Archive - Sep 2012 - Sports Article
ATLANTA â€” Matt Ryan took an awful beating.
Another win for the Atlanta Falcons will make the pain a lot easier to take.
Shaking off a career-high seven sacks, Ryan completed a 59-yard pass to Roddy White with about a minute remaining, setting up Matt Bryant's 40-yard field goal that kept the Falcons perfect on the season with a wild 30-28 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.
Pulling ahead 21-0 after the first quarter, Appalachian State cruised to a 55-14 victory against visiting Coastal Carolina on Saturday in Boone.
The Mountaineers tallied 684 yards in the contest â€” their most in a game since the 2009 season.
After a crushing 47-23 loss at Carson-Newman two weeks ago, the Bears of Lenoir-Rhyne University had a lot of time to ponder the defeat after a bye week.
With North Greenville standing in the way their way, the Bears put the tough loss to the Eagles behind them by tallying 551 yards of total offense in a 52-10 win in Hickory on Saturday.
A touchdown pass from Kevin Cline to Sam Avis with 4:27 left in the third quarter ended up being the game-winning score, helping Newton-Conover pick up a Homecoming victory against East Burke on Friday at Gurley Stadium.
"That was just a physically tough football game," said N-C coach Brint Russell. "I'm proud of our kid's effort."
Despite a nearly hour long weather delay, South Iredell continued its dominance in the Catawba Valley 2A on Friday, knocking off another challenger in Maiden at home, 33-10.
The Vikings (7-0, 3-0) took the lead early in the contest with a pair of touchdowns, including a five-yard rushing score from Eythan Kramm and a 63-yard scamper by Michael Fisher.
Draughn overcame a 13-7 deficit at halftime to come back and win 28-21 in overtime against Bunker Hill in Valdese on Friday.
Adam Estep's third rushing touchdown of the night from one-yard out completed the Wildcats' comeback. Estep rushed for 160 yards in the game for Draughn (4-3, 1-2).
Pulling ahead 34-0 by halftime, South Caldwell continued its undefeated start to the season with a 55-0 victory in Northwestern 3A/4A play against Fred T. Foard on Friday.
The Spartans (7-0, 3-0) tallied 446 yards of total offense in the contest, including 232 rushing yards by running back Zac Pollard.
Jayvee football season continued on Thursday with seven match ups featuring seven Catawba County football squads.
Below are scores from the county and others from the surrounding areas:
Bandys 20, West Caldwell 8
Bunker Hill 36, Draughn 14
Hickory 35, Alexander Central 20
Newton-Conover 28, East Burke 14
St. Stephens 22, Hibriten 20
Maiden lost to South Iredell on the volleyball court Thursday in five sets in a battle of top teams in the CVAC 22-25, 21-25, 25-17, 25-21 and 13-15.
Mckenzie Garrison led the Lady Blue Devils (12-4, 8-2) with 29 kills and three blocks. Kha Xiong added 11 kills and two blocks.
Defensively, Rachel Cook tallied seven blocks for Maiden.
Off to one its best starts in program history, the Catawba Valley Community College volleyball team is focused on one goal this season â€” making the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) tournament.
Under fourth-year head coach Shannon Hudson, the Lady Bucs are 14-0 overall this season, including a 6-0 record in Region X play.