HS Football Rewind: ‘New look’ Myers Park, new QB, impressive in win over Garinger

Langston Wertz Jr.
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Myers Park rookie coach Mark Harman had a pretty successful debut Thursday night against Garinger.

The Mustangs beat Garinger 49-0 and looked quite a bit like the team that has won 48 of 55 games over the past four years.

Head coach Scott Chadwick left for an assistant’s job at Maryland and senior QB Drake Maye, a top 25 national recruit left early for North Carolina. Myers Park also lost a few other seniors to early graduation and a few starters to transfer, but these new look Mustangs were pretty impressive Thursday.

New quarterback Lucas Lenhoff, a transfer from California, threw three touchdowns in the first half to three different receivers. Lenhoff completed 12-of-18 passes for 238 yards and four touchdowns.

Mustangs receivers Isaac Hill, who had 105 yards receiving, Cam Thornton and Adrian Eley looked elusive, fast and dangerous. And not too many teams have the running back tandem of KD Redfearn and Jacob Newman like the Mustangs do.

Redfearn ran 10 times for 73 yards and two touchdowns on Senior Night. Newman, a junior, ran seven times for 56 yards and had a long scoring run called back.

On defense, Myers Park wasn’t challenged much. The Mustangs defensive line dominated and junior Deems May spent a lot of time in the Garinger backfield.

Just prior to the game, Garinger High head coach Greg Fowler resigned.

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Thursday’s Roundup

A.L. Brown 51, Northwest Cabarrus 19 ... The Wonders rolled to a South Piedmont 3A victory, building a 27-0 lead in the second quarter.

Burns 28, South Point 27 ... Cam’ron Sweezy scored on a 4-yard run with 3:37 to play, giving Burns a 28-21 lead. The Bulldogs then stopped South Point’s try for a winning two-point conversion on the final play of this Southwestern 2A contest.

Chase 60, Cherryville 9 ... Chris Cogdill’s debut as Chase’s head coach was a big success, as the Trojans easily took this nonconference game.

Crest 38, Forestview 13 ... Camury Reid ran for a pair of touchdowns, and the Chargers rolled to a Big South 3A triumph.

Hibriten 50, Bunker Hill 13 ... Cedric Shuford ran for a pair of touchdowns, and David Shore returned a fumble recovery for a score, as the Panthers rolled to a Foothills 2A victory.

Maiden 21, Bandys 7 ... Ethan Rhodes passed for two touchdowns and ran for another, as the Blue Devils logged a South Fork 2A victory.

Salisbury 36, West Rowan 0 ... The Hornets, coming off a 2A state championship game appearance in 2019, beat the Falcons for the first time in 15 meetings.

South Iredell 7, Alexander Central 2 ... The Vikings’ Jaylen Neal rushed for 121 yards and the game’s only touchdown.

South Stanly 58, South Davidson 12 ... Down 6-0 in this Yadkin Valley 1A game, South Stanly scored 58 straight points.

Thomas Jefferson Academy 25, Community School of Davidson 9 ... Isaiah McMullins scored on a 25-yard run, and Ilijah Brooks returned an interception 37 yards for a Gryphon score. Lucas Carneiro kicked three field goals for the Spartans in this Southern Piedmont 1A game.

Thursday’s Summaries

MYERS PARK 49, GARINGER 0

Garinger 0 0 0 0 -- 0

Myers Park 7 21 14 7 -- 49

MP: Cam Thornton 10 pass from Lucas Lenhoff (Thomas Walker kick)

MP: Isaac Hill 42 pass from Lenhoff (Wynn Byerley kick)

MP: Adrian Eli 30 pass from Lenhoff (Byerley kick)

MP: Jacob Newman 5 run (Byerley kick)

MP: KD Redfearn 2 run (Byerley kick)

MP: Theo Grabill 53 pass from Lenhoff (Byerley kick)

MP: Redfearn 5 run (Byerley kick)