9/23/2022 7:21:00 PM Football Scoreboard Sept. 23rd
Wayne Howard Reporter
Maiden 27, West Lincoln 17 Maiden took the opening kickoff and drove for a TD. Wesley Thompon threw a 26-yd pass to Chris Culiver for the score; Davis Higgins added the extra point and it was Maiden 7, West 0. When West couldn't move the ball and had to punt, the Blue Devils drove to the West 21-yd line, but a FG try by Carson Foard hit the upright and the score remained 7-0 at the end of the first quarter. After Jordan Truesdale, back from his injury that kept him out for two weeks, threw a 24-yd pass to Gideon Allen (who filled in during Truesdale's absence), West drove to the Maiden 25 but turned the ball over on downs. What appeared to be a 75-yd Maiden TD pass to Culliver was called back on a holding penalty. J.J. Ponder then intercepted a pass and on the next play Jaylin Winnex ran 7 yards to score. Joel Sellers' kick made it 7-all with just over 8 minutes left in the first half. With a minute and a half left in the first half, Ben Gibbs scored on a two-yard run; the EP kick was no good and Maiden led 13-7.
At halftime, Catherine Hentschel was crowned 2022 Homecoming Queen.
On their first possession of the second half, West drove to the Maiden 11, but two penalties moved them back to the Blue Devils 26. On 3rd down at the 15, Truesdale got stopped at the 10, so Sellers kicked a 32-yd FG to make it Maiden 13, West Lincoln 10. When Maiden had to punt, the punter dropped the ball and kicked it off the side of his foot and West got the ball at the Maiden 32. With two minutes left in the third period, Mason Avery's 25-yd run gave West their first lead and Sellers' kick made it 17-13. Culliver returned the kickoff to midfield; then Maiden drove for another score as Wesley Thompson hit Ben Gibbs for a 14-yd TD. The EP kick by Foard made it Maiden 20, West Lincoln 17. Then, on the first play of the final period, Avery ran 32 yards to the Maiden 45. He ran for a first down at the 35. A few plays later, he ran to the Maiden 25, then to the Maiden 16. On 4th & 1, Avery was stopped short. Three passes to Sigmon put Maiden in West Lincoln territory. In need of a stop, West got a sack by Terry Hice; but on the next play, Thompson hit Culliver for a 60-yd TD pass with 3:23 left in the game. The EP kick made it 27-17. West then needed 10 points with time running out and Truesdale attempted a long pass which Culliver intercepted at the Maiden 15. The final score: Maiden 27, West Lincoln 17.
For the night, Avery ran for 195 yards and a TD; Winnex rushed for 82 and a touchdown. Ttuesdale, returning from his injury, hit one of his three passes (to Allen) but the other two (at the end of the game when West was desperate to score) were intercepted. On defense, Avery had six tackles including one for loss; Terry Hice had the lone sack and six solo tackles plus two assists; Nathan Rye had five tackles; Patrick Goins had four tackles, an assist, and recovered two fumbles; Curtis Goins had five tackles and two assists; JJ Phansook, 3 tackles and an assist; JJ Ponder, 2 tackles, an assist, an interception and he force one fumble; Jaylin Winnex, 2 tackles, an assist, and he blocked one EP try; Camden Sain, 2 tackles and an assist; Blaze Dedmon, 2 tackles; Ben Sain a tackle and an assist; Gideon Allen, Lucas Howell, and Shawn Blackburn, one tackle each.
Next Friday, West will host Bunker Hill while Maiden will travel to West Caldwell.
[Thanks to Coach Darren Ponder for the report on the game. We wish other coaches would do the same so we could recognize their teams and players.]
Lincolnton 22, Newton-Conover 21 Lincolnton took the opening kickoff; a good return by Eian Stancil got the Wolves to the Red Devils' 39-yd line, but they didn't score and N-C took over at their own 25. The first quarter ended with no score, but the Red Devils scored early in the second period to lead 7-0. With under a minute left in the first half, Khamoni Heath ran two yards for a TD, then also ran for two EPs and LHS led 8-7 and that was the halftime score. Newton-Conover took the second half kickoff and scored; then passed tor two extra points to lead the Wolves 15-8. With two minutes left in the 3rd qtr, N-C scored again; the two-point try was no good and the Red Devils led 21-8. Early in the 4th qtr, Heath ran for another TD and Peyton Rangel's kick made it 21-15. Lincolnton scored with one minue left and Rangel's kick gave the Wolves the win 22-21. Next Friday, LHS will host Bandys. The Red Devils will play at home against East Burke.
East Lincoln 28, Statesville 7 It didn't take long for the Mustangs to score. Tyler Mizell hit Markell Clark for 22 yards and the night's first TD. Clark rushed for two extra points and East led 8-0. East scored two more TDs as Christopher Daley II ran for a TD and Keandre Walker returned a blocked punt and Helmut Rojas kicked both EPs for a 21-0 lead. East was so dominant in the first half that their first punt wasn't until a minute to go in the half; East led 21-0 at halftime. Daley scored again on the Mustangs' first possession of the second half and Rojas' kick made it 28-0 and that was the score at the end of the 3rd qtr. Statesville scored with seven minutes left in the game to make it 28-7. Ben Cutter then intercepted a Greyhounds pass with just over two minutes to go, and the Mustangs won their 5th without a loss 28-7. Next Friday, East will host West Iredell; while Statesville will play at Fred T. Foard.
