Football Notebook Oct. 12
by Staff Writer
HUNTERSVILLE – It will be the biggest game in Lake Norman Charter’s history.
The Knights (7-0) will host East Lincoln (8-0) at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 with first place in the Southern Piedmont 1A/2A conference at stake.
Charter’s Alex Scearce was dominant in last week’s 32-12 victory against North Lincoln. He had a 67-yard touchdown run, a 23-yard scoring catch, 12 tackles, an interception, four two-point conversion runs and a 32-yard punt return.
Hough’s winning streak is seven
CORNELIUS – Josh Stilley threw four touchdown passes and Hough High’s defense forced three turnovers in a 41-7 romp against West Charlotte on Oct. 5. The victory was Hough’s seventh in a row as they improved to 7-1 overall and 4-0 in the I-MECK 4A conference.
Nick Burrow caught two scoring passes, and Dre’ Long and Sanders Poff caught one each. Isaac Aiken had two sacks, and Ryan Lemke and Blake Dueitt had one apiece. Brandon Cassarino, Akeem Barringer and Jake Efird recovered fumbles for Hough.
Hopewell wins with late rally
MOORESVILLE – Hopewell rallied from a 12-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat Mooresville 33-31 in an I-MECK 4A conference game Oct. 5.
Quarterback Tijuan Sifford’s touchdown pass with six minutes and 58 seconds left put Hopewell ahead for the first time since the first quarter. Hopewell’s defense then stopped Mooresville’s final two drives.
“We’ve been behind a lot at halftime,” Hopewell coach David Johnson said. “We go into the locker room (trailing 17-14) and that’s not going to faze us. Our boys are going to come out and fight.”
Hopewell (3-4) improved to 3-1 in I-MECK 4A games and will host conference co-leader Mallard Creek on Oct. 12.
Three Davidson Day players picked for Shrine Bowl
DAVIDSON – Davidson Day wide receivers Evan Gates and Aaron Seward, and offensive tackle Schuyler Coleman have been selected to play in the Oasis All-Star Shrine Classic at Mooresville High on Nov. 24, Patriots coach Chad Grier said.
The game matches the top seniors from North Carolina independent schools against those from South Carolina.
The game, switched to Mooresville this season, has been played the past five years at various locations in Charlotte and in Salisbury the two years before that. Each team’s coaching staff will pick 36 players.
– Compiled by Cliff Mehrtens
and Aaron Burns