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Mustangs looking to make it 5-0 vs. Knights

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The East Lincoln Mustangs (3-2) were riding high before running into a plethora of penalties and missed opportunities as part of a 36-14 loss to unbeaten Charlotte Christian. While the loss, particularly how his team played, was very disappointing to head coach Mike Byus and staff, they knew they couldn’t…

Knights out for revenge vs. Mustangs

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Although some critics say North Lincoln (4-1) hasn’t played a tough non-conference schedule, no one can dispute the Knights’ results entering Friday night against their chief rival, the East Lincoln Mustangs. The Knights recorded their third consecutive shutout Saturday with a 37-0 thrashing of Forbush. Junior quarterback Brad Mosteller was…

The sweet taste of victory

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Friday night at Douglas C. Leonhardt field the Rebels were finally able to put four quarters of solid football together and come away with a lopsided victory—their first of the season. As the rain fell on the field, the West Lincoln ground game came alive. It took only three plays…

Knights down Mustangs

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East Lincoln head coach Mike Byus was concerned about quarterback Luke Bard entering Friday night`s game versus undefeated Charlotte Christian. Turned out he had good reason. When protection broke down, Bard used his legs to keep plays alive. From there, his arm took over. The 6-foot-2 junior threw for four…

Lions roar past

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Big plays, along with a speedy, opportunistic defense, proved to be too much for the Wolves to overcome Friday night in a 35-13 loss to the Golden Lions at a rain soaked Blanton Stadium in Shelby. Junior wingback Larry Raper got the Lions offense started midway through the first quarter…

Cherryville wins, but quarterback is ejected

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Cherryville made a success of its trip to the N.C. Mountains Saturday night with a 20-14 win over Madison, but the road win came with a price with the Ironmen’s Southern Piedmont Conference opener looming. Senior quarterback Cameron Lovelace was ejected from the game in the third quarter for excessive…

Mustangs face tough test

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Adrian Forney and company are in the midst of a three-game win streak entering tonight’s non-conference showdown against Charlotte Christian. Sometimes there’s a stigma attached to private schools—in particular Christian schools. The school of thought that says they’re not good and don’t play good competition. But Charlotte Christian enters Denver…

Rebels no longer winless?

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Something has to give tonight at the West Lincoln versus North Wilkes game. Both teams enter the contest at 0-4 and both are desperate for a win. The Rebels fell to East Rutherford last week, 29-21 despite racking up 192 rushing yards. Offense When asked what his team’s offensive keys…

Can Knights make it four in a row?

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On the season, the North Lincoln Knights have lost just three fumbles in a remarkable display of taking care of the football. But with rain likely in tonight’s game versus Forbush (4-0), Knights’ head coach Matt Beam knows that impressive statistic can change in a heartbeat. “This is the first…

Sports Roundup

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Mustangs down Lady Rebels East Lincoln beat Highland Tech Thursday, 3-0; 25-11, 25-11 and 25-7 to remain undefeated in Southern Piedmont play. Standouts for the Lady Mustangs (8-3, 6-0) were: Lauren Sharpe, who had 15 kills, six digs and one ace; Lindsy Wright, who had 11 kills, three aces and…