VALE –– West Lincoln could get used to playing on homecoming.
Miguel Corella ran for 234 yards and three touchdowns and threw for another as the Rebels won going away 49-19 on Friday to win their third straight homecoming game.
Corella scored on runs of 29, 71 and 80 yards, and added a 30-yard shovel pass to Daniel Schesny for a score as West Lincoln (7-1, 3-1 Southern District 7 Athletic 2A) scored five unanswered TDs.
The Rebels spoiled the homecomings for Bunker Hill and Newton-Conover in the previous two weeks. This week it was time to win their own.
Charles Mack George ran for 142 yards and two scores filling in for running back Daniel Davila, who aggravated a right ankle injury on his first carry of the game. He was kept out for the remainder of the night for precautionary reasons, coach Tom Sain said.
Schesny added an 89-yard kickoff return to open the second half to put the Rebels up 35-0.
West Caldwell (1-7, 0-4) went pass happy in the second half. Dylan West completed 22 of 36 passes –– all but five completions coming in the final two quarters –– for 260 yards and two scores.
West hit Elijah Battle for a 23-yard TD, and connected with Titus Tucker for an 85-yard score in the third quarter.
Haden Hagaman scored on a 4-yard run for the Warriors to wrap up their scoring.
West Lincoln, the league’s top rushing offense, had 401 yards on the ground. Its defense, also tops in the league, held the Warriors to 58 yards rushing.
EAST LINCOLN 48, NEWTON-CONOVER 7
NEWTON –– Chazz Surratt made up for his team’s lackluster showing last week with 369 total yards and five scores as the Mustangs remained unbeaten in SD-7 play.
Surratt was 19 of 26 passing for 236 yards and three TDs, and added 133 yards rushing with two scores on seven carries as East Lincoln (7-1, 4-0) kept pace with Maiden (8-0, 4-0), which defeated Bandys 21-19, atop the league.
Malik Nixon, Ben Anderson and Sage Surratt caught the TD passes from Surratt. Chris Tomberlin added a 5-yard rushing TD and Nixon scored on a 6-yard run.
Chazz Surratt scored on runs of 69 and 26 yards.
Cameron Stanley avoided the shutout by connecting with Josh Ramseur on a 15-yard score with 8:25 left to play.
The Mustangs won for the fourth straight week and for the third straight time against Newton-Conover (2-6, 1-3).
LINCOLNTON 35, BUNKER HILL 23
CLAREMONT –– Jordon Easter accounted for 214 yards of total offense to lead the Wolves to a win at Bunker Hill.
Easter was 9-of-11 passing for 149 yards and two touchdowns and had 65 yards on 12 carries as the Wolves won their sixth straight game against Bunker Hill since 1994.
Lincolnton (5-3, 3-1) trailed by three at the end of the first quarter but responded with two second quarter touchdowns to take a 14-3 lead at halftime and never trailed.
Bunker Hill (4-4, 0-4) took the early lead on a 38-yard field goal by Colton Chapman with two minutes and 10 seconds remaining in the first quarter.
The Bears outscored the Wolves 14-7 in the third quarter and trailed 21-17 at the end of the third quarter, but Lincolnton scored on two of its first three possessions in the fourth quarter to take a 35-17 lead with 2:20 remaining in the game when Easter connected with Nick Hatchett on a 42-yard pass to seal the win.
Justice Whitesides led Lincolnton with 96 yards and one touchdown on 13 carries.
Jordan Eckard led the Bears with 145 yards on 20 carries and Chapman added 107 on 15 carries.
MOORESVILLE 43, NORTH LINCOLN 7
PUMPKIN CENTER –– J-Mo Thompson scored on a 5-yard run to avoid the shutout on the Knights’ homecoming.
Thompson’s score was the last as the Blue Devils scored 43 unanswered points.
Tommy Bullock threw for two scores and Akease Rankin ran for four TDs for Mooresville (7-1, 4-0 North Piedmont 3A/4A).
The Knights fell to 2-6 overall, 1-3 in league play.
For more on these games see Monday’s edition of the Lincoln Times-News. The Hickory Daily Record contributed to this roundup.