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10-22-22 roundup: Pro basketball and football, High school football, girls tennis, volleyball and boys soccer, College football, Middle school football, Auto racing

By Richard Walker

Tom Brady makes his sixth and possibly final appearance at Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium on Sunday as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers make their annual trip to the city.

Tom Brady took MVP honors for the New England Patriots in their Super Bowl 38 victory over the Carolina Panthers.

Brady is 3-2 all time at Carolina entering the 1 p.m. game against the struggling Panthers and is 6-3 all time in nine starts against the franchise.

The 45-year-old quarterback is considered the greatest to ever play his position in NFL history as attested by his seven Super Bowl titles, five Super Bowl MVP awards, three NFL MVP awards, 15 Pro Bowl appearances.

He also holds every significant career record for NFL quarterbacks, among them quarterback wins (246), passing attempts (11,564), passing completions (7,429), passing touchdowns (632), passing yards (86,172) and playoff victories (35).

Interestingly, he’s come to Charlotte for some of the Panthers’ highest and lowest moments in franchise history and he played and beat Carolina in the franchise’s first Super Bowl on Feb. 1, 2004.

Brady’s first visit to Charlotte came on Jan. 6, 2002 when a record-low crowd of 21,070 watched Brady’s New England Patriots rout the Panthers 38-6 as Carolina finished with its worst record in franchise history (1-15) in head coach George Seifert’s final game as head coach.

His next trip came on Sept. 18, 2005 when the Panthers limited the Patriots to 39 yards rushing and forced two turnovers that led to a difference-making 10 points in a 27-17 Carolina victory.

Brady’s third trip is perhaps the most memorable game for both fanbases as a then-Bank of America Stadium-record crowd of 74,225 watched Cam Newton direct a game-winning 83-yard drive in a 24-20 Panthers’ victory that wasn’t secured until the final play of the game. That play was a Brady incompletion of a pass intended for Rob Gronkowski and saw game referees pick up a flag that could’ve been pass interference on Panthers’ linebacker Luke Kuechly, who was guarding Gronkowski.

The last two seasons, Brady has made his fourth and fifth trips to Charlotte to lead Tampa Bay to comfortable 46-23 and 32-6 victories over the Panthers.

Last year’s game saw Cam Newton direct a drive for a field goal and 3-0 lead before the Buccaneers rolled to an easy victory.

Brady’s top game against the Panthers came in New England’s 32-29 Super Bowl victory in Houston. Brady completed 32 of 48 passes for 364 yards with three touchdowns and one interception.

Gameday: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-3) at Carolina Panthers (1-5), 1 p.m. on Sunday

TV: FOX (Kenny Albert, Jonathan Vilma, Shannon Spake)

RADIO: FM 99.7 in Charlotte is flagship station (Anish Shroff, Jake Delhomme, Luke Kuechly, Kristen Balboni, Jim Szoke)

THE SERIES: Carolina leads the all-time series 24-19 but Tampa Bay has won six of the last eight meetings, including 41-17 in Charlotte in their last meeting on Jan. 9, 2022.

RANKINGS AMONG NFL (After Week 6): Carolina offense – 32nd overall, 26th rushing, 29th passing. Carolina defense – 21st overall, 26th rushing, 17th passing. Tampa Bay offense – 21st overall, 32nd rushing, 6th passing. Tampa Bay defense – 7th overall, 14th rushing, 7th passing.

Here’s the full Carolina Panthers schedule for the 2022 season:

Week 1, Sept. 11, Cleveland (L 24-26)
Week 2, Sept. 18, at N.Y. Giants (L 16-19)
Week 3, Sept. 25, New Orleans (W 22-14)
Week 4, Oct. 2, Arizona (L 16-26)
Week 5, Oct. 9, San Francisco (L 15-37)
Week 6, Oct. 16, at L.A. Rams (L 10-24)
Week 7, Oct. 23, Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.
Week 8, Oct. 30, at Atlanta, 1 p.m.
Week 9, Nov. 6, at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.
Week 10, Nov. 9, Atlanta, 1 p.m.
Week 11, Nov. 20, at Baltimore, 1 p.m.
Week 12, Nov. 27, Denver, 1 p.m.
Week 13, Dec. 4, BYE
Week 14, Dec. 11, at Seattle, 4:25 p.m.
Week 15, Dec. 18, Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.
Week 16, Dec. 24, Detroit, 1 p.m.
Week 17, Jan. 1, at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.
Week 18, Jan. 7 or 8, at New Orleans, TBD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

