NORTHWESTERN FOOTHILLS 2A ROUNDUP
Moore sets single-game rushing record in East Burke’s victory
By CHRIS HOBBS
Corey Siemer came up big again for Fred T. Foard High – scoring three touchdowns – as the Tigers gained their first win of the season on Friday night.
Foard won 26-14 at Patton in a Northwestern Foothills 2A opener, and that gave Ryan Gettys the first win of his second tenure as the Tigers’ head coach (31-66 record).
Siemer’s third TD delivered more points after the Foard defense had made stops and got the Tigers’ offense the ball.
Foard took a 19-6 lead on a TD pass from quarterback Will Frye to Daniel Lackey.
Patton’s Bryson Ratliff scored on a 38-yard run.
The Panthers’ early lead of 6-0 came on a TD run by Weston Fleming.
Siemer entered the game with 118 carries for 850 yards and 11 rushing scores.
East Burke 35, West Caldwell 12
Running back Josh Moore ran for 271 yards on 33 carries – setting a single-game rushing record for the Cavs – as East Burke won its league opener on the road.
Moore scored on runs of 1, 32, 22 and 12 yards, helping the Cavs grab their third straight win in the series when playing at West Caldwell.
The East Burke defense held the Warriors (0-5, 0-1) to seven first downs.
Cannon Beaver, who ran eight times for 43 yards, scored both TDs for the Warriors (runs of 12 and 9 yards).
The Cavs have now won four of their last five against West Caldwell and seven times in the last 11 match-ups.
Moore unofficially has 734 yards rushing this season.
Draughn 38, West Iredell 28
The Wildcats (4-2, 2-0) reached four consecutive wins for the first time in school history by beating the Warriors (2-3, 0-1) on the road.
Draughn quarterback Braxton Cox has 18 TD passes this season after getting three to hold off West Iredell.
Cox threw twice for scores to Denver Treadway in the first half. A 74-yard run by Trent Corn and a TD run by Nick Chrisco gave the Wildcats a 28-6 lead.
When Crisco caught a third-quarter TD pass from Cox, it opened Draughn’s lead to 35-14.
West Iredell quarterback Eli Kitchens got the Warriors within one score with scoring throws to Zack Carr and Zay Henderson.
Ryan Kaminske kicked a 24-yard field goal for Draughn.
Cox came into the game with (unofficially) 1,101 passing yards.
Hibriten 28, Bunker Hill 6
Quarterback Daren Perry and kicker Griffin Bryson sparked the Panthers (4-1, 1-0) as they won their league opener in Claremont.
Perry had a 4-yard run to start the scoring and Bryson kicked field goals of 35 and 40 yards as Hibriten took a 13-0 lead by halftime.
The Bears (1-4, 0-1) scored their only TD on a run in the third quarter.
Hibriten beat Bunker Hill for the seventh straight time, which includes a four-game win streak in Claremont.
The Bears came in with a shot at beating Bandys and Hibriten back-to-back (those two played in the third round of the state playoffs in 2018).
The loss dropped Bunker Hill head coach Patrick Clark’s record to 3-13 midway through his second season with the Bears.