West Lincoln 33, North Lincoln 14 North kicked off to West and on their first possession, Mason Avery ran 63 yds for a TD. The EP kick made it West 7, North 0. With four minutes left in the first quarter, Avery ran for another TD. The EP try was no good and it was 13-0. Late in the first period, Avery recovered a fumble and returned it 26 yards for another TD; this time Joel Sellers was good and it was West Lincoln 20, North Lincoln 0 near the end of the first quarter, but North Lincoln got good position on the kickoff and took advantage, going 29 yards to make it 20-6. The EP kick made it West 20, North 7 at the end of the first period. At the end of the first half, West scored again on a 99-yd drive; Avery running one yard for the TD making it West 26, North Lincoln 7. North scored another TD to cut the lead to 26-14 after the EP kick, but Avery scored again on a 46-yard run on the Rebels' next possession and Sellers' kick made it 33-14 with two minutes left, and that's how it ended: West 33, North 14. It was a great night for Avery, who rushed for 217 yards and four touchdowns, and returned a fumble for another. Jaylin Winnex rushed for 168 yards.
Joel Sellers scored the other three of West Lincoln's points, going 3 for 5 on EP kicks. QB Jordan Truesdale only threw the ball twice--the Rebels rushed for a total of 412 yards. As good as the offense was (and it was great) the defense was also excellent. JJ Ponder had 8 tackles; Mason Avery had 5 tackles and that fumble recovery he returned for a TD; Patrick Goins had 5 tackles and an assist; Gideon Allen had 5 tackles (1 for loss), an assist, and a fumble recovery; Nathan Kester had 4 tackles and 7 assists; Nathan Rye had 4 tackles, an assist, and forced a fumble; and Curtis Goins had 3 tackles, an assist, and a sack.
South Point 28, Lincolnton 13 LHS took a 7-0 lead on the Wolves' first possession. The Raiders tied the score later in the first period. A second period TD and EP gave the visitors a 14-7 lead over the Wolves. In the second half, the Raiders scored twice and the Wolves once for a 28-13 final score. Khamoni Heath and Andre Bost ran for Lincolnton’s touchdowns.
East Lincoln 36, Hibriten 8 The Mustangs scored twice for a 16-0 lead. Lacking a good kicker, they went for two both times and made the extra points. East took the opening kickoff and on a 77-yard 8-play drive ending with a Tyler Mizell to Markell Clark pass, scored their first touchdown a minute 35 seconds into the game. Mizell passed to Keandre Walker for a two-point conversion to make it 8-0. On their second possession, the Mustangs started on their own 26. This time it took 12 plays and two passes into the end zone (the first one was called back on a penalty) but once again Mizell hit Clark, this time for an 11-yd TD pass. Ben Cutter caught a Mizell pass for the two-point conversion. Hibriten scored to cut the first quarter lead to 16-8. Mizell's third TD pass of the night was to Clark. Leading 22-8 at the half, the Mustangs ran wild in the second half to take a 36-8 victory. Mizell threw for 204 yards and four TDs, most of his throws going to Walker and Clark.
Maiden 50, Fred T. Foard 7 Wesley Thompson, who transferred to Maiden from Ashe County where he passed for over 2,000 yards and 16 TDs last year, started his Maiden career with a TD pass. Then Josh Stover threw a pass to Chris Culliver for two points on the EP try. Maiden later blocked a Foard punt and recovered the ball on the Tigers one-yard line. Ben Gibbs ran for the TD and the EP kick made it Maiden 15, Foard 0. From that point on, it was a one-sided affair. Foard finally scored in the fourth period but the Blue Devils easily beat the Tigers 50-7. Thompson completed 8 of his 12 passes in his first game as a Blue Devil, accounting for 187 yards and three TD passes: the one to Chris Culliver, one to Josh Stover, and one to Jacob Sigmon. Ben Gibbs ran for two TDs.
Cherryville 14, Avery County 0 Talk about a defensive battle: the Avery County and Cherryville game was 2-0 after the Ironmen scored a safety. They finally threatened in the third period after a long pass got them to the visitors' 10-yd line. They got to the five, then appeared to set up for what might have been a 22-yd field goal try by Henry Gill, but it was a fake. Avery County intercepted a pass in the end zone to take over at their own 20. Two of their passes were nearly intercepted, then Collin Huss intercepted a pass on third down and returned it for a TD. Gibbs' EP try was no good and the score was Cherryville 8, Avery County 0 with under six minutes left in the game. On the next Avery County possession, Landon Hahn had an interception for the Ironmen. Kam Bolin then ran 11 yds for a TD and the Ironmen won 14-0.