High school football

Here are the area standings through Oct. 21 with conference records followed by overall records:

(Big South 3A)
Kings Mountain 6-0, 9-0
South Point 5-1, 8-1
Crest 5-1, 7-2
Cramer 2-4, 4-5
Ashbrook 2-4, 3-6
Forestview 2-4, 3-6
Huss 2-4, 3-6
North Gaston 0-6, 0-9

(Southern Piedmont 1A/2A)
Burns 5-0, 8-1
Shelby 5-0, 6-3
East Gaston 3-2, 5-4
Bessemer City 2-3, 2-7
Thomas Jefferson 2-4, 2-7
Cherryville 1-4, 3-6
Highland Tech 0-5, 0-9

(Western Foothills 3A)
East Lincoln 6-0, 9-0
Hickory 5-1, 7-2
Statesville 4-2, 5-4
North Lincoln 4-2, 4-5
St. Stephens 3-3, 4-5
North Iredell 1-5, 1-8
West Iredell 1-5, 1-8
Foard 0-6, 0-9

(Catawba Valley 2A)
Maiden 6-0, 8-1
Bunker Hill 5-1, 8-1
West Lincoln 4-2, 7-2
Lincolnton 4-2, 5-4
Bandys 3-3, 4-5
Newton-Conover 2-4, 3-6
East Burke 0-6, 1-8
West Caldwell 0-6, 0-9

(Queen City 3A/4A)
Mallard Creek 5-0, 7-2
Chambers 4-1, 7-2
Hough 4-1, 7-2
North Meck 2-3, 5-4
West Charlotte 2-3, 4-5
West Meck 1-5, 5-5
Hopewell 0-5, 1-8

(Southern Meck 4A)
Olympic 5-0, 9-0
Kell 4-1, 7-2
South Meck 3-2, 5-4
Harding 2-3, 3-6
Myers Park 3-2, 3-6
Berry Academy 1-4, 2-7
Palisades 0-6, 1-8

(Southwestern 4A)
Butler 5-0, 8-1
Catholic 5-1, 7-2
Independence 4-1, 8-1
Providence 2-3, 4-5
East Meck 1-4, 2-7
Rocky River 1-4, 2-7
Garinger 0-5, 0-9

(Others)
Mtn Isl Charter 2-4, 4-4
Chase 5-0, 9-0
East Rutherford 0-6, 1-9
R-S Central 2-3, 4-5
Lk Nor Charter none, 4-5

(Friday’s Cleveland/Gaston/Lincoln results:)

Kings Mountain 48, Ashbrook 14
Crest 40, Huss 0
Shelby 61, East Gaston 7
Burns 64, Cherryville 7
South Point 42, Forestview 7
East Lincoln 50, North Iredell 7
West Lincoln 56, East Burke 12
East Lincoln 50, North Iredell 7
Maiden 35, Lincolnton 13
Cramer 42, North Gaston 0
North Lincoln 15, West Iredell 12
Thomas Jefferson 58, Highland Tech 0
Mountain Island Charter 39, Winston-Salem Carver 6
Off – Bessemer City

(Friday’s other area results:)
Hickory 42, Foard 14
St. Stephens 30, Statesville 14
Bandys 35, West Caldwell 28
Bunker Hill 38, Newton-Conover 27
Chambers 30, West Charlotte 14
North Meck 37, Hopewell 14
Hough 55, West Cabarrus 7
Mallard Creek 30, West Meck 2
Olympic 34, Kell 21
Harding 26, Palisades 6
South Meck 20, Myers Park 17
Charlotte Catholic 57, East Meck 6
Providence 56, Garinger 6
Independence 52, Rocky River 7
Chase 68, Patton 0
Polk County 42, East Rutherford 9
Pine Lake Prep 49, Lake Norman Charter 14
Clover, S.C. 30, Fort Mill, S.C. 15

(Next week’s Cleveland/Gaston/Lincoln games:)
Bessemer City at Cherryville
Cramer at Forestview
Highland Tech at East Gaston
Huss at Ashbrook
Kings Mountain at Crest
Mountain Island Charter at Lake Norman Charter
North Lincoln at East Lincoln
Shelby at Burns
South Point at North Gaston
West Lincoln at Lincolnton

(Next week’s other area games:)
Foard at St. Stephens
Statesville at Hickory
North Iredell at West Iredell
Bunker Hill at Bandys
West Caldwell at East Burke
Maiden at Newton-Conover
Chambers at Mallard Creek
Hough at Hopewell
West Charlotte at North Meck
Berry Academy at Kell
Harding at South Meck
Olympic at Myers Park
Charlotte Catholic at Palisades
Butler at Independence
East Meck at Providence
Rocky River at Garinger
Chase at R-S Central
Rock Hill, S.C. at Clover, S.C.

