Hokies beat Georgia Tech
ATLANTA — Logan Thomas passed and ran for touchdowns in the first half, Virginia Tech’s defense shut down Georgia Tech’s running game and the Hokies beat the Yellow Jackets 17-10 on Thursday night.
Thomas completed 19 of 25 passes for 221 yards and a touchdown and had 16 carries for 58 yards and a touchdown. Virginia Tech (4-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) earned its fourth straight win over Georgia Tech (3-1, 2-1).
Virginia Tech’s defense, led by defensive tackle Derrick Hopkins, stopped running back David Sims on back-to-back plays, including a fourth-and-2 run midway through the fourth quarter.
Cody Journell was wide left on a 25-yard field goal for Virginia Tech with 5:37 remaining to keep Georgia Tech’s hopes alive. Kendall Fuller intercepted Vad Lee’s fourth-down pass from near midfield to clinch the win.
Georgia Tech’s fourth-ranked rushing offense was held to 129 yards — more than 200 yards below its average.
Georgia Tech trailed 14-3 at halftime before closing the gap with a 14-play drive that consumed more than 8 minutes of the third quarter.
David Sims scored on a run from the 2 for Georgia Tech’s only touchdown.
Virginia Tech unveiled new silver-blue Hokie Stone helmets and wore maroon jerseys and pants for the first time since playing Miami in 2009.
Angel Dominguez scored the only goal to lead South Rowan to a 1-0 SPC soccer win against West Rowan on Thursday.
Also in the SPC, Cox Mill and Northwest Cabarrus tied 3-3; Concord beat East Rowan 4-0, and Central Cabarrus beat Hickory Ridge 3-2.
West Rowan outscored South Rowan 43-22 on Thursday.
Defensive standouts for West were J.P. Sanders, Will Johnson and Otis Smith. Smith had 2 1/2 sacks.
Javon Quarles scored two touchdowns, one on a 95-yard run.
Wade Phillips had a TD, and L.J. Robinson had a big rushing night.
Juwan Houston had two TD receptions. Lee Poteat threw two scoring passes.
Kortez Weeks threw a TD pass and caught one.
Caleb Epps, Shane Barber and Garrett Houston were blocking standouts.
Luke Frizzell was the standout for South with close to 100 rushing yards.
• East Rowan lost 20-12 to Concord. Daniel Muncy had two big defensive plays for the Mustangs. He forced a fumble and returned an interception for a touchdown.
• North Rowan lost 8-0 to Forest Hills.
Salisbury’s girls lost 5-4 to 4A Lake Norman in a tight match played Thursday.
Anna Flynn, Madeline Hoskins and Kathryn Rusher won singles matches for SHS. Kayla Honeycutt-Flynn won a doubles match.
“Lake Norman is a highly ranked team and playing that level of competition will only help us,” Salisbury coach Scott Maddox said. “We had to fight through some adversity and that type of difficulty will make us stronger.”
• South Rowan lost 7-2 to South Iredell in a non-conference match. Aspen Mushala and Sydnie Starnes won singles matches for the Raiders.
Salisbury beat East Davidson 3-2 in a CCC match on Thursday. Juliana Anderson led the Hornets with 10 kills, four blocks and five aces. Nyasia Haris had five kills and six blocks. Olivia Smith and Mary Seifert led in assists. Emma Labovitz had 20 digs, while Lora Withers had 16.
• Salisbury’s jayvees lost 2-0 to East Davidson.
• South Rowan won 3-1 against West Rowan in a varsity match. Also in the SPC, second-place Hickory Ridge swept Central Cabarrus.
West Rowan Middle’s eighth-graders rolled 44-0 and had 350 yards of offense against Knox.
Devin Turner scored two touchdowns for the Bulldogs (3-0).
Owen White caught a 5-yard scoring pass from Bryant Young. Malcolm Ingram and Anthony Renegar had touchdown runs.
Dillon Simpson, Ethan Adkins, Phillip McDaniel, Caleb Link, Zarrek Barger and Elijah Walton led the blocking.
West’s defense forced five turnovers and held Knox without a first down.
Ingram had an interception. Renegar and Brandon Wallace recovered two fumbles each. Other defensive standouts were Rich Phelps, Zach Owen, Luke Hager and Josiah Dixon.
West plays Southeast on Wednesday.
In the eGolf Tour’s Columbia Classic, Will Collins has shot back-to-back 68s and is alone in sixth, five shots off the pace.
Frank Adams III has shot 69-69 — 138 and is tied for 11th at 6-under.
Erwin’s tennis team won 9-0 against Corriher-Lipe on Thursday.
It was the eighth win for the Eagles.
Singles winners for Erwin were Haley Loflin, Angel Scialdone, Mia Graham, Lauren Weisensel, Destini Hamilton and Kristen Brady.
Doubles winners were O’Shannus Wood, Victoria Plyler, Sydney Taylor, Riane Richardson, Jordan Loflin and Sage Fann.
• Knox ‘s girls lost to Mooresville 5-4.
Bethanie Stauffer won in singles for the Trojans.
Doubles winners were Stauffer-Skye Mowery, Maleah Corpening-Saleema Sabadaka and Lindsay Jones-Rainey Dunham.
Knox plays China Grove at home on Tuesday.
Sacred Heart’s varsity rallied from a 2-0 deficit and won 3-2 against Concordia.
Will Taylor, Michael Childress and Melvin Bonilla scored goals.
Sacred Heart is 6-0-1 and hasn’t lost in its last 34 games.
• Sacred Heart’s jayvees won 4-0 against North Hills.
The Dolphins (3-1) got two goals from Colin Donaldson and one each from Ben Childress and Rachel McCullough. McCullough scored her first goal.
Will Webb, Jaleen Walker, Anna Hester and Luke Graeber led the defense.
Pfeiffer’s men’s team won five of six singles matches and beat Catawba 6-3 on Thursday at Knapp Center.
The Falcons are 1-0. Catawba is 1-2.
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