Hickory took advantage of Maiden turnovers to pick up its first win of the season.
After a tie against Statesville, and a 42-28 loss to Newton-Conover, Hickory evened its record at 1-1-1 with a 47-20 win at Maiden. The Blue Devils fall to 1-2.
Although the statistics were comparable, Maiden turnovers sent the Blue Devils to defeat.
Maiden rushed for 317 yards, and passed for 68 yards, while Hickory gained 267 yards on the ground and passed for another 155 yards.
Hickory’s Shaquan Reid led the Tornadoes with 115 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries, while Julian Lockhart rushed for 111 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries. Hickory quarterback Kyle Johnson passes for 155 yards and two touchdowns on a 7-of-12 passing night.
For Maiden, Will Jenkins rushed for 123 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries, while quarterback Matt Johnson added 115 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries. Matt Johnson passed for 68 yards on an 8-of-19 passing night. Dustin Hipps caught 3 passes for 16 yards.