September 22, 2023 at 7:40 p.m.
Lincolnton 22, Newton-Conover 21...
Wolves get first win for Coach Jaden Angle. Deja vu: last year's LHS winning score repeated this season against Red Devils
Peyton Rangel ran for a TD on a fourth and goal with two minutes left in the first period, capping a 91-yd drive. The EP kick made it 7-0, LHS in the lead. Ethan Okoro's 3-yd run and Jordan Lineberger's run for two extra points made it N-C 8, LHS 7 midway thru the 2nd period and that was still the score at the half.
LHS took the second half kickoff and drove for a score. Andre Bost ran 5 yds for the TD, then threw a pass to Khalil Yarborough for two extra points and LHS led 15-8. With three minutes left in the third period, Logan Adair threw a 32-yd pass to Michael Sifford and the EP kick tied the score at 15-15. Early in the fourth quarter, Adair completed a 35-yd TD pass to Ryder Bush-Ivanko; the EP try was no good and N-C led 21-15. Then Bost ran 32 yds for another score and Jaxon Young's EP kick gave the Wolves a one-point lead 22-21. The Wolves held on for their first win of the season.
Next week, LHS will host Bandys; Newton-Conover will play at East Burke.
West Lincoln 33, Maiden 19...
The Rebels remain undefeated, play at Bunker Hill next Friday.
The Blue Devils took the opening kickoff and scored on their first possession eight minutes into the first qtr as Hampton Reed caught a pass and went 33 yds; the two-point EP try was no good and Maiden led 6-0. West scored early in the second period on a one-yd run by Gideon Allen and the EP kick by Brooke Eurey (yes! West has another girl kicker!) made it Rebels 7, Blue Devils 6. Jaylin Winnex ran 37 yards for a TD; the EP try was kicked low and the score was West Lincoln 13, Maiden 6. It looked like West was in control, but with 8 seconds left in the first half, QB Will Stover threw a TD pass on a fourth down play to his brother Josh and David Higgins' EP kick tied the game at halftime 13-13.
After the Rebels took the second half kickoff, Winnex ran 47 yds for another TD. The two-point EP try was no good and West led 19-13. With two minutes left in the third, Caden Smith scored on a one-yd run and Winnex ran for two extra points and the Rebels led 27-13.
Early in the final period, West appeared headed for another score but a fumble was picked up by a Maiden defender and returned to West Lincoln's 22-yd line. Several plays later, Maiden scored but the EP try hit the cross bar and the Rebels led 27-19. Gideon Allen ran for one more WL TD to make it 33-19. The Rebels got their 5th victory without a loss. For Maiden, it was their first regular season loss in CVAC play in four years.
For the night, Allen ran for two TDs and completed two of his three passes for 59 yards, both to Smith. Winnex had 143 yards rushing and two TDs and ran for two extra points; Smith ran for 139 and a TD.
Good as the offense was, amassing 324 yards rushing, the defense was even better. : Keegan Bostic had 9 tackles including a sack and a tackle for loss (TFL); Caden Smith had 8 tackles, 3 assists, 1 TFL and a sack; Jaylin Winnex had 7 tackles and a PBU (pass broken up); Drew Ponder had 6 tackles, an assist and an interception; JJ Phansook had 5 tackles and a PBU; Ben Sain had 4 tackles, 4 assists; 1 TFL and 1 sack; Camden Sain had 3 tackles, 1 assist, and 1 TFL and was in on a sack with Zander Harrelson, who also had 3 tackles, 1 assist & 1 TFL ; Evan Hartsoe had 2 tackles & 1 PBU' Drake Wood, 2 tackles and 1 assist; Caleb Sain, 1 tackle & 1 assist; Bryce Beddingfield and Lucas Blackburn, one tackle each; Terry Hice, 1 assist; and Gideon Allen 3 PBU and an interception.
Next week, West will visit Bunker Hill, also undefeated in five games.The Blue Devils will play at home against West Caldwell.
[Thanks to Darren Ponder for the WLHS stats.]
Hickory 43, North Lincoln 14...
A week after putting up 49 points against East Lincoln, the Red Tornadoes put on another offensive show.
Hard to believe when you see the final score, but this one was close--for a little while. Shannon Wingate ran for a TD and Jake Dillingham's EP kick made it Knights 7, Red Tornadoes 0 with three minutes left in the first qtr. When Hickorygot the ball, they had to punt, but recovered a NL fumble and Isaiah Lackey ran 38 yds for a score; and the EP kick tied it. Then the onslaught began. In the second qtr, a pass from Ellis Chappell to Jamien Little and an EP kick gave Hickory a 14-7 lead. Another TD and a field goal gave Hickory a 23-7 advantage at halftime. Hickory scored again with time running out in the third period to make it 30-7. In the fourth, Eli Sipe threw a 7-yd TD pass to Cam Adams and Dillingham's kick cut that lead to 30-14, but then Hickory scored again to lead 37-14 and more TD made it 43-14.
Next week, the Knights host North Iredell; the Red Tornadoes play at St. Stephens.
Statesville 42, East Lincoln 14...
After losing for the first time in two years last week, the Mustangs couldn't get it together against the Greyhounds.
Statesville led 20-7 at halftime. By the end of the third period, it was 36-14. One more TD made the final Statesville 42, East Lincoln 14. Next week, East will visit West Iredell. The Warriors are 5-0 after a win over Fred T. Foard. Statesville will host Foard on Friday.
East Gaston 63, Cherryville 14...
