THURSDAY OCT. 7th Stuart Cramer 31, Ashbrook 20 East Gaston 48, Bessemer City 28
JV SCORES West Lincoln 44, Newton-Conover 28 The WL JVs are now 6-1, 4-0 in the conference. Lincolnton 28, West Caldwell 20 After losing their first five games, the LHS JVs finally got a win.
FRIDAY OCT. 8th
Lincolnton 27, West Caldwell 7 LHS has now won three in a row! The Wolves scored on their first possession but didn't make the 2-point EP try. With four minutes to go until halftime, West Caldwell scored on a pass and the EP kick made it 7-6 and that was the score at the half. But LHS had been a second half team in both their previous wins, so no need to worry.
Lincolnton kicked off to West Caldwell to start the second half, but when they went three and out, Deandre Smith ran 60 yds for a Wolves TD. The EP kick was no good and the score was 12-7.
In the 4th period, the Wolves scored again and this time Andre Bost ran for a two-point conversion and it was LHS 20, West Caldwell 7. Another TD run and a Peyton Rangel EP kick made it 27-7.
Next week, LHS will host East Burke.
East Lincoln 57, Fred T. Foard 0 Foard didn't make a first down in the 1st half and was only in EL territory after recoving a Mustangs fumble. From beginning to end, it was 'no contest' as the Mustangs manhandled the Tigers.
East scored on three of their first four possessions to take a 21-0 lead after one quarter.
Early in the 2nd qtr, East intercepted a Tigers pass, then Tyler Mizzell hit Devean Husky for another TD and Jaxon Sellers EP kick made it 28-0. A safety gave East a 30-0 lead. Then Jaylen Roseboro returned a Tigers punt 60 yds for another TD and Sellers' kick made it 37-0. A sellers pass to Michael Dobler and another EP kick made it 44-0 with two minutes left in the first half.
The second half began with more of the same as the Mustangs scored for a 51-0 lead at the end of the third qtr. James McLain scored the final East TD of the night and the final score was 57-0. East is now 5-2 and one can't help but wonder, if Tyler Mizzell hadn't been injured, would they be unbeaten? Ben Cutter returned an interception for a TD and ran for another score in the first period. Tyjai Johnson and Orlandis Howell-Johnson also ran for TDs, and Jaylen Roseboro returned a kick 60 yards for a touchdown. East will host St. Stephens next Friday. Foard will play at home against North Lincoln. To say it has been a tough year for the Tigers would be an understatement. They've had to battle COVID early in the season, and on a rainy night Friday they only had 26 fans show up to watch the game--one assumes mostly parents of players.
West Lincoln 13, Newton-Conover 7 in overtime West scored on a 15-yd TD pass from Jordan Truesdale to Zach Daigler with two minutes left in the first period and the EP kick made it 7-0. Newton-Conover then scored on a 61-yd pass to Zane Redmond and it was tied at 7-all. That's the way the score stood at halftime. The two teams spent the third period trading punts. That continued into the final period until with six minutes left, the Rebels intercepted a Red Devils pass. With two minutes left, Trista Primmer tried a 32-yd FG in a driving rainstorm, but it fell short and the Red Devils took over at their own 18 with two minutes left in regulation. They didn't score and the game went to OT. The Red Devils won the coin toss and elected to go first. A first down pass was nearly intercepted. On second down, the Red Devils ran for two yards. On third down at the 8-yd line, a pass was overthrown. On fourth down, Newton-Conover's pass was too high for the receiver to catch at the back of the end zone and the Rebels got their turn from the Newton-Conover 10-yd line. On 1st down, Mason Avery ran for a yard and a half. On second down, Avery did what he didn't do on the first down--ran for a TD and a West Lincoln victory 13-6. Because Newton-Conover concentrated on West LIncoln's ability to run the football, they held the Rebels to 89 yards rushing, 56 of those by Avery. Truesdale completed five of his 10 passes for 64 yards. Nathan Kester had five tackles for a defense that also stopped the Red Devils over and over. Trace Gilmore had four, Patrick Goins, Curtis Goins, Trent Goins and Lathan Sain all had three. Trent Goins also had that interception. The Rebels, now 5-2, will host West Caldwell next Friday. Newton-Conover will play at Bandys on Friday.
North Lincoln 26, St. Stephens 0 North led 6-0 at the half, then took the 2nd half kickoff and scored again. The two-point try was no good and it was 12-0. Early in the 4th qtr, the Knights scored again and this time kicked the EP for a 19-0 lead. They added another TD and EP midway thru the final period for a 26-0 win. North is now 5-2, 3-1 in the Western Foothills Conference. They'll play at Foard next Friday. All three of the Knights' TDs were scored by Brennen Rogers who ran for 130 yards.
