Five of Seward’s catches were touchdowns.
He broke the yardage record held for a week by South Mecklenburg High’s C.J. Thompson, who had 303 receiving yards against Myers Park on Oct. 12. The previous mark had stood for 30 years, when Red Springs (Independence High) had a 271-yard receiving game in 1982.
“Aaron has been consistently good all year long,” Davidson Day coach Chad Grier said. “I had no idea he was having such a great game as it was going on.”
Seward’s touchdown catches – all from quarterback Will Grier – covered 40, 13, 60, 54 and 61 yards.
Seward, a senior, has 49 receptions for 1,305 yards and 17 touchdowns this season for the Patriots (7-2). He leads the state in receiving yards and touchdown catches.
“Last year Aaron had some spectacular games, but he had some drops,” Chad Grier said. “He worked hard in the off-season in the weight room and worked on increasing his speed. He’s always been a ferocious blocker, too. Aaron’s just a selfless, team-oriented guy.”
Hough to play for conference title
CORNELIUS – Hough High (9-1), on a nine-game winning streak, will host state power Mallard Creek (8-1) for the I-MECK 4A conference championship at 7 p.m. Oct. 26.
It’s nothing new for Mallard Creek, which has won the past three conference titles. Hough, on the other hand, has won more games than it did in its first two seasons combined (six). The Huskies have limited their past four opponents to a combined 30 points.
In last week’s 17-9 victory against Lake Norman, Tylan Murrell and Corey Bell had interceptions and Bell deflected two passes. Ryan Lemke had 11 tackles, Clayton Myrtle had nine and Joey Ruggerio added seven tackles.
Mallard Creek has scored 50 or more points six times this season.
Hopewell’s late lead evaporates
HUNTERSVILLE – Hopewell High squandered a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter of a 39-35 home loss to Vance in a key I-MECK 4A conference game Friday. Vance scored 27 points in the fourth quarter.
“Lack of focus,” Hopewell coach David Johnson said. “(Players) thought the 10-point lead was safe and I was telling them the whole time ‘that’s a very good (Vance) team.’ They’re very well coached. They have a great scheme.”
– Compiled by Cliff Mehrtens