• 45°

Livingstone preview: Blue Bears visit Bowie State today

By Ronnie Gallagher
rgallagher@salisburypost.com
When the Livingstone Blue Bears marched out of the locker room at halftime last week at Catawba, coach Lamonte Massie asked his team to listen.
“What do you hear?” he asked.
“Nothing,” they replied.
“That’s shock,” Massie told them.
Livingstone trailed the heavily favored Indians just 6-0, and Massie said he was even thinking, “We can upset these guys on their field.”
Didn’t happen, as Catawba exploded for 35 third-quarter points on its way to a 51-0 win.
Massie said the Blue Bears will try to avoid another big quarter when they line up at Bowie State today for their CIAA opener.
Game time is at 1 p.m.
Massie doesn’t think it will be a shock if his 0-3 team beats the Bulldogs today. Bowie has been giving up 27 points per game.
He sees similarities. Bowie (1-2) has been making the same type of mistakes and has had tackling issues.
Massie thinks he can exploit the Bowie defense, especially the secondary.
“Their corners are the same height as my wide receivers,” Massie said. “They’re like 5-8, 5-9. So I think our matchup with them will be pretty good.”
Massie said he is opening up the quarterback battle between Steven Williams and former West Rowan standout Bryan Aycoth. Williams has started the first three games.
“Aycoth is going to get some opportunities to get out there and do some of the things he does well,” Massie said.
He also hinted he’d put in a couple of packages for freshman quarterback Erik Wallace. The Florida native, a lefty, is more of an option QB.

NOTES: The game will be broadcast on WOGR 93.3 FM. Pregame starts at 12:45 p.m. … Livingstone holds a 16-9 series lead over Bowie. … Bowie won last year’s game but later forfeited. … After today, Livingstone is home for three straight games. Lincoln visits Alumni Stadium on Sept. 26.

Comments

Comments closed.

Local

City officials differ on how, what information should be released regarding viral K-9 officer video

High School

High school basketball: Carson girls are 3A champions

Lifestyle

High school, college sweethearts marry nearly 50 years later

Local

With jury trials set to resume, impact of COVID-19 on process looms

Legion baseball

Book explores life of Pfeiffer baseball coach Joe Ferebee

Education

Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education to receive update on competency-based education

Business

Biz Roundup: Kannapolis expects to see economic, housing growth continue in 2021

Business

A fixture of downtown Salisbury’s shopping scene, Caniche celebrates 15th anniversary this month

Local

Slate of new officers during local GOP convention; Rev. Jenkins becomes new chair

Landis

Landis officials narrow search for new manager to five candidates; expect decision within a month

Lifestyle

Together at last: High school, college sweethearts marry nearly 50 years later

Education

Rowan-Salisbury Schools sorts out transportation logistics in preparation for full-time return to classes

High School

Photo gallery: Carson goes undefeated, wins 3A state championship

Nation/World

Europe staggers as infectious variants power virus surge

Nation/World

Biden, Democrats prevail as Senate OKs $1.9 trillion virus relief bill

Nation/World

Senate Democrats strike deal on jobless aid, move relief bill closer to approval

News

Duke Life Flight pilot may have shut down wrong engine in fatal crash

News

Two NC counties get to participate in satellite internet pilot for students

Local

PETA protesters gather in front of police department

Coronavirus

UPDATED: Eight new COVID-19 deaths, 203 positives reported in county this week

Crime

Sheriff’s office: Two charged after suitcase of marijuana found in Jeep

Crime

Thomasville officer hospitalized after chase that started in Rowan County

Local

Board of elections discusses upgrading voting machines, making precinct changes

News

Lawmakers finalize how state will spend COVID-19 funds