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September 17th, 2012
Fighting in a second five-set volleyball match this season with Bunker Hill on Monday, the Fred T. Foard volleyball team persevered once again.
The Lady Tigers overcame a 2-1 deficit to win two-straight sets and the match against the Lady Bears 14-25, 25-15, 22-25, 25-21 and 15-10.
Fred T. Foard earned yet another shutout on the soccer field on Monday with a 6-0 victory against South Caldwell.
The Tigers, who now have nine shut outs on the season, improve to 11-1 overall and 2-1 in Northwestern 3A/4A play.
The Spartans fall to 2-8 overall 0-3 in NWC play.
Fighting against division rival New Orleans on Sunday, Carolina managed to cure its a Achilles' heel in games most of last season â€” the ability to finish.
Up eight points at halftime, the Panthers' offensive continued to churn and their defense stepped up in crucial moments, helping Carolina come away with a 35-27 victory against the Saints in the home opener at Bank of America Stadium.
The Panthers' defense has an ax to grind with quarterback Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints.
Safety Charles Godfrey and several other defenders said they're still irked by the Saints decision to pursue NFL records rather than pull their starters in their 45-17 Week 17 rout of the Panthers last season. On Sunday, the division rivals meet in Carolina's home opener.
The Citadel jumped on Appalachian State early, scoring 38 points in the first half en route to a 52-28 victory on Saturday.
The Citadel moves to 3-0 overall and 2-0 in the Southern Conference for the first time since its championship season of 1992.
The Mountaineers (1-2) had won 17 of the past 18 games against the Bulldogs, including eight in a row.
Carson-Newman scored the first 20 points of the game en route to a 47-23 win over Lenoir-Rhyne on Saturday afternoon in a South Atlantic Conference football opener at Burke-Tarr Stadium.
The Eagles' Brandon Baker rushed for 104 yards on nine carries and a touchdown, while the Carson-Newman defense forced five fumbles in snapping a two-game losing streak to the Bears.
Separated by six miles in distance, Maiden and Newton-Conover added another classic to its storied football rivalry on Friday.
Behind the performances of Ricky Taylor and Grant Yowe, the Blue Devils pulled ahead early and held off a late charge by the Red Devils to come away with the 38-28 win at home.
Taylor made six catches for 120 yards and three touchdowns in the game.
Nick Bazzle has never lost to St. Stephens High School on the football field. His team kept that record perfect on Friday.
The Cougars got off to a great start and cruised to a 41-0 victory over the Indians in both team's Northwestern 3A/4A opener.
The win was Bazzle's 14th against the Indians with the previous 13 coming as the head football coach of Newton-Conover.
Despite leading 21-16 at halftime, Bunker Hill gave up 20 second half points on its way to a disappointing 36-29 Homecoming loss to East Burke in Claremont on Friday.
Larry Clark led the Cavaliers (3-2, 1-0) with 187 rushing yards and a touchdown. Fellow running back Robbie McGee added 91 yards on the ground.
The Cavaliers rushed for 302 yards in the contest.
A 39-yard field goal by Alex Parsons as time expired gave Watauga a stunning 28-27 victory against Fred T. Foard during the Tigers' Homecoming game on Friday.
Training 18-0 early in the contest, the Tigers (2-3, 0-1) rallied behind Sam Benfield and Jacob Schmidt in the second half to nearly pull the comeback win.