Friday Night Recap Week 9

Friday Night Spotlight Game of the Week

#16 Seventy-First (6-2) 35, #6 Scotland (6-1) 56

In his first feature in the Friday Night Spotlight, Zamir White reminded everyone why he’s the nation’s top running back. The future Georgia Bulldog showed out Friday Night scoring the Scots first three touchdowns of the game including a massive 81-yard dash through several arm tackles to the house. Basically, the power of the Scotland running game was too overwhelming for a Seventy-First squad that has very well over the course of the season but had yet to face a team with the firepower Scotland has.

White and Scotland QB Warren Bell utilized the read-option to perfection all night long. Combined, the duo of White and Bell totaled 597 yards (White: 307, Bell: 290) and scored all 8 Scot touchdowns (Bell: 5, White 3); all rushing. The two also connected on two passes for 48 yards. Bell and Scotland head coach Richard Bailey gave credit to their offensive line after the game. Warren Bell: “The offensive line was blocking well, and we were executing the plays. Seventy-First is a good team, so we tried to come out and get momentum on our side early.” Bailey harped more of the same, “When we’ve got all of our offensive line back, like we had tonight…, it doesn’t really even matter that they know it’s coming.”

Kyler Davis did his best to keep Seventy-First within striking distance. The junior QB was 15 for on 26 pass attempts for 195 yards and all five Falcon touchdowns; four of which were caught by senior Reggie Bryant. Running back Fabion Jones added 117 yards on 17 carries. Seventy-First’s 35 points are the most points allowed to an opponent by Scotland all season.

Early in the 3rd Quarter, only down 21-35 at this point, Seventy-First was marching downfield looking to cut the lead to a single touchdown. On the Scotland 30-yard line, Kyler Davis made his only, yet most devastating mistake of the game. The Falcon QB had single coverage on the outside and his wide receiver was even with his defender. Had Davis put more power behind his throw and led his receiver to the back of the end zone, they had a perfect shot at a touchdown. Instead, the pass was underthrown and fell right into an aware Davon Ratliffe’s hands for an interception on the three-yard line.

On the next drive, Scotland took the ball all the way downfield for another Bell touchdown. The 14-play drive and score pushed the lead to 42-21 and completely deflated Seventy-First’s chances. “We really got just enough stops to get us a little bit of a cushion which was big,” Bailey said after the game; adding “We went 97 yards to go down and score, and that’s big in a game like this.”

The win moves Scotland County (6-1, 4-0) into sole possession of first place in the Sandhills Athletic 4A Conference. This Friday they play at home against conference foe Pinecrest (5-3, 2-2). Seventy-First (6-2, 3-1) will look to get back in the win column at home verses Purnell Swett (3-5, 0-4).

 


 

Top 25 Rundown

4A

School (Record)

Score

Week 9 Opponent

1 Mallard Creek (8-0) 56-0 at Hopewell
2 Wake Forest (8-0) 54-13 at Corinth Holders
3 Harding Uni. (8-1) 40-13 vs Ardrey Kell
4 Heritage (8-0) 54-0 vs Wakefield
5 D.W. Butler (6-1) 49-6 at Independence
6 Scotland (6-1) 56-35 vs #16 Seventy-First
7 Hoggard (8-0) 34-14 vs Ashley
8 West Forsyth (8-0) 20-17 vs #22 Davie
9 Glenn (8-0) 26-10 vs #21 East Forsyth
10 Page (7-1) 57-14 at NW Guilford
11 Myers Park (7-1) 9-7 vs #20 Hickory Ridge
12 West Mecklenburg (6-3) 14-38 vs #14 Providence
13 Cardinal Gibbons (8-0) 37-21 vs Millbrook
14 Providence (5-3) 38-14 at #12 West Mecklenburg
15 North Mecklenburg (8-0) 35-34 vs #19 Hough
16 Seventy-First (6-2) 35-56 at #6 Scotland
17 Richmond (5-3) 56-7 at Hoke
18 Z.B. Vance (6-2) 41-12 vs West Charlotte
19 Hough (5-3) 34-35 at #15 North Mecklenburg
20 Hickory Ridge (7-1) 7-9 at #11 Myers Park
21 East Forsyth (4-4) 10-26 at #9 Glenn
22 Davie (4-4) 17-20 at #8 West Forsyth
23 Middle Creek (6-2) 38-17 at Apex Friendship
24 Sanderson (5-3) BYE
25 Porter Ridge (5-3) 44-0 at Garinger

