Lincolnton 49, Newton-Conover 6 Newton-Conover took the opening kickoff but couldn't mount a drive. Then Cordell Littlejohn tossed a 68-yard TD pass to Langdon Givens and Lincolnton led 7-0 in the first quarter. Yung Sherrill returned a blocked punt 27-yards for a touchdown to make it LHS 14, N-C 0. In the second quarter, Littlejohn tossed a 15-yard TD pass to Sage Surratt and the Wolves led 21-0 with a little less than six minutes left in the first half. Then Surratt scored on a pick-six interception to make it 28-0 with five minutes left in the first half. Xavier McClain then ran 12-yards for another LHS score to make it 25-0 with just under two minutes left in the first half. Then a 71-yard TD pass reception that broke the old North Carolina high school receiving yardage record put Sage Surratt's name in the record books again and gave the Wolves a 42-0 halftime lead.
The only thing that looked good for the Red Devils at halftime was the Homecoming Queen. Madyson Fair was crowned at halftime. LHS had to punt for the first time in the third quarter but neither team scored and it was still 42-0 going into the last period.
Tyshawn Harris ran 14-yards for another LHS score and Carson Williams then scored his first EP kick ever to make the lead 49-0. The Red Devils avoided a shutout with a fourth quarter TD to make it 49-6.
The Wolves play at home next Friday against West Caldwell in a game that will likely decide the conference championship. Newton-Conover, now 0-5 in the conference, plays at Bunker Hill. The Bears won their first game this season over Bandys Friday night. South Iredell 44, North Lincoln 13 North Lincoln's Ethan Hicks ran 74 yards on his first carry, then six yards for a touchdown as the Knights claimed an early lead over South Iredell 6-0, but South Iredell scored two quick TDs to take a 16-6 lead. After that, it was all South Iredell as the Vikings built a 44-6 lead before halftime. In the third quarter, Hicks got his second TD for the Knights to cut the lead to 44-13 and that was the final score. Maiden 59, West Lincoln 22 Maiden's Caleb Farley ran for what would have been a touchdown, but it was called back because of a penalty. Tylier Farley then ran for the first TD of the night. A 2-point conversion by Caleb Farley gave the Blue Devils an early lead over West Lincoln 8-0. West Lincoln scored with two-and-a-half minutes left in the first quarter and a 2-point conversion, both by Brandon Schesny, tied the score at 8-all. Maiden's Tylier Farley added his second TD run of the night and Caleb Farley threw for a 2-point conversion to make it Maiden 16, West Lincoln 8. Following a West Lincoln fumble, a 53-yard run by Caleb Farley and an EP kick made it 23-8 early in the second quarter. Farley then passed to Xzavion Huff for another TD to make it 31-8 after a 2-point conversion; then Huff scored another TD and the kick made it 38-8 before halftime. Late in the first half, West Lincoln tried a fake punt which led to a Maiden drive that nearly scored again. Maiden drove to inside the Rebels 10-yard line but a fumble turned the ball back over to West Lincoln. West drove into Maiden territory but didn't score and it was 38-8 at the half.
A third quarter TD run by Caleb Farley made it 45-8 in favor of the Blue Devils. West Lincoln then scored on a plunge by Dallas Bridges to make it 45-14. But a 70-yard kickoff return by Farley set up another Blue Devil score on another TD pass to Huff and that made it 52-14. Early in the final period, the Rebels got another TD to cut the lead to 52-22 but they couldn't stop the Devils who scored again to make it 59-22 and that was the final score.
