The North Lincoln JVs will be looking for their second home win this Thursay evening (Aug. 26th, 7 PM) when they host the Lincolnton JVs. The Knights JVs won a very close game over the West Lincoln JVs last Thursday (Aug. 19th). North led 13-6 when West scored with only 22 seconds left in the game. The Rebels decided to go for the win instead of a tie, but a two-point conversion attempt was no good and North prevailed 13-12. Lincolnton lost its JV game last week to South Point 22-0. Maiden's JVs play at Watauga (Boone) Thursday evening. That game is scheduled to be live streamed on NFHS (https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/maiden-high-school-maiden-nc). The East Lincoln JVs will host Forestview Thursday evening. See an update on the varsity game (new day & time) below.
In other JV games last week, East Lincoln beat Hibriten 31-0 and the Maiden JVs topped Fred T. Foard 18-13.
Week One in varsity football showed that Maiden is every bit as tough as most thought they would be; East Lincoln has a great offense behind Tyler Mizell; Lincolnton still has a long way to go to get to the glory days of several years ago; West Lincoln can run the football; and Shelby's Golden Lions may be a contender for yet another state title.
West Lincoln's win over North Lincoln was a squeaker. North scored first, but behind a stellar performance by Mason Avery (243 yards and two TDs), the Rebels took a 14-7 lead. The Knights made it close--threatening to score with less than a minute left before suffering a penalty that moved them back. They then completed a pass with eight seconds left, but the receiver was stopped short of the goal line and the Rebels got the win.
One side note: Trista Primmer kicked both of her extra point tries for the Rebels. She's a leader on the West Lincoln girls soccer team.
For East Lincoln, Mizell completed 12 of his 17 passes for 153 yards and three TDs in a 39-7 win over Hibriten. Markell Clark caught five of those passes including two for touchdowns. Impressive as the Mustangs offense was, rollint up a 26-7 halftime lead before a long lightning delay early in the second half, the defense was perhaps even moreso. Terry Bryant had 11 tackles, Aiden Terrell had 9, and Parker Davis, eight.
This week, East Lincoln plays at Forestview. That game has been changed to Saturday at 7 PM at Stuart Cramer High School. Field conditions are such that the game couldn't be played at Forestview. The Jaguars lost a close game to Burns last week. The Bulldogs had an 8-0 lead, but the Jaguars made it 8-6 with a late score.
West Lincoln will play at Cherryville Friday (7:30 PM). The Ironmen won their opener 34-22 over Avery County last Friday. Cherryville led early and got ahead 18-7 before the home team took a 20-18 lead. The Ironmen then tied the score on a safety just before halftime. Chase Miller's TD pass and a two-point conversion on a pass to Jackson Owens made it 28-0. Another Miller TD pass made it 34-0, and while a safety by Avery County cut the lead to 34-22, they could come no closer.
Maiden had been expected to beat Fred T. Foard, but the 56-0 win by the Blue Devils gave reason to believe they may be best in the Catawba Valley 2A Confernce.
It started when Christopher Culliver recovered a fumble at the Foard 22-yard line. Then on a 4th down play from the Tigers' 6-yd line, Ethan Rhodes tossed his first touchdown pass of night to Korbyn Lawing. A two-point conversion attempt was no good and it was 6-0, but not for long. Three minutes later, after Cameron Gore partially blocked a Foard punt and Ben Gibbs had a long run to the Foard 16-yd line, Rhodes passed to Jacob Sigmon for another TD. Gore ran for a two-point conversion to make it 14-0.
With four minutes left in the first period, Rhodes threw his 3rd touchdown pass to Culliver. The 52-yd TD pass and Carson Foard's kick made it 21-0.
Still in the first quarter, Ben Gibbs had another big run--this time 57 yards for a touchdown, and with Carson Foard's kick, it was 28-0.
In the second period, Rhodes hit Alec Hall for a 74-yd TD and the EP kick made it 35-0. Rhodes' fifth touchdown pass was a 39-yarder to Chayson Bass, and with the EP, it was 42-0.
With just under a minute left before halftime, Gibbs took off on another long TD run--this time 40 yards, and the EP kick gave the Blue Devils a 49-0 lead.
Maiden scored once more in the 3rd period on a 22-yd run by Isaiah Thomas and the Blue Devils won 56-0.
This week, Maiden will host 4A Watauga, a 33-0 winner in their first game over T.C. Roberson.
