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September 17th, 2011
Going into Fridayâs game at Gurley Stadium, Maiden quarterback Matt Johnson never beat the Red Devils of Newton-Conover.
âNot in middle school and not in high school,â the senior said. âI have never done it.â
He made up for all those losses âÂ and then some.
Johnson rushed for 337 yards and six touchdowns to help lift the Blue Devils to a 62-39 victory over Newton-Conover.
The win was the first by Maiden in the series since 2006, and it was also the first time Maidenâs Brian Brown scored a victory as head coach against Newton-Conover.
Bandys celebrated Homecoming on Friday, but Draughn spoiled the party.
The Wildcats (3-2, 1-0) collected two second-half turnovers to overcome a 7-3 halftime deficit and hold on for an 18-13 conference victory over Bandys (4-1, 0-1).
âThe biggest thing is that we had the lead and an opportunity to win,â said Bandys coach Randy Lowman. âWe just made fatal mistakes.â
Bandys took a halftime lead by running the football and shutting down Draughnâs offense.
Even at its worst, Foard was the best.
The Lady Tigers volleyball team (8-3, 3-1) earned another Northwestern Conference volleyball victory in decisive fashion at home Thursday against Hibriten, 25-13, 25-12, 25-7.
In spite of the victory, Foard coach Alison Yount was not pleased with her teamâs efforts.
âThe score doesnât look like we played bad, but in my opinion, we played pretty poorly,â Yount said. âWe worked hard in the third game and played a lot better than we did in the first two games. Our heads just werenât in the gameâ
If possession is ninth-tenths of the law, the Foard soccer team would be guilty as charged.
The Tigers (6-4-1, 1-1-0) controlled the soccer ball for 72-of-80 minutes played Wednesday on their way to 5-0 Northwestern Conference win over Alexander Central (3-6-2, 0-2-0).
âAlexander Central tried to play a high line,â said Foard coach Scottie Goforth. âThey tried to run the on-side trap on us. However, we adjusted our runs, adjusted a little bit on possession and focused more on just possessing the ball.â
Three numbers â 2,029, 3,697 and one â are being eyed by Bunker Hill running back Reggie Davis.
The senior, who surpassed the 3,000-yard mark for his career last Friday against Fred T. Foard, is chasing the schoolâs single-season rushing mark of 2,029 yards and the career rushing record of 3,697 yards.
Davis said his accomplishment Friday made him even hungrier.
After going up 2-0 in its conference opener Monday, the Maiden soccer team held off a late charge by Bunker Hill to win on the road, 3-2.
âWhen we can come on the road and get a win, it is always good for us,â said Maiden coach Dennis Ly. âI told my team if we scored early, weâd put them on their heels. We hung on. We played tough in the second half.â
Panthers linebacker Jon Beason is out for the season after tearing his left achilles tendon.
According to the Panthers website, an MRI on Monday revealed the injury, which will cause Beason to miss the entire 2011 season.
Beason left on a cart in the third quarter of Sundayâs game against the Arizona Cardinals. Beason had been limited in practice because of a left ankle injury. He fell to the turf on a 48-yard touchdown pass by tight end Jeff King.
On a night when a Bunker Hill offensive weapon reached a milestone mark, the Bears defense mauled their opponents in the gameâs waning moments to preserve a 34-26 victory over Fred T. Foard.
âI am real proud of the way the defense stepped up there in the fourth quarter,â said Bunker Hill coach Travis Conner. âWe got some big stops.â
Searching for a boost against St. Stephens, Maiden turned to Will power.
Senior Will Jenkins, who had 243 yards on the ground coming into Fridayâs game, rushed for 157 yards on eight carries and returned a kickoff 94 yards for a score. That performance helped surge the Blue Devils (2-2) to their first home win of the season, 36-10, against the Indians (0-4).
The Bandys Trojans got off to somewhat of a slow start early. When the offense got going behind the running of Devan Davis, Jackson Gilliam, and Dominique Young, however, Bandys ran for 131 first-half yards, scored 33 points and routed the North Lincoln Knights 54-7 at Gary Butler Memorial Stadium on Friday night.
Bandys (4-0) racked up 287 total yards with 156 of those coming in the second half.