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September 23rd, 2012
NEW ORLEANS â€” Ryan Succop delivered a huge kick in the gut to the reeling New Orleans Saints.
Succop kicked six field goals, one to force overtime in the final seconds and another from 31 yards to lift the Kansas City Chiefs to a 27-24 victory over the Saints, who remain winless through three games since coach Sean Payton was suspended in connection with the NFL's bounty investigation.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. â€” Jamal Jackson threw three touchdown passes and Appalachian State scored 34 consecutive points to erase a 10-point deficit and defeat Chattanooga 34-17 Saturday night.
CHAPEL HILL â€” Shane Carden twice directed the East Carolina offense to long first-half drives that stalled at the worst possible time. And when things slowed down after halftime, the Pirates were left to lament those missed chances.
SAVANNAH, Ga. â€” Jordan Reid threw for three touchdowns, Andre Clarke ran for two and North Carolina State outlasted Savannah State 45-33 in an offensive shootout Saturday night.
Reid was 22 of 34 for 241 yards of the total 545 yards for the Eagles (2-2, 1-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference), while Clarke ran 12 times for 117 yards. Savannah State (0-3, 0-1) amassed 428 offensive yards.
After giving up turnovers and creating short fields last week in a loss to rival Maiden, karma favored Newton-Conover on the football field Friday against Bandys.
The Red Devils (3-3, 1-1) forced three fumbles, surging ahead of the Trojans early to eventually come away with a 35-14 win at Gurley Stadium.
GAMEWELL â€” With help from running back Grant Yowe, the Maiden football team continued its roll in the Catawba Valley 2A on Friday.
Yowe rushed for four touchdowns, helping the Blue Devils upend winless West Caldwell on the road, 31-0.
Maiden improves to 4-2 overall and 2-0 in conference play, setting up a pivotal conference match-up with South Iredell (5-1, 2-0) next week in Troutman.
TAYLORSVILLE â€” Alexander Central racked up 438 yards of total offense on its way to a two-touchdown Northwestern 3A/4A victory against Fred T. Foard on Friday, 28-14.
Of those 438 yards by the Cougars (3-3, 2-0), 204 came from running back Casey Anderson on 17 carries.
Anderson also had a 49-yard rushing touchdown in the contest.
While New York may be "The City That Never Sleeps," the Carolina Panthers were the ones left restless on Thursday night in Charlotte.
The New York Giants pulled out to a 20-0 lead by halftime and cruised to a 36-7 primetime victory over the Panthers at Bank of America Stadium.
Jayvee football season continued on Thursday with six match ups featuring seven Catawba County football squads.
Below are scores from the county and others from the surrounding areas.
Fred T. Foard 13, Alexander Central 7
Newton-Conover 14, Bandys 0
Maiden 26, West Caldwell 6
South Caldwell 55, St. Stephens 14
South Iredell 23, Bunker Hill 6
Having played tennis since she was age 6, Cassidy Shell is shining bright on the Bandys tennis team.
As of Wednesday, Shell is 22-0 on the court in both singles and doubles play.
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.