3/26/2021 6:13:00 PM This Week's Scores/Next Week's Schedule
Wayne Howard Staff Writer
In JV football Thursday, Lincolnton beat Lake Norman Charter 28-0. The Wolves varsity had this week off. The West Lincoln JVs game at Bandys was played Saturday afternoon and the Rebels won 14-0. North Lincoln lost to Newton-Conover 43-27. Maiden beat East Lincoln 21-20. Next week's (Thursday April 1st) JV schedule has Lincolnton at North Lincoln, West Lincoln at East Lincoln, Newton-Conover at Maiden, and Bandys at Lake Norman Charter. FRIDAY NIGHT VARSITY SCORES
Maiden 46, East Lincoln 38...Maiden took the openng kickoff and made it into East Lincoln territory but then had to punt. On the Mustangs first possession, Jaxon Sellers kicked a field goal with 5:15 left in the first period after a drive stalled at the Maiden 7-yd line. An East Lincoln interception of an Ethan Rhodes pass gave the Mustangs another chance to score, but when they didn't, Maiden drove for a TD. Christopher Culliver caught a pass from Rhodes for 35 yards; then Amarion Craig scored on a two-yard run. Carson Foard's EP kick gave the Blue Devils a 7-3 lead. The first quarter ended with Maiden leading 7-3. In the second period Jacob Sigmon picked off an East Lincoln pass and returned it for a TD. Foard's EP kick made it 14-3 with 11 minutes until halftime. A sack by Jackson Hensley forced East to punt from its own end zone and Maiden got the ball at the Mustangs 35. From there Kadin Frye tossed a TD pass to Brennan James and the EP kick made it 21-3.
East Lincoln took the kickoff and Paulie Menegay finished a touchdown drive with a five-yd run. The EP kick made it 21-10. Then after Maiden turned the ball over on downs, Menegay scored on an 18-yard run and the EP kick by Luke Felts made it 21-17. Maiden then scored with less than a minute until halftime as Craig had a long run, then threw a TD pass to Culliver. The EP try was no good and the score was 27-17.
In the third period, Craig ran 30 yards for another Blue Devils TD and when the kick was no good, the score was 33-17 with nine minutes left in the third quarter. With three minutes left in the third quarter Ethan Rhodes hit Culliver for a 30-yd TD and the kick made it 40-17. With a minute left in the third period Tyler Mizzell tossed a 15 yard pass Lucas Mcconnell and East closed the gap to 40-24. Then in the final period Craig ran 10 yards for yet another Maiden TD to make it 46-24. The scoring contest wasn't over. With six minutes left to play, Tyler Mizell scored on a one-yard run after a long run by Lucas McConnell had given his team a a first and goal at the four. The EP kick made it 46-31. East had recovered an on-side attempt earlier, so they tried it again. East got the ball, but the officials said it didn't go the required ten yards. When they got the ball again, the Mustangs drove to the Maiden 9-yd line but a sack and a holding penalty moved them back to the 25-yd line. From there, on third and goal, Tyler Mizell ran for another East TD and the EP kick made it 46-38. East again tried an on side kick, but the ball went out of bounds and Maiden took over with just over a minute left to play. An off side penalty gave the Blue Devils a first down and that secured the win for Maiden.
West Lincoln 27, Bandys 7 ........the Rebels took the first quarter lead on an 8-yd run by Mason Huitt, but the Trojans tied the game in the second period. In the third quarter Huitt ran 23 yards for a score and Alex Guiterrez's EP kick made it 14-7. Mason Avery scored early in the final period, but the EP try was no good and the score was 20-7. With five minutes left in the game, Hunter Leonhardt ran 22 yards for another Rebels score; RoRo Serphin kicked the point after making it 27-7 and that was the final score.
The win by West and the loss by East makes next week's game at West Lincoln a battle for second place in the conference. That's important, because the conference gets two teams in the NCHSAA 2A playoffs
Newton-Conover 27 North Lincoln 16 ...all Red Devils in first half, as Newton-Conover took the lead after North kicked a field goal late in the first period, and then scored again just 22 seconds before halftime. Adeline Milburn was crowned the Homecoming Queen at halftime. The Knights finally got moving in the third period and scored with just over six minutes left in the quarter to cut the lead to 14-10. Jack Carter's TD early in the final period gave North the lead again 16-14. The Red Devils then scored to take a 20-16 lead. With just over a minute left in the game, Allan Shade ran for this fourth TD of the night for the Red Devils and Newton-Conover beat North 27-16.
