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November 19th, 2013
SALISBURY â€” The Lenoir-Rhyne football team won its 10th consecutive game with a 48-15 triumph over Catawba in a South Atlantic Conference contest and regular season finale Saturday afternoon at Shuford Stadium.
L-R (10-1, 7-0), ranked No. 14 in NCAA Div. II, rushed for 445 yards on the day.
MAIDEN â€” Tuning up for a rematch with East Lincoln, the Maiden football teamâ€™s offense kicked it into overdrive.
Quarterback Jake McRee threw five touchdown passes, including three to Kyle Kelly, leading the Blue Devils to a 35-0 victory against Forbush at Blue Devil Stadium.
WEST JEFFERSON â€” Bunker Hill overcame six turnovers to defeat Ashe County, 20-17, on Friday in the first round of the 2A playoffs.
In other playoff action, Bandys lost a close road game to conference rival East Lincoln, while Hickory fell by two touchdowns to Pisgah in Canton.
Below are the prep football playoff scores involving area teams:
First-round playoff scores
Maiden 35, Forbush 0
Bunker Hill 20, Ashe County 17
East Lincoln 35, Bandys 27
Pisgah 31, Hickory 14
Lincolnton 14, Thomasville 7
Forestview 63, Carson 48
Monroe 46, R-S Central 6
Crest 38, Hickory Ridge 20
Cherryville 42, Highland Tech 14
West Forsyth 27, Vance 14
MAIDEN â€”Â The Maiden football team hasn't forgotten a painful loss to Thomasville in last year's playoffs.
The Blue Devils come in focused tonight for their first-round match-up against Forbush in Maiden.
To read more of this story, pick up the Friday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
A pair of Newton-Conover soccer members earned top honors in the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A in 2013-14.
The Red Devils' Franklin Wepner was awarded the conference's Offensive Player of the Year, while Angelo Palozzi was named SD-7 Coach of the Year.
Seven Catawba County athletes, including two each at Bandys, Bunker Hill and St. Stephens high school, signed with college and universities on Wednesday.
An athlete at Hickory High School also made her college decision
To read more of this story, pick up the Thursday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
NEWTON â€” After a 2-9 season and missing the playoffs for the first time since 2004, Brint Russell has resigned as the head football coach at Newton-Conover High School.
Russell submitted his official letter of resignation on Wednesday to Newton-Conover City School officials.
The search for a new head varsity football coach will start immediately.
WAXHAW â€” Battling the elements and Marvin Ridge on Tuesday, the Fred T. Foardâ€™s dream soccer season came to an end.
The Tigers gave up three first-half goals, falling to the Mavericks, 4-1, in the 3A West championship game.
HICKORY â€” Cory Morgan has stepped down as the head coach of the boys soccer team at St. Stephens High School.
Morgan gave his notice to school officials and notified the team of his decision on Tuesday.
To read more of this story, pick up the Wednesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.