NWC 3A/4A ROUND-UP: Spartans blank Tigers

Pulling ahead 34-0 by halftime, South Caldwell continued its undefeated start to the season with a 55-0 victory in Northwestern 3A/4A play against Fred T. Foard on Friday.

The Spartans (7-0, 3-0) tallied 446 yards of total offense in the contest, including 232 rushing yards by running back Zac Pollard.

Pollard rushed for three touchdowns in the contest, including runs of four, three and seven yards.

Sam Benfield led the Tigers (2-5, 0-3) on the ground with 87 yards on 10 carries.

Hibriten 43, St. Stephens 0
The Panthers spoiled the Indians' Homecoming festivities with a six-touchdown conference victory.

Hibriten (4-3, 1-1) carried a 28-0 lead into the halftime break, powered by a 20-yard rushing touchdown by TiShawn Daniels and a 22-yard running score by Devell Maxwell.

Tori Smith also caught a 27-yard pass from quarterback Jacob Copper in the half and running back Daquan Suddreth added a 65-yard rushing score.

Tallying two late rushing touchdowns of 24 yards by Suddreth and 50 yards by Maxwell, the Panthers cruised in the second half and kept the clock running to seal the victory.

St. Stephens falls to 0-7 overall and 0-3 in the Northwestern 3A/4A.

Alexander Central 27, Hickory 12

Luke Bean connected on four touchdown passes, including three to wide receiver Matt Quigley, as the Cougars knocked off former coach Tom Harper and the Red Tornadoes on Friday.

Bean was a perfect 7-for-7 on his throws, tallying 219 yards through the air for the Cougars (4-3, 3-0).

Quigley made five of those catches for 173 yards to go along with his three scoring receptions.

Matt Williams led Hickory (4-3, 1-1) by throwing for 197 yards and two touchdowns — both to Jonathan Reid.