West Lincoln 35, Bandys 28
Bandys received the opening kickoff and opened with a long drive to inside the West Lincoln 20 but when the drive stalled at the 17, they tried--and missed--a field goal. West Lincoln drove deep into Bandys territory but fumbled and the Trojans recovered. They didn't make a first down and had to punt. Jaylin Winnex returned the punt to near midfield. When they didn't score again, Bandys got another drive going and Nolan Jones scored on a three-yard run and West trailed for the first time this season. The extra point kick was good and Bandys led just over a minute into the second period 7-0. With nine minutes left until halftime, West finally scored on a 35-yd run by Mason Avery and Joel Sellers' EP kick made it 7-all. Bandys drove to the West Lincoln 5-yd line; a fumble recovered in the end zone was ruled down at the four before the ball came loose. Bandys QB Wyatt Wesson then got to the one-yard line and on third and goal at the one, he ran for the TD. Fletcher Harris kicked the EP and the Trojans led 14-7. On West's next possession, Winnex fumbled and Jones ran it back for another Bandys TD and the EP kick made it 21-7 at halftime. West moved the ball in the first half, but got only one score. They fumbled four times, losing three of those, one returned for a TD.
Starting the third perod, West took the opening kickoff and Mason Avery ran 71 yards for a score. The Joel Sellers kick made it 21-14. West stopped Bandys on their next possession but offsetting penalties gave the Trojans another chance on a 4th & 5. Bandys punted; Winnex fielded it at the 7-yd line and had a good return and a personal foul penalty moved the ball to the West 28-yd line. Avery had two good runs to move it to the West 40. A holding penalty moved it back to the 30. Winnex got the penalty yards back on a run. Nathan Rye then caught a pass and an Avery run moved it to the Bandys 29. On a 4th & 2 at the Bandys 16, Avery ran four yards for a first down. A run by Winnex made it 2nd & 7 at the Bandys 10. Avery then ran for the touchdown to make it 21-20. Sellers' kick tied the score at 21-all with four minutes left in the third quarter. Finally, late in the third, Gideon Allen ran 10 yards for a TD and the Rebels had their first lead of the night. Sellers' kick made it 28-21. Each team got one more score after that. Bandys scored first with seven minutes left and with the EP kick tied the game at 28-all. Then, on a 9-yd run by Avery with two minutes left in the game, the Rebels scored the winning TD and improved to 4-0 with a 35-28 win.
For Mason Avery, it was deja vu. He had 217 yards rushing in the game against North Lincoln. Friday night, he ran for 269, the second most in a single game in school history, and four TDs. Jaylin Winnex ran for 109. Gideon Allen had a good night--he completed one of his two passes (to Nathan Rye for 11 yards) and ran for a TD. On defense, Terry Hice had 7 tackles; Avery had 6 solo tackles and an assist; Rye had five solos and an assist; Patrick Goins had 5 tackles and an assist plus an interception; Allen had 5 tackles and an interception; Camden Sain had 5 tackles; Jaylin Winnex had four tackles and an assist; Ben Sain had two solo tackles and an assist; JJ Phansook had a tackle as did Shawn Blackburn, and Joel Sellers, Curtis Goins, JJ Ponder, Zander Harrelson and Caleb Sain. Next week, the Rebels play at Maiden--it will be the Blue Devils' homecoming. Bandys wll play at East Burke.
Bunker Hill 7, Lincolnton 6
Lincolnton kicked off to Bunker Hill. Neither team scored in the first quarter. Andrew Phelps second interception of the night set Lincolnton up inside the Bunker Hill 20. But they didn't score and the first half ended in a scoreless tie. The third quarter was also scoreless and it was still 0-0 going into the fourth. Bunker Hill scored with nine minutes to go and the EP kick gave the Bears a 7-0 lead. Andrew Phelps then returned the kickoff to Bunker Hill's 30-yard line. Andre Bost then passed to Phelps for a Wolves TD, but the EP kick was no good. With time running out, Phelps had his third interception of the night but time ran out and LHS lost 7-6. LHS will host Newton-Conover next Friday; Bunker Hill will play at West Caldwell.
Statesville 15, North Lincoln 9
The planned broadcast had technical difficulties, but the game on North's new artificial turf field went on. North kicked a first period field goal; then the Greyhounds scored in the second perod to lead 8-3. North scored to take a 9-8 lead. A third period TD by Statesville gave them the lead 15-9. Neither team scored after that and the Knights lost their fourth without a win. North will play at Hickory next Friday.
East Lincoln 38, Hickory 12
East kicked off to Hickory. The Red Tornadoes went three and out. Christopher Daley scored for East on a 30-yd run; Helmut Rojas' EP kick made it 7-0. After the kickoff, Hickory again went three and out. With two minutes left in the first period, Tyler Mizzell hit Markell Clark for a 25-yd TD and Rojas' kick made it 14-0 in favor of the Mustangs. In the third period Aiden Terrell intercepted a Hickory pass; then Daley ran 62 yds for a score and Rojas' kick made it 21-0. Hickory passed for a TD with five minutes left in the third period; then recovered a fumble and returned it for a TD and the score was 21-12 with a minute left in the third. Early in the final period, Daley ran for another TD and the kick gave the Mustangs a 28-12 lead and from there, they ran out the clock. Next Friday, East travels to Statesville.
Maiden 47, East Burke 27
Maiden kicked off to East Burke. The Blue Devils intercepted a pass and scored on a run; then kicked the EP to lead 7-0. Another TD gave the Devils a 13-0 lead; the two-point EP try was no good. Then with a minute left in the first period, Wesley Thompson completed his first TD pass of the night and Maiden led 19-0. His second came just a minute before halftime and the Blue Devils took a 26-0 lead to the locker room at the half. Ben Gibbs ran for two TDs and a total of 132 yards in the first half. Chris Culliver caught three passes for 91 yds.
