Boykin, Blanton impressive at next level

jarrett-boykin.jpgVirginia Tech wide receiver Jarrett Boykin, a former Butler player, has started to stand-out to his new coaches, according to an article in The Virginian-Pilot. Boykin is the No. 3 receiver on the Virgina Tech roster.

Boykin isn’t the only former Butler standout making waves this year. Notre Dame cornerback Robert Blanton returned an interception for a touchdown against Purdue. Blanton and Boykin graduated from Butler earlier this year.

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Butler and Independence games rescheduled yet again

The Butler-Ardrey Kell and Independence-Myers Park football games were rescheduled yet again. Now they will be played Monday, October 6 at 7 pm. The games, originally to be played last Friday night, were canceled because of rain. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools then changed the games to Monday, but because that fell on a Jewish holiday, moved the games to Wednesday. Now they are moved to one week from today.

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Tonight’s Butler, Independence games postponed

Butler and Independence football games tonight have been postponed due to rain according to Butler Athletic Director Jim Boone and Independence Athletic Director Kelly Lewis. The games were moved to Monday at 7 pm when Butler will face Ardrey Kell at Bulldog Stadium and Independence will take on Myers Park at Patriot stadium.

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Bulldogs beat Lions for first time

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Markel Moore rushed 24 times for 128 yards and two touchdowns Friday as the Butler Bulldogs remain perfect with a 34-12 win over West Charlotte. Hawatha Bell and Jawaun Edwards rushed for two touchdowns a piece as the Bulldogs beat the Lions for the first time in school history.

BUTLER 34

WEST CHARLOTTE 12

Photo: Mark Sward swardpics.com

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Butler-West Charlotte on radio tonight

The Butler-West Charlotte football game at Lion Stadium tonight will be broadcast live by WFNZ 610 AM radio. The game begins at 7 pm. The Bulldogs have never beaten the Lions going back to when Tom Knotts coached in the late 1990s. Last season, West Charlotte stunned an undefeated Butler team in week 4 when they beat the Bulldogs in Matthews. The game was eventual forfeited by West Charlotte because of eligibility issues, but coach Mike Newsome said that doesn’t matter to the players who want to win it legitimately on the field.

“We’re talking to our kids about doing something we’ve never done,” Newsome said.

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