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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.
Fred T. Foard went up 2-0 at halftime against Asheville and held off a late charge by the Cougars to come away with a 4-2 win on Monday in the second round of the 3A boys soccer playoffs.
To read more of this story, pick up the Tuesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
The fourth-ranked Lenoir-Rhyne football team jumped out to a 25-point advantage and held off a furious rally to defeat No. 16 Carson-Newman, 35-32, Saturday in a South Atlantic Conference showdown at Burke-Tarr Stadium.
Weather in the area late Friday and early Saturday have forced several postponements for Catawba County boys soccer teams in playoff match ups.
Below is an updated schedule of games:
Lexington (8-11-5) at Newton-Conover (21-1), 6 p.m. Monday
Asheville (12-7-2) at Fred T. Foard (18-5-2), 6:30 p.m. Monday
It wasnâ€™t pretty, but Newton-Conover was able to end its two-game losing skid in the rain on Friday night with a 31-6 victory against Bunker Hill in Claremont.
The Red Devils improve to 7-2-1 overall and 4-2 in the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A, while the Bears drop their overall record to 0-10 and conference record to 0-6.
Despite trailing 14-13 at halftime, the Fred T. Foard football team was outscored 19-7 in the second half of a 33-21 road loss to rival South Caldwell in Lenoir.
Matt Williams led Foard (5-5, 3-3) with three touchdowns, including two touchdown passes of 20 and 3 yards to wide receiver Ryan Campbell.
Below is a look at tonight's prep football scores in Catawba County and across the state of North Carolina:
Oct. 31 scores
Bandys 42, West Lincoln 39
East Lincoln at Maiden, ppd. to Monday
Freedom 48, St. Stephens 6
Newton-Conover 31, Bunker Hill 6
South Caldwell 33, Fred T. Foard 21
Watauga 48, Hickory 13
Statewide scoreboard (from Associated Press)