Area sports briefs: Football games tonight
From staff reports
North Rowan plays a critical YVC game tonight in Biscoe against East Montgomery.
It’s a makeup of Friday’s postponement. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
This a pivotal outing for the Cavaliers, the defending conference champs. It’s a must-win if they’re going to be any sort of factor in the league race this season.
North (1-4, 0-1) was clobbered by South Stanly in its YVC opener. North’s only victory this season came against winless East Rowan.
East Montgomery (2-2, 1-0) beat Elkin and picked up a YVC win against South Davidson last week. East Montgomery has lost close games to Union Pines and Providence Grove.
East Rowan is home against West Iredell in another makeup of a Friday postponement.
Kickoff is set for 6 p.m.
The Mustangs (0-5, 0-1) are seeking their first win. They’ve been getting better, especially defensively, but West Iredell (3-2, 1-0) is a very tough matchup. The Warriors have an abundance of speed and an impressive passing game led by QB Sayer Robinson.
West Iredell lost to Wilkes Central and South Iredell, two teams that are ranked in the top 10 in 2A. The Warriors have beaten East Surry and Lake Norman and pulled away from South Rowan 47-15 in their NPC opener.
Catawba athleticsCatawba’s women’s soccer team lost to SAC opponent Mars Hill 2-1 in two overtimes on Sunday in a match postponed by Saturday’s weather issues. Catawba (0-6, 0-1) scored in the 77th minute when Erinn Wescoat ran onto a through ball by Karen Presnell (Salisbury) and found the left corner of the net.
Catawba’s men’s soccer team lost to Mars Hill 3-1 on Sunday at Frock Field.
Catawba (3-5, 0-1) battled through rain and a lightning delay. Catawba tallied early in the second half when Carson Smith slid a ball inside the far post.
Catawba’s Christian Crifasi finished second in 26:18 in the 8K Bulldog Stampede cross country meet on Saturday at Wingate. Catawba’s men finished seventh.
Catawba’s women’s team finished fifth. Olivia Myers ran 21:31 in a 5K and placed 10th.
Catawba’s volleyball team (10-3, 5-2 SAC) swept league foe Brevard on Saturday. Shay Meeks had 15 kills for the Indians.
Livingstone was swept by Fayetteville State on Friday. Phylicia Egbuna led the Blue Bears (5-6, 4-4 CIAA) with nine kills.
Prep cross country
East Rowan’s boys won the Greensboro Invitational at Hagan Stone Park, a big meet that attracted 21 teams and 144 runners.
East’s Cole Honeycutt was the individual winner in 16:59. East finishers included Conor Honeycutt (11th, 17:44), Cal Meyers (17th, 17:51), Brad Oden (18th, 17:51), Joseph Furtado (25th, 18:13), Mark Almeida (31st, 18:28) and Graham Lyerly (33rd, 18:31).
Gil Gilreath (27th, 18:20) led Northwest Cabarrus to a 12th-place finish.n East’s girls finished 11th in a field of 18 teams and 126 runners. Competing for the Mustangs were Cacy Honeycutt (54th, 24:37), Leah Bumby (60th, 25:01), Kristi Bumby (61st, 25:05), Karlie Neigel (63rd, 25:12), Lara Drew (93rd, 26:32), Haley Lyerly (97th, 26:37) and Sydney Feriante (116th, 28:49).
Maddie Lowe (10th, 21:26) led Northwest’s girls to a fourth-place finish.
Jared Burton, 8, a third-grader at Millbridge, won his first 12U tennis tournament, winning all four of his matches.
Burton beat three seeded players to win the Burlington Junior Futures Tournament at the Burlington Tennis Center Saturday and Sunday. It was the first 12-and-under tournament he’s ever entered.
Burton is coached by Salisbury coach and former Catawba instructor Jack Thompson and is the son of Michael and Agnes Burton.
Burton has been playing in 10U “QuickStart” tournaments for the past year, recently winning the 10U Amp Tournament in Concord , but the Burlington event was the first time he has played on the full 78-foot tennis court.
Burton is ranked 15th in the Boys 10U division by the North Carolina Tennis Association.
The McCanless Couples played with a “Lone Wolf” format. Winners were Don Goodnight, Steve Chisholm, Paul Hill Jr., Phyllis Myers and Gloria Wilhelm.
Second place went to Terrol Kendall, Allen Drew, Harry Owens, Chris Livengood and Sharon Miller. Goodnight won closest to the pin. Gene Seaford won the longest putt.
Middle school football
North Rowan’s 8th-graders beat Southeast 46-20 on Thursday.
Xavier Partee rushed for 195 yards and had scoring runs of 65, 55, 45 and 30 yards.
Tyquarious Corpening had an 80-yard kickoff return for a TD. Josh Handy caught a 30-yard scoring pass. Maddox McCloud and C.J. Sorles accounted for five two-point conversions for the Mavericks.
Jake Pritchard, Jaylen Brown and Zeth Robinson stood out defensively.
North plays at China Grove Wednesday.
Homefield Advantage at Competitive Sports Properties will hold fall volleyball sessions starting Oct 3. Sessions are from 6-7:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Homefield Advantage is located at 625 Corporate Circle (off Julian Road). Call 704-638-2291 for info.