Thursday, October 11, 2007

Across the PrepNation: Charlotte 10/5/07

By John Teal

Raleigh Athens Drive remained undefeated handing Fuquay Varina its first loss 49-21. AD quarterback Nick DuMuro passed for 564 yards on 35 completions. He threw for five tds and one interception. This is the most passing yards ever in NC by anyone not named Chris Leak. Athens Drive could be considered the early favorite to come out of the east for the big school state title game but their is a lot of football to be played.

Thomasville won its 44th game in a row beating West Montgomery 32-7. Thomasville's last loss was the final regular season game of the 2004 season when they were stopped at the end of the game at Albemarle on a qb keeper. The play is still talked about and questioned and was highlighted on a Charlotte prep football show last week. Both teams were undefeated but in the playoffs Thomasville avenged the loss breaking Albemarle's fifty game winning streak and halting its run to four straight small school titles. Thomasville has won three straight state 1AA titles. West Montgomery is a small rural school but has some of the best facilities in the state including an indoor practice facility courtesy of a local family.

In Charlotte area it was status quo as Independence hammered second year school Ardrey Kell 61-3 scoring the first seven times they had the ball. Rod Chisholm ran for four first half tds and 165 yards on 17 carries. Devonte Holloman (major D1A junior prospect at safety) continues to fill at quarterback for the injured sophmore Anthony Carrothers. Holloman threw two td passes and ran 74 yards and one score. Indy seems to have the swagger back but the route to the title looks tougher for them than in years past.

West Charlotte quarterback Darius Thomas threw for 328 yards and six touchdowns in a 62-6 victory at Concord Robinson. He was 13-of-20 passing, ran for a touchdown and threw a two-point conversion. Thomas' scoring passes were 47, 25, 1, 42, 24 and 2 yards. Thomas is accurate and makes alot of space with his running ability.

Jacob Charest was 21-of-35 passing for 348 yards and four touchdowns as the Butler Bulldogs beat Myers park 42-14. Jarrett Boykin caught six passes for 131 yards and two touchdowns and ran for a score. Butler had 475 yards total offense.

Richmond County continued its unbeaten ways with a 44-14 win over Pinecrest. The Raiders have not lost a regular season game since 2001 when Fayetteville Byrd and present day Tennesse Titan Calvin Lowry nipped them. The Raiders play Byrd at home this weekend.

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