In Saturday roundup, former Crest standout helps Clemson in ACC title game and Charlotte 49ers take basketball win
By Richard Walker
Clemson avenged their only loss in emphatic fashion on Saturday at the NFL Carolina Panthers’ Bank of America Stadium.
The Tigers routed Notre Dame 34-10 for their sixth straight ACC championship and seventh in 10 years.
Earlier this season, Notre Dame had beaten Clemson 47-40 in double-overtime in South Bend, Ind.
In Saturday’s win, Notre Dame kicked a field goal for an early 3-0 lead before Clemson scored the game’s next 34 points.
Sophomore defensive back Lannden Zanders, a 2017 Crest High graduate, had two tackles in his first game after suffering an injury in the Notre Dame loss.
Clemson now awaits Sunday’s College Football Playoffs pairings to be announced. The Tigers, No. 3 before beating the No. 2 Irish on Saturday, are expected to be one of the four teams invited.
Men’s college basketball
Charlotte 76, North Carolina A&T 72: With head coach Ron Sanchez missing the first of two games as a result of contact tracing related to the COVID-19 virus, Charlotte took its third win in four games to even its record at 3-3.
Jahmir Young scored 27 points, Milos Supica 14 and Brice Williams 13 for the 49ers, who had assistant coach Aaron Fearne assuming on-floor head coaching responsibilities in place of Sanchez.
Charlotte will play without Sanchez again at 2 p.m. on Tuesday when they visit George Washington.