CHARLOTTE – Community School of Davidson defeated Pine Lake Prep 24-20 Friday, Nov. 2, in a football game played at Mallard Creek High School.
In this edition of the “Battle for the Paddle,” Pine Lake took a 20-17 lead late in the fourth quarter via three touchdown runs from Austin Schmidt. But a 70-yard pass from CSD quarterback Austin Fekete to Ryan Renshaw with 3 minutes to play was the game-winner.
The Spartans improved to 4-3 in PAC 7 1A play and 6-5 overall. Pine Lake is 1-6 in conference play and 4-7 overall.
Hough girls finish 4th
KERNERSVILLE – The Hough girls cross country team came in fourth in the 4A state cross country championship Saturday, Nov. 3, at Ivey Redmon Athletic Complex.
Freshman Lilly Walters led the Huskies with a ninth-place finish in 19 minutes, 5 seconds. Senior Alexis McDonnell was 17th in 19:28.
Rounding out the scoring were seniors Bella Zimmerman (36th, 20:01), Reagan Cloninger (71st, 20:46) and Caroline Wills (111th, 21:46).
The Huskies had 179 points, the second-most of Mecklenburg County schools.
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CSD boys earn 4th in 1A
KERNERSVILLE – Community School of Davidson finished fourth in the boys 1A state cross country meet.
The Spartans were led by senior Jake Baugher, who was eighth with a time of 17 minutes, 13 seconds. Classmate Ryan Hamilton also had a top-20 finish, coming in 17th at 17:47.
Rounding out the scoring for CSD, which had 178 points, were junior Noah Owen (58th, 19:00), sophomore Luke Whiteside (60th, 19:04) and sophomore Campbell Worsley (95th, 20:04).
Pine Lake Prep junior Bronson Valley finished 36th with a time of 18:28.
The CSD girls finished tied for sixth in the state with 191 points, while Pine Lake was just three points behind in eighth.
Spartans sophomore Delanie Glover was 21st at 21:52 to lead area runners. Next for CSD were freshmen Mia Roberson (54th, 22:58) and Taylor Simoes (57th, 23:07).
Sophomores Amelia McMillian (10th, 23:29) and Maria Morell (78th, 23:33) rounded out the scoring.
Junior Teryn Morgan was No. 1 for the Pride, coming in 36th with a time of 22:31. Nicole Aswell (46th, 22:41) and Peyten Hasslinger (48th, 22:49) also had top-50 finishes. Ashley Jones was 65th in 23:21 and Mara Vicario was 91st in 23:55.
Huskies fall to Mallard Creek
CORNELIUS – Hough only trailed the top football team in the state by three entering the fourth quarter but could not defeat Mallard Creek Friday, Nov. 2.
In the 26-10 loss – the first of the year for the Huskies – quarterback Kennique Bonner-Steward completed 9-of-22 passes for 83 yards and ran for 35 more. Running backs Evan Pryor and Kwesi Kyei-Fordjour combined for 65 yards against the stingy Maverick defense.
Austin Robinson was Hough’s top receiver with four catches for 38 yard, and safety Will Fording was the team’s top tackler with 10.
The Huskies wrap up the regular season with a game at Vance Friday, Nov. 9.
Eagles roll in 1st round
HUNTERSVILLE – SouthLake Christian dominated in its first-round football playoff game, defeating Hickory Grove Christian 55-0.
In this NCISAA Division III game, the Eagles jumped on the Lions early, scoring 28 points in the first quarter, followed by 21 in the second frame.
The Eagles next travel to Asheville School Friday, Nov. 9.