3A

School (Record)

Score

Week 9 Opponent

1 Charlotte Catholic (8-0) 36-7 vs Piedmont
2 Dudley (7-1) 49-20 at Western Guilford
3 Marvin Ridge (8-0) 25-18 at Cuthbertson
4 New Hanover (8-0) 52-21 vs West Brunswick
5 Southern Nash (7-1) 49-0 vs Northern Nash
6 Mount Tabor (6-2) BYE
7 Kings Mountain (7-1) 27-26 at Ashbrook
8 Crest (5-3) 30-33 vs Huss
9 Cape Fear (7-2) 25-27 vs 4A South View
10 Havelock (7-1) 68-6 at White Oak
11 Weddington (6-2) 33-0 vs Parkwood
12 Lee County (8-0) 55-0 at West Harnett
13 Jacksonville (7-1) 48-16 vs West Carteret
14 Western Alamance (8-0) 49-14 vs McMicheal
15 A.L. Brown (7-1) 21-7 at Cox Mill
16 Clayton (7-0) 43-0 at East Wake
17 Terry Sanford (7-1) 21-7 at Westover
18 Sun Valley (6-2) 42-14 vs Monroe
19 A.C. Reynolds (7-1) 35-0 vs Asheville
20 Alexander Central (8-0) 55-21 vs McDowell
21 D.H. Conley (7-1) 42-7 vs 4A New Bern
22 J.M. Robinson (6-2) 36-22 at Concord
23 SE Guilford (6-2) 7-19 vs Eastern Guilford
24 E.E. Smith (7-2) 28-31 vs 4A Pine Forest
25 South Iredell (6-2) 57-34 at West Rowan

2A

School (Record)

Score

Week 9 Opponent

1 Shelby (7-1) 51-0 vs R-S Central
2 South Point (8-0) 55-7 vs #25 East Rutherford
3 Reidsville (9-0) 65-10 at Cummings
4 East Duplin (9-0) 53-0 at Midway
5 Hibriten (8-0) 49-0 at Draughn
6 Wallace-Rose Hill (6-1) BYE
7 Northeastern (8-0) 46-8 at Currituck County
8 North Davidson (7-1) 52-21 vs Lexington Sr.
9 Mountain Heritage (7-0) 54-7 vs C.D. Owen
10 Franklin (8-0) 28-12 vs Brevard
11 South Columbus (8-0) 41-34 vs Fairmont
12 Newton-Conover (7-1) 63-7 at Lake Norman Charter
13 Nash Central (6-2) 14-24 at #21 SW Edgecombe
14 South Granville (8-0) 41-14 at Roanoke Rapids
15 East Bladen (7-1) 34-28 at St. Pauls
16 Mount Pleasant (5-2) 49-7 vs Anson
17 Randleman (6-1) 42-0 at T. Wingate Andrews
18 Pisgah (6-3) 22-27 at East Henderson
19 Hendersonville (5-3) 51-45 at Smoky Mountain
20 Kinston (7-1) 26-27 at Ayden Grifton
21 SW Edgecombe (7-1) 24-14 vs #13 Nash Central
22 SW Onslow (5-3) 55-6 at 1A Lejeune
23 Patton (7-2) 23-15 at West Iredell
24 Maiden (8-0) 30-6 at North Lincoln
25 East Rutherford (5-3) 7-55 at #2 South Point

1A

School (Record)

