Archive - Sep 15, 2012 - Sports Article
Separated by six miles in distance, Maiden and Newton-Conover added another classic to its storied football rivalry on Friday.
Behind the performances of Ricky Taylor and Grant Yowe, the Blue Devils pulled ahead early and held off a late charge by the Red Devils to come away with the 38-28 win at home.
Taylor made six catches for 120 yards and three touchdowns in the game.
Nick Bazzle has never lost to St. Stephens High School on the football field. His team kept that record perfect on Friday.
The Cougars got off to a great start and cruised to a 41-0 victory over the Indians in both team's Northwestern 3A/4A opener.
The win was Bazzle's 14th against the Indians with the previous 13 coming as the head football coach of Newton-Conover.
Despite leading 21-16 at halftime, Bunker Hill gave up 20 second half points on its way to a disappointing 36-29 Homecoming loss to East Burke in Claremont on Friday.
Larry Clark led the Cavaliers (3-2, 1-0) with 187 rushing yards and a touchdown. Fellow running back Robbie McGee added 91 yards on the ground.
The Cavaliers rushed for 302 yards in the contest.
A 39-yard field goal by Alex Parsons as time expired gave Watauga a stunning 28-27 victory against Fred T. Foard during the Tigers' Homecoming game on Friday.
Training 18-0 early in the contest, the Tigers (2-3, 0-1) rallied behind Sam Benfield and Jacob Schmidt in the second half to nearly pull the comeback win.