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October 7th, 2012
A chilly day at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday foreshadowed a cold performance from the Carolina Panthers offense against the Seattle Seahawks.
The Panthers (1-4) struggled against the No. 2 ranked Seahawks, tallying 190 yards of total offense in a 16-12 loss.
Quarterback Cam Newton completed 41 percent of his passes (12-of-29) for 141 yards and no touchdowns.
Gerald Henderson scored 19 points and the Charlotte Bobcats held off a late rally to beat the Washington Wizards 100-88 in the teams' preseason opener Sunday.
Byron Mullens added 18 points, including a key 3-pointer down the stretch, and Ben Gordon had 16 for the Bobcats, who closed out the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season with a 23-game losing streak on the way to a league-worst 7-59 record.
Bernhard Langer rallied to win the SAS Championship on Sunday to take the lead in the Charles Schwab Cup points race, shooting a 9-under 63 to beat Jay Don Blake by two strokes
Four shots back entering the final round, Langer birdied the final two holes to finish at 13-under 203 at Prestonwood Country Club. The German star has two victories this year and 16 overall on the 50-and-over tour.
You don't need to remind Steve Smith about the importance of beating Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.
"It's beyond important â€” it's essential," Smith said.
Since Smith arrived in Carolina in 2001, the Panthers (1-3) have started the season 1-4 three times. None of them turned out particularly well.
That's not surprising.
Quarterback Jamal Jackson threw for 304 yards and four touchdowns, helping Appalachian State knock off Elon 35-23 during the Mountaineers' Homecoming game on Saturday in Boone.
Jackson's 300-yard passing game is the third of his career, as he moved into ninth all time in career passing yards at ASU (3,726).
The Lenoir-Rhyne football team picked up its first road win of the season in a 34-6 triumph over Brevard on Saturday afternoon in a South Atlantic Conference play.
L-R senior quarterback Reuben Haynes ran for two touchdowns and the Bears finished with 317 yards on the ground en route to their second-straight victory.
Ricky Taylor's five-yard touchdown run with 5:54 left in the third quarter helped Maiden defeat Bandys, 7-0, on the football field Friday.
The Blue Devils (5-3, 3-1) also made a defensive stand with 2:35 left in the game and kept the Trojans (5-3, 2-2) out of the end zone to hold on for the victory.
Both with identical 4-3 records entering Friday's conference contest, the Newton-Conover and Bunker Hill football teams were heading in different directions. That trend continued.
The Red Devils scored 31-straight points on their way to a 38-14 victory against the Bears.
After winning its third-straight game, Newton-Conover improves to 5-3 overall and 3-1 in the Catawba Valley 2A.
The St. Stephens football team picked up its first win of the season on Friday, knocking off North Buncombe in Weaverville, 20-10.
The Indians (1-7) pulled ahead 13-0 in the first quarter behind a 77-yard touchdown pass from Ky'Rawn Whitfield to Nic Kinson.
Saint's Martin Sutton added a four-yard run in the quarter.
Trying to keep pace with conference leader Watauga, the Hickory soccer team made the most of its early opportunities on Thursday.
The Red Tornadoes scored in the first four minutes of the first and second halfs on their way to a 3-1 victory over Fred T. Foard.