CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Butler Bulldogs defeated Richmond County Saturday night to move to 3-0, while Independence lost to West Charlotte for the first time in 11 years.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools played their games on Saturday this week because of the Jewish holiday Rosh Hashanah.
Friday Night Frenzy: Scores, highlights from Friday's games
Richmond County and Butler squared off at Memorial Stadium.
Bulldogs senior fullback Jahwan Edwards caught five passes for a career-high 136 yards and a touchdown, and he caught some sizzlers from strong-armed sophomore quarterback Riley Ferguson.
"I'm a senior," Edwards said. "I have to help out. So anything that touches my hands has got to be grabbed."
The Bulldogs won 21-7.
Meanwhile, Butler's rivals at Independence are off to a rough start this year. The Patriots are 0-3 after losing to West Charlotte 48-33 Saturday.
The Lions had not beaten Independence in 11 years and had scored only 19 points in the past six meetings with the Patriots. West Charlotte scored more points against the Patriots than any team since before the 2000 season started.
Here are more scores from Saturday's games:
Ardrey Kell 32, Weddington 17
Garinger 21, Hough 10
Providence 41, Hopewell 21
North Meck 34, Myers Park 7
South Meck 42, Harding 12
West Meck 13, East Meck 6
(The Charlotte Observer's Langston Wertz, Jr. contributed.)