South Caldwell dominated West Lincoln High School in their first ever meeting and won 38-0.
A huge offensive line and a solid defense were too much for West Lincoln to handle. With Rebel starting quarterback Taylor Woodie out with a broken finger West Lincoln had trouble moving the football all night.
An early turnover by West Lincoln gave South Caldwell good field position. South went on a six-play drive and scored on a Shane Clawson 15-yard run. Blake George kicked the extra point.
The Rebels were unable to move the ball on their next possession, while penalties stopped the Spartans on their next drive to end the first quarter.
A Spartan punt was downed on the Rebel 1-yard line to start the second quarter. The Rebels were unable to move the football and were forced to punt from their end zone.
With good field position again, South Caldwell moved the football down to the Rebel 6-yard line. The Rebel defense did stop the Spartans and forced a field goal attempt. Blake George kicked a 24-yard field goal to give the Spartans a 10-0 lead.
Late in the quarter South Caldwell went on their fourth drive and scored again. Jimmy Messer, a hard running sophomore scored a Spartan touchdown from 4 yards out. The extra point was good making the half-time score 17-0.
The Rebel offense was unable to get a first down in the half. The Spartan defense held West Lincoln to only 13 plays and 9 total yards.
Clawson scored his second TD of the night on the Spartanâ€™s first drive of the third quarter. After a Rebel punt, the huge offensive line of the Spartans lead the way for another TD. Brad Hardee scored on a 5-yard run. The extra point was good making the score 31-0.
South ended the scoring early in the fourth quarter when Finely Walker scored on a 33-yard run. The PAT was good.
South Caldwell finished the night with 325 rushing yard on 54 carries, while West Lincoln could only managed 9 rushing yards for the game.
West Lincoln (0-5, 0-0) will open conference play at Cherryville next Friday, while South Caldwell (5-0, 0-0) will host Watauga in their conference opener.
by Rick Mitchem and Jonathan Scronce