beats by dre headphone cord Week 1 roundup of Hickory
Statesville 27, Hickory 26 (OT)
The Red Tornadoes carried a 20 7 lead into the fourth quarter, but Statesville rallied for 13 points to force overtime. In a game that featured seven missed or blocked kicks, the Greyhounds’ Zach Nicholson split the uprights on an extra point to allow Statesville to escape with a one point victory in Hickory coach Russell Stone’s debut.
The Red Devils showed why they were conference preseason favorites in their opening matchup against Bunker Hill. The Bears were no match for Newton Conover quarterback Shamar Baker, who totaled 273 yards and four touchdowns on the night.
Maiden 37, Foard 14
Replacing record breaking quarterback Caleb Farley,
Maiden’s Keygan Mayfield threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more as the Blue Devils beat Foard for the 11th time in 12 tries since 2004.
Bandys 42, St. Stephens 40 (2OT)
The Trojans’ Travis Russell caught a 57 yard Hail Mary pass with three seconds left in regulation, and Ethan Howard’s two point conversion in the second overtime proved to be the difference as Bandys beat St. Stephens in a season opening thriller.
Alexander Central 28, Burns 23
Cougars senior quarterback Gunnar Anderson accounted for four scores, including the go ahead touchdown rush with 2:45 to play as Alexander Central hung on to win at home. Linebacker Isaac Chapman picked a fine time to record his first sack, ending the final Burns drive on fourth down to preserve the Cougars win.