 

 

 

 

 

 

College football

(This weekend’s NCAA Division I Carolinas results:)
-Wednesday
Appalachian State 42, Georgia State 17
-Saturday
North Carolina A&T 38, Robert Morris 14
Clemson 27, Syracuse 21
Duke 45, Miami 21
New Hampshire 40, Elon 22
St. Thomas-Minnesota 46, Presbyterian 17
South Carolina State 26, North Carolina Central 24
Furman 41, VMI 3
The Citadel 34, Western Carolina 21
Davidson 48, Drake 14
Wake Forest 43, Boston College 15
Jackson State 22, Campbell 14
Florida International 34, Charlotte 15
Gardner-Webb 28, Charleston Southern 14
South Carolina 30, Texas A&M 24
East Carolina 34, Central Florida 13

(Next weekend’s NCAA Division I Carolinas schedule:)
-Thursday
Virginia Tech at N.C. State, 7:30 p.m.
-Friday
East Carolina at BYU, 8 p.m.
-Saturday
South Carolina State at Morgan State, noon
Presbyterian at Marist, noon
Charleston Southern at Kennesaw State, 1 p.m.
Campbell at North Carolina A&T, 1 p.m.
East Tennesee State at Wofford, 1:30 p.m.
Bryant at Gardner-Webb, 1:30 p.m.
Charlotte at Rice, 2 p.m.
North Carolina Central at Delaware State, 2 p.m.
Chattanooga at Furman, 2 p.m.
Samford at The Citadel, 2 p.m.
Wake Forest at Louisville, 3:30 p.m.
Robert Morris at Appalachian State, 3:30 p.m.
Delaware at Elon, 3:30 p.m.
Missouri at South Carolina, 4 p.m.
Coastal Carolina at Marshall, 7 p.m.
Pittsburgh at North Carolina, 8 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pro basketball

Here is the 2022-23 Charlotte Hornets schedule:

(1-1 record)
October
19 at San Antonio (W 129-102)
21 New Orleans (L 112-124)
23 at Atlanta, 5:00 p.m.
26 at New York, 7:30 p.m.
28 at Orlando, 7 p.m.
29 Golden State 7 p.m.
31 Sacramento, 7 p.m.
November
2 at Chicago, 7:30 p.m.
4 at Memphis, 8 p.m.
5 Brooklyn, 7 p.m.
7 Washington, 7 p.m.
9 Portland, 7 p.m.
10 at Miami, 7:30 p.m.
12 at Miami, 8 p.m.
14 at Orlando, 7 p.m.
16 Indiana, 7 p.m.
18 at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m.
20 at Washington, 6 p.m.
23 Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
25 Minnesota, 5 p.m.
28 at Boston, 7:30 p.m.
December
2 Washington, 7 p.m.
3 Milwaukee, 6 p.m.
5 L.A. Clippers, 7 p.m.
7 at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m.
9 New York, 7 p.m.
11 at Philadelphia, 6 p.m.
14 Detroit, 7 p.m.
16 Atlanta, 7 p.m.
18 at Denver, 8 p.m.
19 at Sacramento, 10 p.m.
21 at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.
23 at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.
26 at Portland, 10 p.m.
27 at Golden State, 10 p.m.
29 Oklahoma City, 7 p.m.
31 Brooklyn, 7 p.m.
January
2 L.A. Lakers, 7 p.m.
4 Memphis, 7 p.m.
6 at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.
8 at Indiana, 5 p.m.
10 at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.
12 at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.
14 Boston, 7 p.m.
16 Boston, 1 p.m.
18 at Houston, 8 p.m.
21 at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.
23 at Utah, 9 p.m.
24 at Phoenix, 9 p.m.
26 Chicago, 7:30 p.m.
29 Miami, 1 p.m.
31 at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.
February
2 at Chicago, 8 p.m.
3 at Detroit, 7 p.m.
5 Orlando, 1 p.m.
8 at Washington, 7 p.m.
10 at Boston, 7:30 p.m.
11 Denver, 7 p.m.
13 Atlanta, 7 p.m.
15 San Antonio, 7 p.m.
24 at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
25 Miami, 7 p.m.
27 Detroit, 7 p.m.
March
1 Phoenix, 7 p.m.
3 Orlando, 7 p.m.
5 at Brooklyn, 6 p.m.
7 at New York, 7:30 p.m.
9 at Detroit, 7 p.m.
11 Utah, 7 p.m.
12 Cleveland, 5 p.m.
14 Cleveland, 7 p.m.
17 Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
20 Indiana, 7 p.m.
23 at New Orleans, 8 p.m.
24 at Dallas, 7:30 p.m.
26 Dallas, 1 p.m.
28 at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.
31 Chicago, 7 p.m.
April
2 Toronto, 1 p.m.
4 Toronto, 7 p.m.
7 Houston, 7 p.m.
9 at Cleveland, 1 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