Thomas Jefferson 42, Cherryville 14... Cherryville fumbled on its first possession and the Gryphons scored. On the Ironmen's second possession Christian Hahn completed a 70-yard TD pass to Logan Sloan. Eli Moss kicked the EP to tie the game with just under seven minutes left in the first period. Cherryville later got to the TJCA 10-yard line but didn't score. The first quarter ended in a 7-7 tie. In the second quarter the Gryphons showed why they are unbeaten this season, taking a 21-7 lead. Then they scored again with about a minute left in the first half to take a 28-7 lead. They scored again late in the third period to make it 35-7. Austin Thompson finally got the Ironmen on the board again in the fourth period, but another TD by TJCA made the final score 42-14.
Burns 49, East Gaston 6 Ashbrook 35, Stuart Cramer 27 Community School of Davidson 42, Highland Tech 14 R-S Central 21, South Point 19 Pine Lake Prep 46, Mtn. Island Charter 26 Alexander Central 35, St. Stephens 28 Bunker Hill 44, West Iredell 0 Christ the King 32, Bessemer City 26 South Caldwell 44, Hickory 14 Draughn 25, Fred T. Foard 17
Crest 29, North Gaston 0...In a mid-day Saturday game, Crest remained unbeaten with a 29-0 win over North Gaston.
Kings Mtn. 36, Shelby 35....the Kings Mtn. @ Shelby game was postponed until Saturday night. Shelby started the scoring with a 69-yard TD run. The EP kick made it 7-0 halfway thru the first period. Then Ethan Reid scored for the Mountaineers on a two-yard run with two minutes to go in the first quarter; the EP kick was no good and Shelby led 7-6 at the end of the first period.
In the second period, Marcus Odum returned a Shelby field goal attempt that was blocked by Dameon Wilson 80 yards for a TD; the Mounties Jaylen Mills ran for a two-point conversion and the visitors led 14-7 with eleven and a half minutes left in the first half. With only a minute left until halftime Shelby passed for a TD and the EP kick tied the score 14-14 at the half.
Katie Allen was crowned Shelby's Homecoming Queen during halftime.
Kings Mountain kicked off to Shelby to start the second half and on the first play from scrimmage, Gabe Huitt completed a 76-yard pass to Marquis Adams that gave the Golden Lions the lead 21-14. Shelby added to their advantage. After an interception, Huitt hit Tyler Arrington with a 46-yard strike and with the kick led 28-14. Mims scored for KM on a two-yard run and Jaden Ellis kicked the EP to make it 28-21 with six minutes left in the third period. Shelby QB Huitt then left the game with an injury.
With three minutes left, Dameon Wilson ran 11 yards for another Mountaineers score and Ellis's kick tied the game at 28-all. Just before the end of the third quarter, Marquis Adams recovered a KM fumble and ran 64 yards for a TD, Shelby kicked the extra point to take a 35-28 lead.
That held up until three minutes and 32 seconds left in the game when Rashaard Brooks ran three yards for a Mountaineers score. Dameon Wilson ran for the two-point conversion, but fumbled the ball when hit and Tykel Smith recovered it in the end zone to give KM a 36-35 victory, keeping them unbeaten in five games and giving Shelby its first loss.
Despite the loss, Shelby is still on top in the Southwest 2A Conference with a 4-0 mark. Burns is 4-1 and R-S Central 3-1, but the Lions won their games with both of them. Shelby will host South Point on Friday (April 2nd), then finish the regular season at East Rutherford the following week.
Kings Mtn. will host Forestview next Friday, then play at home against Crest in their biggest game of the year on April 9th. The two, both undefeated in five games, have 4-0 Southwest 3A Conference records. Next week, Crest will host Burns in a non-conference match.
Forestview 25, Hunter Huss 22...In Saturday's other varsity game postponed from Friday, Forestview beat Hunter Huss 25-22.
In the West Lincoln at Bandys JV game postponed from Thursday, nobody scored until the fourth period Saturday afternoon. Then the Rebels scored twice to win 14-0.
East Lincoln @ West Lincoln North Lincoln @ Lincolnton Maiden @ Newton-Conover Cherryville @ Christ the King Ashbrook @ North Gaston Burns @ Crest Kings Mtn. @ Forestview Hunter Huss @ Stuart Cramer East Rutherford @ East Gaston South Point @ Shelby Bessemer City @ Thomas Jefferson Union Academy @ Highland Tech Community School of Davidson @ Mtn. Island Charter East Burke @ Fred T. Foard Patton @ Bunker Hill Hickory @ Alexander Central St. Stephens @ South Caldwell
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