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September 1st, 2012
GREENVILLE â€” East Carolina recorded 390 total yards and forced three turnovers as the Pirates defeated Appalachian State 35-13 at home Saturday in the season opener for both teams.
Rio Johnson threw for 242 yards and Michael Dobson added 78 yards rushing for the Pirates, who have won 32 of their last 37 games when scoring 30 or more points.
Quarterback Kevin Cline made sure Newton-Conoverâ€™s third game was its charm.
The senior signal-caller combined for 298 yards and four touchdowns, helping the Red Devils win their first game of the season, 50-3, at St. Stephens on Friday night in Hickory.
â€śWe practiced (passing) all week and ran it in warm-ups,â€ť Cline said. â€śWe got the ball to our athletes and let them run.â€ť
Hickory built an early lead and fought off a late rally by Maiden to come away with the 27-25 home victory at Frank Barger Stadium on Friday.
The Red Tornadoes (2-1) took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter when quarterback Matt Williams found receiver Daniel Davis for a eight-yard touchdown that capped an 80-yard drive.
Randy Lowman will have to wait at least another week for his historic 200th coaching victory.
Bandys fell behind at halftime, while East Lincoln continued to pile on the points and the yards in the second half on its way to a 48-20 road win in Catawba on Friday.
Bunker Hill outscored North Lincoln 33-9 in the second half on its way to a 39-16 victory over the Knights in Claremont on Friday.
It was the third time in three weeks that the Bears (3-0) have trailed at halftime only to dominate the second half.
A 36-yard run by Sam Benfield with 2:13 left ended up being the winning score, lifting Fred T. Foard to its second victory of the season, 34-41, over West Lincoln.
Benfield rushed nine times for 123 yards and two touchdowns in the contest, including the game's opening score on a 39-yard run.
The Hickory Crawdads kept their playoff hopes alive, treating fans to a win in the teamâ€™s regular season home finale Thursday.
Hickoryâ€™s Zach Cone and Drew Robinson both homered, while starting pitcher Will Lamb allowed no runs in five innings, helping lift the Crawdads to the 3-1 victory against the Lexington Legends at L.P. Frans Stadium.
St. Stephens lost its opener in the Northwestern 3A/4A conference in four sets to Watauga on Thursday 25-17, 25-19, 21-25 and 25-20.
Breanna Hall and Jenna Boliek led Saint (6-1, 0-1) with seven kills each. Baily Cloninger tallied 13 assists, while Katelyn Houser added 11 assists and eight digs.
Defensively, Ashley Markland recorded 15 digs.
Maiden 3, Bunker Hill 0
Jayvee football season continued on Thursday with four match-ups featuring Catawba County football squads.
Five Catawba County football squads were all in action Thursday night.
Below are scores from the county, as well as ones in the surrounding areas.
East Lincoln 19, Bandys 0
Fred T. Foard 19, West Lincoln 6
North Lincoln 40, Bunker Hill 14
A 50-yard field goal attempt by Justin Medlock with 32 seconds left sailed wide left, enabling the Pittsburgh Steelers to hold on for the 17-16 victory over the Carolina Panthers in both team's preseason finales on Thursday.
Quarterback Charlie Batch led Pittsburgh (3-1), throwing for 102 yards, including a 37-yard first-quarter touchdown to Emmanuel Sanders.