High school boys soccer

Here are the area standings through Oct. 20 with conference records followed by overall records:

(Big South 3A)
Forestview 11-1, 15-1
South Point 10-2, 12-4-2
North Gaston 7-3-2, 11-5-2
Cramer 6-4-1, 9-7-2
Huss 4-7-1, 6-9-2
Ashbrook 4-7-1, 7-11-1
Kings Mountain 2-9-1, 2-13-2
Crest 0-11, 0-19

(Southern Piedmont 1A/2A)
Shelby 11-0, 15-3-2
Thomas Jefferson 8-2, 9-4-2
Highland Tech 6-2-1, 7-5-4
Burns 5-5-1, 7-10-2
East Gaston 2-7, 4-12-1
Cherryville 2-8, 6-10
Bessemer City 0-10, 0-16

(Others)
East Lincoln 11-1-1, 14-4-3
North Lincoln 4-6-1, 8-8-2
Lincolnton 7-5, 8-11-1
West Lincoln 0-10-1, 3-15-1
Lincoln Charter 4-7-1, 9-9-3
Mtn Isl Charter 1-9-1, 3-14-1
Piedmont CC 6-2, 7-7-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

High school volleyball

Here are Saturday’s first round playoff results:

(Class 1A)
No. 6 Murphy def. No. 27 Cherryville 3-0 (25-15, 25-13, 25-22)

No. 4 Highland Tech def. No. 29 Millenium Charter 3-0 (25-10, 25-10, 25-9)

No. 3 Bishop McGuinness def. No. 30 Thomas Jefferson 3-1 (25-7, 25-9, 22-25, 25-11)

No. 2 Mountain Island Charter def. No. 31 Bradford Prep 3-0 (25-17, 25-23, 30-28)

No. 8 Piedmont Community Charter def. No. 25 Avery County 3-1 (21-25, 25-12, 25-20, 25-21)

(Class 2A)
No. 23 North Stanly def. No. 10 East Gaston 3-0 (25-18, 25-17, 25-8)

No. 19 Community School of Davidson def. No. 14 Lincoln Charter 3-1 (19-25, 25-13, 25-15, 25-14)

(Class 3A)
No. 4 North Henderson def. No. 29 Cramer 3-0 (25-9, 25-11, 25-9)

No. 12 Forestview def. No. 21 Crest 3-1 (17-25, 25-23, 25-17, 25-22)

No. 3 Kings Mountain def. No. 30 North Davidson 3-0 (25-10, 25-11, 25-9): Meile Songaila (20 kills, 1 block, 6 Serve receptions, 12 digs, 11 service points), Camden Pasour (24 assists, 12 digs, 10 service points, 2 kills, 2 serve receptions), Myracle Davis (21 kills, 1 block), Paige Bagwell (20 assists, 1 kill, 9 digs, 8 service points) and Jessie Ozmore (15 service points, 4 serve receptions, 11 digs) led Kings Mountain.

No. 11 West Henderson def. No. 22 South Point 3-0 (25-17, 25-13, 25-14)

No. 14 East Lincoln def. No. 19 St. Stephens 3-0

No. 27 North Lincoln def. No. 6 Rockingham County 3-0 (25-19, 25-16, 25-14)

Here are Tuesday’s second round pairings:

(Class 1A)
No. 8 Piedmont Community Charter hosts No. 9 Draughn
No. 4 Highland Tech hosts No. 13 Robbinsville
No. 2 Mountain Island Charter hosts No. 16 Cherokee

(Class 3A)
No. 12 Forestview at No. 5 Ashe County
No. 3 Kings Mountain hosts No. 14 East Lincoln
No. 27 North Lincoln at No. 11 West Henderson

 

 

 

 

High school tennis

Oct. 19 first round results:

