West Lincoln 22, East Lincoln 0...Nakathon Phansook scored a pair of touchdowns to lead the Rebels to the win. The first one came on a one-yard run on a 4th & goal play. Brendon Ikard ran for the two-point conversion to give his team an 8-0 lead. Then quarterback Seth Willis tossed a 17-yard TD pass and Canon Bridges ran for a two-point conversion. Phansook scored again on a two-yard run with just under six minutes left in the game. Next Friday, the Rebels travel to Lake Norman Charter for their final game of the regular season. Regardless of the outcome of that game, West Lincoln will enter the NCHSAA 2A playoffs the following week. All the other teams in the South Fork Conference have been classified as 2AA for the playoffs. East Lincoln plays at home next Friday against Newton-Conover.
Cherryville 45, Pine Lake Prep 6...Jayden Blanton ran for five TDs in the win for the Ironmen, who host Bessemer City next Friday. THURSDAY games:
North Lincoln 36, Lincolnton 26...An interception on the Wolves' first possession gave North Lincoln the ball and Jake Soorus scored on a two-yard run; Ian Fiore's kick made it 7-0 in the 1st qtr. Lincolnton then got to the NL one-yard line, but a penalty pushed them back to the six, Caden Wyatt then ran it to the two-yard line, and then ran for the TD. The EP kick tied the game near the end of the first quarter. Lincolnton scored again but missed the EP; then Soorus scored a TD and Clayton Cribb ran for two extra points and NL led 15-13. Another Knights TD by Soorus on a one-yard run just before halftime made it 22-13. In the second half, after the Knights dropped a punt, Wyatt got the Wolves on the scoreboard again running multiple times and finishing the drive with a TD run. The EP kick made it 22-20. Lincolnton then scored to take the lead as the fourth quarter began 26-22. Landon Beard then scored with just under eight minutes left in the game and the kick made it 29-26. North got one more TD to put the game out of reach. Next week, it's the game for the South Fork Conference Championship as the Knights host Bandys. Lincolnton finishes its season at Maiden.
Maiden 42, Newton-Conover 40...Maiden had to punt on its first possession; the Red Devils then marched for the game's first score. Maiden's second possession ended better as they tied the score 7-all on a D.J. Murph run. Caleb McDaniel then tossed a 79-yd TD pass to Dylan Abernethy for the Blue Devils' first lead of the night. Then, after an interception, McDaniel ran 53 yards for another TD and Casey Ly's EP kick made it 21-7. Brennan James had interceptions on the last two N-C possessions of the first half, the first of them giving the Blue Devils another score. The Red Devils scored early in the 3rd period to cut the lead to 21-14. The Blue Devils then had a would-be TD called back on a penalty, but McDaniel ran it in on the next play and Ly's kick made it 28-14. A N-C TD cut the lead to 28-20 but Lee Turner blocked the EP kick. Allen Wilfong took his team on his shoulders and got the Red Devils to another score; but Wilfong was stopped on the two-point attempt and with nine minutes left, Maiden still led by a 28-26 score. Another score with only a couple of minutes left gave Maiden a 36-26 lead, but N-C returned the kickoff and the EP kick made it 36-33 with three minutes left in the game. Newton-Conover then recovered an on-side kick; a Wilfong run and a penalty on the tackle moved the ball inside the 20 and Wilfong ran it inside the 10-yard line, then ran 7 more yards on the next play to give the Red Devils the lead 39-36. The EP kick made it 40-36; Maiden had seen a 10-point advantage turn into a four-point deficit in only a minute and a half. McDaniel then tossed a touchdown pass to Dylan Abernethy with 39 seconds left to make it 42-40. Ly's kick gave his team a field goal lead. N-C got close enough to try a 44-yard field goal, but Maiden blocked the attempt to claim the win. Maiden will host Lincolnton next Friday while Newton-Conover will play at East Lincoln.
Bandys 49, Lake Norman Charter 0...showdown next Friday as the Trojans come to North Lincoln, LNC plays West Lincoln in Huntersville.
Ashbrook 28, North Gaston 21...the Wildcats Homecoming came close to a big celebration. They led most of the way and ended the game running out of time at the Ashbrook 15-yard line. Kareem Kennedy ran for 274 yards and all three NG touchdowns in the loss. Next week: Hunter Huss at Ashbrook, Burns at North Gaston.
Thomas Jefferson Academy 32, Mtn. Island Charter 27...a slow start had the undefeated Gryphons trailing at the half 12-10 but they ended up with their 10th victory of the season. The undefeated TJA team plays at home against Union Academy from Monroe in their final regular season game next Friday.
Crest 63, Burns 14...Crest quarterback Peyton Kemmerlin threw three touchdown passes and ran for another in the lopsided win. Crest plays at Kings Mtn. next Friday while Burns plays at North Gaston.
Fred T. Foard 69, East Burke 14...senior quarterback Jack Colosimo ran for four touchdowns and junior running back Corey Siemer for three more to lead the Tigers to a 69-14 win. Foard plays at West Iredell next Friday.
Shelby 31, East Rutherford 14...Shelby poured it on in the second half for the win, setting up next week's showdown with South Point for the Southwestern 2A league title (both are now 4-0 in the conference).
South Point 49, Chase 0...the easy win over Chase sets up the Red Raiders showdown with Shelby next Friday.
S. Caldwell 44, St. Stephens 28...St. Stephens plays at Hickory next Friday.
Hunter Huss 31, Stuart Cramer 7...the Huskies remain unbeaten headed into their traditional game at Ashbrook next Friday. Cramer plays Forestview next Friday.
Bessemer City 44, Community School of Davidson 43...it was definitely a see-saw game as the teams kept exchanging leads, but the Yellow Jackets ended up on top. Jaquaylen Hardin scored four TDs for BC, but it was a blocked extra point kick that preserved the one-point victory. BC will play at Cherryville next Friday. Unlike their earlier meeting this season, this one counts in the Southern Piedmont 1A standings. Community School of Davidson hosts Pine Lake Prep next Friday.
R-S Central 21, East Gaston 6...the Warriors host East Rutherford next Friday.
Patton 39, Bunker Hill 0
JV football Thursday West Lincoln's JVs beat East Lincoln's JVs 38-32
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