East Burke scored in the third period to cut the lead to 26-7, but Thompson tossed another TD pass and the Blue Devils pushed their lead to 33-7. Thompson's arm accounted for another score and it was 40-13. East Burke scored again to make it 40-19, but another Blue Devils TD put Maiden ahead 47-19. East Burke then got another score and it was 47-27 after a two-point conversion with two minutes left in the game. Maiden then ran out the clock for the win. Maiden's homeoming is next Friday against West Lincoln.
Shelby 70, Cherryville 0
As expected Shelby scored every time they had the ball in the first half for a 35-0 first quarter lead that became 56-0 at the half. A running clock cut down on the scoring in the second half and the Golden Lions won 70-0. Cherryville will play at East Gaston next Friday. Shelby will host Thomas Jefferson.
Burns 74, Highland Tech 0
Highland Tech kicked off to Burns. Ben Mauney tossed a 63-yd TD pass to Cahari Haynes, then passed to Ryan Thompson for a two-point conversion and the Bulldogs led 8-0. A 67-yd pass to Kahari Surratt and a pass to Surratt for two more points made it 16-0. Then a pick six by Marshall McGowan and a Ryan Thompson to Cahari Haynes pass on the EP try made it 24-0.- When Burns got the ball again, Mauney hit Surratt for a 22-yd TD pass and Thompson ran for two extr points to make it 32-0. More of the same in the second quarter as Mauney hit Thompson for a 33-yd TD and passed to Nicholas Vinson for EPs to make it 40-0. After Cahari Haynes recovered a fumble, Thompson threw to Lj Allen for a TD, then Jeremiah Norris ran for a TD and Lamont Wilson scored two EPs for a 54-0 Burns advantage. Treyzail Littlejohn started off the second half running for a TD to make it 60-0. Graham Warlick ran for a TD and Treyzail Littlejohn for another and a two-point run on the second made the final score Burns 74, Highland Tech 0. The Bulldogs have next Friday off before hosting Bessemer City on Sept. 30th. Highland Tech will host Bessemer City next Friday.
East Gaston 13, Cherokee 7
Kings Mountsin 44, Hunter Huss 14
Hunter Huss returned the opening kickoff for a TD and a 7-0 lead, but after that, the first period was all Mountaineers. A.J. Richardson ran for the first TD and Jaden Ellis' kick tied the score. Caleb Holland ran for the second KM TD and a 13-7 lead. Then Lamont Littlejohn passed 25 yds to Teddy Jeffries and the Mounties led 19-13. Huss scored on a 75-yd run and the EP kick made it 19-14 with 7 minutes left in the half. A 26-yd Ellis FG made it 22-14. Holland ran for another TD in the 3rd qtr and Ellis' kick made it 29-14. Another Jeffries TD run and Curtis Simpson's pass to Bryson Brown for two extra points made it Kings Mtn. 37, Hunter Huss 14. Robert Kedrick then ran for another KM TD and the kick made it 44-14. Kings Mtn. visits North Gaston next Friday; Huss plays at South Point.
Crest 33, Ashbrook 17
Both teams scored two TDs in the first period and it was 14-14. Ashbrook kicked a FG with 7 minutes left in the first half to lead 17-14. Crest returned a punt for a TD and the EP kick made it 21-17. In the third period, Crest ran for one and passed for another TD and it was 33-17 and that was the final score. Crest visits Stuart Cramer next Friday; Ashbrook hosts Forestview.
Forestview 20, North Gaston 0
Forestview scored in the first period for a 7-0 lead. Another in the second period gave the Jaguars a 13-0 lead at the half. One more score in the second half made it 20-0.
Newton-Conover 64, West Caldwell 6
Newton-Conover scored on its first possession and made two extra points for an 8-0 lead. An interception set up another TD and EP made it 15-0, and then the Red Devils poured it on, leading 50-0 at halftime. West Caldwell finally scored in the final period but it was the Red Devils' night, 64-6.
North Iredell 28, Fred T. Foard 7
St. Stephens 49, West Iredell 20
St. Stephens led at halftime 21-6 and won 49-20.
South Point 47, Stuart Cramer 14
South Point rolled up the yards (over 500 in total offense for the night) and led 27-14 at the half. Two third period TDs made it 41-14. Another score in the fourth period made the final 47-14.
Bessemer City 47, Thomas Jefferson 24
Bessemer City outscored Thomas Jefferson 28-16 in the first half and won 47-24.
THURSDAY NIGHT JV SCORES:
North Lincoln's JVs won their third game without a loss in a see-saw game at Statesville. The Knights led 22-20 at the half, but the Greyhounds then took the lead in the third period. North regained it in the fourth, but Statesville led 34-30 until just over a minute left when North scored and made a two-point conversion for a 38-34 lead. They recovered a fumble at midfield on Statesville's final possession to close out the game with their third win of the season.
The Hickory JVs beat East Lincoln 24-14.
The Bandys JVs beat West Lincoln 41-20.
The Maiden JVs beat East Burke 26-6.
NEXT WEEK'S (SEPT. 23RD) VARSITY SCHEDULE:
Newton-Conover at Lincolnton
East Lincoln at Statesville
West Lincoln at Maiden (Maiden Homecoming)
North Lincoln at Hickory
Cherryville at East Gaston
Kings Mountain at North Gaston
Fred T. Foard at West Iredell
Crest at Stuart Cramer
Bunker Hill at West Caldwell
St. Stephens at North Iredell
Forestview at Ashbrook
Hunter Huss at South Point
Thomas Jefferson at Shelby
Bessemer City at Highland Tech
Community School of Davidson at Mountain Island Charter