11-8-22 roundup: Pro basketball and football, High school football and soccer, College football and soccer, Middle school boys, volleyball and wrestling

By Richard Walker

Seventeen players from Cleveland and Gaston counties are on the roster of the West team for the 2022 Queen City Senior Bowl.

The game will be played on Dec. 17 at noon at Charlotte’s Olympic High School and pits Charlotte-area players divided by East and West against one another.

The local players are Ashbrook’s Carmelo Bess and Elijah Haynes, Burns’ L.J. Allen, Cramer’s Justin Rocquemore, Crest’s DaVonyae Pettis and Brandon McCall-Webber, East Gaston’s Sirr Stovall, Forestview’s Kenneth Odugba, Huss’ Cayden Smith and Justin Ross, Kings Mountain’s Isaiah Eskridge and A.J. Richardson, Mountain Island Charter’s Ashton Miller, North Gaston’s Joshua Smith, Shelby’s Daylin Lee and Tadarrin Griffin and South Point’s Will Ross.

The East team will be coached by Joe Evans and the West team by Hickory Ridge’s Jupiter Wilson.

Here are the full rosters of the two teams:


QB Dymere Edwards (Cox Mill)
QB Sean Boyle (Charlotte Catholic)
RB Wisdom Holmes (Parkwood)
RB Tyrell Coard (Cox Mill)
RB Layton Duke (Metrolina Christian)
TE Trevion Graham (Rocky River)
TE Donyea Coleman (Myers Park)
OL Frank Geosits (Weddington)
OL Dominick Kelley (Cuthbertson)
OL Sean McFarland (Marvin Ridge)
OL Marc Tomljanovic (Providence)
OL Justin Long (Hickory Ridge)
OL Jack Branham (NW Cabarrus)
OL Elijah Grier (West Cabarrus)
WR Jaylen Springs (Independence)
WR Kendall Harris (Cox Mill)
WR Adriel Miller (Central Cabarrus)
WR Kobe Watts-Williams (Concord)
WR Zymill Patterson (Weddington)
WR Bryce Davis (Monroe)
DL Ishaun Abdul Ali (Mallard Creek)
DL Jack Schultz (A.L. Brown)
DL Khyler Watson (Kell)
DL Peyton Scott (Butler)
DL Victor Aguilera (Hough)
DL Ephraim Deese (Forest Hills)
LB J.J. Coleman (Butler)
LB Jameel Muldrow (Mallard Creek)
LB Stephan Zayachowsky (Porter Ridge)
LB Jordan Wilkes (Hickory Ridge)
LB Josh Iseah (Independence)
LB Derrick Brown Jr. (Charlotte Christian)
DB Joshua Switzer (Kell)
DB Armonte Ferguson (Charlotte Christian)
DB Keegan Moose (Mt. Pleasant)
DB Jayden Bowden (Mallard Creek)
DB Juice Jones (Butler)
DB Lamarion Witherspoon (Garinger)
K/P Jackson Moore (Marvin Ridge)
LS Jack Mowrey (Kell)


QB Daylin Lee (Shelby)
QB Justin Rocquemore (Cramer)
RB Carmelo Bess (Ashbrook)
RB Jawarn Howell (Mooresville)
RB Sirr Stovall (East Gaston)
TE Chase Wigginton (Lake Norman)
TE Liam Groulx (Providence Day)
OL Isaiah Eskridge (Kings Mountain)
OL Tyson Moorer (Providence Day)
OL Terrance Mackey (Olympic)
OL Joshua Holl (Providence Day)
OL Cayden Smith (Huss)
OL Jayden Harris (Hopewell)
OL Ola Olasimbo (North Meck)
WR Michael Nesbit (South Meck)
WR Sean Walker (Chambers)
WR Jayden Hollar (Providence Day)
WR Rykin Maxwell (North Meck)
WR Caleb Barringer (West Charlotte)
WR L.J. Allen (Burns)
DL Eliyt Nairne (Olympic)
DL Zairion Jackson-Bass (Chambers)
DL DaVonyae Pettis (Crest)
DL Kenneth Odugba (Forestview)
DL Ashton Miller (Mountain Island Charter)
DL A.J. Richardson (Kings Mountain)
LB Elijah Haynes (Ashbrook)
LB Jordan Thompson (Chambers)
LB Joshua Smith (North Gaston)
LB Laden Ford (West Charlotte)
LB Savalas Ray (Berry Academy)
LB Tadarrin Griffin (Shelby)
DB Will Ross (South Point)
DB Keyshawn Jackson (Harding)
DB Brandon McCall-Webber (Crest)
DB T.J. McGill (Chambers)
DB Justin Ross (Huss)
DB Omari Sanders-Richardson (West Meck)
DB Diego Parks (Harding)
K/P Gilberto Lorenzana (North Meck)









