Redhawks average 61 points per game in playoffs
Monroe High maintained its scoring average in the playoffs during Friday’s 61-31 road win over Mount Airy.
That’s right, the Redhawks are averaging 61 points in their three playoff games this season.
It wasn’t supposed to be that easy on Friday.
Monroe was going up against a Bears team that was allowing just 8.8 points per game during a 12-game winning streak.
But Mount Airy (12-2) was no match for the Redhawks.
“They were better and they deserved to win,” Bears coach Kelly Holder told the Mount Airy News afterward.
The 11-3 Redhawks, winners of 10 straight, travel to Bryson City on Friday to face Swain County in the 1AA state semifinals.
Monroe senior QB Quayshawn Chambers eclipsed the 1,000-yard rushing mark for the second straight season, and was also 8-of-9 passing for 122 yards.
Chambers threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Tre Shun Wynn was one of three Redhawks who rushed for at least 100 yards in the game. He finished with 101 yards, giving him 1,080 for the season.
Sophomore Chase Byrum rushed 17 times for 111 yards and two TDs, and junior Julius Stradford had 100 yards and a TD on 12 attempts.
Junior Tre Shun Wynn rushed for a pair of touchdowns, and the Redhawks also got two unconventional scores.
Leading 27-10 at halftime, Monroe junior Deon Sturdivant returned the opening kickoff of the second half 93 yards for a touchdown.
Three plays later, Redhawks senior Lavonte Baker scooped a fumble and raced 30 yards for the defensive score.
“They have athletes everywhere and it’s bothersome,” Holder told the News.