CHARLOTTE — As the Hough Huskies enter Friday's home game with Myers Park, the memories of their season-opening 31-14 loss against Independence High last week will still be fresh, mainly because of what might have been.
There's something about getting his hands on the football that makes Alex Scearce click as a receiver for Lake Norman Charter.
While Davidson Day junior quarterback Will Grier enters the 2012 season with considerable attention from prominent college programs, the simple fact is that every quarterback needs players on the other end of his throws. And when he drops back to pass, Grier will have a talented arsenal of returning weapons to target, several of whom are fielding calls from Division I coaches as well.
Demitri Allison will never forget the first time he put on shoulder pads to take part in a full-contact football practice. It was with the Lake Norman Giants Pop Warner team, and Allison was in sixth grade.
It was a memorable experience: he broke his arm.
During the photo session for the cover of this year's Football Fridays section, as the three featured players put on their game faces and leaned in together for a few shots, Davidson Day quarterback Will Grier broke the silence and tension with a wisecrack.