DAVIDSON – Davidson Day’s Jordan Brown, a junior running back/defensive back and track star, received a football scholarship offer from Duke, said his father Larry Brown. The Blue Devils are recruiting Brown as a defensive back. He’s also received interest from N.C. State.
Larry Brown said his son is being recruited in track by Navy, Yale, High Point and South Carolina. Jordan Brown has won multiple state, regional and national championships in high school and AAU track.
Vikings stumble late and lose
CHARLOTTE – North Mecklenburg High squandered a late 11-point lead and lost 36-32 at Myers Park on Sept. 8. The Vikings (1-2) allowed two touchdowns in the final eight minutes.
North Meck’s last possession, which began at its 42, looked promising when Tahjai Watt made a leaping, 28-yard catch on a 4th-and-20 play with one minute, 48 seconds left. It moved the ball to the Myers Park 40, but a sack and three errant passes killed North Meck’s comeback attempt.
“We made some mental mistakes,” North Mecklenburg coach Brad Baker said. “I’m not one to make excuses, but it comes down to we’re young and inexperienced. We haven’t learned quite how to deal with success, and we haven’t learned quite how to deal with adversity.”
North Meck’s Devon Sutton returned kickoffs 99 and 90 yards for touchdowns.
“I love my team’s heart,” Baker said. “They laid it on the line. They never gave up. I still think we’re going to be a pretty good football team.”
Long has dominant rushing game
CHARLOTTE – Hough High’s Dre’ Long rushed for 216 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries as the Huskies won 41-12 at Berry on Aug. 8. The Huskies (3-1) won their third straight game, the longest winning streak in the school’s three-season history.
Hot start for Grier
CORNELIUS – Davidson Day quarterback Will Grier was successful on his first 21 pass attempts in a 62-7 victory against Rabun Gap (Ga.) on Aug. 7. He finished 28-of-33 for 467 yards and four touchdowns. Top receivers were Jordan Young (eight catches for 130 yards), Aaron Seward (five for 130 yards, two touchdowns) and Evan Gates (six for 86 yards). Jordan Brown rushed for 111 yards and three touchdowns on three carries.
– Compiled by Cliff Mehrtens