High school football

Here are this week’s second round state playoff pairings and some games have been moved up to Thursday due to concern about weather on Friday:

(1A East)
Southeast Halifax at Tarboro (Thursday)
North Edgecombe at Riverside-Martin (Thursday)
Washington County at West Columbus (Thursday)
Northside-Pinetown at Northampton County (Thursday)
Warren County at Rosewood (Thursday)
Hobbton at Southside (Thursday)
East Columbus at Perquimans County (Thursday)
Pender at North Moore (Thursday)

(1A West)
Mountain Heritage at Eastern Randolph (Thursday)
Cherokee at Robbinsville (Thursday)
Hayesville at Christ the King (Thursday)
North Rowan at Mount Airy
Swain County at Thomasville (Thursday)
Mitchell County at Draughn
East Wilkes at Murphy
Mountain Island Charter at Andrews

(2A East)
Trask at Princeton (Thursday)
Midway at Burlington Cummings (Thursday)
Wallace-Rose Hill at Northeastern (Thursday)
Greene Central at Nash Central (Thursday)
Edenton Holmes at Whiteville (Thursday)
Hertford County at West Craven (Thursday)
South Granville at Clinton (Thursday)
Kenan at East Duplin (Thursday)

(2A West)
Providence Grove at Reidsville (Thursday)
Robinson at Chase (Thursday)
Mount Pleasant at Maiden
Bunker Hill at Community School of Davidson (Thursday)
Shelby at Burns (Thursday)
Pine Lake Prep at Salisbury (Thursday)
Lincolnton at Monroe (Thursday)
Hendersonville at East Surry (Thursday)

(3A East)
Southern Nash at Northern Nash (Thursday)
Vance County at Southern Durham (Thursday)
Triton at Hunt (Thursday)
Jacksonville at Havelock (Thursday)
Greenville Rose at Fayetteville 71st (Thursday)
Lee County at North Brunswick (Saturday)
Scotland County at Fayetteville Terry Sanford (Thursday)
Burlington Williams at Eastern Alamance (Thursday)

(3A West)
Smoky Mountain at Kings Mountain (Thursday)
Hibriten at West Charlotte
Ledford at Northwest Cabarrus (Thursday)
Tuscola at East Lincoln (Thursday)
Crest at Oak Grove
South Point at Greensboro Dudley (Thursday)
Eastern Guilford at Asheville Erwin (Thursday)
West Rowan at West Henderson

(4A East)
Apex at Hillside (Thursday)
Pine Forest at Holly Springs
Millbrook at Cardinal Gibbons
Southern Alamance at New Hanover (Thursday)
Leesville Road at Wake Forest (Thursday)
Rolesville at Cleveland
Jordan at Pinecrest (Thursday)
Hoggard at New Bern (Thursday)

(4A West)
Charlotte Catholic at Greensboro Grimsley
Olympic at Independence (Thursday)
Mallard Creek at Hough
Mount Tabor at East Forsyth
Northwest Guilford at Watauga
Cox Mill at Weddington
Chambers at A.C. Reynolds
Butler at Mooresville


N.C. Independent School Athletic Association

Division 1
(Last Friday’s first round results)
Charlotte Providence Day 56, Charlotte Country Day 7
Asheville Christ School 36, Charlotte Latin 35
Rabun Gap 45, Cannon/Concord Academy 14

(This weeek’s semifinals)
Asheville Christ School at Charlotte Providence Day
Charlotte Christian at Rabun Gap

Division 2
(Last Friday’s first round results)
High Point Christian 19, Hickory Grove Christian 7
Trinity Christian 50, Harrells Christian 0

(This week’s semifinals)
High Point Christian at Asheville School
Trinity Christian at Covenant Day









High school boys soccer

Here are Monday’s area third round results:
(Class 1A)
No. 24 Mountain Island Charter at No. 1 Christ the King – CTK 5-0

(Class 2A)
No. 17 Lincoln Charter at No. 9 East Davidson – LC 4-1

(Class 3A)
No. 4 East Lincoln hosts No. 12 St. Stephens – EL 3-1

No. 2 Forestview hosts No. 10 Hickory – Hickory 4-0

Here are Thursday’s fourth round pairings:
(Class 2A)
No. 17 Lincoln Charter at No. 5 Newton-Conover

(Class 3A)
No. 4 East Lincoln at No. 1 Asheboro











Pro basketball

Here is the 2022-23 Charlotte Hornets schedule:

(3-8 record)
19 at San Antonio (W 129-102)
21 New Orleans (L 112-124)
23 at Atlanta (W 126-109)
26 at New York (L 131-134, OT)
28 at Orlando (L 93-113)
29 Golden State (W 120-113, OT)
31 Sacramento (L 108-115)
2 at Chicago (L 88-106)
4 at Memphis (L 99-130)
5 Brooklyn (L 94-98)
7 Washington (L 100-108)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2 Toronto, 1 p.m.
4 Toronto, 7 p.m.
7 Houston, 7 p.m.
9 at Cleveland, 1 p.m.









