Trojans beat Knights, Lowman earns his 200th win
When the final buzzer sounded Friday in Denver, history was made on the football field.
Bandys picked up a 42-18 win against North Lincoln to improve to 3-1 on the season.
More importantly, the 24-point margin of victory gave Trojans head coach Randy Lowman his 200th career coaching win.
Lowman becomes the third Catawba County high school football coach to win 200 games, including Maiden’s Tom Brown (352 wins) and Hickory’s Frank Barger (273 wins).
Up 7-6 early in the game, Bandys took control of the contest on a fake punt that was carried 56 yards by Hunter Lackey for a touchdown— the first of three-straight scores by the Trojans.
Trojans quarterback Anthony Toscano, who threw the team's first touchdown of the game early in the first quarter, added two more touchdown passes before halftime, including a 30-yard completion to Lackey and a 37-yard toss to Colton Medlin.
North Lincoln got on the board for the second time just before the half with a 10-yard pass and catch from quarterback Devan Cox to wideout Taylor Woodby.
Despite the score, Bandys led 28-12 at the break.
Already with three touchdown passes, Toscano added his fourth scoring toss in the third quarter on a 26-yard strike to Lackey that put Bandys up 35-12.
Despite his four touchdown passes, Toscano also had four interceptions in the contest, including one thrown to the Knights defender Adam Hagar that was returned for a touchdown.
Toscano finished the game completing 11-of-16 passes for 188 yards with four touchdowns and four interceptions.
Bandys would add one last touchdown in the contest in the fourth quarter — a six-yard run by Logan Hughes — giving Lowman his 200th tally in the win column.
The loss by the Knights is their fourth in as many weeks to Catawba County teams, which includes losses to Foard (16-13), Maiden (28-7) and Bunker Hill (39-16).
The Trojans will try to get Lowman his 201st win next week when they hit the road to take on CVAC foe Draughn (3-1).