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October 6th, 2012
You don't need to remind Steve Smith about the importance of beating Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.
"It's beyond important â€” it's essential," Smith said.
Since Smith arrived in Carolina in 2001, the Panthers (1-3) have started the season 1-4 three times. None of them turned out particularly well.
That's not surprising.
Quarterback Jamal Jackson threw for 304 yards and four touchdowns, helping Appalachian State knock off Elon 35-23 during the Mountaineers' Homecoming game on Saturday in Boone.
Jackson's 300-yard passing game is the third of his career, as he moved into ninth all time in career passing yards at ASU (3,726).
The Lenoir-Rhyne football team picked up its first road win of the season in a 34-6 triumph over Brevard on Saturday afternoon in a South Atlantic Conference play.
L-R senior quarterback Reuben Haynes ran for two touchdowns and the Bears finished with 317 yards on the ground en route to their second-straight victory.
Ricky Taylor's five-yard touchdown run with 5:54 left in the third quarter helped Maiden defeat Bandys, 7-0, on the football field Friday.
The Blue Devils (5-3, 3-1) also made a defensive stand with 2:35 left in the game and kept the Trojans (5-3, 2-2) out of the end zone to hold on for the victory.
Both with identical 4-3 records entering Friday's conference contest, the Newton-Conover and Bunker Hill football teams were heading in different directions. That trend continued.
The Red Devils scored 31-straight points on their way to a 38-14 victory against the Bears.
After winning its third-straight game, Newton-Conover improves to 5-3 overall and 3-1 in the Catawba Valley 2A.
The St. Stephens football team picked up its first win of the season on Friday, knocking off North Buncombe in Weaverville, 20-10.
The Indians (1-7) pulled ahead 13-0 in the first quarter behind a 77-yard touchdown pass from Ky'Rawn Whitfield to Nic Kinson.
Saint's Martin Sutton added a four-yard run in the quarter.
Trying to keep pace with conference leader Watauga, the Hickory soccer team made the most of its early opportunities on Thursday.
The Red Tornadoes scored in the first four minutes of the first and second halfs on their way to a 3-1 victory over Fred T. Foard.
The Newton-Conover soccer team pulled ahead 4-1 by halftime and cruised to a 6-1 conference victory against Bunker Hill on Thursday.
Franklin Wepner led the Red Devils (7-3-1, 5-1-0) with two goals and two assists.
Turner Glynn, Chandler Johnson, Eli Cordes and Brian See also scored goals for Newton-Conover.
Cesar Lara, Glynn and Johnson picked up assists in the victory.
The Catawba Valley Community College volleyball team is 19-0 after a four-set road win over Johnson and Wales on Thursday 23-25, 25-22, 25-13 and 25-14.
The Lady Bucs (19-0) dropped the first set in the contest, but rallied back to win three-straight sets and take the match.
The Bandys tennis team picked up a 8-1 conference victory on Wednesday against Bunker Hill in Catawba.
The Lady Trojans improve to 13-2 overall and 11-2 in the CVAC, while Bunker Hill falls to 6-13 overall and 5-8 in the Catawba Valley 2A.
Bandys 8, Bunker Hill 1