Lincolnton 32, North Gaston 14 Lincolnton jumped out to a two-touchdown lead as Bernard Wingate scored on a 10-yard run, then freshman QB Reed King hit Isaiah Bostic for a 14-yard TD. Two-point conversion tries were no good after both touchdowns leaving the score Lincolnton 12, North Gaston 0. Early in the second period, the Wildcats completed a TD pass, Wes Parker to Brian Coley, to cut the lead to 12-7. In the third period, Amontre' Finger ran for a TD and a pass to Dejarris Gash for a two-point conversion made it 20-7. A 60-yard pick six return by Gash made it 26-7. King then tossed another TD pass to make it 32-7. North Gaston then scored on more TD to make the final 32-14.
East Lincoln 20, Ashbrook 7 A 30-yard Dustin Barnett pass to Lucas McConnell gave the Mustangs the early lead. Jaxson Sellers kicked the extra point. With three minutes left in the first half, Kendall Massey ran 42 yards for the Green Wave to tie the game after the EP kick at 7-all. On their first possession of the second half, Justin Barnett's 40 yard pass to Mikivi Phinx and Sellers EP kick made it 14-7. Early in the final period, Cole Barber ran for a TD to make it 20-7.
West Lincoln 69, Cherryville 6 The Ironmen took the opening kickoff and had to punt, West returned the ball to the Cherryville 22 but were backed up by a blocking in the back penalty. They still scored as Dylan Beam ran for the TD and Alex Gutierrez kicked the EP to make it 7-0. Another 13-yard run by Canon Bridges and another EP kick made it 14-0. A 22-yard pass catch by Chandler Carpenter plus the EP made it 21-0. Mason Huitt then ran 59 yards for another score and it was 28-0. Another TD made it 34-0 and yet another made it 41-0. Canon Bridges then ran for another TD with less than a minute until halftime and with the kick, it was 48-0. Grayson Barkley scored in the third period and the kick made it 55-0. Barkley then recovered a blocked punt for another TD and with the kick, it was 62-0. Jayden Blanton finally got the Ironmen on the board with a 65-yard run late in the 3rd quarter. A two-point conversion try was no good and it was 62-6. Another Rebels score made it 69-6.
North Lincoln 51, West Caldwell 7 West Caldwell had given up 50 plus points in each of their first two games, and the North Lincoln Knights wasted no time in letting them know that game #3 would be no different. Jake Soorus ran 42 yards for the first Knights score. Ian Fiore's kick made it 7-0. Jack Carter then threw a long pass to Sam Brady setting up a Kristjan Snyder TD run and it was 14-0. Jacob Cline then intercepted a West Caldwell pass and Carter threw a 42-yd strike to Soorus to make it 21-0. Soorus downed a punt on the West Caldwell one-yard line and Travali Price then recovered a fumble in the end zone for a 28-0 lead early in the second period. A safety on a snap to the punter that sailed out of the end zone made it 30-0. Soorus then ran 45 yards for another score and it was 37-0. Carter then ran 20 yds for a score and it was 44-0. A pick six by Tyler Craig made it 51-0 at halftime.
Maiden 40, Bunker Hill 13 Amarion Craig ran 52 yards on Maiden's first possession to give the Blue Devils a 7-0 lead. Bunker Hill tied the score at 7-all. In the second quarter Zach Stewart intercepted a Bears pass that set up an Ethan Rhodes run of 33 yard to put Maiden ahead 13-7. A 35-yard strike from Rhodes to Brennan James made it 19-7 at halftime. After Bunker Hill's Kaden Robinson had a 70-yard kick return for a TD to cut the lead to 19-13, Rhodes tossed a 37-yard TD pass to Dylan Abernethy to make it 25-13. An 88-yard Rhodes pass to James made it 33-13 after Rhodes ran for the two-point conversion. Finally, a 75-yard pass from Rhodes to Abernethy completed the scoring and the Blue Devils won 40-13.
Bandys 34, South Caldwell 24
Newton-Conover 31, Hickory 6 The Red Devils kicked a field goal late in the first quarter to take a 3-0 lead, then scored on their first possession of the second half to lead 10-0. Two more third quarter scores gave Newton-Conover a 24-0 lead. Hickory finally scored in the fourth period, but the Red Devils added another TD make the final 31-6.
Draughn 55, Foard 52 Foard took a first quarter lead 10-0 and led at the half 35-28, but Draughn scored 21 third quarter points, then added a fourth quarter TD to lead 55-45. The Tigers scored one more TD but it wasn't enough.
Stuart Cramer 34, East Gaston 0
Clover 34, South Point 7
Burns 35, Crest 14 Crest scored first to take a 7-0 lead, but Burns tied the score at 7-all on a Kujuan Pryor run with 9 minutes left until halftime and then outplayed the Chargers the rest of the way.
Kings Mountain 48, T.C. Roberson 0 Three touchdown passes by Ethan Reid, one to Quentin Davidson and two to Kobe Paysour gave the Mounties a 21-0 first quarter lead. A Rashard Brooks run for a TD plus a fumble recovery for another made it 35-0 in the first quarter. A fumble recovery for a TD and a Paysour run mde it 48-0 before halftime.
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