Area sports briefs: Rowan Rampage wins again

Published 12:00 am Monday, August 10, 2009

From staff reports
The Rowan Rampage stayed undefeated with a 38-7 CCFL victory against the visiting High Point Ravens on Saturday.
Rowan trailed early in the third quarter, but a forced fumble by Will Himes and a recovery by Roderick England near midfield turned the game around. D’Andre Hopper’s 55-yard TD pass to Justin Davis and Hopper’s two-point conversion put Rowan ahead 15-8.
The Rampage (5-0, 3-0) dominated the rest of the game.
Hopper was 14-for-24 passing for 252 yards and four TDs to make amends for three first-half interceptions. Willie Hosch pounded out 103 yards on 19 carries to pace the ground game. Hosch scored his 15th career TD to tie Davis for the Rampage’s all-time record.
Besides his forced fumble, Himes had an interception and a sack. Curtis Blackwood and Desmond Adams also picked off passes. England, Manny Quinterro and Garette Knight were other defensive leaders. The Rampage forced five turnovers.
Rowan is in a three-way tie for the CCFL lead with the Greenville Seminoles and the Iredell Warriors. Rowan’s next game is at Thomasville on Saturday.
– Intimidators win
Charlie Leesman pitched seven scoreless innings against the Greensboro Grasshoppers to lead the first-place Kannapolis Intimidators to their sixth straight win on Sunday at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium.
n McCanless Couples
The McCanless Couples played at Asheboro Country Club on Saturday. Gene Seaford and Sharon Miller shot 76 with a Best Ball format to win. Walt and Kim Kincaid shot 81 for second. Robin and Brett Leslie carded 86 for third place. Chris Livengood made the longest putt on No. 3. Kim Kincaid was closest to the pin on No. 10.