HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: West Wilkes sends Bunker Hill to 0-5 start

Bunker Hill faces a Hibriten team (5-0) that has won 21 straight games on Friday to open the Northwestern Foothills 2A schedule on the road, and the Bears are 4-10 against the Panthers and 2-5 at Hibriten… The average win margin in a five-game win streak by Hibriten is 38.6 points… The Bears have not played the Panthers in Lenoir since 2007 (lost 56-0).


CLAREMONT – West Wilkes High struck for an 80-yard touchdown pass that highlighted a 21-0 victory over Bunker Hill on the road on Thursday night in a non-conference football game.

Ahead 6-0, Blackhawks quarterback Jackson Jarvis threw between two defenders and hit DeAndre McPherson, who went 80 yards for a TD. A two-point conversion run by Wyatt Whitworth put West Wilkes in front 14-0.


The Bears (0-5) went for a first down on fourth-and-2 at their 17 in the fourth quarter but Adrian Powell was stopped at the line of scrimmage and West Wilkes took over on downs at the Bunker Hill 18.

Three plays later, Tyler Skeen scored on a 3-yard run and a PAT put West Wilkes up by 21 points.

Bunker Hill attempted a fake punt with less than three minutes to play and the Blackhawks’ defense stopped that to gain possession.

West Wilkes took an early 6-0 lead on its first drive of the second quarter, scoring on a 3-yard run by Dallas Rash.

The Bears drove to a first-and-goal at the West Wilkes 8 but the Blackhawks’ defense did not allow a score.

Bunker Hill, in its first season under Patrick Clark as head coach, is on the road Friday at 7:30 p.m. to play its first Northwestern Foothills 2A game against defending conference and state 2AA champion Hibriten.


Bunker Hill has been outscored 232-12 and been shut out three times in five games this season… The Bears have played West Wilkes three times since 1980, falling 16-14 on the road in a state playoff game that year and falling 47-43 last season at West Wilkes … In records dating back to 1980, the Bears have never played another Wilkes County school in varsity football.

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