The Warriors remain undefeated; the Ironmen, still winless.
Trenton Sherrill completed a 9-yd TD pass to Kirin Moebes to a TD; Tripp Abernathy's EP kick made it EG 7, CHS 0. After Shamyr Moss ran 10 yds for the Ironmen's first touchdown and the EP kick tied the score in the second period. Sherrill then completed a 65-yd pass to Omarion Pryor and the EP kick made it Warriors 14, CHS 7. Moss ran for 15 yds for another TD and the EP kick tied it at 14-all; then Sherrill ran 14 yds for a TD and Abernathy's kick made it East Gaston 21, Cherryville 14. Late in the first half, the Warriors' Payton Parker recovered a Cherryville fumble at the CHS 16-yd line. Caleb Smith scored on a 10 yd run and with the EP kick it was 28-14. Moebes then recovered a fumble deep in Ironmen territory and the Warriors scored again on a 23-yd run by Smith and with the EP it was EG 35, Cherryville 14 at halftime.
Four more Warrior TDs in the second half--a 9-yd run by Tristan Baker, a 15-yd TD pass from Sherrill to Curtis Helms, a 13-yd punt return for a touchdown by Baker, and a 99-yd fumble recovery returned for a TD by Shelden Clark--made the final 63-14.
East Gaston, now 5-0, will play at home against Thomas Jefferson next week. Cherryville has next week off before playing at Highland Tech on Oct. 6th.
Kings Mountain 42, North Gaston 0...
The Mountaineers scored on their first possession as Robt. Kendrick ran 19 yds for a TD; Max Thompson's EP kick made it 7-0. Kendrick scored again on a 6-yd run in the second qtr, and the EP kick made it 14-0. Another Kendrick run and another Thompson kick before halftime made it 21-0. Kendrick score again the third period and the EP kick made it 28-0. Eli Lipscomb recovered a North Gaston fumble and returned it 44 yds and with Thompson's kick, it was 35-0 with three minutes left in the third qtr. Another Mounties TD on a 20-yd run by Josiah Hill made it 42-0. Next week, Kings Mountain will host Forestview; North Gaston will visit Ashbrook.
Hunter Huss 31, South Point 24 (overtime)...
Chanyce Ford's 2-yd run and Charlie Birtwistle's EP kick made it South Point 7, Huss 0 at the end of the first period. Huss scored on a pass early in the second and the EP kick tied the score at 7-all. Patrick Blee ran for a TD in the second qtr and Ashton Green ran for a two-point conversion and South Point led 15-7 at halftime. The teams traded field goals in the third period and South Point led 18-10. Harrison McKinney then ran for a TD to make it 24-10 at the end of the third. In the fourth qtr, Huss scored to cut it to 24-17; then with one minute left, threw a TD pass to tie the game at 24-all and send it to overtime. Huss scored and made the EP in OT for a 31-24 upset win. Next week, the Huskies play at Stuart Cramer; the Raiders visit Crest.
Bandys 48, East Burke 30...
East Burke scored first on a run by Darren Hammons; the EP try was no good. The Trojans scored three TDs on passes and with the extra points led 21-6 at the end of the first period. Early in the second another Trojans TD pass and the EP kick made it 28-6. Bandys ran for one more TD before halftime and led 35-6 at the half. The Trojans eventually led 42-6; then East Burke scored three times after the outcome was already decided to make the final 48-30.
The Trojans will bring their offensive show to Lincolnton next Friday. East Burke will host Newton-Conover.
West Iredell 34, Fred T. Foard 7...
West Iredell is now 5-0. The Tigers, still looking for their first win, play at Statesville next week. West Iredell will host East Lincoln.
Bunker Hill 56, West Caldwell 7...
Bunker Hill led West Caldwell 49-0 at halftime. Another TD made it 56-0 in the third period. The Bears, now 5-0, will host West Lincoln next week in a battle of unbeatens.
North Iredell 27, St. Stephens 12..
North Iredell will visit North Lincoln next Friday. St. Stephens will host Hickory.
Crest 56, Stuart Cramer 0...
Crest scored early and often. The Chargers, now 5-0, host South Point next week. Stuart Cramer will host Hunter Huss.
Shelby 69, Thomas Jefferson 0...
Shelby scored in every period, led 31-0 at halftime and pumped out four TDs in the fourth quarter in a totally one-sided affair. Next week, the Golden Lions, 2-0 in the Southern Piedmont Conference despite a disappointing 3-3 overall record, have another laugher as they play at Highland Tech.
Bessemer City 73, Highland Tech 0...
Highland Tech has yet to hold an opponent to less than 40 points. The 0-6 Rams host Shelby next week. The Yellow Jackets are 4-2, 2-0 in the Southern Piedmont Conference, but they host defending 2A state champ Burns next Friday. The Bulldogs had this week off.
Ashbrook 33. Forestview20...
Ashbrook and Forestview were tied 13-all at halftime. Ashbrook scored twice in the third period to lead 27-13. Then the Jaguars scored in the fourth to cut the lead o 27-20, but the Green Wave put up one more TD to get their first win this season. Next week, Ashbrook hosts North Gaston while Forestview plays at Kings Mtn.
Community School of Davidson 30, Mtn. Island Charter 12...
The Raptors, now 3-2, host Winston-Salem Prep next Friday.
[We apologize that various internet difficulties kept killing our score report. We had to re-enter the info multiple times and finally got it to stick on Saturday morning after 7 AM.]