Bulldogs stuff Sabres

It’s been the scene all season for Butler. Opponents have a couple of big plays early and jump out to an first half lead. South Meck did it to Butler on Friday night. Thanks to two long runs by running backs Tim Palmer[singlepic=258,240,160,,right] and Spencer Shuey, the Sabres took a 13-0 lead in the first quarter. That’s all they could manage, however, as the Bulldogs came back for a 28-13 win.

Butler moved to 9-0 on the season while South Meck fell to 4-5.

Sophomore Jawaun Edwards continued his recent strong play, scoring two touchdowns while recording two tackles for a loss. Quarterback Christian LeMay, also a sophomore, was 8-18 and 98 yards passing, but it was his 39 yard touchdown run in the third quarter that put the game away.

The Sabres scored on their first two drives of the game, the first coming with just 1:58 seconds into the first quarter. Shuey rushed for more than 100 yards, including a 62 yard run setting up the Sabres second score. But the Bulldog defense stiffened after the first quarter, not allowing the Sabres in the red zone the rest of the game. The defense had more sacks (7) than Sabre quarterback Keith Cody had completions (3). Senior Bulldog Eric Connor had three sacks.

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Butler football game notes

[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. Continue reading


Bulldogs beat East Meck, remain perfect

On a rainy and cold Friday night, it was a duo of Bulldog sophomores who helped Butler come back for a 20-10 win. Quarterback Christian LeMay  and running back/defensive lineman Jawaun Edwards made several key plays in the second half to lift the Bulldogs (8-0) past the Eagles (7-1). Continue reading


In this week’s Mint Hill Times…

It’s the middle of October, and the temperature is still 84 degrees. What’s up with that?

[singlepic=230,220,140,,right]This week in The Mint Hill Times:

  • Tim Long reports Town Manager Brian Welch asked town staff to cut unnecessary spending to help deal with the economic situation.
  • Adam Houston reports the Board of Commissioners approved a permit for construction of a three-story office building behind Wendy’s at Mint Hill Pavilion.
  • Leslie Southerland talks about her friend spotting tennis star Andy Roddick and girlfriend Brooklyn Decker at Target in Matthews.
  • Adam Houston reports former Butler football star Kenneth Moore signed with the Carolina Panthers.
  • Garden columnist Joyce Lavene encouraged everyone to plant a tree to save heating and cooling costs.
  • Tim Long and Adam Houston reported on last Friday’s football action and previewed this week’s games. Butler faces East Meck at 7 pm Friday at Butler, and Independence travels to Providence at 7 pm Friday.

CMS to grow next year

School started two months ago in Mint Hill and Mecklenburg County, but it’s never too early to start discussing next year. Charlotte-Mecklneburg Schools already expects more students next year, and the system released today 2009-2010 magnet enrollment information and nonmagnet enrollment changes for next school year.

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