West Lincoln will play at Bandys next week. Maiden will host East Lincoln. West Caldwell 42, East Lincoln 32 Elijah Brooks scored the first TD of the night to give West Caldwell the lead over East Lincoln 7-0 after the Warriors took the opening kickoff and drove for a score. Jadakiss Hendrix then scored another TD for the Warriors and they took a 14-0 first quarter lead. A third West Caldwell TD by Titus Tucker made it 21-0. Another Warrior TD and a field goal by the Mustangs made it 28-3 in the second quarter. A Mustang TD cut the lead to 28-10. Tucker, the star QB for West Caldwell, left the game late in the first quarter with an injury; no details were given but coaches said he would not return. The Mustangs then scored and added a 2-point conversion to cut the lead to 28-18 late in the first half. Another East Lincoln score just before halftime cut the lead to 28-25. West Caldwell scored on the last play of the first half to lead 35-25 at halftime. Elijah Brooks then scored again to make it 42-25 but East Lincoln responded to make it 42-32 but time was running out with less than seven minutes left in the game and the Mustangs couldn't catch up. Brooks intercepted a pass in the end zone to stop a Mustand drive and they suffered their second conference loss while the Warriors continued undefeated in the conference and face a big showdown game at Lincolnton next week. Pine Lake Prep 26, Cherryville 14 A 31-yard pass from Preston Elliott to Austin Treadway gave Cherryville the early lead 7-0 over Pine Lake Prep. Will Harwood then scored for PLP to make it 7-6. Parker Bain of Pine Lake Prep then returned a CHS fumble for a 35 yard touchdown to make it 14-7. Then Pine Lake Prep's Will Shehane returned yet another lost fumble for a TD to make it 20-7 and that was the halftime score. Cherryville scored in the third period on a one-yd run by Justin Lemons, then PLP early in the fourth on a 7-yard run by Harwood to make it 26-14 and that was the final score. Next week, the Ironmen play at Community School of Davidson. Pine Lake Prep will be at Thomas Jefferson Academy. East Gaston 35, North Gaston 28 Brae Wooten's 88-yard gallop gave North Gaston an early 7-0 lead over East Gaston. Kade Christian then scored on a two-yard run after East Gaston's second lost fumble of the night to make it 14-0. Nick Ferens then threw a 68-yard TD pass toMalik Davis to cut the lead to 14-6. After East Gaston tied the game with a TD and 2-point conversion, a 47-yard halfback pass Caleb Rhyne-to-Tommy McNeal made it 20-14. After East Gaston scored to take the lead 21-20, North Gaston's Bryce Cobb ran 80-yards for a score and Wooten ran for the 2-point conversion to make it North Gaston 28, East Gaston 21 in the third period. Ferens then ran for a Warriors score to tie the game at 28-all. Ferens then hit Malik Davis with a 37-yard TD pass to make it EG 35, NG 28. With eight-and-a-half minutes left in the game, EG stopped the Wildcats on downs at the Warriors 2-yard line. The Warriors then had to punt and North Gaston got the ball back in East Gaston territory with two timeouts remaining and just under two-and-a-half minutes left to play. East Gaston stopped the drive at their 34-yard line with a minute-and-a-half left to play. Crest 35, East Rutherford 13 Tyshun Odom scored on a screen pass to give Crest the early lead over East Rutherford 7-0. A TD run by Tavian Brintley made it 14-0. Another Brintley TD run made it 21-0 in favor of the Chargers at the half. Brintley scored another TD in the third period after East Rutherford got its first TD and the lead was 28-6. A fourth period TD pass to Jarus Strong made it 35-6. The Cavaliers scored to cut the lead to 35-13 and that was the final score. Hunter Huss 42, Stuart Cramer 16
Burns 31, Draughn 0
Kings Mountain 24, Chase 3
South Caldwell 41, St. Stephens 13
Bunker Hill 26, Bandys 6
South Point 48, Lake Norman Charter 0
Forestview 27, Ashbrook 13
Community School of Davidson 13, Highland Tech 0
Thomas Jefferson Academy 42, Bessemer City 8
Fred T. Foard 32, Hickory 14
Mountain Island Charter 55, Victory Christian 12
Next Friday's (Oct. 28th) schedule:
West Caldwell at Lincolnton East Lincoln at Maiden West Lincoln at Bandys West Iredell at North Lincoln Cherryville at Community School of Davidson Newton-Conover at Bunker Hill Watauga at Hickory St. Stephens at Freedom Fred T. Foard at South Caldwell Crest at Burns Draughn at Shelby Forestview at Hunter Huss Lake Norman Charter at Ashbrook North Gaston at South Point Stuart Cramer at East Gaston Mountain Island Charter at Cannon Highland Tech at Bessemer City Pine Lake Prep at Thomas Jefferson Academy Kings Mountain -- Open Date