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September 27th, 2014
Steve Smith never imagined playing in another football uniform.
Then came March 13, 2014, when the Carolina Panthers, who heâ€™d spent all 13 seasons of his NFL career with, let him go.
Up three points at halftime, the Maiden football team played a near perfect second half against Bunker Hill.
The Blue Devils scored on three of its four second half possessions and also returned a Bears fumble for a score in a 49-26 win to start conference play.
Chazz Surratt threw for three touchdowns and ran for another, leading East Lincoln to a 48-17 victory against visiting in Bandys on Friday night.
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's prep football scores involving Catawba County teams and across the state:
Catawba County scores
East Lincoln 48, Bandys 17
Freedom 49, Fred T. Foard 17
HIckory 46, Patton 7
Maiden 49, Bunker Hill 26
Newton-Conover 60, West Caldwell 50
Watauga 34, St. Stephens 0
Statewide scoreboard (from Associated Press)
Below is a look at Thursday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Bandys 3, Maiden 2
Bunker Hill 3, Lincolnton 0
St. Stephens 3, Crest 2
Lincolnton 9, Bunker Hill 0
Maiden 8, Bandys 1
Newton-Conover 9, West Caldwell 0
St. Stephens 5, Hibriten 4
Below is a look at Thursday's junior varsity prep football scores involving Catawba County teams:
JV football scores
Bunker Hill 28, Maiden 26
East Lincoln 22, Bandys 20
Fred T. Foard 14, Freedom 6
Hickory 18, Patton 6
Watauga 44, St. Stephens 28
West Caldwell 26, Newton-Conover 14
Below is a look at Wednesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Fred T. Foard 3, Watauga 0
St. Stephens 3, Hibriten 1
Bandys 4, Maiden 2
Hickory 4, Freedom 3
Fred T. Foard 5, Watauga 1
Newton-Conover 4, West Caldwell 1
St. Stephens 2, Hibriten 0
Newton-Conover battled both West Caldwell and the elements on the soccer field Wednesday.
The Red Devils scored early and late in the first half, pulling ahead en route to a 4-1 conference victory against the Warriors.
Newton-Conover improves to 12-1 overall and 6-0 in conference games this season.
Below is a look at Wednesday's middle school football scores involving teams in Catawba County:
Middle school football (Week 2 scores)
Arndt 8, Northview 0
Jacobs Fork 22, River Bend 0
Mill Creek 14, Newton-Conover 12
Grandview 12, Maiden 6
A grand jury in New York ruled Wednesday that three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart won't face charges in the death of Kevin Ward, Jr.
The incident involving Stewart and Ward, Jr. took place on Aug. 9 at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in Canandaigua, N.Y.