Some minor smack talk coming from Wake Forest Rolesville fan

A Wake Forest Rolesville fan posted a video of team highlights on youtube. What caught my eye was the title of the video that says Butler is “hype.” If there is one school who has lived UP to the hype this season, it’s Butler. Not only did they lose their All American quarterback (Christian LeMay) before the season started, they also lost one of their best line backers (Ozzie Sombo) for several games, and their top running back (Deion Walker) half way through the season. How did the Bulldogs fare? They played the most difficult schedule in the state and still finished undefeated. Butler plays WFR for the state 4AA championship Saturday at 11 am in Raleigh. Here’s the video from the WFR fan:


Former Butler players finding success at Virginia Tech

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Whitley (left) and Boykin pose for a picture after helping the Hokies win the ACC Championship last Saturday in Charlotte. (Photo by Mark Sward at

There are tons of  former Butler players who have had success playing college football. Perhaps two of the best in recent years play on the same team. Eddie Whitley and Jarrett Boykin are starters for the ACC champs Virginia Tech Hokies. Both players were in Charlotte last weekend for the ACC Championship game at Bank of America Stadium. Whitley is third on the team in tackles and Boykin is the leading receiver in yards and catches. He’s also on the verge of becoming the Hokie’s all time receiver in yards. The Hokies play in the Janurary 3 Orange Bowl in Miami against Stanford.


Highlights of Butler’s win over Vance last night

Despite Delano Little mistaking which player was wearing the No. 6 jersey for Butler— it was Jahwan Edwards and not Deion Walker—WBTV still has good highlights of the Bulldogs’ win last night over Vance. Walker resigned from the team earlier this season because of an off-the-field incident and Edwards was honoring his friend.


Butler Wins Spot in State Championship

The Butler Bulldogs defeated Vance 44-24 on Friday to advance to the North Carolina 4AA football state championship game.  The victory brings Butler’s win streak to 30 games overall, and puts them into the state title game for the second year in a row.

Jahwan Edwards was the player of the night, scoring three touchdowns on 27 carries.  Edwards had over 200 yards rushing and receiving in the game.

Austin Stewart came up with a key interception in the third quarter for the Bulldogs.  Later in the game Stewart returned a punt for a touchdown.

Butler will play Wake Forest-Rolesville for the state title on Saturday, Dec. 11.  The game will take place at N.C. State’s Carter-Finley Stadium.  Kickoff is 11 a.m.

For more on Butler’s victory and a preview of their championship game, check out the December 9th issue of The Mint Hill Times.


Butler defense is one of the best ever in Mecklenburg County

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Stephan Amoah (No. 44) and Ozzie Sombo (No. 5) are two stars on a defense loaded with great players. (Photo by Mark Sward at

Butler vs. Vance 7:30 at Bulldog Stadium

The Butler Bulldogs’ football team currently has a 29-game winning streak. They are the defending 4AA state champions, and are in the driver’s seat to repeat this season. While the Bulldogs have been putting up big point totals lately, it’s the tone the defensive unit sets each game that intimidates their opponents.
“We just stay focused,” says linebacker Stephan Amoah. “We don’t take any opponent lightly, no matter what their record is.”
Showing up for games and playing hard is not the only objective for Butler’s defensive players. It takes a lot of work in practice during each week to prepare for opponents. The players must learn formations and individual assignments for each play. After three hours of practice on the field there are film sessions in order to see the opponents’ tendencies in live action. These Bulldog defenders do their homework.
“Their goal is to shut down whoever we’re playing,” Head Coach Mike Newsome says. “They take great pride dominating an opponent. Coach Shaughnessy our defensive coordinator and our defensive coaches do a tremendous job game planning each week. On top of that we have great talent on the field.” Continue reading