Archive - Sep 2011 - Sports Article
For the second straight week, the Fred T. Foard football team lost a tough game on the road.
The Tigers (1-2) committed five turnovers in Fridayâ€™s game against West Lincoln, including four lost fumbles and an interception by quarterback Erik Ware.
It was an ugly game by both teams. While Foard committed five turnovers, West Lincoln also struggled, throwing an interception and fumbling the ball three times, losing two of them.
The Rebels (2-1) took a 6-0 lead in the first half behind an 8-yard run from Evan Lopes. It was Lopesâ€™ lone rush of the game.
Rain in the Catawba County area forced several postponements of Friday night high school football games.
The first cancelled contest was a match-up of unbeaten teams between the Bandys Trojans (2-0) and East Lincoln Mustangs (2-0), which also features coach Randy Lowmanâ€™s 300th game as head coach. The game was postponed to Saturday at 7 p.m. due to power issues at the field.
The Carolina Panthers wrapped up their 2011 NFL preseason Thursday, losing 33-17 to the Pittsburgh Steelers at Bank of America Stadium.
Panthersâ€™ rookie quarterback Cam Newton played the first series for the Panthers (1-3), completing 3-of-5 passes for 25 yards and a 10-yard touchdown to tight end Jeremy Shockey.
Newton also had one rush â€” a 19-yard scramble in the first quarter.
Derek Anderson also got playing time at quarterback, ahead of Jimmy Clausen, who is nursing some injuries in last weekâ€™s game against Cincinnati.
When Maiden needed points the most, Hannah Martin came through in the clutch.
Tied in the third game of the Blue Devilsâ€™ volleyball match against South Iredell on Wednesday, she was able to serve successfully against the Vikings.
Martinâ€™s serving enabled her team build a two-point cushion, giving them enough distance to win the game and match, 25-19, 25-14, 25-21.
â€śWe battled back when we needed toâ€ť said Maiden coach Marsha Davis. â€śEven though we got down in the third game, we still came back. They worked hard and put balls down when they needed to.â€ť