Trojans crush Mustangs
The East Lincoln Mustangs fell to Bandys 42-12 Friday night at East Lincoln.
Senior T.J. Chapman recovered a fumble for a touchdown for his first varsity touchdown.
Freshman Spencer Sidney caught a five-yard touchdown pass for the Mustangs in what appears to be the beginning of a very bright future.
The Trojansâ€™ defense, anchored by linebacker Matt Woodlief, limited the Mustangs to 62 total yards and three first downs.
LeQuan McCorkle and Jamar Torrence both topped the century mark in rushing with 150 and 101 respectively.
Bandysâ€™ quarterback Blake Edmunson accounted for two touchdowns and had 139 yards passing.
Thomas Huntley led the Mustangs in receiving with three catches for 37 yards.
The Lincolnton Lady Wolves lost their first match of the season 5-4 against Shelby Thursday.
Anna Kiser, Betty Royster, Lauren Fortkort scored singlesâ€™ wins.
Kiser/Royster recorded the Lady Wolves only doublesâ€™ win, winning 10-4.
â€œThis group of girls showed a lot of heart against one of the best 2A teams in this region,â€ head coach Phil Ayers said.
Shelby returned five experienced players and added a German exchange student last week, that bolstered their lineup.
There were three players Ayers was particularly impressed with in their opening match.
â€œShelley made a strong statement by taking a State caliber player to a tiebreaker at number one. Anna Kiser and Betty Royster are performing well at number two doubles,â€ he said.
â€œSo, using Shelby as a gauge I feel that we`re on track at this stage of the season.â€
The Lady Wolves will visit North Gaston today with a chance of evening their record.
North Lincoln tennis
The North Lincoln Lady Knights dropped their opening match of the season, losing to Mooresville 5-4 last Wednesday.
Jordan Kinney, Nataleigh Hitt, Courtney Feldon earned victories in singlesâ€™ play.
Hitt and May Eisner had the lone doublesâ€™ win, winning 9-7.
by John Mark Brooks