[singlepic=238,320,240,,left]Butler had to come from behind Friday night to beat East Meck 20-10. To view awesome photos of the game like the one above, go to swardpics.com.

Game notes:

• Despite the rain for most of the day and night, the turf on the field held up well. The rain also didn’t prevent fans from attending the game. East Meck fans filled the visitor’s side–the biggest showing by an a opponent’s fans this season.

Robert Blanton, watching the game from the sidelines, was overheard saying he wishes he could be out there playing for the Bulldogs. Blanton currently plays for Notre Dame and has an interception for a touchdown this season. See an interview with Blanton here.

• The statue of liberty play (see above pic) for a touchdown worked to perfection for the Bulldogs. Anthony Short grabbed the ball from quarterback Christian LeMay’s hands to run for a touchdown. LeMay’s passing numbers are not great, but he looks calm and collected behind center for the Bulldogs.

• If Independence can get by East Meck, and Butler can win their last two games, it will set up a huge meeting at Memorial Stadium to close the season. If you thought the last three games between the two Mint Hill powerhouse teams was big, this year’s could be the biggest yet.

• Sophomore Jawaun Edwards has been a beast on both sides of the ball in recent weeks. His 43 yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter where he bowled over an East Meck player on the way to the endzone highlighted just how good Edwards will be in the next few years.