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Harding Rams Win Second Game in Short Week

The Harding Rams defeated the Garinger Wildcats 69-8 in Week 2 Action. Highlights courtesy of CFI's Shiree Glenn

The Harding Rams trounced the Garinger Wildcats 69 to 8 for their second game in just one week.

The very beginning of the game showed promise of a shootout thanks to an interception by Garinger’s Jah Overby that turned into a quick eight for their offense. But the Rams had a different agenda.

Harding’s offense, led by senior quarterback, Jarret Robinson, put on an offensive clinic the rest of the game. They went on to score 69 unanswered points and left Garinger scratching their heads trying to figure out how to stop them. Robinson connected with multiple receivers including Tyquez Johnson and Yashiya Freeman.

Defense didn’t disappoint either as Tylon Dunlap came up with key plays of his own including sacking Garinger quarterback, Elias Bethea.

The game got chippy at times—partially due to the lopsided score—but both teams were able to maintain themselves as the game went on.

There are so many questions left for the Wildcats to answer as they prepare to take on the Hawks of West Meck. The Hawks won a defensive battle against West Charlotte but look to improve on their spread-type offense. Can the Wildcats contain them for another week? 

The Harding Rams face West Charlotte—call it the battle of the maroon and gold. Harding is pumping on all cylinders with offense and defense working well together. West Charlotte has fallen to 1-1 so look for them to play inspired football. Can the Rams improve to 3-0?

Kickoff for both games at 7 p.m. 



CFI Week 2 Game of the Week Preview

West Charlotte at West Meck is the Week 2 Charlotte Football Insiders Game Of The Week! Look for stories, analysis, highlights, photos, & interviews all week long!

West Charlotte travels to West Mecklenburg this week as part of the Westside Championship. This will be West Charlotte’s second game in one week, thanks to inclement weather last Friday that left most of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools postponing their games. 

 West Meck is led by head coach, Nick Mata, former offensive coordinator who was promoted to head coach after Jarvis Davis’ resignation back in January. 

Now, the focus for West Meck will be trying to build an offense off the mind of their new head coach. They went 9-3 last season, according to MaxPreps, and lost in the third round of the playoffs to Porter Ridge

West Meck’s game against Rocky River High School was cancelled and will not be replayed, so this game will be their first of the season. Look for the spread type of offense the Hawks will run against the Lions this week. Mata’s offensive mind should be the highlight of this game.

On the other side, West Charlotte looks to improve on the season they had last year. Led by Josh Harris, , the Lions look for him to lead them back to the playoffs. A year ago, this team went 7-6 overall, according to MaxPreps, and also lost in the second round of the playoffs to West Meck, so there is plenty of motivation for the Lions here.

They’re coming off a 28-8 victory over Garinger High School, so they’ll be a little more settled. This should be an interesting match-up between the two teams.

 Kickoff is at 7 p.m.