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Stroup concludes solid career

Senior linebacker Charlie Stroup recently concluded his career at Guilford College.
Stroup, a 5 foot seven, 200-pound linebacker and longsnapper, played in all 10 games, starting six.
His career-high 44 tackles, including 25 solo stops, was fifth on the team. Stroup also had 3.5 tackles for loss.
The former Lincolnton standout helped the Quakers enjoy its best season (5-5) since the 1997 edition shared the ODAC title with an 8-2 record.
Stroup’s best outing came against Hampton Sydney where he made 10 tackles (six solo), 1.5 tackles for loss and one fumble recovery.
Small in stature, height-wise, Stroup made up for it by playing the game with heart to spare and a tireless work ethic.
He ends his Guilford career with 112 tackles and two fumble recoveries in 39 games.

Industrial League Action
T.W. McKinney’s 26 points helped lift Ethan Allen past American Tire 54-37 last Wednesday night in Industrial League action.
Brian Newton complemented McKinney’s big night with 12 points of his own.
William Lineberger paced American Tire with 13, while Greg Avery hit four three-pointers, accounting for his 12 points.
In game No. 2, Blum, Inc. took down Timken 57-40 led by 17 points from Lacosta Torrence, who hit five three-pointers.
DeAndre McCorkle and Marcus Farley also were in double figures with 13 and 10 respectively.
Chris Killian led Timken with 25 points, including five three-pointers, while Robbie Nixon had 13 and Timothy Barnes added 12.
In the final game of the night, Alpharma beat Cronland 60-30 behind 27 points from Rufus Lynch.
Freddie Williams also was in double figures for Alpharma with 12 points and Greg Cook chipped in 10 to Alpharma’s victory.
Brian Ballard led Cronland with 13 points.

by John Mark Brooks

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