Monroe Redhawk News

  • NOV

    RedHawks roll on Freedmon 43-20

    Monroe Redhawks scored 20 unanswered points in the fourth quarter and caused six turnovers on the night during a 43-20 upset at Freedom in the first round of the 3A playoffs. Freedom entered the game seeded sixth with a 9-2 record while the 11th-seeded Redhawks barely finished the regular season above .500 (6-5). An interception set up the Redhawks’ first score, a field goal. Freedom responded by taking its only lead of the night, 6-3. Monroe led 16-14 at halftime. Both teams scored a touchdown in the third and the Redhawks held a 23-20 lead going into the final quarter. Monroe had three takeaways in the fourth quarter. The Redhawks senior QB Trey Shepherd was 12-of-20 for 178 and 1 TD. Freshman sensation Shaleak had 8 catches for 108 yards and a TD and returned a kick-off for a TD. The Redhawks racked up 327 yards rushing with JahTwan ran for 222 yards and 2 TDs. Monroe (7-5) advances to the second round where they will take on defending state champion Charlotte Catholic Friday Nov 23rd. The Redhawks played Catholic close in the regular season in a 21-14 loss to the Cougars, who have won 11 games in a row

    • NOV

      RedHawks hammer Rebels 42-10

      The Monroe Redhawks scored 20 unanswered points in the first half en route to a 41-10 home conference win over Parkwood on Friday night. The Redhawks (6-5, 3-4 SCC) executed in all three phases of the game, scoring a special teams touchdown, recovering a fumble in the fourth quarter and unleashing their offensive attack on the struggling Rebels (2-9, 1-6 SCC). Monroe scored first on a 60-yard pass to Kaliq Sturdivant from Trey Shepherd in the first five minutes of the game. Tezien Grier later found the end zone on a 10-yard scamper with 11:13 left in the first half to put the Redhawks up 14-0. The Rebels finally got on the board with 2:21 left in the second quarter when Austin Shook booted a 40-yard field goal. On the ensuing kickoff, Monroe senior running back Jahtwan Stafford took it back 97 yards for a score. The fourth quarter was all Monroe, as Stafford broke free on a 60-yard touchdown run with 9:32 left in the game. The Redhawks officially sealed the victory when Sturdivant scored on a 31-yard run with 3:14 left in the game. The Redhawks will now wait to see where they will be seeded in the 3A playoffs, which start on Nov. 16.

      • OCT

        RedHawks no match for Warriors

        The Warriors started slow, turning the ball over twice with their first six plays from scrimmage. They overcame it, however, forcing Monroe to turn the ball over on downs twice and scoring on eight of their final nine drives to cruise to their fourth straight blowout victory. Defensively, Weddington stifled Monroe. The Redhawks had less than 100 yards of total offense in the first half, and didn’t reach the end zone until midway through the third quarter. The Redhawks Trey Shepherd ran for a TD and found Jordan Black for a 13-yard TD. The Redhawks managed just 237 total yards of offense on the night. The Redhawks will host Parkwood Friday Nov 2nd

        • OCT

          RedHawks win on Shepherd's Hail Mary

          A last-second 45-yard touchdown pass from Trey Shepherd to Max Helms sent the fans at Monroe High into celebration Friday night and the Redhawks to a 40-35 win over Piemdont. Trailing by as many as 12 points in the fourth quarter, Piedmont would not go down without a fi ght. As the clock ticked down toward the final gun, senior running back Conner Perkins drove his way into the end zone with a two-yard touchdown run, capping off a drive that started after Monroe’s first fumble of the night. The Panthers offense finally regained the lead with 12 seconds left, as sophomore quarterback Henry Saunders found Perkins on an eight-yard strike. Saunders finished 7-of-9 with 78 yards passing and one interception. The miracle play came with 2.8 seconds left on the clock. Standing near the 50-yard line, Shepherd threw a Hail Mary pass, which was tipped by a Piedmont defender before being caught by Helms in the end zone. In the second quarter, Shepherd threw for two touchdowns — a 55-yarder and a five-yarder — both of which went to Helms. Helms finished the game with five receptions and a career-high 149 yards along with three receiving touchdowns. The Redhawks will travel to Weddington Friday Oct. 26th.

          • OCT

            RedHawks fall short to Spartans 25-20

            The Monroe Redhakws came up short in a 25-20 SCC loss to Sun Valley. The Redhawks were unable to hold a 20-19 lead with less than three minutes to go. Sun Valley QB Sam Howell found Isiah Hall in the back of the end zone for the 12-yard go-ahead touchdown. Sun Valley junior cornerback Christian McIntosh intercepted a pass from Trey Shepherd on the Redhawks’ next possession, effectively ending the game. Monroe took the 20-19 lead with an eight-play, 59-yard drive capped off by a screen pass touchdown from Shepherd to junior Salen Streater. With leading rusher JahTwan Stafford sidelined with turf toe, the Redhawks leaned heavily on Shepherd to make plays through the air. The three-year starter completed 17-of-28 passes for 162 yards and three touchdowns against one interception. Two of the scores went to freshman Shaleak Knotts,who caught five passes for 72 yards on the night. Monroe now sits at 4-4 overall and 1-3 in the SCC. All four of the Redhawks’s league games have been decided by seven points or less. The Redhawks will travel to Piemdont Friday Oct. 19th.

