Archive - Oct 29, 2011
BOONE - Jamal Jackson threw for three touchdowns and Brian Quick racked up 119 receiving yards as No. 5 Appalachian State upset No. 1 Georgia Southern, 24-18, at Kidd Brewer Stadium on Saturday.
The Mountaineers (6-2, 4-1) jumped out to a 17-3 halftime lead and the ASU defense held off a late rally by the Eagles (7-1, 5-1) to pick up their first win over a top-ranked team since defeating a then No. 1 Georgia Southern squad on Oct. 16, 1999.
The preliminary brackets for the 2A, 2AA, 3A and 3AA playoffs have been released and officially, six Catawba County teams are in the postseason. The brackets became official Saturday evening once all records were verified.
Hosting home games in the first round are Maiden, Bandys and Hickory. The Blue Devils and Trojans are ranked as No. 3 seeds in their portion of the 2A and 2AA brackets, respectively. Both schools will host 5-5 teams in East Rutherford and Ashe County.
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I immediately recognized the jury summons mixed in with a load of other junk a letter carrier delivered to the Willard home in August.
I've seen plenty of these yellow summons sheets from Catawba County Superior Court Clerk Al Jean Bogle. It seems employees of The O-N-E make monthly trips to my office with the form in hand and hoping I will help free them from the obligation.
Yes, I have written a few jury duty "excuse" letters for the folks at The O-N-E.
Kevin Cline was Newton-Conover's "X factor" on Friday night against West Caldwell.
Whenever the Red Devils needed a big play, they got it from their junior quarterback. He rushed 14 times for 177 yards and passed for another 82 yards in Newton's 57-30 Senior Night rout of West Caldwell.
Newton-Conover (5-6 2-5) capped a frustrating season by posting a 50-plus point performance Friday.
It didn't come without a challenge from West Caldwell (0-11, 0-8), which was last winless in 2008 and has struggled through seven straight losing seasons.
Maiden 31, Draughn 7â€¨
Maiden the Catawba Valley Athletic Conference runner-up spot with an impressive victory over Draughn, 31-7.
Will Jenkins led the Blue Devils with 214 yards on 32 carries and three touchdowns. On defense he collected an interception. Quarterback Matt Johnson rushed for 100 yards on 18 carries.
Draughn got on the board first when quarterback Keith Loomis connected with Alex McGee for a 25-yard touchdown.
Maiden trailed for 10 seconds.
On the ensuing kick-off Jose Campos raced 99 yards for a touchdown.