Archive - Oct 8, 2011 - Sports Article
A rough couple of weeks for Newton-Conover ended Friday with a victory, while Bunker Hillâ€™s slide continued.
Despite trailing 17-7, the Red Devils (4-4, 1-3) rallied behind quarterback Kevin Cline and running back Thomas Corpening. The duo scored three second-half touchdowns between them on the way to a 35-25 comeback victory on homecoming at Gurley Stadium.
Trailing Bandys 14-10 at halftime, Maiden wasted no time taking control of the game in the second half.
â€śWe were getting the ball in the second half, and we just had to make some plays,â€ť said Maiden coach Brian Brown.
Maidenâ€™s Will Jenkins was the first Blue Devil to answer his coachâ€™s challenge to â€śmake some plays.â€ť He returned the second half kick-off 53 yards. Four plays later, Jenkins raced 36 yards into the end zone to score his second touchdown of the night and give the Blue Devils the lead for good.
St. Stephens used a 56-yard touchdown run by Matt Williams and a momentum swing going into half-time to collect a 56-36 win over North Buncombe on Friday.
The win marks the Indiansâ€™ third in as many weeks and sets up St. Stephens (3-5, 1-2) to take on 3a rival Fred T. Foard next week.
Trailing 20-14 in the second quarter, Williams touchdown run lifted the Indians to a 21-20 lead to end the opening half.
After Jon Sweet gave St. Stephens a 28-20 lead, the Indians put together back-to-back scoring drives that both ended with Williams crossing the goal line.