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9-11-21 roundup: High school football, College football, Pro football and baseball, Middle school football and softball

By Richard Walker

There was no letdown for the Charlotte 49ers as they rolled to a 38-10 win over Gardner-Webb on Saturday night at Richardson Stadium.

Calvin Camp

One week after Charlotte’s first-ever home game and victory over a power five major college football conference – the 49ers beat Duke 31-28 – Charlotte never trailed as it rolled up 474 yards total offense in knocking off the FCS team from the Big South.

The 49ers (2-0) next play at Georgia State next Saturday night.

Two of Charlotte’s leaders were 2017 Shelby High graduate Calvin Camp (65 yards rushing and one touchdown) and 2019 Huss graduate Prince Bemah (3 tackles).

For Gardner-Webb, Jalin Graham (Crest 2020) had 36 yards rushing.

Here are the Carolinas NCAA Division I football results and games for this weekend:

(Friday)
Coastal Carolina 49, Kansas 22
Duke 45, North Carolina A&T 17

(Saturday)
Wake Forest 41, Norfolk State 16: Nick Sciba (Clover 2018 graduate) kicked five extra points and two field goals as the Deacons (2-0) rolled over Norfolk State and its first-year head coach Dawson Odums (Crest 1992).
Charleston Southern 38, The Citadel 21
Furman 26, Tennessee Tech 0
Clemson 49, South Carolina State 3
Elon 24, Campbell 23: Lamagea McDowell (Huss 2020) had 62 yards rushing and had one catch for 11 yards for Campbell (0-2).
Marshall 44, N.C. Central 7
Mississippi State 24, N.C. State 10
Miami, Fla. 25, Appalachian State 23
Oklahoma 76, Western Carolina 0: Trevor Childers (East Lincoln 2017) had two tackles for Western Carolina.
South Carolina 20, East Carolina 17

North Carolina 59, Georgia State 17: British Brooks (Ashbrook 2018) had a touchdown run for North Carolina.

Here are the Carolinas Division II football results and games for this weekend:

(Thursday)
Mars Hill 50, Virginia Lynchburg 14

(Saturday)
Barton 38, Erskine 25
Chowan 46, Tusculum 38 (2 OT)
Bluefield State 35, Elizabeth City State 27
Wingate 40, Fayetteville State 21: Jaheim Mullen (Huss 2019) made five tackles for Wingate.
Savannah State 50, Livingstone 6
Allen University 20, J.C. Smith 19
North Greenville 24, Newberry 14
Davidson 28, Shaw 26: Jake Alexander (South Point 2018) had four tackles for Davidson.
Findlay 34, UNC-Pembroke 28 (OT)
Catawba 28, Winston-Salem State 6: Kujuan Pryor (Burns 2020) caught six passes for 57 yards and one touchdown for Catawba.
St. Augustine’s at Limestone, cancelled

 

 

 

 

 

High school football

A pair of Mountain Island Charter seniors set Gaston County high school football records in the Raptors’ 68-12 home win over Union Academy on Friday night.

Quarterback Dylan Bisson passed for 541 yards and wide receiver Reginald Taylor caught six passes for 334 yards.

Bisson’s effort was the second to surpass 500 yards in the past two seasons – he had 517 yards passing against R-S Central in the 2021 winter/spring season – and broke a nine-year-old county record that was set by Ashbrook’s Trey Brice in 2012 when he had 521 yards passing against Forestview.

Taylor broke the county record by 94 yards that had been set 5 1-2 months ago when Stuart Cramer’s Jesse Rhyne had 240 receiving yards against Ashbrook.

Rhyne broke a record that had previously been set in 2007 by Ashbrook’s Jheranie Boyd against North Gaston.

Mountain Island Charter, playing in its first season of the Catawba Shores 1A/2A Conference, is off to a 3-0 start in non-conference game under head coach Robert Washington. The Raptors open league play this Friday at home against Pine Lake Prep.

