UP, Davidson Day: Won third straight state championship Friday.
UP, Lincolnton: Upsets top seed Winston-Salem Carver 28-27
UP, Providence: Panthers lost 42-27 but scored the most points against nationally ranked Mallard Creek any team has scored all season.
Up, Rocky River: Scored three touchdowns in a span of 5 minutes, 12 seconds during the fourth quarter. The blitzkrieg allowed the Ravens to rally for a 37-29 win over Porter Ridge. Rocky River, which was down 29-16, got 79 yards and two scores from Elijah Jett.
Friday’s Top Performers
Rocky Reid, Concord: 21 carries for 221 yards and three touchdowns in a 21-7 win over Piedmont in the N.C. 3A playoffs.
Will Grier, Davidson Day: Threw for 592 yards and six touchdowns in his final high school game, leading Davidson Day to a 69-28 win over Harrells Christian in the N.C. Independent Schools Division II state championship game. Grier completed 32-of-43 passes. Mike Stevens caught 10 for 200 yards and two scores. Jordan Brown caught eight for 129 yards and three touchdowns. Jacob Robinson caugth five for 115 yards and a score.
Elijah Hood, Charlotte Catholic: 33 carries for 308 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-21 win over High Point Central.
Benny LeMay, Butler: 18 carries for 122 yards and four scores in a 46-39 win over rival Independence in the second round of the N.C. 4AA playoffs.
Kelvin Hopkins, Independence: Junior QB completed 23-of-34 passes for 335 yards and three touchdowns. He rushed for 120 yards and another score.
Jaylen Samuels, Mallard Creek: N.C. State recruit had 16 carries for 237 yards and five touchdowns in a 42-27 win over Providence.
Austin Proehl, Providence: North Carolina recruit caught 11 passes for 148 yards and two touchdowns.
Kerrion Moore, Hunter Huss: Rushed 32 times for a school record 339 yards and four touchdowns in a 34-28 win over Bunker Hill. Huss (6-7) will play Parkwood (7-6) in the N.C. 2AA state quarterfinals next week.
Jaquan Brooks, South Point: QB ran 14 times for 144 yards and four touchdown in Friday's 51-14 win over Burns.
Lincolnton 28, Winston-Salem Carver 27: Lincolnton, a No. 9 seed, upset top seeded Carver in Winston-Salem Friday. Lincolnton QB Jordan Easter threw a touchdown to Justice Charles with 1 minute, 18 seconds left for the game-winning points. Carver fumbled on the ensuing kickoff. Lincolnton advances to the third round at Reidsville.
Forestview 35, Freedom 34: Forestview advanced to the third round of the playoffs for the first time in school history. With 16 seconds left to play, Moe Neal scored from one yard on a toss sweep on third and goal. The extra point was good. Neal, a sophomore, finished with 124 yards on 28 carries. Freedom’s B.J. Emmons ran 18 times for 227 yards.
Asheville Reynolds 52, Statesville 49: Thomas Blakey’s field goal in the third overtime gave the Rockets the close win. Statesville threw an interception on its final overtime possession.
Shelby 42, North Wilkes 20: Shelby QB RJ George threw for 274 yards and a touchdown in the easy win. Raekwon Washington had 123 yards rushing.
Rock Hill Northwestern 39, York 7: Northwestern jumped out to a three touchdown lead Friday against rival York and scored 20 straight points in the third quarter to put the game away. Northwestern tailback Julian Shockley ran 12 times for 101 yards and Mason Rudolph ran 15 times for 82 yards and two touchdowns. Rudolph completed 15-of-19 passes for 197 yards and three more scores.
Crest 23, Ashbrook 13: Crest won its 12th straight game, taking advantage of four Ashbrook turnovers. Crest’s Tre Harbison ran for 101 yards on 17 carries. QB P.J. Brooks rushed for 84.
Weddington 14, Asheville 10: Ryan Black's 20-yard touchdown with nine minutes to go turned out to be the game-winner as Weddington advanced to the third round of the playoffs for the first time in school history.
BY THE NUMBERS
430: At halftime Friday, Shelby had 430 yards of total offense. North Wilkes had 10, including minus-44 rushing. Shelby won 42-20.
8: North Wilkes punted eight times against Shelby in the first half.
5: Butler and Independence scored five touchdowns in the third quarter of their playoff rematch Friday. Two weeks ago, the teams scored four times in the final three minutes of Butler’s 43-42 win.
1: Mallard Creek is one win away from a third straight N.C. 4AA Western Regional playoff appearance. Charlotte Catholic is one win away from a fourth straight N.C. 3AA Western Regional playoff appearance.
6: Rock Hill South Pointe started six sophomores in Friday's 30-27 win over S.C. power Goose Creek, which lost for the first time in 13 games.
West Forsyth 22, East Forsyth 16
Butler 46, Independence 39
NW Guilford 31, Richmond Sr. 12
Mallard Creek 42, Providence 27
Southeast Guilford 30, Mooresville 22
Charlotte Catholic 42, High Point Central 21
Rocky River 37, Porter Ridge 29
Greensboro Dudley 46, North Davidson 14
Crest 23, Ashbrook 13
Asheville A.C. Reynolds 52, Statesville 49 (3 OT)
Northern Guilford 34, Central Cabarrus 14
Weddington 14, Asheville 10
Forestview 35, Freedom 34
Hibriten 28, Pisgah 18
South Point 51, Burns 14
Concord 21, Piedmont 14
Parkwood 17, Forest Hills 7
Hunter Huss 34, Bunker Hill 28
East Lincoln 42, Maiden 14
Monroe 34, West Stokes 15
Lincolnton 28, Carver 27
Reidsville 27, Polk Co. 19
Shelby 42, North Wilkes 20
North Rowan 55, Owen 22
West Montgomery 56, North Stanly 34
East Surry 20, Mount Airy 10
Swain Co. 31, Avery 10
Starmount 21, Cherryville 0
Albemarle 62, Union Academy 21
South Robeson 42, West Columbus 22
Murphy 45, Alleghany 28
Hayesville 42, Andrews 7
Observer-area South Carolina
S.C. 4A Division II
South Pointe 30, Goose Creek 27
Northwestern 39, York 7
Friday, November 22, 2013