Speller steps up as South football beats North

Published 2:08 pm Tuesday, October 3, 2023

The South Davie football team’s trump card was Tyrone Speller as the visiting Tigers overwhelmed North Davie 24-6 on Sept. 26.

Speller had a huge performance while scoring three touchdowns, all on passes from Draeton Nance. Nance, of course, is a big reason the Tigers (4-3) climbed over .500 with back-to-back wins. The quarterback was involved in all four TDs, including one on a run.

“Tyrone showed up on offense, especially in the passing game,” coach Germain Mayfield said. “He caught everything and made plays after the catch. He ran it well, too. That was the difference.”

After trailing 18-0 at halftime, North scored on a pass from Levi Morales to Edarius Oliver. Jeremiah Hernandez prevented South from extending the lead even more by intercepting two passes in the end zone.

Notes: The fourth straight loss dropped North to 3-4. … South has won three straight in the series. … Ellis lost 20-6 at home to Selma Burke.. … The West Division standings: Selma 7-0, Mooresville 6-1, Ellis 4-2, South 4-3, North 3-4, West Rowan 2-4. The East Division: Southeast/Erwin/North Rowan 4-3, Corriher-Lipe 2-5, China Grove 1-6, Bonnie Cone Charter 0-5.