Here are the results scores from Cleveland, Gaston and Lincoln counties from Friday night:

South Pointe, S.C. 51, Shelby 37
Watauga 28, Burns 20
Chase 42, Cherryville 16
Bessemer City 36, Christ the King 8
Crest 46, North Gaston 21
Draughn 69, Highland Tech 34
Mountain Island Charter 68, Union Academy 12
West Lincoln 21, Ashbrook 19
Cherokee at East Gaston, ppd., Sept. 17

And here are other area results from Friday:
Alexander Central 28, R-S Central 8
Maiden 27, Asheville Christ School 21, OT
North Meck 30, Berry Academy 22
South Meck 34, Cuthbertson 16
Olympic 51, East Meck 7
Harding 16, West Meck 7
Chambers 34, Hickory Ridge 27
Independence 51, Hopewell 0
Hough 48, Cox Mill 7
Gaffney, S.C. 38, Mallard Creek 14
Buford, Ga. 44, Myers Park 17
Bunker Hill 41, North Iredell 0
Roswell, Ga., Blessed Trinity 28, Charlotte Catholic 10
South Caldwell 16, Newton-Conover 13
Rocky River 34, Sun Valley 14
Kell 38, Weddington 21
West Charlotte at Garinger, no report

Standings through Sept. 10 unless noted-x with conference record listed first followed by overall record:

BIG SOUTH 3A
Crest 1-0, 1-1
Cramer 0-0, 2-1
Kings Mountain 0-0, 2-1
South Point 0-0, 2-1
Forestview 0-0, 1-2
Ashbrook 0-0, 0-1
Huss 0-0, 0-1
North Gaston 0-1, 0-4

WESTERN FOOTHILLS 3A
East Lincoln 0-0, 3-0
Statesville 0-0, 2-0
North Lincoln 0-0, 2-1
Hickory 0-0, 1-2
West Iredell 0-0, 0-1
Foard 0-0, 0-2
North Iredell 0-0, 0-2
St. Stephens 0-0, 0-2

CATAWBA VALLEY 2A
Bunker Hill 0-0, 3-0
Maiden 0-0, 3-0
West Lincoln 0-0, 3-0
Bandys 0-0, 2-0
East Burke 0-0, 1-1
Newton-Conover 0-0, 0-2
West Caldwell 0-0, 0-2
Lincolnton 0-0, 0-3

SOUTHERN PIEDMONT 1A/2A
Thomas Jefferson 0-0, 2-0
Shelby 0-0, 2-1
Burns 0-0, 2-2
Cherryville 0-0, 1-2
East Gaston 0-0, 1-2
Bessemer City 0-0, 1-3
Highland Tech 0-0, 0-3

SOUTH MECK 4A
Kell 0-0, 3-0
Olympic 0-0, 3-0
South Meck 0-0, 3-1
Myers Park 0-0, 2-2
Harding 0-0, 2-2
Berry Academy 0-0, 1-1

SOUTHWESTERN 4A
Catholic 0-0, 2-1
Butler 0-0, 1-2
Independence 0-0, 1-2
Providence 0-0, 1-2
Rocky River 0-0, 1-3
x-Garinger 0-0, 0-2
East Meck 0-0, 0-4

QUEEN CITY 3A/4A
Chambers 0-0, 4-0
Hough 0-0, 3-0
x-West Charlotte 0-0, 2-0
West Meck 0-0, 3-1
North Meck 0-0, 2-1
Mallard Creek 0-0, 1-1
Hopewell 0-0, 1-3

OTHERS
Chase 0-0, 4-0
Clover 0-0, 1-2
Mtn Island Charter 0-0, 3-0
R-S Central 0-0, 0-2

Sept. 17 games

Bessemer City at Thomas Jefferson
Bunker Hill at Lincolnton
Cherokee at East Gaston
Cherryville at Shelby
Cramer at South Point
Crest at Ashbrook
East Lincoln at Hickory
Forestview at North Gaston
Highland Tech at Burns
Kings Mountain at Huss
North Lincoln at Statesville
Pine Lake Prep at Mountain Island Charter
West Lincoln at Bandys