            • OCT

              RedHawks fall short 16-15 to Cavs

              The Cavaliers rallied for a 16-15 home win over Monroe on Friday, marking their third consecutive win after starting the season 0-4. The Cavs sit atop the league standings with Charlotte Catholic.Monroe got a pair of TD passes from senior QB Trey Shepherd in the first half, including a 22-yarder to junior Salen Streater and a 31-yarder to freshman Shaleak Knotts. But the Redhawks’ offense sputtered in the second half. They finished with five turnovers and never got into a rhythm after the break. Monroe (4-3, 1-2 SCC) drove into Cuthbertson territory later in the fourth, but Cavs junior safety Jackson Cheek ended the drive with his second interception of the night near the goal line with 5:05 left. Senior Omar Boyd led Monroe with 106 yards on 10 carries, while Knotts finished with five catches for 43 yards. The Redhawks will travel to Sun Valley Friday Oct. 12th.

              • SEP

                RedHawks comeback from dwon 14 to win

                The Redhawks erased a 14-point second-half deficit, rallying to defeat Marvin Ridge, 28-22, for the Redhawks fi rst home win and first Southern Carolina Conference victory this seasonLeading, 20-12, with less than two minutes to go in the third quarter, the Mavericks (4-2, 1-1 SCC) opted to attempt a 45-yard field goal that would have put them up by two scores with a little more than a quarter to play. Instead, Monroe linebacker Chris Colon blocked the Jason Stricker kick, which fell right into the hands of sophomore Jordan Black — who returned the ball 75 yards for the score. One successful two-point conversion later, and the Redhawks (4-2, 1-1 SCC) had tied the game at 20-20. With five minutes left in the game. On 2nd-and-12, Shepherd threw a screen pass to Knotts, who broke a tackle and raced 89 yards for the go-ahead score. Monroe’s defense held on the final possession. Knotts finished the game with six catches for 188 yards and two touchdowns. His first score — a 30-yard touchdown catch — opened the scoring for both teams on the night. The Redhawks will travel to Cuthbertson Friday Oct. 5th.

                • SEPG

                  RedHawks fall to Cougars 21-14

                  With the aftermath of Hurricane Florence the Monroe Charlotte Catholic game had ot be moved to Saturday afternoon. Monroe falls to Charlotte Catholci 21-14. Charlotte Catholic senior Chris Walton scored on a QB sneak from 3 yards out on a third-and-2 with 9:50 left in the fourth quarter, and it proved to be the difference in the game as the Cougars held on for the win. Monroe nearly tied the game in the final three minutes, but a screen pass from Trey Shepherd to JahTwan Stafford on a 4th-and-4 from the Catholic 7-yard line came up a yard short of the first down. Stafford and Shepherd accounted for both Redhawk touchdowns, as both picked up rushing scores in the game’s first half. Shepherd finished the game 18-of-26 for 244 yards and 10 carries for 56 yards and a touchdown. Monroe junior receiver Salen Streater caught four passes for 116 yards. Streater, who played primarily defense last season, has 15 catches for 301 yards and four touchdowns in five games this season. The Redhawks will host Marvin Ridge Friday Sept. 28th.

                  • AUG

                    RedHawks roll on Wednesday night football 62-13

                    Monroe rolled over Forest Hills 62-13 on Wednesday night thanks to impeding Hurrican Florence. After gaining 30 yards on their held to just 21 the rest of the first half. Monroe outgained Forest Hills 454-147 on the night. The Redhawks got big contributions from quarterback Trey Shepherd, running back JahTwan Stafford and receivers Shaleak Knotts and Salen Streater on Wednesday. Shepherd completed 13-of-23 passes for 204 yards and three touchdowns, while Stafford carried the ball 17 times for 102 yards and another three scores. Knotts and Streater both finished with four catches, with the freshman Knotts racking up 65 yards and two touchdowns and Streater, a junior, tallying 58 yards and a score. opening drive. The Redhawks will host Charlotte Catholic as SCC play begins Sept. 22nd .

                    • AUG

                      RedHawks fall to Vance 36-20

                      Vance built a big lead early, then held off the Redhawks in a 16-point win. After falling behind 15-0, Monroe scored when senior Jahtwan Stafford ran 55 yards for a touchdown to cut the lead to 15-6. The Redhawks cut into the lead again when senior Trey Shepherd found junior Salen Streater for a 40 yard touchdown pass and after the two point conversion the score was 15-14 Vance. Vance scored three touchdowns in the third quarter and never looked back. Monroe will travel to 4A Hopewell Aug 31st.

                      • AUG

                        RedHawks run over Bearcats to open 2018 season

                        The Redhawks opened the 2018 season with an impressive 49-22 home win. Monroe JahTwan Stafford had something to prove, and he got off to a good start contributed in all three phases in the win. Stafford scored touchdowns rushing, receiving and in the return game. He fi nished with 11 carries for 98 yards, two catches for 29 yards and more than 200 return yards — including an 81-yard TD on a kickoff.The Redhawks put the game away by scoring the final 21 points. Monroe senior quarterback Trey Shepherd had a spectacular night, throwing four touchdown passes and rushing for another TD. Shepherd threw for 220 yards and completed 13-of-17 passes. Freshman WR Shaleak “Punch” Knotts caught five passes for 80 yards and a touchdown — all in the first half. Shepherd threw two long touchdown passes in the second half. Junior kicker Chris Andon converting on all seven of his extra point attempts. Monroe hosts Vance HS Aug 24th.

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