The Lincolnton Wolvesâ€™ JV team beat Bandys 26-12 Thursday night.
Phil Robinson opened up the scoring for both teams with an 86-yard kickoff return to give the Wolves a 6-0 lead. Bandys answered to tie the game at 6 at the end of the first quarter.
In second quarter, Jamel Reeves had a 30-yard punt return to give Lincolnton good field position. Quarterback Mardriekus Mayfield took advantage hitting Demory Brewer for a five-yard touchdown. Robinson ran in the conversion to make it 14-6 at halftime.
In the third quarter, a Bandysâ€™ fake punt failed around their own 30-yard line. Mayfield played the role of opportunist with a 30-yard jaunt bringing the score to 20-6.
Bandys ran back the kickoff to make it 20-12.
In the fourth, Mayfield hit Brewer again for a 20-yard TD connection to put the Wolves ahead to stay 26-12.
Defensive standouts for Lincolnton were: Tavares Jefferies with an interception, Josh Adams, Will Abernathy, Curtis McGill, Octavious Reid and Justin Farley.
Brewer had two touchdowns for Wolves, while Robinson had a touchdown and a two-point conversion. Mayfield tossed both touchdowns for the Wolves.
Chris Spadeâ€™s little brother was the standout for the Trojans.
Head coach Fred Dalrymple believed it was a good game for his team on both sides of the ball.
â€œOur offense played well again and our defense stepped up and matched the offensive effort,â€ he said.
East Rutherford slipped past West Lincoln 18-12 on Thursday.
The Rebels came out firing as quarterback Jake Watts connected with Peydon Houser on an 80-yard touchdown pass on the opening play. The conversion failed.
East Rutherford scored late in the first quarter to make it 6-6. The Cavaliers scored again just before the half bringing the score to 12-6 as the teams hit the dressing room.
In the third, Watts hooked up with Houser again for a 40-yard touchdown to tie the game at 12.
With about six minutes left, East Rutherford cashed in from 40 yards making the score 18-12.
On the Rebelsâ€™ final possession, the Cavsâ€™ got pressure on Watts and West Lincoln was unable to move the football.
Watts finished the game with 150 yards passing.
Rebelsâ€™ head coach Gene Scronce believed the game came down to lack of execution in the finer points of the game.
â€œOffensively and defensively we played well, but penalties and turnovers hurt us the whole game. We didnâ€™t do the little things well and it came back to bite us.â€
The Rebels conclude their season next week at home against Chase. Their record is now 3-5.
by John Mark Brooks