Score

Week 9 Opponent

1 Tarboro (9-0) 60-0 vs Northside-Pinetown
2 Mount Airy (8-0) 56-0 at South Stokes
3 East Wilkes (7-0) 65-20 vs Alleghany
4 J.A. Holmes (7-1) 49-16 at Plymouth
5 Murphy (7-1) 56-21 vs Hayesville
6 Mitchell (7-1) 62-20 vs 2A Madison
7 North Rowan (7-1) 49-6 vs Chatham Central
8 Cherokee (7-0) BYE
9 Bessemer City (8-0) 24-6 at Pine Lake Prep.
10 North Duplin (7-0) 27-26 at Union
11 North Stanly (7-1) 62-0 vs Albemarle
12 East Surry (5-3) 58-20 at WPA
13 Manteo (7-1) 31-7 at Camden County
14 Robbinsville (6-2) 27-26 at Hickory Hawks
15 East Carteret (5-3) 24-53 at 2A Trask
16 Mountain Is. Charter (6-2) 67-14 at CSoD
17 Polk County (6-2) 38-15 at Avery County
18 Northampton County (8-1) 50-6 vs NW Halifax
19 T.J.C.A. (8-0) 59-20 at HSoT
20 Lakewood (6-2) 35-14 vs Rosewood
21 West Montgomery (6-2) 56-7 at South Stanly
22 Starmount (4-4) 45-25 at 2A West Wilkes
23 Union Academy (5-3) 30-7 vs Cherryville
24 Swain County (4-4) 49-14 at Rosman
25 Southside (6-3) 32-13 vs Riverside

*Legend* Red= “Upset” Loss, Pink= “Upset” Win, Green= Loss to team of higher classification, Blue= Win vs team of higher classification

 Like last week’s FNS Game of the Week winner, D.W. Butler, Scotland County came into Friday Night’s bout with only one blemish on their record. Also like Butler, the Fighting Scots only loss came in their opening game of the season to now-#1 Mallard Creek. A true testament to how impressive the Mavericks season has progressed. They’ve beaten three of the current top six teams in the state. Don’t tell Wake Forest, Heritage, or West Forsyth though, I’m sure they’d love to get a crack at Mallard Creek.


Week 9 “Upsets”

3A

  • Huss 33, #8 Crest 30
  • Eastern Guilford 19, #23 SE Guilford 7

2A

  • #13 Nash Central 14, #21 SW Edgecombe 24
  • #20 Kinston 26, Ayden Grifton 27

Games of the Week

4A

16 Seventy-First (6-2) 35
6 Scotland (6-1) 56
22 Davie (4-4) 17
8 West Forsyth (8-0) 20
21 East Forsyth (4-4) 10
9 Glenn (8-0) 26
20 Hickory Ridge (7-1) 7
11 Myers Park (7-1) 9
14 Providence (5-3) 14
12 West Mecklenburg (6-3) 38
19 Hough (5-3) 34
15 North Mecklenburg (8-0) 35

3A

9 Cape Fear (7-2) 25
4A South View (7-1) 27
West Carteret (5-3) 16
13 Jacksonville (7-1) 48
Eastern Guilford (7-2) 19
23 SE Guilford (6-2) 7

2A

25 East Rutherford (5-3) 7
2 South Point (8-0) 55
Brevard (6-2) 12
10 Franklin (8-0) 28
13 Nash Central (6-2) 14
21 SW Edgecombe (7-1) 24
14 South Granville (8-0) 41
Roanoke Rapids (7-2) 14

Players of the Week

Team Effort- Havelock (7 OFF TD, 2 DEF TD, 1 ST TD)

  • Sr., QB, Zach Sabdo – 16/18, 314 Yds., 5 TD
  • Jr., RB, Cameron Hutchinson – 2 Car., 26 Yds., Rush TD, 5 Rec., 118 Yds., 2 TD
  • Sr., ATH, Justin Hoover – 7 Rec., 133 Yds., 2 TD
  • Sr., WR, Khalil Barrett – 4 Rec., 78 Yds., 2 TD
  • Sr., OLB, Tyler Hundley- Fumble Recovery TD
  • Jr., LB, Marcus Threat – Fumble Recovery TD
  • Jr., FS, Welton Spottsville – 50-yard Punt Return TD

Rushing Attack- Scotland County (597 Yards, 8 TD)

  • Sr., QB, Warren Bell – 29 Car., 290 Yds., 5 TD
  • Sr., RB, Zamir White – 23 Car., 307 Yds., 3 TD

Defensive Studs

  • Wheatmore: Sr., DB, Tim Prevost – 6 Total Tackles, 2 INT
  • Mooresville: So., MLB, Storm Monroe – 19 Total Tackles, 1 TFL, 2 Forced Fumbles, 1 Recovery

2-Way Player of the Week

  • Northeastern: Jr., DE, Traveon Freshwater – 8 Car., 298 Yds., 3 TD, 12 Total Tackles, 3 Sacks
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