(Class 1A)
No. 4 Highland Tech (10-3) hosts No. 13 Piedmont Community Charter (3-7) – HT 6-0

(Class 2A)
No. 8 Shelby (11-2) hosts Wheatmore (12-7) – Shelby 8-1
No. 7 West Lincoln (15-2) hosts Mount Pleasant (9-6) – WL 8-0
No. 2 Lincoln Charter (11-0) hosts Southwestern Randolph (10-5) – LC 5-2

(Class 3A)
No. 1 Kings Mountain (8-0) hosts West Henderson (10-4) – WH 6-3
No. 5 North Lincoln (14-1) hosts Hickory (9-2) – NL 5-1
No. 11 East Lincoln (12-2) at W-S Atkins (11-2) – EL 5-3
No. 15 Forestview (8-2) at Franklin (14-0) – Franklin 5-1

Oct. 25 second round pairings:

(Class 1A)
No. 4 Highland Tech (11-3) hosts No. 12 Elkin (7-8)

(Class 2A)
No. 8 Shelby (12-2) at No. 1 Salisbury (16-0)
No. 7 West Lincoln (16-2) at No. 2 Lincoln Charter (12-0)

(Class 3A)
No. 5 North Lincoln (15-1) at No. 4 Lake Norman Charter (18-1)
No. 11 East Lincoln (13-2) at No. 3 Montgomery Central (16-0)

 

 

 

 

Middle school football

TRI-COUNTY CONFERENCE

(Playoffs)
Oct. 19 – No. 2 West (R-S Central) at No. 1 East (Kings Mountain) – R-S Central 20-0
Oct. 24 – No. 2 East (East Lincoln) at No. 1 West (Shelby)
Oct. 26 – Championship game: R-S Central at EL-Shelby winner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auto racing

The 2022 NASCAR cup schedule (with winners):

Feb. 6 Busch Light Clash (Joey Logano)
Feb. 17 Bluegreen Vacations Duel 1 (Brad Keselowski)
Feb. 17 Bluegreen Vacations Duel 2 (Chris Buescher)
Feb. 20 Daytona 500 (Austin Cindric)
Feb. 27 Wise Power 400 (Kyle Larson)
Mar. 6 Pennzoil 400 (Alex Bowman)
Mar. 13 Ruoff Mortgage (Chase Briscoe)
Mar. 20 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 (William Byron)
Mar. 27 EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix (Ross Chastain)
Apr. 3 Toyota Owners (Denny Hamlin)
Apr. 9 Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400 (William Byron-2)
Apr. 17 Food City Dirt Race (Kyle Busch)
Apr. 24 Geico 500 (Ross Chastain-2)
May 2 DuraMAX Drydene 400 (Chase Elliott)
May 8 Goodyear 400 (Joey Logano-2)
May 15 AdventHealth 400 (Kurt Busch)
May 22 NASCAR All-Star Open (Daniel Suarez)
May 22 NASCAR All-Star (Ryan Blaney)
May 29 Coca-Cola 600 (Denny Hamlin-2)
June 5 Enjoy Illinois 300 (Joey Logano-3)
June 12 Toyota/Save Mart 350 (Daniel Suarez)
June 26 Ally 400 (Chase Elliott-2)
July 3 Kwik Trip 250 (Tyler Reddick)
July 10 Quaker State 400 (Chase Elliott-3)
July 17 Ambetter 301 (Christopher Bell)
July 24 NASCAR Cup Series at Pocono (Chase Elliott-4)
July 31 Verizon 200 at the Brickyard (Tyler Reddick-2)
Aug. 7 FireKeepers Casino 400 (Kevin Harvick)
Aug. 14 Federated Auto Parts 400 (Kevin Harvick-2)
Aug. 21 Go Bowling at The Glen (Kyle Larson-2)
Aug. 27-28 Coke Zero Sugar 400 (Austin Dillon)
Sept. 4 Cook Out Southern 500 (Erik Jones)
Sept. 11 Hollywood Casino 400 (Bubba Wallace)
Sept. 17 Bass Pro Shops Night Race (Chris Buescher)
Sept. 25 AutoTraderEchoPark Automotive 500 (Tyler Reddick-3)
Oct. 2 YellaWood 500 (Chase Elliott-5)
Oct. 9 Bank of America ROVAL 400 (Christopher Bell)
Oct. 16 South Point 400 (Joey Logano-4)
Oct. 23 Dixie Vodka 400
Oct. 30 Xfinity 500
Nov. 6 NASCAR Cup Series Championship