8-22-21 roundup: Pro football and baseball, High school football

By Richard Walker

Four local high school products are currently active on NFL rosters in the 2021 preseason – former Crest standout Jonathan Bullard, former South Point standout Tanner Muse, former East Lincoln standout Chazz Surratt and former East Lincoln and Lincolnton standout Sage Surratt.

Here is a look at how each player is doing:

Bullard: The 2012 Crest High graduate has four tackles, including two quarterback sacks, in two starts as a defensive lineman for the Atlanta Falcons. Bullard, a six-year NFL veteran, has made two tackles with one sack in each contest. The Falcons’ preseason concludes next Sunday at home against the Cleveland Browns.

Muse: The 2015 South Point graduate had six tackles and a half quarterback sack in two games as a linebacker for the Las Vegas Raiders. Muse, who missed his rookie season due to a toe injury that required surgery, and the Raiders conclude their preseason on Sunday at the San Francisco 49ers.

Chazz Surratt: The 2016 East Lincoln graduate has a team-high 12 tackles in two games as a linebacker for the Minnesota Vikings. A third-round draft pick out of North Carolina, Surratt and the Vikings conclued their preseason on Thursday at the Kansas City Chiefs.

Sage Surratt: The 2017 Lincolnton graduate had played in two games for the Detroit Lions without making a catch as a wide receiver. An undrafted free agent, Surratt and the Lions conclude their preseason on Thursday at home against the Indianapolis Colts.






High school football

Here is this week’s schedule:

Alexander Central at North Gaston
Ashbrook at T.C. Roberson
Bessemer City at Cramer
Crest at Burns
East Lincoln at Forestview
Hickory Grove at Highland Tech
Huss at Hibriten
Kings Mountain at Asheville
North Lincoln at Lincolnton
Shelby at A.C. Reynolds
South Point at East Gaston
Thomas Jefferson at Pine Lake Prep
West Lincoln at Cherryville
York, S.C. at Clover, S.C.
Off – Mountain Island Charter





Pro football

Here is the Carolina Panthers’ full 2021 schedule:


Aug. 15 at Indianapolis (Lost 18-21)
Aug. 21 Baltimore (Lost 3-20)
Aug. 27 Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.

(Regular season)

Sept. 12 New York Jets, 1 p.m.
Sept. 19 New Orleans, 1 p.m.
Sept. 23 at Houston, 8:20 p.m.
Oct. 3 at Dallas, 1 p.m.
Oct. 10 Philadelphia, 1 p.m.
Oct. 17 Minnesota, 1 p.m.
Oct. 24 at New York Giants, 1 p.m.
Oct. 31 at Atlanta, 1 p.m.
Nov. 7 New England, 1 p.m.
Nov. 14 at Arizona, 4:05 p.m.
Nov. 21 Washington, 1 p.m.
Nov. 28 at Miami, 1 p.m.
Dec. 12 Atlanta, 1 p.m.
Dec. 18 or 19 at Buffalo, TBD
Dec. 26 Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.
Jan. 2 at New Orleans, 1 p.m.
Jan. 9 at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m





Pro baseball

The Gastonia Honey Hunters’ three-game series finale at York was postponed by inclement weather on Sunday and will be made up on Oct. 1.

Gastonia is 38-36 overall and 11-6 in the second half to share first place in the second half South Division standings with High Point. The Honey Hunters next play a three-game home series against High Point that starts on Tuesday at 6:50 p.m.