Taylor Woodby and Steven Jackson combined for seven touchdowns and North Lincoln ended its season on a high note Friday with its best offensive effort of the year in a 48-14 win over visiting West Iredell.
Woodby, back after missing three games with an injury, rushed for three TDs while Jackson ran for three and caught a TD pass as the Knights (4-7, 2-5 North Piedmont 3A/4A) had their highest scoring output in more than five years.
North Lincoln, which finished sixth overall in the league and third among its five 3A teams, scored its most points since shutting out Forbush 50-0 on Sept. 19, 2008. The Knights have scored 48 or more points six times in their history.
Woodby scored on runs of 57, 9 and 11 yards while Jackson scored on runs of 20, 62, and 3 yards. He also caught Trey Freeman’s 31-yard TD pass that made it 48-6 late in the third quarter.
North Lincoln ran for 521 yards as a team –– easily its most all season –– and finished with 843 rushing yards in its final two games.
The Knights, who ended their season with a win for the second straight year, missed out on the state playoffs for a fifth straight year despite reaching the qualifying minimum of four wins.
West Iredell completed its season without a win, and hasn’t won a game since Aug. 24, 2012 –– a 20-19 win at Wilkes Central.