Former Butler star signs with the Panthers!

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Kenneth Moore, a former Butler High School and Wake Forest standout, signed with the Carolina Panthers today. Moore had been on the Detroit Lions practice squad before being cut at the beginning of the season. He was signed by the Panthers after Ryne Robinson was placed on the IR. Says Carolina Panther Head Coach John Fox:

“He’s a wide receiver that we liked coming out (of college),” said Fox. “He’s got some return ability. Just a guy that we felt was worthy that, hopefully, can help us down the road.”

PHOTO BY MARK SWARD swardpics.com

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Bulldogs KO Knights, 38-8

The Butler Bulldogs got off to a slow start–as they have all season–but cruised in the second half with big plays from the offense, and a swarming defense in the win over Ardrey Kell.

Anthony Short scored on 9 and 83 yard touchdown runs and quarterback Christian LeMay was 12-24 for 206 yards and two touchdowns.

Coach Mike Newsome said the defense has been the key to the offense’s success.

“Part of our scoring is going toward our defense playing so well and giving us good field position,” he said.

It was the defense that set the tone for the game. The Bulldogs allowed the Knights beyond the 20 yard line just one time for the game, a 70 yard touchdown reception by sophomore Justus Pickett.

In the last two games, the Bulldogs have given up three touchdowns of more than 60 yards.

“They’ve been catching us at the wrong times,” Newsome said of opponents.

Allonte Tuppins and Jawaun Edwards had two sacks apiece for the second consecutive game, and Kyle Searles kicked a 34 yard field goal.

The win keeps Butler perfect for the season at 6-0.

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Monday night (high school) football

[singlepic=191,210,130,,left]Butler and Independence play again at 7 pm tonight. The Bulldogs face Ardrey Kell at Butler, and the Patriots play Myers Park at Independence. Coaches Tom Knotts and Mike Newsome are not happy playing their games tonight. It is the second game in four days and the middle game in a three-game-in-eight-day stretch. Knotts said Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools decision to play that many games was “bone-headed.”

Both teams are undefeated going into tonight’s match ups. The Patriots beat South Meck 42-14 on Friday, and the Bulldogs won 35-21 against Providence.

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Video from Butler’s win over Providence

Providence put up a good fight, but the Bulldogs defense was tough, scoring two touchdowns on interceptions by Jacob Davis and Marcel Sargent. Davis also had a fumble recovery for the Bulldogs. Next up is Ardrey Kell Monday night at Bulldogs stadium, 7 pm. It’s the make up game from two Friday’s ago. Kell lost a close game Friday night to undefeated East Meck,  27-21.

Video by Tim Long, The Mint Hill Times

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Butler 35 Providence 21

The Butler Bulldogs scored 28 points in the second half to overcome a 14-7 deficit in the third quarter to beat Providence Friday night. The Bulldogs scored two touchdowns on Jacob Davis and Marcel Sargent interception returns for touchdowns and sophomore quarterback Christian LeMay was efficient behind center, going 8-13 for 153 yards and one touchdown.

Photos by Mark Sward swardpics.com

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Are you ready for some football?

[singlepic=186,220,140,,left]It’s Friday in Mint Hill, and that means everybody’s focused on football. Butler faces Providence at 7 pm tonight at Bulldog Stadium. The Bulldogs took down the Panthers 62-6 last season. Independence travels to South Meck tonight. Kickoff is at 7 pm at Sabre Stadium. The Sabres like to keep it on the ground, and the Patriots love to throw the ball. Should be interesting.

Read about those games Thursday in The Mint Hill Times.

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