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A former ball boy returns tonight to battle the man he stood next to on the sidelines just a few years ago.
No, this isnâ€™t the script for a dramatic sports movie, but rather the story of Bandys quarterback Devan Cox and Newton-Conover head football coach Matt Beam.
Bandys and Newton-Conover face off tonight on the football field to determine who will finish third in the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A.
For a complete preview of this game, pick up the Friday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
Below is a look at Thursday's final junior varsity football scores involving Catawba County teams:
Nov. 6 scores
Bunker Hill 27, West Caldwell 7
(Bears win SD-7 title with 7-0 record)
Hibriten 6, Hickory 0
Maiden 14, Lincolnton 12
Newton-Conover 22, Bandys 0
St. Stephens 31, Fred T. Foard 12
Alan Esperilla gave a speech to his teammates during warm ups before Wednesdayâ€™s third-round boys soccer playoff game against Central Academy of Technology and Arts (CATA).
â€śI told them we either survive as a team or we all die as an individual,â€ť said Esperilla, who was quoting a YouTube video he watched of JĂĽrgen Klinsmann, head coach of the United States menâ€™s national soccer team.
For one year, the Fred T. Foard boys soccer team had to swallow a painful, snowy loss to Marvin Ridge in the 3A West Region finals.
On Wednesday, the Tigers were able to redeem themselves on the foot of senior midfielder Logan Winstead.
Foardâ€™s Kevin Carrillo found Winstead for a goal in the first half, and the Tigers defense held strong in a 1-0 victory against the Mavericks.
A season ago, the Newton-Conover boys soccer team made four shutouts against their opponents.
This season on the pitch, the Red Devils have recorded 15 shutouts in 23 games.
Newton-Conover aims for another one tonight when they host Central Academy in the third round of the 2A playoffs.
The Fred T. Foard boys soccer team has a rare chance at redemption tonight when it hosts Marvin Ridge in the third round of the 3A playoffs.
The Tigers (19-5-2) played the Mavericks (15-7-1) last season in the 3A West Region finals â€” a game that featured high-speed winds and cold rains turning into snow as the game progressed.
Below is a look at Wednesday's third-round playoff schedule involving Catawba County boys soccer teams:
Central Academy (19-5-1) at Newton-Conover (22-1), 6 p.m.
Marvin Ridge (15-7-1) at Fred T. Foard (19-5-2), 6:30 p.m.
For the 15th time this season, the Newton-Conover boys soccer team recorded a shutout on Monday.
The Red Devils (22-1) scored to goals early and added two goals in the second half, pulling away for the 4-0 victory against Lexington.
Heavy rain and lightning forced Maiden to move its home football contest with East Lincoln to Monday night.
The Mustangs handed the Blue Devils a 48-13 loss on Monday night at Blue Devil Stadium, dropping Maidenâ€™s record to 5-5 overall and 2-4 in conference games.