Grier, a junior, completed 30 of 34 passes for a school-record 505 yards as the Patriots improved to 4-1.
Davidson Day, a private school, plays in the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association (NCISAA), which doesn’t compile a football record book. The N.C. High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) record for touchdown passes in a game is eight. Four players have accomplished the feat since 1966, and the last two were Independence High’s Joe Cox (2004) and Chris Leak (2002).
Grier’s 505 passing yards were the third-highest in Mecklenburg County history, trailing Leak’s 585-yard game in 2002 and Darius Thomas’ 512-yard game for West Charlotte in 2007.
Davidson Day nearly had four players with 100 receiving yards during Grier’s impressive game. Jordan Young caught 10 passes for 148 yards and a touchdown, and Evan Gates caught eight for 86 yards and a score. Jordan Brown (four catches, 104 yards) and Aaron Seward (four catches, 94 yards) each caught three touchdown passes.
In five games, Grier has completed 138-of-173 passes for 2,125 yards and 24 touchdowns.
Surging Hough wins fourth straight
CORNELIUS – Hough High’s winning touchdown drive in the final minute capped a 33-30 victory against Vance in the I-MECK 4A conference opener Sept. 14. Quarterback Josh Stilley completed four of five passes on the drive, including a 17-yarder to Nick Burrow on fourth down. Sanders Poff had 200 receiving yards, and strong safety Akeem Barringer had 12 tackles, two forced fumbles, an interception and a fumble recovery.
SouthLake Christian overcomes slow start
CHARLOTTE – The effects of a three-day school retreat were obvious for SouthLake Christian’s football team Sept. 14. The Eagles, limited to a day-and-a-half of practice, began sluggishly in a road game against Hickory Grove Christian.
Penalties. Missed tackles and blocks. A dropped pass.
The cobwebs cleared, and a 35-6 victory ensued. SouthLake’s Randy Schroeder passed for 471 yards and five touchdowns, including scores on four straight possessions in the first half. The Eagles improved to 5-0.
“We really played well as a team,” Schroeder said. “We got it going good early, but we needed to do better in the second half. We missed two days of practice and it affected us.”
– Compiled by Cliff Mehrtens