Shelby 38, Crest 28 After Crest fumbled the ball on the opening kickoff, Daylin Lee tossed a pass to Izay Bridges to get Shelby on the board on the second play from scrimmage and Jack Berkowitz's kick made it 7-0. Early in the second period, Lee threw his second TD pass to make it 14-0. Then Crest scored its first. With five minutes left in the first half, Shelby intercepted a Chargers pass at the Crest 9-yd line and Shelby scored again for a 21-7 lead. Shelby scored again with two minutes left in the first half for a 28-7 halftimelead.
Shelby took the 2nd half kickoff and went three and out. Then Crest scored on a TD pass to make it 28-14. After another Shelby punt, the Chargers scored on another TD pass to cut the lead to 28-21. But then Shelby scored on a pass for a 35-21 lead with three minutes left in the 3rd period. Crest answered with another TD and it was 35-28. Shelby then went three and out on their next posssession and Crest had the ball going into the final period. Crest drove to the Shelby 20-yd line but turned it over on downs. Shelby then marched into Chargers territory and scored on a field goal to make it 38-28. Bridges caught seven passes for over a hundred yards and two TDs. For the Chargers, Mari Adams rushed for 152 yds and two touchdowns. Next week, Crest hosts Forestview while Shelby plays at home against Bessemer City.
Kings Mtn. 24, South Point 7 The Mountaineers had a 7-0 lead at the end of the first qtr thanks to a 3-yd run by Robt. Kendrick. Midway thru the 2nd period Tyson "AJ" Riley ran 56 yds for a Raiders TD and Charlie Birtwistle's kick tied the game at 7-all. At the end of the third period, Lamont Littlejohn tossed a 10-yd TD pass to D'Andre Hoyle and Jaden Ellis's kick made it 14-7. In the 4th qtr, a 44-yd FG by Ellis and a 50-yd punt return by Peyton Fisher made it 24-7. Both play at home next Friday, the Mounties against Stuart Cramer and the Red Raiders against Ashbrook.
Maiden 46, Bandys 0 Ben Gibbs ran 44 yards for the first TD with 54 seconds left in 1st qtr. Carson Foard's kick made it 7-0. In the 2nd period, a long punt return by Chris Culliverset up another Blue Devils TD on a 24-yd pass from Ethan Rhodes to Culliver and made for a 14-0 lead. With less than two minutes left in the first half, Isaiah Thomas blocked an Indians punt and Ben Gibbs recovered the ball and returned it for a TD, and with Foard's kick, a 21-0 lead. With 1:06 left in the first half, another Rhodes to Culliver pass made it 27-0. The EP kick was blocked.
Midway thru the 3rd period, Ben Gibbs scored on a one-yd run. The EP kick was blocked again and it was 33-0. On the Trojans next possession, Ben Gibbs intercepted a pass and returned it to the Bandys 15-yd line. On the next play, Isaiah Thomas ran for the score. A bad snap spoiled the EP try and it was 39-0. When Bandys had to punt again, Culliver returned it for another TD and this time Foard's kick was good and the score was 46-0. Nobody scored after that as the Blue Devils won their 7th without a loss. Next Friday, it's the big game--Maiden at Bunker Hill.
Bandys had home games scheduled for both Tuesday and Saturday of next week. On Tuesday, the Trojans were supposed to host East Burke, but East Burke's game with Bunker Hill was postponed from Friday night, so the game with Bandys will have to be rescheduled again. Bandys was also scheduled to play Newton-Conover next Saturday, but that game has been moved up to Friday (Oct. 15th).
Cherryville 50, Highland Tech 14 The Ironmen scored 43 points in the first half. Each team scored once in the third period for a 50-6 score going into the 4th qtr. The Rams got a late score to make the final 50-14. Cooper Sloan led the Ironmen with over 150 yards rushing and four first half TDs. Next Friday, Cherryville will host Thomas Jefferson.
Burns 64, Thomas Jefferson 7 The Bulldogs scored three times in the first period for a 20-0 lead. The Gryphons scored a 2nd qtr TD but the Bulldogs scored three more for a 41-7 lead at the half and then scored some more in the second half. Burns quarterback Ben Mauney had three touchdown passes and ran for two more scores. Next week, Burns will host East Gaston. Thomas Jefferson will be at Cherryville.
Mtn. Island Charter 60, Christ the King 6 Dylan Bisson completed 12-of-19 passes for 391 yards and six touchdowns, two of those TD throws to Trevin Moyer. Next week, the Raptors will host Bishop McGuiness.
MONDAY OCT. 11th The following games were all postponed from Friday night due to weather. Hunter Huss @ Forestview North Iredell @ Hickory Bunker Hill @ East Burke