Samantha Wallace fired an 81 in the first round of the state golf championship at Foxfire Golf and Country Club yesterday, good for 19th place. Butler’s Logan Garman shot an admirable 92. Ardrey Kell leads in team and individuals standings going into today’s final round. […]
Jacob Charest, former Butler quarterback, could get his first snaps behind center for the Illinois Illini Saturday, the Daily Illini reported. Illinois takes on Indiana.
Either senior Juice Williams or junior Eddie McGee will get the nod as the starting signal caller for Saturday, but Charest offers a different game than the two dual-threat quarterbacks.
“When Jacob’s […]
The National Merit Scholarship program has named 33 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools students as 2010 semifinalists. At Butler High School, Paul Horton, Sungmin Lim, Katherine Majeski, Jarrod Oliver, Hayley Paytes and Cameron Rogers are still in the running for the prestigious scholarship. Along with the rest of the CMS finalists, they are among 16,000 students across the country who will compete for Merit Scholarship awards totaling more than $36 million. The semifinalists were selected based on their 2008 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) scores.
The list of other semifinalists and their high schools: […]
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Nate Charest scores the winning touchdown as the Bulldogs defeat Richmond County 38-31.
By Tim Long
The Mint Hill Times
Photos by Mark Sward swardpics.com
It looked bleak for the Butler Bulldogs at the beginning of the fourth quarter in Friday’s win over defending state champs Richmond County in Rockingham. The Bulldogs fell behind 31-17 when Quayshawn Dumas caught a six-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Tedarrius Wiley with 11 minutes left in the game. Up to that point, the Raiders had scored on every series of the game except the first, and Butler looked like it might have a long drive back home.
Then came big plays on offense, and the defense which looked like a new team, and Bulldogs pulled out an improbably 38-31 win.
Coach Mike Newsome said he had to pick his team up after the Raiders took the two-touchdown lead.
“We (the coaching staff) had to get on them a little bit about not being ready to play,” Newsome said. “We had to show them that all we needed was one play. And once we scored the touchdown in the fourth quarter, they realized we can make it happen.”
The Bulldogs needed just three plays before Anthony Short caught a 19 yard touchdown pass form Christian LeMay to make it a 31-24 game. The defense then did its part, forcing the Raiders to turn the ball over on downs, and setting up another scoring drive.
“Our defense came out in the second half and shut down a really, really good offense,” Newsome said. “I thought they played tremendously in the second half and allowed us to make the big plays on offense.” […]