Bandys lost its excellent quarterback from last Spring's team, Trey Shearer, when he moved to Rutherford County. He's now playing for R-S Central. Parker Dehart made sure he wasn't missed too long. DeHart ran six times for 160 yards and three touchdowns and completed three of seven passes for 74 yards and a score; two of his TD runs were long ones--one a 99-yarder and the other 69 yards. Terrick Bumgarner also rushed for 144 yards and two TDs for the Trojans who won over St. Stephens 44-7.
The game was close early, as Bandys took a 2-0 lead on a safety; then DeHart completed a 26-yard pass to Caleb Moore for a 9-0 lead. The Indians closed the margin to 9-7 when quarterback Peyton Young threw a 23-yd TD pass to Michael Watkins and Carter Gscheidmeier kicked the extra point; but after that it was the Trojans' game.
Bandys will play at Fred T. Foard this Friday, while St. Stephens will host Bunker Hill. The Bears won their game last Friday 29-18 over Stuart Cramer.
Lincolnton and North Lincoln are both looking for their first win this season when the Wolves host the Knights at 7:30 PM Friday. While North lost a close one to West, LHS was beaten soundly by South Point. The Red Raiders took a 14-0 lead in the first period, but the Wolves cut that to 14-7 when Andre Bost completed a 22-yard TD pass to Easton Dellinger. Bost ran for 53 yards in the loss, but South Point was just too good for LHS. The Wolves would like to play hard-nosed football: Bost passed just nine times, completing five of those. They'll hope to get the running game going against the Knights, who gave up 354 yards rushing to West. Kyle Kovalchuk had a decent night for North--passing for a 98-yard TD to Liam Sutton on the team's first play from scrimmage. He completed six of his 14 passes (a couple of would-have-been completions were called back on penalties) for 168 yards. His late-game effort came close to helping his team tie the score.
SCORES FROM FRIDAY AUG. 20TH
South Point 46, Lincolnton 7
West Lincoln 14, North Lincoln 7
East Lincoln 39, Hibriten 7
Maiden 56, Fred T. Foard 0
Cherryville 34, Avery County 22
Shelby 37, Kings Mountain 14
Burns 8, Forestview 6
East Gaston 52, North Gaston 0
Bunker Hill 29, Stuart Cramer 18
Mountain Island Charter 34, Anson County 27
Hickory Ridge 68, Hunter Huss 13
Community School of Davidson 31, Bessemer City 21
Alexander Central 21, Hickory 7
Bandys 44, St. Stephens 7
Polk County 28, Newton-Conover 7
Statesville 42, Carson 30
South Iredell 51, North Iredell 7
Lake Norman 37, West Iredell 0
South Caldwell 18, West Caldwell 7
East Burke 21, Patton 7
Lake Norman Charter 36, Southlake Christian 29
THIS WEEK'S VARSITY SCHEDULE
North Lincoln @ Lincolnton
West Lincoln @ Cherryville
East Lincoln @ Forestview--Saturday 7 PM @ Stuart Cramer field
Watauga @ Maiden
Bandys @ Fred T. Foard
Bunker Hill @ St. Stephens
Newton-Conover @ West Iredell
South Caldwell @ Hickory
South Iredell @ Statesville
North Iredell @ Lake Norman
Crest @ Burns
Kings Mtn. @ Asheville
Shelby @ A.C. Reynolds
South Point @ East Gaston
Alexander Central @ North Gaston
Bessemer City @ Stuart Cramer
For the second week in a row, Ashbrook's game has been canceled because of COVID. Last week, the Green Wave was supposed to play Concord. This week, they were scheduled to play T.C. Roberson.
Hunter Huss's game at Hibriten was also canceled this week. After losing to East Lincoln Friday, the Panthers announced they have had cases of the virus, so they won't play Friday.
R-S Central has cancelled its game next Friday (Sept. 3rd) with South Point, also because of COVID.
ON THE RADIO
WLON, Lincolnton (1050AM, 107.5FM) will carry the North Lincoln @ Lincolnton game. You can also hear it on ktcbroadcasting.com.
WCSL, Cherryville (1590AM, 92.3FM) will carry the West Lincoln @ Cherryville game (also on ktcbroadcasting.com).
WOHS, Shelby (1390AM, 101.5FM) will carry the Crest @ Burns game (also on ktcbroadcasting.com).
WNNC, Newton (1230AM, 101.3FM) will broadcast the Bunker Hill @ St. Stephens game; you can also hear it online at https://wnncradio.com/football/.
The Shelby @ A.C. Reynolds game is scheduled to be live streamed on NFHS (https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/shelby-high-school-shelby-nc). NFHS is a pay-per-view service.