Will Shipley, a true freshman running back for Clemson University, rushed for 80 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries in the Tigers’ 49-3 home win over South Carolina State last Saturday (Sept. 11).
A five-star recruit, Shipley now has 12 carries for 87 yards and one reception for 11 yards after his first two college games. Shipley was a three-year starter at Weddington and helped the program win back-to-back 3AA state titles in 2018 and 2019. He missed his senior year at WHS after enrolling early at Clemson (1-1 record).
The Tigers, ranked No. 6 nationally in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 poll, play at home on Saturday, Sept. 18, against Georgia Tech starting at 3:30 p.m.
UNC Tar Heels junior QB Sam Howell threw for 352 yards and three touchdowns while also rushing for 104 yards and two TDs on 11 carries during his team’s 59-17 home win over Georgia State.
Howell, who was voted preseason ACC Player of the Year, was a four-star recruit during his career at Sun Valley High.
Howell has now thrown an ACC record 72 career touchdown passes for North Carolina against 17 interceptions and has competed 64.3% of his passes.
The Heels (1-1 record) host Virginia on Saturday, Sept. 18, at 7:30 p.m.. UNC is ranked No. 21 in this week’s AP poll.
Emezie has six catches
Former Marvin Ridge High receiver Emeka Emezie, now a fifth-year senior at N.C. State, had a team-best six catches for 92 yards during his team’s 24-10 loss to Mississippi State last Saturday.
Two games into the season, Emezie has 11 receptions for 163 yards. The Wolfpack is now 1-1 on the season.
Emezie now has 180 career catches for 2,256 yards and 13 touchdowns for the Wolfpack.
N.C. State has a home game against Furman on Saturday starting at 7:30 p.m.
McCall lifts Coastal
Former Porter Ridge quarterback Grayson McCall led Coastal Carolina to a 49-22 home win over Kansas in Week 2.
A redshirt sophomore, McCall completed 81% of his passes (17-of-21) for 245 yards and two touchdowns without an interception. He’s completing 82.5% of his passes this season (33-of-40).
During his college career, McCall has completed 71.1% of his passes (209-of-294) for 3,020 yards with 30 TD passes and just three interceptions. He’s also rushed for 620 yards and eight touchdowns on 123 attempts (5.0 yards per carry).
Coastal Carolina (2-0 record) moved up one spot to No. 16 in this week’s AP Top 25 poll. The Chanticleers travel to Buffalo on Saturday in a noon start.
Mock has 4 tackles
Former Weddington High middle linebacker Alec Mock had four tackles during Air Force’s 23-3 win over Navy on Saturday.
A 6-3, 230-pound sophomore, Mock now has 17 career tackles and a sack for Air Force.
The Falcons are now 2-0 while Navy dropped to 0-2.
Air Force hosts Utah State on Saturday starting at 7:30 p.m.