Meet the Butler O-line–they like to hit.

Head Coach Mike Newsome said this season’s offensive line is the best he’s seen at Butler since he’s been coaching. How does O-Line measure itself?

“If we don’t play good, the team doesn’t score. If we play good, the team scores,” said senior Tyler Kell.

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Bulldogs blank Mustangs

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Head Coach Mike Newsome said several times in the past few weeks he believes this is the best defense he’s had at Butler. Friday night, the Bulldogs backed up Newsome’s statements by shutting out Myers Park 31-0. Safety Nate Charest had two interceptions and senior Jacob Davis added another as the Bulldogs moved to 7-0 for the season.

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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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