[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.”
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.
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Running back Harold Blythe took over the Independence offense Friday. Blythe scored four touchdowns and rushed for 110 yards on 14 carries. Blythe set a personal record for touchdowns Friday, despite expecting not to play such a vital role in the Patriots’ offense. He expects that role to grow as the season progresses.
“I think now they have some trust in me running the ball, so I think we’ll get so more runs going,” he said.
He still has room for improvement. Coach Tom Knotts said Blythe has to be a better runner in goal-line situations, but he has experience and good quickness.
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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.
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[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.
Virginia 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.