Archive - 2014 - Sports Article
Struggling with the passing game early on in its football game against Maiden, the versatile Newton-Conover offense turned to its running attack.
The Red Devils grounded and pounded their way to 349 rushing yards, running by the rival Blue Devils, 43-35, at Gurley Stadium on Saturday.
Up three points and giving West Caldwell the ball twice with just over four minutes left, the Bandys defense made a stand Friday night during its Homecoming football game.
Down just 21-13 at halftime, Fred T. Foard was on the cusp of a huge win Friday in Boone against Watauga.
However, the Tigers collapsed in the second half, falling 42-13 to the Pioneers.
To read more of this story, pick up the weekend edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
Below is a look at Friday night's prep football scores involving Catawba County teams and state wide:
Catawba County prep football scores
Bandys 10, West Caldwell 7
Freedom 42, Hickory 12
Hibriten 33, St. Stephens 14
Maiden at Newton-Conover, 7 p.m. Saturday
Watauga 42, Fred T. Foard 13
West Lincoln 68, Bunker Hill 28
A day after the status of the Newton-Conover/Maiden football game was left in limbo, both schools have agreed to move tonight's contest to Saturday at 7 p.m.
The tailgate before the rivalry game is also moved from Friday to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
The O-N-E has been in contact with the remaining athletic directors in Catawba County, and no other schedule changes have been made at this time.
They say blood is thicker than water.
That theory will be tested tonight when Newton-Conover hosts rival Maiden in the two teamâ€™s annual rivalry game at Gurley Stadium.
Tonightâ€™s battle between the Red Devils and Blue Devils will be about bragging rights for not only both football teams, but for families, as well.
Below is a look at Thursday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Bandys 3, West Lincoln 1
Bunker Hill 3, West Caldwell 0
Maiden 3, Lincolnton 0
Newton-Conover 3, East Lincoln 0
Newton-Conover 9, East Lincoln 0
West Caldwell 5, Bunker Hill 2
Impending rainy weather on Friday has moved the annual rivalry game between Newton-Conover and Maiden at Gurley Stadium.
A decision has not been officially made on the game time, but Newton-Conover Athletic Director Angelo Palozzi said at approximately 12:30 p.m. that the game would take place either Saturday or Monday between the Red Devils and Blue Devils.
Below is a look at Wednesday's middle school football scores involving Catawba County teams:
Northview 18, Mill Creek 6
Grandview 22, River Bend 6
H.M. Arndt 18, Maiden 6
N-CMS 20, Jacobs Fork 8
Behind a goal each from Douglas Palma and Aldayr â€śHyperâ€ť Ozuna, the Newton-Conover boys soccer team shut out East Lincoln, 2-0, on Wednesday in Denver.
The Red Devils, who are ranked No. 2 in the latest 2A boys soccer poll, improve to 14-1 overall and 8-0 in conference matches this season.