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August 27th, 2011
After a lop-sided, 55-13 loss to East Lincoln last week, Newton-Conover brought a different Red Devil team to Hickory High School on Friday night.
"Did this look like the team you saw last week?" Bazzle answered a question with the same question after the contest.
Piling up more than 400 yards of offense and four touchdowns in the second half against Hickory, an enthusiastic Red Devil team delivered a resounding answer: No.
The Trojans brought their shields to this one.
The Bandys Trojans defense controlled the field in their dominating victory over the Fred T. Foard Tigers on Friday, setting the tone of the game from the start and throwing in big plays to position their offense for the win.
The Trojans defeated the Tigers 27-7, marking the first lost for new Foard head coach Jason Phelps and moving Bandys to 2-0 on the season.
In a match-up of two rookie quarterbacks likely to start for their respective teams this season, Cincinnatiâ€™s Andy Dalton stole the show.
Dalton completed 11-of-17 passes for 130 yards and a touchdown, leading the Bengals to their first victory of the preseason.
Panthersâ€™ rookie Cam Newton played through the third quarter of Thursdayâ€™s game, completing 6-of-19 passes for 75 yards. He also rushed for a team-high 49 yards on four carries.
Newton opened the gameâ€™s scoring at the 6:27 mark in the first quarter with a 16-yard run. The score gave the Panthers a 7-0 lead.
After dropping a season-opener against Forbush, the Fred T. Foard volleyball team is on a roll.
The Lady Tigers (4-1, 1-0) won their fourth straight volleyball match Thursday with a 25-14, 25-16, 25-13 win against the visiting Lincolnton Lady Wolves.
â€śThis was the best weâ€™ve played this season,â€ť said Foard coach Alison Yount. â€śThey played like a real volleyball team. I was proud of them. They did a really great job.â€ť
Leading the way for the Lady Tigers were Olivia Purvis and Madison Hayes, who had seven kills each.
In a match up of heavyweights in 2A soccer, Newton-Conover came up on the â€śshort end of the stick.â€ť
The Red Devils (3-1-1) gave up two early goals to Shelby (3-0-0) in the first half and surrendered three goals in the second half during a four-minute span on their way to a 6-1 loss.
â€śI think early in the season, we needed this,â€ť said N-C coach Angelo Palozzi. â€śWe had a good week last week beating AC Reynolds, Hickory and tying East Lincoln. I think this shows us where we are now and where we need to be.â€ť
STATESVILLE, N.C. (AP) â€” NASCAR points leader Kyle Busch lost his driver's license for 45 days on Tuesday for driving 128 mph on a road close to a day-care center and church in a nearly $400,000 car. His lawyer said his client was not treated "like any other citizen."
Busch, who doesn't need a license to compete in NASCAR, also was fined $1,000, sentenced to 30 hours of community service and put on one year of unsupervised probation. He pleaded guilty to speeding and no contest to reckless and careless driving in North Carolina District Court in Iredell County.
The St. Stephens volleyball team won its third match of the season, but Maiden didnâ€™t make it easy on them.
After winning the first two games 25-14 and 25-19, the Lady Indians (3-0) fought tooth-and-nail with Maiden (0-1) for the third and deciding game.
St. Stephens persevered past the Blue Devils to win the game and match, 29-27.
â€śThe last game was a nail-biter,â€ť said Lady Indians coach Denise Mullins. â€śI am really proud. All the girls really showed their ability. They showed how hard they came to play.â€ť
The Fred T. Foard Tigersâ€™ roaring start on offense ended up being too much for the N. Lincoln Knights from just across the border Friday night.
The Tigers defeated the Knights 25-6 on Friday, marking the teamâ€™s first win since Oct. 23, 2009.
The Tigers starting running back was the key to the teamâ€™s strong offense in the first half. The 190-pound Tre Robinson overpowered the Knights smaller defensive backs in the first quarter and lived up to expectations in a big way â€“ rushing for 102 yards and three touchdowns in the first quarter alone.
After playing to a 0-0 halftime tie, Bandys turned to a â€śfireplugâ€ť to fuel their offensive attack.
On the heels of a three-touchdown night by junior tailback Devan Davis, the Trojans scored four second half-touchdowns to secure a 28-7 win over St. Stephens.
â€śHeâ€™s a great runner,â€ť Bandys coach Randy Lowman said of Davis. â€śWe have three great tailbacks. Young started the game, but he plays defense for us full-time. So we have Tewon Smith, and Davis is the little fireplug in the bunch that goes north and south, which is what you want when you go under center.â€ť
A broken wishbone usually means good luck, but in Maidenâ€™s football game Friday against Lincolnton, it was anything, but favorable.
The Blue Devils (0-1) racked up 179 rushing yards in the implemented wishbone offense, but only 43 of those were tallied in the second half. Maiden lost its opener to Lincolnton, 35-10.
Quarterback Matt Johnson was held to 2-of-8 passing for 10 yards. His most viable contribution to the team was the running game, where he rushed 15 times for 89 yards.