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GAME BLOG: Green Bay beats Carolina, 30-23

September 18, 2011

Carolina's Cam Newton was stopped short of the yard to gain on fourth down, and with 3:09 the hopes for a Panthers upset faded. Two plays later Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers tossed a short pass to Jordy Nelson who raced the length of the field to score on an 84-yard strike. With that, hopes for the Panthers' first win disappeared completely - along with fans from Bank of America Stadium.

Many of those departing fans never saw Carolina engineer an eight-play, 83-yard drive. Newton scored on a four-yard run in the game's final minute, but the Panthers offense never saw the field again.

Johnson rushes for 337 yards, six TDs in rivalry win

September 17, 2011

Going into Friday’s game at Gurley Stadium, Maiden quarterback Matt Johnson never beat the Red Devils of Newton-Conover.

“Not in middle school and not in high school,” the senior said. “I have never done it.”

He made up for all those losses — 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 Maiden’s Brian Brown scored a victory as head coach against Newton-Conover.

Turnovers push Wildcats past Trojans

September 17, 2011

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).

“The biggest thing is that we had the lead and an opportunity to win,” said Bandys coach Randy Lowman. “We just made fatal mistakes.”

Bandys took a halftime lead by running the football and shutting down Draughn’s offense.

Lady Tigers pound Panthers, prepare for N-C

September 16, 2011

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 team’s efforts.

“The score doesn’t look like we played bad, but in my opinion, we played pretty poorly,” Yount said. “We worked hard in the third game and played a lot better than we did in the first two games. Our heads just weren’t in the game”

Tigers contain clock, Cougars in victory

September 15, 2011

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).

“Alexander Central tried to play a high line,” said Foard coach Scottie Goforth. “They 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.”

Davis chasing school history, relatives

September 14, 2011

Three numbers — 2,029, 3,697 and one — 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 school’s 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.

Blue Devils hold off late surge by Bears

September 13, 2011

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.

“When we can come on the road and get a win, it is always good for us,” said Maiden coach Dennis Ly. “I told my team if we scored early, we’d put them on their heels. We hung on. We played tough in the second half.”

Panthers linebacker Jon Beason out for season

September 12, 2011

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 Sunday’s 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.

Bunker Hill scores late, tops Tigers

September 10, 2011

On a night when a Bunker Hill offensive weapon reached a milestone mark, the Bears defense mauled their opponents in the game’s waning moments to preserve a 34-26 victory over Fred T. Foard.

“I am real proud of the way the defense stepped up there in the fourth quarter,” said Bunker Hill coach Travis Conner. “We got some big stops.”

Jenkins sparks Maiden to first home win

September 10, 2011

Searching for a boost against St. Stephens, Maiden turned to Will power.

Senior Will Jenkins, who had 243 yards on the ground coming into Friday’s 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).

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