Let’s take a look back and see how the 2014 Charlotte 49ers football verbals did in their games this weekend. Quick reminder: Tristan Butcher and Coweta (OK) don’t start until this Friday when they visit Wagoner (OK); Nate Davis and Stone Bridge (VA) open their season vs. Lake Braddock (VA) on Friday as well. Chris Brown and 1-0 Vance (NC) were off this week, but they visit 1-0 Richmond (NC) Friday.
Brooks Barden, Mark Quattlebaum and Cartersville (GA) smoked Darlington (GA) 36-0. I wasn’t able to track down any stats for Quattlebaum but Barden went 13-24 for 174 yards and two scores in this game. I reached out to 247Sports Georgia recruiting analyst Rusty Mansell (who was at the game) and he had this to say:
@PickAxeDigest Seen Barden many times, Charlotte will have to fight to keep him, the bigger schools will come calling. He is a very good QB.
— Rusty Mansell (@Mansell247) August 30, 2013
Jean-Luc Cerza-Lanaux and Charlotte Christian (NC) had no trouble over Hammond (SC) in a 42-0 home rout. Behind a strong o-line effort, Austin Kendall was able to do his thing under center, throwing for over 230 yards.
Juwan Foggie had one catch for 29 yards for High Point Central (NC) as they topped Asheboro (NC) 35-17.
Denzel Irvin and Foundation Academy (FL) slipped to 0-2 with a 20-13 loss to Lakeland Christian (FL). Irvin was held to just two tackles in this one.
Workpeh Kofa (four catches, 102 yards) and Independence (NC) crushed local rival North Mecklenburg 42-0.
Emmanuel Moseley and Dudley (NC) are now 2-0 after a 34-7 victory over in-state for Ragsdale. Moseley had a big game with four touchdowns (two rushing, two through the air) and an interception.
Najee Tucker and West Rowan picked up a 31-27 home win against Davie. Tucker had an interception in this game.
R.J. Tyler and Wagener-Salley (SC) moved to 2-0 with a 52-6 laugher over Bethune-Bowman (SC).
Arthur Hart and Model School for the Deaf (DC) fell in their season opener, 10-7, to Indiana School for the Deaf.
Maetron Thomas and Stockbridge (GA) open the 2013 campaign 1-0 after a 32-7 win over Tri-Cities (GA).