Pro football

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 (W 21-3)
Week 8, Oct. 30, at Atlanta (L 34-37, OT)
Week 9, Nov. 6, at Cincinnati (L 21-42)
Week 10, Nov. 10, Atlanta, 8:15 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







College soccer

Gardner-Webb University vice president and director of athletics Dr. Andrew Goodrich announced on Tuesday that Tony Setzer would not return as head men’s soccer coach.

“We are grateful for Coach Setzer and his contributions to Gardner-Webb soccer,” Goodrich said in a schools news release. “We wish Tony and his family nothing but the best.”

Setzer guided Gardner-Webb to a 234-375-46 record in 35 seasons as GWU head coach.












College football

(This weekend’s NCAA Division I Carolinas schedule:)
East Carolina at Cincinnati, 8 p.m.
Virginia Tech at Duke, noon
Charleston Southern at North Carolina A&T, noon
Western Carolina at East Tennessee State, 1 p.m.
Elon at Hampton, 1 p.m.
South Carolina State at Howard, 1 p.m.
Gardner-Webb at Campbell, 1 p.m.
VMI at Wofford, 1:30 p.m.
North Carolina Central at Norfolk State, 2 p.m.
Virginia Lynchburg at The Citadel, 2 p.m.
Furman at Mercer, 3 p.m.
Louisville at Clemson, 3:30 p.m.
Boston College at N.C. State, 3:30 p.m.
Appalachian State at Marshall, 3:30 p.m.
Charlotte at Middle Tennessee, 3:30 p.m.
South Carolina at Florida, 4 p.m.
Davidson at San Diego, 4 p.m.
North Carolina at Wake Forest, 7:30 p.m.
Southern Miss at Coastal Carolina, 7:30 p.m.














Middle School boys soccer

Standings through Nov. 7:

Cramerton 4-0
Stanley 4-1
Belmont 3-1
Holbrook 3-1
Mount Holly 3-1
Southwest 2-3
Bessemer City 2-3
York Chester 1-2-1
Chavis 1-3-1
W.C. Friday 0-4
Grier 0-4

(Tuesday’s game)
Cramerton def. Belmont 5-2: Jacob Ledwak (2 goals, 2 assists), Jarrett Bumpas (2 goals, 1 assist), Maxi Rodriguez (1 goal, 1 assist), Ben Kelly (1 assist), defenders David Herrera, Brody Dyer, Nick Markley, Santi Calle and Caleb Debbold and goalkeeper Marcus Rhodes (3 saves) led Cramerton.

(Wednesday’s games)
W.C. Friday at Belmont
Bessemer City at Cramerton

(Thursday’s games)
Southwest at Mount Holly
Stanley at Holbrook
York Chester at Grier







Middle School volleyball

Standings through Nov. 7:

Chavis 5-0
Mount Holly 4-0
Stanley 4-1
Belmont 3-1
Cramerton 3-1
W.C. Friday 2-2
Holbrook 2-2
Bessemer City 1-4
Grier 0-4
York Chester 0-4
Southwest 0-5

(Tuesday’s game)
Cramerton def. Belmont 3-0: Servers Ava Cabe, Maddie Potter and Hazel Ritter and offensive and defensive standouts Reagan Bowie, Josie Searby and Madeline Helton led Cramerton.

(Wednesday’s games)
W.C. Friday at Belmont
Bessemer City at Cramerton

(Thursday’s games)
Southwest at Mount Holly
Stanley at Holbrook
York Chester at Grier









Middle School wrestling

Standings through Nov. 4:

W.C. Friday 3-0
Stanley 3-0
Belmont 2-1
Chavis 2-1
Cramerton 2-1
Grier 1-1
York Chester 1-2
Holbrook 0-1
Mount Holly 0-2
Southwest 0-2
Bessemer City 0-3

(Tuesday’s matches)
Belmont def. Southwest 55-39

Bessemer City at Mount Holly

Chavis def. Holbrook 62-36

Cramerton def. Grier 90-15

York Chester at Stanley

(Thursday’s matches)
W.C. Friday at Chavis
Grier at Bessemer City
Holbrook at Belmont
Mount Holly at York Chester
Southwest at Stanley