Hickory 29, North Lincoln 22 Hickory scored on their first possession to lead 7-0. North then scored on their first possession and made a two-point conversion to take the lead 8-7. North scored again on a pass early in the second qtr and this time kicked the EP to lead 15-7. North was driving again, but a bad lateral at midfield moved the ball back about 15 yards, but on the next play, North made it to the Maiden 17, then scored on a TD pass on the next and with the kick, North led 22-7 with six minutes left in the first half. A long run got Hickory to the North 24; two passes to the end zone fell incomplete; then North intercepted a pass in the Hickory backfield and returned it to their own 45. North had to punt and the Red Tornadoes returned it to midfield with 29 seconds left but a penalty move them back. The half ended with North leading 22-7.
Hickory scored with 3:07 left in the third period, then kicked the EP to make it 22-14. Unlike the first half, North was unable to move the ball much in the second. The Greyhounds scored on a long pass when blown coverage left the receiver wide open far behind any defender with 11:28 left in the game. A two-point try was no good, but pass interference gave them a second try and this time they made it to tie the score at 22-all. With seven minutes left, North ran on a 4th & 3 at midfield and got tackled for a loss. From there, the Red Tornadoes drove for another score with 3:23 left and the kick made it Hickory 29, North Lincoln 22. North drove to the Hickory 6-yd line but failed to make a first down and turned the ball over with less than two minutes left in the game. Hickory appeared to be stopped on third down and would have had to punt, but a penalty gave them a first down and Hickory won 29-22. Next Friday, North Lincoln will play North Iredell. Hickory will host St. Stephens.
East Gaston 38, Cherryville 0 East Gaston scored 10 in the first period and 14 in the second for a 24-0 lead at the half, then scored two more in the second half for a 38-0 win. Next week, the Warriors play at Thomas Jefferson while the Ironmen have next week off.
Kings Mountain 56, North Gaston 0 Caleb Holland returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown and from that point on it was all Mountaineers as they jumped to a 21-0 first quarter lead and led 49-0 at the half. The Mounties visit Forestview next week; the Wildcats host Ashbrook.
West Iredell 26, Fred T. Foard 8 Still looking for their first win of the season, the Tigers will host Statesville next Friday.
Bandys 35, East Burke 14 Nolan Jones' TD run in the second qtr gave the Trojans a 21-14 halftime lead; his TD run in the third quarter helped them win their second game of the season. Although they've lost three times, Bandys has played close games in those three losses. Next week they'll play at home against Lincolnton.
Crest 54, Stuart Cramer 28 In a rout, Ny’Tavious Huskey completed 20-of-24 passes for three TDs while Aiden Carson ran for 188 yards and a TD.
Bunker Hill 52, West Caldwell 6 Bunker Hill led at halftime 31-14. Redek Robinson had a great night passing and Talayn Weaver running as the Bears improved to 5-0. They'll visit West Lincoln next Friday.
St. Stephens 21, North Iredell 7
Forestview 24, Ashbrook 21 Next week, Forestview hosts Kings Mtn. while Ashbrook visits North Gaston.
South Point 35, Hunter Huss 7 Next week, the Red Raiders will host Crest while the Huskies will host Stuart Cramer.
Shelby 55, Thomas Jefferson 6 Thomas Jefferson scored first, but after that lone TD, Shelby dominated. Daylin Lee threw four touchdown passes and the Golden Lions improved to 3-3 after starting the season with three losses. Next week, they'll host Highland Tech.
Bessemer City 60, Highland Tech 14 Bessemer City 12, HT 0 in 1st qtr; 28-0 at halftime. Jameer Holmes threw five touchdown passes, three of them to Amari Barnette, the others to Jvontre Duff. Randall Pettus had a pick-six and Kameron Rice-Collins returned a kick for a TD. Next week, the Yellow Jackets visit Burns.
Community School of Davidson 56, Mountain Island Charter 6
THURSDAY SEPT. 22ND JV FOOTBALL SCORES Hickory 46, North Lincoln 30 [first loss for the Knights JVs; played at Hickory because of work being done on the track at NLHS Stadium] Statesville 32, East Lincoln 30 Lincolnton 40, Newton-Conover 34 OT Maiden 38, West Lincoln 16 West Iredell 36, Fred T. Foard 16
THURSDAY VOLLEYBALL SCORES Bandys 3, West Lincoln 0 Lincolnton 3, Bunker Hill 2 Lincoln Charter 3, Langtree Charter 0 Burn 3, Cherryville 1 Fred T. Foard 3, Alexander Central 0
THURSDAY SOCCER SCORES West Lincoln 3, Bessemer City 2 David Hoyle, Jacob Coleman & Joel Sellers had goals for the Rebels. Hibriten 5, Lincoln Charter 4
THURSDAY TENNIS SCORES Bandys 8, Lincolnton 1 Lincolnton's only winner was Kendria Bynum. West Lincoln 9, Bunker Hill 0 Chloe Norman, Bailey Huss, Kaitlyn Ballenger, Laura Willis, Addison Sain, and Jada Willis won in singles; Norman & Huss, Ballenger & Sain, and Laura & Jada Willis won in doubles.
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