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Trojan 'D' shuts down Tiger offense in 33-2 victory

August 31, 2013

(Photo by Gene Leatherman/theonlineview.com)

The Bandys football team's defense showed know signs of weakness on Friday against Fred T. Foard despite some difficult conditions in practice earlier this week.

The Trojans (2-0) allowed minus-three yards of total offense from the Tigers in the 33-2 non-conference victory in Catawba.

"We had a really long week," said Bandys head coach Trent Lowman. "It was a five-day work week practice-wise for our football team, and it was hot."

Foard (0-2) tallied minus-27 rushing yards on the ground against the Trojans.

When asked about his team's performance, Foard coach Tom Harper decided to reflect on his team's opponent.

"I'd rather speak about Bandys High School," Harper said. "What a physical ball team. They came at us and stuck it down our throats. We will be better because of this."

Bandys only gaffe the entire night was a botched snap over the head of punter Quiante Derr, who was eventually tackled in the end zone.

Bandys quarterback Logan Beegle completed 9-of-13 passes in the game for 140 yards and two touchdowns, while running back Javon McCorkle rushed for 72 yards on 14 carries and one touchdown.

In his debut under center, Foard quarterback Alexander Toy completed 3-of-10 passes for 24 yards under center.

Fred T. Foard faces its third Catawba County team in as many weeks next Friday when it travels to Bunker Hill (2-0).

Bandys hosts a "Battle of the Trojans" next week Garry Butler Memorial Stadium on Friday. Chase comes to Catawba after being off in week two following a 38-34 victory against Newton-Conover.

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