Archive - Sep 1, 2012 - Sports Article
GREENVILLE â€” East Carolina recorded 390 total yards and forced three turnovers as the Pirates defeated Appalachian State 35-13 at home Saturday in the season opener for both teams.
Rio Johnson threw for 242 yards and Michael Dobson added 78 yards rushing for the Pirates, who have won 32 of their last 37 games when scoring 30 or more points.
Quarterback Kevin Cline made sure Newton-Conoverâ€™s third game was its charm.
The senior signal-caller combined for 298 yards and four touchdowns, helping the Red Devils win their first game of the season, 50-3, at St. Stephens on Friday night in Hickory.
â€śWe practiced (passing) all week and ran it in warm-ups,â€ť Cline said. â€śWe got the ball to our athletes and let them run.â€ť
Hickory built an early lead and fought off a late rally by Maiden to come away with the 27-25 home victory at Frank Barger Stadium on Friday.
The Red Tornadoes (2-1) took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter when quarterback Matt Williams found receiver Daniel Davis for a eight-yard touchdown that capped an 80-yard drive.
Randy Lowman will have to wait at least another week for his historic 200th coaching victory.
Bandys fell behind at halftime, while East Lincoln continued to pile on the points and the yards in the second half on its way to a 48-20 road win in Catawba on Friday.
Bunker Hill outscored North Lincoln 33-9 in the second half on its way to a 39-16 victory over the Knights in Claremont on Friday.
It was the third time in three weeks that the Bears (3-0) have trailed at halftime only to dominate the second half.
A 36-yard run by Sam Benfield with 2:13 left ended up being the winning score, lifting Fred T. Foard to its second victory of the season, 34-41, over West Lincoln.
Benfield rushed nine times for 123 yards and two touchdowns in the contest, including the game's opening score on a 39-yard run.