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November 7th, 2014
Matt Williams threw three touchdowns passes and ran for another score, lifting Fred T. Foard to a 41-19 victory against rival St. Stephens on Friday.
Foard improves to 6-5 overall and 4-3 in conference play, clinching its first winning season and playoff berth since 2008.
Below is a look at the final regular season prep football scores involving Catawba County teams, as well as a look at scores across the state of North Carolina:
Nov. 7 scores
Bandys 31, Newton-Conover 14
Fred T. Foard 41, St. Stephens 19
Hibriten 49, Hickory 34
Lincolnton 62, Maiden 32
West Caldwell 61, Bunker Hill 34
A former ball boy returns tonight to battle the man he stood next to on the sidelines just a few years ago.
No, this isnâ€™t the script for a dramatic sports movie, but rather the story of Bandys quarterback Devan Cox and Newton-Conover head football coach Matt Beam.
Bandys and Newton-Conover face off tonight on the football field to determine who will finish third in the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A.
For a complete preview of this game, pick up the Friday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
Below is a look at Thursday's final junior varsity football scores involving Catawba County teams:
Nov. 6 scores
Bunker Hill 27, West Caldwell 7
(Bears win SD-7 title with 7-0 record)
Hibriten 6, Hickory 0
Maiden 14, Lincolnton 12
Newton-Conover 22, Bandys 0
St. Stephens 31, Fred T. Foard 12
Alan Esperilla gave a speech to his teammates during warm ups before Wednesdayâ€™s third-round boys soccer playoff game against Central Academy of Technology and Arts (CATA).
â€śI told them we either survive as a team or we all die as an individual,â€ť said Esperilla, who was quoting a YouTube video he watched of JĂĽrgen Klinsmann, head coach of the United States menâ€™s national soccer team.
For one year, the Fred T. Foard boys soccer team had to swallow a painful, snowy loss to Marvin Ridge in the 3A West Region finals.
On Wednesday, the Tigers were able to redeem themselves on the foot of senior midfielder Logan Winstead.
Foardâ€™s Kevin Carrillo found Winstead for a goal in the first half, and the Tigers defense held strong in a 1-0 victory against the Mavericks.
A season ago, the Newton-Conover boys soccer team made four shutouts against their opponents.
This season on the pitch, the Red Devils have recorded 15 shutouts in 23 games.
Newton-Conover aims for another one tonight when they host Central Academy in the third round of the 2A playoffs.
The Fred T. Foard boys soccer team has a rare chance at redemption tonight when it hosts Marvin Ridge in the third round of the 3A playoffs.
The Tigers (19-5-2) played the Mavericks (15-7-1) last season in the 3A West Region finals â€” a game that featured high-speed winds and cold rains turning into snow as the game progressed.
Below is a look at Wednesday's third-round playoff schedule involving Catawba County boys soccer teams:
Central Academy (19-5-1) at Newton-Conover (22-1), 6 p.m.
Marvin Ridge (15-7-1) at Fred T. Foard (19-5-2), 6:30 p.m.