A closer look at the High Point Andrews Red Raiders and their opponent Monroe, as they prepare to meet on Friday night in Kenan Stadium

Posted by Andy Durham on December 9, 2013 at 4:31 pm under High School | Comments are off for this article

High Point Andrews faces Monroe for the NCHSAA 2-AA Championship this Friday night in Chapel Hill, at Kenan Stadium and we have a closer look/capsule for you, coming in from the NCHSAA.org site and this might give you more info than you need, but some say they can never get enough….from the NCHSAA.org site at www.nchsaa.org……

Red Raiders
Location: High Point
Conference: PAC-6 2-A
Colors: Red and White
Principal: Rodney Wilds
Athletic Director: Linwood Jerald

Head Coach: Rodney McKoy
Assistant Coaches: John Robbins-Asst Head Coach/Offensive Line. Kelly Clark-
Offensive Coordinator, Eric Berry- Defensive Coordinator, Earl Barnes- Running Backs,
Antonio Barnes- Linebackers, Jamel Milliken- Receivers, Leon Moore- Defensive Line,
Eric Jeffries- Defensive Backs, Samuel Wright- Linebackers, Jason Pender- Running
Backs, Wallace Powell- Junior Varsity Head Coach

Players to Watch: RB Marquell Cartwright, RB Rontei Wilkes, QB Lamar Raynard, WR
Brandon Galloway, WR Justin Lea

Offensive System: wing T Defensive System: 3 stack
This Year’s Record: 13-1 2012 Record: 12-2

NOTES: Red Raiders make their fifth
appearance in an NCHSAA football
championship game, with 3-1 mark in
finals…Andrews won state championships
in 1972, ’76 and ’91, and lost in last
appearance in finals, in 1993 3-A title game
to West Brunswick 19-14…this year Red
Raiders top seed in 2-AA East…T.W.
Andrews was fifth in final 2-A Associated
Press regular season poll…Raiders in 37th
postseason trip since 1972 with 50-33 mark
in NCHSAA playoff games…

Marquell Cartwright and Rontei Wilkes are great
rushing combination, with Cartwright well
over 2,300 yards and Wilkes around the
1,400 mark…Cartwright had three rushing
TDs and 144 yards on ground in 42-15
regional triumph over Washington, and
Justin Lea caught two TD passes, giving
him 20 for season, and returned punt for
score…Lamar Raynard at QB makes the
offense go, with over 1,700 yards passing
and 26 touchdowns…his favorite targets
have been Lea and Brandon

Red Raiders have won 13 straight and have averaged a 41-point
margin of victory since season-opening loss
to High Point Central…one key to Andrews
success has been ability to avoid turnovers
on offense.

High Point Central L 7-27
Southwest Guilford W 66-0
Greensboro Grimsley W 42-7
Bartlett Yancey W 61-6
North Surry W 55-3
Providence Grove W 47-6
Randleman W 42-10
Eastern Randolph W 45-10
Trinity Wheatmore W 64-15
Trinity W 73-14
SouthWest Edgecombe W 43-15
North Brunswick W 39-0
Northside (Jacksonville) W 21-14
Washington W 42-15

Location: Monroe
Conference: Rocky River
Colors: red, gray and black
Principal: William Breedlove
Athletic Director: Tim Niedermeier

Head Coach: Johnny Sowell
Assistant Coaches: Daniel Goings (assistant head coach/defensive coordinator),
David Presson (quarterbacks), Monteray Evans (linebackers), Leroy Osborne (running
backs), Roy Cureton (defensive backs), Greg Covington (defensive backs), Shawn
Dodd (wide receivers), Chris Linthicum (offensive line), Darryl Crowder (special teams)

Players to Watch: DT DeQuavis Allen, OL-DL Jamarcus Glenn, LB/RB Ashad Byrd,
LB/TE Isaiah Thomas, RB/DB Treshun (pronounced TRAY-shawn) Wynn, WR/DB
Jaylan Barbour, RB Chase Byrum, C/DL Malik Covington, OL/DL Montez Rorie, TE/DL
Jaqueis Albrooks, RB Eric Heath, RB Julius Stradford, WR/DB Desmond Robinson, QB Zephaniah Wall

Offensive System: Multiple Defensive System: Multiple
This Year’s Record: 13-2 2011 Record: 11-3

NOTES: Monroe is visiting the NCHSAA
championship game for the second time
and is riding a 10-game winning
streak…only other finals trip was in 1989, a
16-0 loss to Clayton, so Redhawks going for
first state grid title…lost in regional finals to
Swain 28-21 in 2012 playoffs…Redhawks
number-two seed in 2-AA West…Monroe
was ranked seventh in final Associated
Press poll of ‘13 regular season for 2-A

Redhawks in 24th postseason
appearance since 1972 and have posted
all-time playoff record of 26-23…senior
Jaylan Barbour has committed to Wake
Forest…DeQuavis Allen is the Rocky River
Defensive Player of the Year…

Treshun Wynn has been selected to the North
Carolina Shrine Bowl team…

Redhawks average better than 270 yards a game on
the ground, with Chase Byrum leading the
way with 1,451 yards going into Parkwood
game…over half the team’s receiving yards
hauled in by Jaylan Barbour…defense has
really been solid all season long, with nine
foes limited to one TD or less…

Coach Johnny Sowell has also guided teams to
state basketball final…team motto is TURN

Lexington W 41-7
Anson W 35-6
Cuthbertson W 22-7
Weddington L 22-36
Charlotte Christian L 12-42
Sun Valley W 32-3
Central Academy W 44-14
Mount Pleasant W 28-10
Monroe Parkwood W 46-7
West Stanly W 48-8
Marshville Forest Hills W 40-0
R-S Central W 46-8
West Stokes W 34-15
East Lincoln W 34-13
Monroe Parkwood W 48-20

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