Archive - Aug 18, 2012 - Sports Article
Brint Russellâ€™s debut as Newton-Conover head football coach was memorable â€” for all the wrong reasons.
The Red Devilsâ€™ defense struggled, giving up 510 total yards, including 351 passing from East Lincoln quarterback Garrett Young, as the Mustangs went on to win in Denver, 35-21.
Lincolnton picked up a tight two-point victory at home, spoiling Frank Snider's debut as head coach for the Maiden Blue Devils.
The Wolves (1-0) took a 2-0 lead in the second quarter when Maiden starting quarterback Jake McRee fumbled a snap in the end zone, fell on top of it and was tackled by a host of Lincolnton defenders, resulting in a safety.
The Carolina Panthers finished up their home preseason slate Friday with a 23-17 victory over the Miami Dolphins at Bank of America Stadium.
Less than a week after suffering a 26-13 loss to the Houston Texans in the preseason opener, Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he was pleased with what he saw from his team.