Chazz Surratt went to Raleigh Thursday as a fan of college football, and returned home with his second major Division I scholarship offer.
Surratt, East Lincoln’s sophomore do-it-all quarter, was offered a full athletic scholarship by the Wolfpack following their home game against Clemson on Thursday, Mustangs coach Mike Byus said.
The offer was the second for Surratt, who through four games has 507 yards and 10 touchdowns rushing and 764 yards and nine TDs passing. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound athlete was offered by North Carolina last month.
Byus said Surratt was officially offered in the N.C. State locker room after the game.
“(The Wolfpack) had already said they were going to do it. He just wanted to do it in person,” Byus said.
While Surratt is garnering major Division I attention as a sophomore, nine former Mustangs players are currently on a college football team, Byus said, which is something he is proud of.
“Some are playing, and some are underclassmen and aren’t playing yet, but are still on college football teams,” he said. “It’s just pretty neat to see the kids having a chance to further their education and get a chance to play at the next level, regardless of what level of the next level it might be.”
EL GIRLS FINISH SECOND AT FREEDOM INVITATIONAL: At Morganton, the Mustangs finished second overall in the girls team championship race at the Freedom Invitational on Saturday.
East Lincoln scored 117 points and finished behind winner Asheville Reynolds, which scored a 33 and had four finish in the top 10.
East Lincoln’s Frances Massey finished second individually with a time of 19:05.16. She was joined by teammate Maggie Fowley (10th, 20:36.86) in the top 20.
Anna Vess of Reynolds won the race in 18:53.66.
EL BOYS FINISH SEVENTH AT FREEDOM INVITATIONAL: At Morganton, the Mustangs finished seventh overall in the boys team championship race at the Freedom Invitational.
East Lincoln scored 303 points and finished behind winner Asheville (64).
No one from East Lincoln finished in the top 20 individually in the boys race. Maiden’s Corbin Boyles won in 16:17.14.
LINCOLN CHARTER 2, CAROLINA CHRISTIAN 0: At Lincoln Charter, the Eagles dominated the visitors on Friday.
Although it only converted two, Lincoln Charter outshot its opponent 35-1. Daniel Moore and Noah Brock scored while Lucas Haskins and Heath Patterson had the assists.
Isaiah Smith and Cameron Reynolds combined for the shutout in goal.
The Eagles (6-2) have a Southern Piedmont 1A conference match today at Highland Tech.
SOUTH IREDELL 3, NORTH LINCOLN 0: At South Iredell, the Knights were defeated 25-13, 25-18, 25-19 in a North Piedmont 3A/4A Conference game on Thursday.
Savannah Dishman had two aces and seven kills, Chandler Keller had 10 assists and Lyndsi Pound had seven blocks.
North Lincoln (10-6, 3-5) hosts Alexander Central on Tuesday.
MAIDEN 8, WEST LINCOLN 1: Singles –– 1. Molly Black (M) d. Olivia Godfrey 6-0, 6-0; 2. Cenyu Yang (M) d. Skylar Greer 6-0, 6-0; 3. Sarah Martin (M) d. Lily Rollins 7-6 (9-7), 6-0. 4. Rachel Good (M) d. Bryanna Powell 6-0, 6-1; 5. Kylee Leonhardt (WL) d. Megan Yang 6-2, 6-3; Katie Foster (M) d. Brittany Heavner 6-0, 6-3.
Doubles –– 1. Black-C. Yang (M) d. Godfrey-Powell 10-2, 2. Martin-Good (M) d. Leonhardt-Greer 8-5, 3. M. Yang-Foster (M) d. Heavner-Rollins 8-3.
Records –– WL 1-2 SD-7.