Archive - Aug 2013 - Sports Article
The Carolina Panthers trimmed their roster from 75 to 53 players on Saturday.
Among the 22 players cut were quarterback Jimmy Clausen, wideout David Gettis, defensive tackle Sione Fua and cornerback Drayton Florence.
Maiden running back Ricky Taylor did a little bit of everything for his team on the gridiron Friday.
The senior running back scored three rushing touchdowns, caught another and also returned an interception for a score, helping the Blue Devils win their home opener 55-29 against West Iredell at Blue Devil Stadium.
The Bandys football team's defense showed know signs of weakness on Friday against Fred T. Foard despite some difficult conditions in practice earlier this week.
The Trojans (2-0) allowed minus-three yards of total offense from the Tigers in the 33-2 non-conference victory in Catawba.
Running back Jordan Eckard scored three touchdowns, helping Bunker Hill defeat St. Stephens on the road Friday night in Hickory, 39-26.
The Bears (2-0) led 24-6 at halftime behind touchdown runs by Eckard and one each from quarterback Colton Chapman and wideout Jâ€™len Wilson.
Lenoir-Rhyne may be heading into its next college football season, but expectations remain the same for the program on the gridiron.
With most of its first string starters on bench, the Carolina Panthers successfully closed out their preseason slate at home on Thursday.
Quarterback Derek Anderson threw two touchdown passes, helping Carolina defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers 25-10 at Bank of America Stadium.
Anderson tossed both of his touchdowns in the first half, including a 35-yard pass to Ted Ginn, Jr.
Below is a look at Thursday's prep scores across Catawba County:
Prep girls tennis
Newton-Conover 9, Bunker Hill 0
Newton-Conover 3, West Caldwell 0
Bunker Hill 3, Lincolnton 0
Maiden at Bandys, ppd. to Sept. 3
Prep boys soccer
Bunker Hill 1, South Caldwell 1
Lake Norman Charter 3, Bandys 1
Newton-Conover 1, Hickory 1
Below is look at Thursday's JV football scores in Catawba County:
JV football scores
Bandys 22, Fred T. Foard 0 (called in third)
Bunker Hill 20, St. Stephens 14 (OT)
Hickory 6, South Iredell 0 (called at halftime)
Maiden 40, West Iredell 18
Newton-Conover 26, Lexington 6 (called in third)
When UNC-Charlotte officially kicks off its first-ever football season on Saturday, four former prep standouts with Catawba County ties will be a part of the history.
Football players Matt Johnson (Maiden), Zach Bumgarner (St. Stephens) and Tanner Fleming (Fred T. Foard) will suit for the 49ers in their inaugural football game on Saturday in Charlotte against Campbell at noon.
A mission trip to Honduras during the offseason shaped the way Kyle Guins viewed the world.
The Bunker Hill senior offensive lineman has emerged as a leader for the Bears on the gridiron and is using his faith to bond his teammates together.
Guins and members of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Conover made the trek to El Progreso, Honduras in late July.