a fumble.
Tre Hunt led the defense with 11 tackles, two sacks and an interception.
“I was very pleased overall with the first-half execution,” coach Chad Grier said. “I love that we scored on defense. Our guys were flying around on defense. Tre Hunt, once again, that kid’s just a football player. Great to see Jordan Young develop more confidence on both sides of the ball.
“We’re not real deep, we don’t have a plethora of big linemen. But what we’ve got is a bunch of weapons, and it’s hard (for opponents) to prepare for that.”
Lake Norman Wildcats pay tribute
Lake Norman honored military personnel, law enforcement officers and firefighters with free admission to its game against West Iredell on Sept. 9.
Both teams wore special stickers on their helmets that read “U.S. Navy Seals-America’s Team.” Lake Norman plans to wear the stickers the rest of the season.
The stickers are part of a campaign to remember the Naval Special Warfare members who were killed on Aug. 6, 2011. The NSWKids organization is based in Mooresville.
Lake Norman Charter has week off
Lake Norman Charter (3-1) is idle this week after a 17-10 victory at Wake Christian. Lee Bobo, a senior cornerback, had three interceptions for the Knights. C.J. Brooks, a freshman, kicked the first field goal in school history (32 yards) and added two extra points.
Lake Norman Charter returns to action Sept. 23 in a Southern Piedmont 1A/2A home game against West Lincoln.
Patriots enjoy musical treat at JCSU
Davidson Day fans at the “home” game at Johnson C. Smith University on Sept. 9 were treated to a performance by the Golden Bulls marching band, which played several tunes during the game and performed on the field at halftime.
The Patriots don’t have lights at their home field and are playing every game away from school this season.
“They were such gracious hosts,” Chad Grier said. “(JCSU’s) athletics director, their football coach and director of operations gave us a tour of the whole place, and gave us free run of it. They asked ‘What do you need?’ They were impressive, just great, great hosts.”
Davidson football has local flavoring
Two Davidson football players are North Mecklenburg High graduates – senior tight end Josh Yost and sophomore linebacker Cameron Joe.
The Wildcats (1-1) are idle this weekend but host Johnson C. Smith at 7 p.m. on Sept. 24.