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September 2nd, 2014
Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Hickory at Freedom, ppd. to Sept. 25
South Iredell 3, Maiden 0
St. Stephens 3, Hibriten 0
West Iredell at Bandys, no report
Alexander Central 3, Bandys 0
Fred T. Foard 6, Bunker Hill 1
Newton-Conover 2, Lake Norman Charter 0
An undrafted rookie in 2012, Austin Johnson was ready to start his NFL career in Baltimore.
After nearly signing with the Ravens, the team discovered a torn labrum in his left shoulder â€” putting his future in football in jeopardy.
Two years later, Johnson is healthier than ever and is now the starting fullback for the New Orleans Saints.
It didn't take long for Ryan Succop to land on his feet.
The former Kansas City Chiefs and Hickory High placekicker signed a one-year deal with the Tennessee Titans on Monday night.
The news comes two days after Succop â€” a five-year NFL veteran â€” was released from Kansas City in place of undrafted rookie free agent Cairo Santos.
Succop took to Twitter about his recent signing.
Catawba native Bobby Lutz is a finalist for the head men's basketball coaching job at College of Charleston, according to multiple sources.
Lutz, a former UNC Charlotte head basketball coach and current N.C. State associate head basketball coach, interviewed for the Cougar's coaching vacancy on Saturday.
Todd Starkey is leaving the Lenoir-Rhyne womenâ€™s basketball program to take an assistant coaching position at Indiana University, as first reported by The Observer News Enterprise on Saturday.
Starkey accepted a position Thursday on the staff of first-year Indiana head coach Teri Moren, who was hired by the Hoosiers on Aug.9.
After five seasons, Ryan Succop's career as a Kansas City Chief is over.
The Chiefs cut the veteran NFL kicker and former Hickory High standout on Saturday as part of reducing the team's roster to the NFL mandatory 53 players.
The Carolina Panthers reduced their roster to the NFL mandatory 53 players by 4 p.m. on Saturday.
A total of 21 players were either waived or released on Saturday by the Panthers. Among the notable releases were safety Robert Lester, guard Chris Scott and wide receiver Tavarres King.
Facing 4th and 9 on its opening drive, the Newton-Conover football team capitalized on a special teams miscue by Lexington.
Realizing wide receiver Josh Ramseur was uncovered, N-C quarterback Cameron Stanley completed a 46-yard pass to the 6-4 wideout.
For Lexington, it was all downhill from there.
After more than 1,000 yards of offense and 16 total touchdowns, the St. Stephens Indians came away victorious Friday against Bunker Hill.
After scoring with 31 seconds left, the Indians stopped a two-point conversion with no time remaining to win 57-55 in Claremont.
Below is a look at Friday's prep football scores from Catawba County and across the state:
Catawba County prep football scores
Bandys 28, Fred T. Foard 21
Maiden 35, West Iredell 21
Newton-Conover 39, Lexington 0
St. Stephens 57, Bunker Hill 55
South Iredell 34, Hickory 27
Alleghany County 26, Grayson County, Va. 23