By: Chris Venzon (SouthLake Christian Academy Student and Huntersville Herald Intern) No matter how you put, the SouthLake Christian Academy Football team looked impressive in their semi-final bout with the Fayetteville Christian Warriors. Fayetteville got off the bus with an aggressive attitude, looking to compete with a team that has allowed less than 57 points all year. However, the Eagle offense didn't give the Warriors a chance. They jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, scoring 41 straight points. When all said and done, the Eagles proved to be too much, winning 48-6. They advance to the State Championship for the first time in their school's history. The stakes were high on a cool November night in Huntersville. A State Championship berth was up for grabs when the two teams kicked off. Fayetteville attempted to establish a smash-mouth approach, feeding senior running back Bernard Smalls the ball…
Randy is featured in the national online publication "MaxPreps National Football Stat Stars."
by - Cliff Mehrtens The top three North Carolina high-school passers are lake-area quarterbacks. Will Grier (Davidson Day), Garrett Young (East Lincoln High) and Randy Schroeder (SouthLake Christian) are the state's top yardage leaders, and Grier's 2,408 yards ranks second nationally, according to statistics compiled by maxpreps.com Grier has 2,408 yards and 26 touchdowns. East Lincoln's Garrett Young has 1,887 yards and 21 touchdowns. He's thrown 163 passes without an interception. SouthLake Christian's Randy Schroeder has 1,723 yards, 16 touchdowns and one interception. Two other lake-area passers (Hopewell's Tijuan Sifford and Hough's Josh Stilley) have passed the 1,000-yard mark midway through the season. Why the breakout of passing attacks? Read more about the latest trend in this week's Herald Weekly (Thursday), and Mooresville Weekly and Denver Weekly (Friday). Read full article here.
By Cliff Mehrtens CHARLOTTE - The effects of a three-day school retreat were obvious for SouthLake Christian's football team Friday. The Eagles, limited to a day-and-a-half of practice, began sluggishly in a road game against Hickory Grove Christian. Penalties. Missed tackles and blocks. A dropped pass. Then the cobwebs cleared. Suddenly, SouthLake was passing the ball with abandon. And intercepting most everything Hickory Grove launched into the air. Once the Eagles loosened up, it became a runaway 35-6 victory. SouthLake's Randy Schroeder passed for 471 yards and five touchdowns, including scores on four straight possessions in the first half. The Eagles improved to 5-0, and were never seriously challenged. "We really played well as a team," Schroeder said. "We got it going good early, but we needed to do better in the second half. We missed two days of practice and it affected us. We came out a little slow.…
Schroeder, SouthLake Christian Academy's senior quarterback, is closing in on the Congressional Award Gold Medal. To earn the award, students must grow and challenge themselves in four areas – public service (400 hours), physical fitness (200 hours), personal development (200 hours) and exploration/expedition (four days).
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