Broughton football players met new coach Chris Dawson on Monday night at the school. It’s a homecoming for Dawson, a former Capitals quarterback.
He graduated in 2001 and went on to play at Wofford and Tulane. He got his masters in teaching at Johns Hopkins and was most recently the assistant head coach of Gilman High in Baltimore. Gilman ended the year ranked No. 13 in the nation by USA Today, losing by just one point to the No. 7 team.
In his senior year at Broughton, he passed for 1,900 yards and 21 touchdowns.
All-star basketball: South Carolina swept North Carolina in the Carolinas All-Star Classic on Friday with the boys winning 114-91 and the girls winning 78-77.
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Voyager Academy’s Jay Huff had 11 points and Apex’s Ian Boyd had 10 in the boys’ loss. East Wake’s Angel Rizor had five, Knightdale’s Mikaya Wilson five, Goldsboro’s Naheria Hamilton three and Rosewood’s Lexi Mercer 13 for the N.C. girls.
Word of God: The Word of God boys basketball team will finish its season this weekend in Lawrence, Kan., as part of an 11-team national tournament called “The Grind Session National Championship.” The semifinals and finals are scheduled for Saturday.
The Holy Rams are one of the six teams that will have to win four times in three days. They face Sunrise (Fla.) Christian at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Gensler signs with Camels: Cary’s Cory Gensler, believed to be the school’s all-time leading scorer in boys basketball, has signed to play at Campbell next fall.
Gensler was the 2015 conference player of the year and helped the Imps to a 31-2 record this season, ending the season as the 4A runners-up. He averaged 18.7 points, 8.8 rebounds, 1.9 steals and 4.5 assists per game.
Friendship’s firsts: Last Tuesday, Apex Friendship reached milestone wins in three sports as its baseball, softball and boys lacrosse teams all defeated Cary for the Patriots’ first wins in program history. The girls lacrosse team, currently 3-1, was the only spring sports team to win its debut.
In its first year, Friendship has just freshmen and sophomores.