Sports Briefs: Baylor punter Williams 24th in country

Published 9:35 am Tuesday, September 26, 2023

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Ellis softball defeats South Davie

Mooresville stopped the North Davie softball team’s winning streak at three by handing the Wildcats a 12-4 home loss. The Wildcats (4-4) were outhit 10-3. Kinley Pasquet (two RBIs), Grayce Clark and Lexi Gardner had the hits.

Ellis stopped a five-game slide by rolling past visiting South Davie 22-11. The win improved the Jaguars to 3-6.

South Davie (2-10) lost 15-0 at West Rowan.

Williams nominated to watchlist

Palmer Williams of Advance is not only Baylor’s starting punter as a true freshman, he’s one of the top punters in the country.

Through his first eight punts, his 45.1-yard average ranked 24th in the country. At that point, he had a long of 53 yards, a net average of 38.3 and three punts of 50-plus yards. That kind of work has landed him on the 2023 Ray Guy Award Watchlist.

WRD beats Cornatzer

KJ McClelland (188 yards on three carries, four TDs) and Reek Evans (two carries for 125 yards, 55 passing yards) paced William R. Davie to a 32-6 win over Cornatzer on Sept. 16.

Kadan Howell (two carries for 40 yards) and Donovan Kelly (3-50 rushing) helped the ground game, while Evan Hempstead, Howell and Noah Sheppard had receptions for the Raiders.