Clover, S.C. at Spartanburg, S.C.
R-S Central at Hendersonville
Foard at North Iredell
St. Stephens at West Iredell
Maiden at East Burke
Newton-Conover at West Caldwell
Chambers at West Meck
Hough at North Meck
West Charlotte at Mallard Creek
Myers Park at Berry Academy
Olympic at Harding
Kell at Porter Ridge
Catawba Ridge, S.C. at South Meck
Garinger at Butler
Providence-Charlotte Catholic (at Memorial Stadium)
Rocky River at East Meck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Middle school football

Gaston County Conference standings through Sept. 8 with division record listed first followed by overall record unless noted with-x:

(Division I)
Grier 1-0, 3-0
Southwest 1-0, 3-0
Holbrook 0-0, 2-0
Cramerton 0-1, 2-1
Mount Holly 0-1, 0-2-1
(Division II)
W.C. Friday 1-0, 2-1
York Chester 1-0, 1-1-1
Belmont 1-0, 1-2
Bessemer City 0-1, 0-3
Chavis 0-1, 0-2
Stanley 0-1, 0-2

Wednesday’s results
Grier 28, Cramerton 0
Southwest 30, Mount Holly 0
W.C. Friday 32, Chavis 6
York Chester 24, Bessemer City 0
Belmont 34, Stanley 0

Sept. 15 games
Southwest at Cramerton
Mount Holly at Holbrook
Belmont at Bessemer City
Chavis at York Chester
Stanley at W.C. Friday

Tri-County Conference standings through Sept. 9 with division record listed first followed by overall record:

(East)
East Lincoln 0-0, 1-0
Lincolnton 0-0, 1-0
North Lincoln 0-0, 1-0
Burns 0-0, 0-0
Kings Mountain 0-0, 0-1
West Lincoln 0-0, 0-1
(West)
Shelby 0-0, 2-0
R-S Central 0-0, 1-0
Chase 0-0, 0-1
Crest 0-0, 0-1
East Rutherford 0-0, 0-1
Thomas Jefferson 0-0, 0-1

Wednesday’s results
R-S Central 14, West Lincoln 8
East Lincoln 56, Chase 6
Burns at Crest, ppd., no date
North Lincoln 32, Thomas Jefferson 6
Gaffney, S.C. 14, Crest 8 (OT)

Thursday’s results
Lincolnton 21, East Rutherford 14
Shelby 39, Kings Mountain 12: Lan Farmer threw for 208 yards and four touchdowns, Calvin Ramseur, Majay Thompson and Immanuel Collins scored touchdowns for the Blue Devils and Ramseur, Thompson and Drew Dixon had interceptions for the Shelby defense.

Sept. 15 games
Crest at East Rutherford
R-S Central at Shelby
Chase at Thomas Jefferson
East Lincoln at Burns
Kings Mountain at West Lincoln
Lincolnton at North Lincoln

 

 

Middle school softball

Gaston County Conference standings through Sept. 9:

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

Sept. 13 games
Belmont at Chavis
Cramerton at Southwest
Stanley at W.C. Friday
Southwest at Grier

 

 

 

Pro football

The Carolina Panthers will look to reverse a recent and long-term trend in Sunday’s season-opener against the New York Jets.

The Panthers are only 10-16 all-time in season-openers and haven’t won since knocking off the Dallas Cowboys 16-8 in the 2018 opener.

Even worse, Carolina is just 4-9 in home season-openers all-time – with Dallas’ victory the only win in the last eight home season-openers.

The Panthers are 6-7 in road season-openers after winning their last season-opener on the road in 2017 at San Francisco.

Here is the 2021 regular season schedule:

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. 5 BYE WEEK
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 split a doubleheader at Lexington on Saturday, winning 4-3 in the opener and losing 6-5 in the nightcap.

The split leaves Gastonia with a 44-50 overall record entering Sunday’s finale of the four-game series.