St. Stephens 26, Bandys 13 Bryson Gaither, sophomore running back had a 63-yard TD run on the Indians first possession. They scored two points on the EP try to lead 8-0. Bandys scored but failed on the two-point try. The first period ended with St. Stephens on top 8-6. St. Stephens took a 14-6 halftime lead, then added another TD in the third period for a 20-6 advantage. Both teams scored again, but for the Trojans, it ended in a 26-13 loss.
Kings Mountain 28, Shelby 26 Kings Mtn. took a 7-6 first quarter lead and scored another TD to make it 14-6 in the second quarter, then again for a 21-7 halftime lead. Shelby scored in the third period to cut the lead to 21-13. Both teams had fourth period TDs to make it Mountaineers 28, Golden Lions 20. With 2:43 to go, Shelby scored to cut the lead to 28-26, but the two-point try was no good. Kings Mtn. got the win in the Battle of Buffalo Creek 28-26.
Burns 42, Forestview 0 Ben Mauney's 14 -yd TD pass to Ryan Thompson and Ashley Camacho's EP kick made it 7-0. The Bulldogs scored again at the end of the first period on a 31-yd pass from Mauney to Kamari Surratt and the EP kick made it 14-0. Mauney then tossed a 48-yd pass to Jeremiah Norris for another TD and Camacho's kick made it Burns 21, Forestview 0. Just before halftime, Mauney threw a 6-yd pass to Graham Warlick for another score and the EP kick made it 28-0 at halftime. Three minutes into the second half, Mauney threw a 15-yd pass to Graham Warlick and the EP kick made it Bullogs 35, Jaguars 0. Jeremiah Norris had a 44-yd run for the final TD as Burns won 42-0.
Crest 40, Freedom 22 The Chargers scored early and often in taking a 32-7 second quarter lead. Freedom scored in the third period to make it 32-14 but could get no closer. Ny’Tavious Huskey threw three touchdown passes — all to Javarius Green — and rushed for another. Aiden Carson rushed forthe other two Crest two touchdowns.
East Gaston 28, North Gaston 8 The Warriors' Trent Sherrill completed a 47-yd pass to John Michael Green for a TD on East Gaston's first possession; the EP kick made it 7-0. In the second period, Taylor White scored on a two-yard run and JJ Gordon ran for two extra points and the Wildcats took the lead 8-7. With less than a minute left in the first half, Sirr Stovall scored on a 12-yd run and Payon Parker ran for the extra points as East Gaston took a 15-8 lead. With three minutes left in the 3rd quarter Ben Summey ran two yards for another East Gaston score and it was East Gaston 21, North Gaston 8. In the last minute of the game a long pick six return made it 27-8 and Tripp Abernathy's kick made the final score East Gaston 28, North Gaston 8.
Bunker Hill 47, Stuart Cramer 35 The Bears led 20-14 at the half. In the third period, they score another for a 27-14 lead. Cramer cut that to 27-21. Both kept scoring and it was Bunker Hill 42, Stuart Cramer 35 the final score. Jason Willis led the Bears ground attack with 295 yards rushing and four TDs. Cole Lineberger ran for 112 yards.
Polk County 42, Newton-Conover 28 Polk County scored, but the EP kick was blocked and they led the Red Devils 6-0. They scored again to lead 13-0. All night, Newton-Conover kept trying to catch up, scoring a two TDs in the last two minutes, but Polk County won 42-28.
Alexander Central 33, Hickory 15 After a scoreless first perod, Alexander Central scored twice in the second for a 14-0 lead, then scored again for a 20-0 advantage. Hickory scored with four minutes left in the 3rd quarter to cut the lead to 20-7. Hickory managed another TD but the Cougars scored twice to win 33-15.
Ashbrook 46, Concord 12 The Ashbrook at Concord game was delayed because of a thunderstorm but when it go going, so did the Green Wave.
Carolina Bearcats 20, Highland Tech 6 The Bearcats led 7-6 at the half. A touchdown in each of the third and fourth quarters made the final 20-6/
Community School of Davidson 52, Bessemer City 6 It was no contest. CSD poured it on for a 39-0 lead. Bessemer City finally got a TD, but it was long over before that--the final score 52-6.
Hickory Ridge 45, Hunter Huss 0 Hickoyr Ridge took a 28-0 halftime lead, then scored two more TDs in the 3rd period to lead 42-0. A fourth quarter field goal made the final score 45-0.
Next week's schedule (Aug. 26th)
North Lincoln at Lincolnton Cherryville at West Lincoln Forestview at East Lincoln Maiden at Watauga Fred T. Foard at Bandys Burns at Crest A.C. Reynolds at Shelby West Iredell at Newton-Conover Asheville at Kings Mountain East Gaston at South Point North Gaston at Alexander Central T.C. Roberson at Ashbrook Hibriten at Hunter Huss Stuart Cramer at Bessemer City St. Stephens at Bunker Hill Corvian Community at Mountain Island Charter Highland Tech at Hickory Grove Christian
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