The Panthers scored their first points of the night with a one-yard touchdown plunge by quarterback Cam Newton to narrow New York lead to 23-7 with 6:25 remaining in the third quarter. The score capped a 13-play, 80 yard drive.
The Carolina Panthers host the New Orleans Saints today at Bank of America Stadium at 1 p.m. The game is the first for both teams in NFC South Divisional play.
In 34 previous meetings between the Panthers and Saints, the series is tied 17-17. New Orleans has a 9-7 record at Bank of America Stadium against the Panthers.
The Hickory Crawdads host the visiting Rome Braves at L.P. Frans Stadium at 11 a.m. Wednesday.
The Crawdads are a game and a half out of the Northern Division lead behind Hagerstown. The 'Dads are also tied with West Virginia for second place in the division's second-half race.
Hickory: Nick Martinez (7-6, 4.47 ERA)
Rome: Fabian Williamson (2-3, 3.24 ERA)
The Hickory Crawdads host the visiting Kannapolis Intimidators at L.P. Frans Stadium at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
The Crawdads are 21-18 in the second half and 57-51 overall, while the Intimidators are 14-23 in the second half and 47-60 overall.
The series between the two teams is tied, 1-1. Hickory won 4-3 on Monday, while Kannapolis took game two on Tuesday, 6-1.
The Hickory Crawdads host the visiting Delmarva Shorebirds at L.P. Frans Stadium at noon today. Despite storms in the area late this morning, the game started on time.
The Crawdads are 18-14 in the second half and 54-47 overall, while the Shorebirds are 13-18 in the second half and 41-59 overall.
The Hickory Crawdads host the visiting Delmarva Shorebirds at L.P. Frans Stadium tonight. The game started 30 minutes late at 7:30 due to earlier rain in the area.
The Crawdads are 18-13 in the second half and 54-46 overall, while the Shorebirds are 12-18 in the second half and 40-59 overall.
Hickory leads the four-game series, 1-0. They won Monday's opening game of the series, 8-1.
The Hickory Crawdads return to L.P. Frans Stadium tonight to take on the Lakewood BlueClaws.
The Crawdads and BlueClaws are both 15-11 in the second half of the season. Hickory had a 51-44 overall record, while the BlueClaws are 41-54 overall.
Hickory: Kevin Matthews (1-2, 5.57 ERA)
Lakewood: Colin Kleven (4-6, 4.53 ERA)
The Hickory Crawdads kick off their second half of the South Atlantic League regular season tonight against the Greensboro Grasshoppers at L.P. Frans Stadium.
The Crawdads finished the first half of the regular season with a 36-33 overall record, while the Grasshoppers were 46-24 in the first half.
Hickory: Nick Martinez (2-1, 4.66 ERA)
The Observer News Enterprise is live at the Walnut Creek Softball Complex in Raleigh for the 3A state softball championship series between Fred T. Foard (26-5) and C.B. Aycock (30-3).
The series between the two schools is tied 1-1. Foard won game one yesterday, 1-0, in nine innings behind an RBI single by senior Rebecca Rowe that scored Lexi Shubert's courtesy runner, Jessie Miller.
Bandys and Wilkes Central meet today at 4 p.m. for the 2A West Regional championship. The Trojans won Friday against North Surry, while Wilkes Central picked up a three-point win against East Burke.
Tip off coming up at 4 p.m.
Wilkes Central 58, Bandys 45
Trojans pull out to an 11-4 lead with 2:57 in the first half. Wilkes Central takes a timeout.
Bandys used several in-bounds plays to earn scores through forwards Taylor Sigmon and Brittany Moss.
Behind four points each from Sigmon and Moss in the quarter, Bandys pulls out to a 13-6 lead.