You can view the complete gallery of the Homecoming Court from Maiden, East Lincoln and North Lincoln. Be sure to visit the Lincoln Herald webpage every Friday night for football scores from all area games.
Wayne Howard Reporter
The West Lincoln Rebels will play two Homecoming football games in a row--last week it was their own, this week they'll play at Maiden in the Blue Devils' Homecoming game. If you had to pick a game of the week, this one may be it. West Lincoln and Lincolnton are tied in the Southern District 7 Conference, a game behind East Lincoln and the Blue Devils. Maiden and East are 4-0 in the league, West and Lincolnton are 3-1.
Maiden has been averaging over 40 points a game on offense, but had a tough night last Friday against Bandys. After building a 21-10 halftime lead, the Devils held on for a 21-19 victory to run their season record to 8-0. West had no trouble with the team from West Caldwell. Their powerful running attack, best by far in the SD-7, helped them to a decisive 49-19 victory. West is also the top defensive team in the league. Last week, they held West Caldwell to less than 70 yards rushing.
East Lincoln got the bad news this week that they had to forfeit their first three games of the year. An academically ineligible player was allowed to participate because of a clerical error. The Mustangs' record dropped from 7-1 to 4-4, but all four of those victories are in the SD-7, so their conference mark remains unblemished.
The saddest part of the decision is that it diminishes the record-setting pace of Mustang quarterback Chaz Surratt. Since those first three games are now listed as never having been played and forfeited by a 6-0 score, all of Surratt's accomplishments in those games are also erased.
If all goes as expected, the West Caldwell boys will not enjoy this week's trip to Lincoln County any more than the one last week.
North Lincoln now has three victories on the season--two they won outright and the East Lincoln forfeit. They'll need a stellar performance to hand with the team from Lake Norman that visits Lee Lawing Road tonight.
Lincolnton High School will be playing a Senior Night game--their final regular season home game--against Newton-Conover tonight.
Other area games include Cherryville hosting Community School of Davidson.