NORTHWESTERN FOOTHILLS 2A
Draughn rolls over Patton, runs win streak to 5 games
Matt Garcia’s 22-yard field goal – the first in nine games for the Bears dating back to last season – was a game-winner on Friday night in a 16-14 victory over Fred T. Foard on the road.
Garcia’s kick ended a drive in the final four minutes for the Bears (2-4, 1-1), who snapped a three-game losing streak in their series with the Tigers (1-6, 1-2).
The Bears drove more than 80 yards to set up the kick, which came after a penalty.
There was only one score in the opening half of Foard’s homecoming game, a short run by Bunker Hill’s Kaden Robinson early in the second quarter.
Running back Corey Siemer of Foard helped the Tigers tie at 7 with a 27-yard scoring run that capped a drive of 80 yards.
With about seven minutes to play, Bunker Hill scored on a 69-yard pass from quarterback Carson Elder to Chadz Stevenson but the Bears did not convert the PAT.
Siemer broke a run of nearly 70 yards on a fourth down play to help Foard lead 14-13 with about 4 ½ minutes to play.
Bunker Hill won for only the seventh time in 20 games played at Foard since 1980 and picked up its first win in Tigers Stadium since 2012.
The victory was the fourth in 17 games for Patrick Clark as head coach of the Bears.
Draughn 44, Patton 6
The Wildcats (5-2, 3-0) won their fifth straight game, rolling past Patton (1-5, 0-2) at home to stay atop the Northwestern Foothills 2A standings.
Braxton Cox threw for three touchdowns, Trent Corn ran for three for three scores as Draughn scored on six straight possessions to take a big lead.
Cox threw for 302 yards, upping his unofficial season total to 1,508. He hit Denver Treadway three times for 91 yards and Nick Chrisco twice for 88 yards and Khe-Nai Banks four times for 113 yards and two scores.
Corn had scoring runs of 3, 11 and 3 yards and finished with 63 yards rushing.
Patton played with two backfield players due to injury and Ethan Pons filled in and ran for 34 yards.
West Iredell 43, East Burke 20
The Warriors (3-3, 1-1) never trailed in Icard en route to their third straight win over the Cavs (2-4, 1-1).
East Burke got within nine points midway through the third period but did not score again.
Cavs quarterback Seth Pruitt and running back Brett Childers left the game with injuries.
Moore had a 57-yard pass reception for a TD for East Burke and a 9-yard TD run to keep the Cavs close.
Hibriten 52, West Caldwell 0
The Panthers (5-12, 2-0) won their 17th straight game over the host Warriors (0-6, 0-2) and won at West Caldwell for the ninth consecutive time.
Quarterback Daren Perry had two scoring runs – of 18 and 12 yards – and Noah Isbell scored two (6 and 53 yards) as Hibriten continued to overwhelm the Warriors.
In their last three games, Hibriten has outscored West Caldwell 155-0.
The Panthers led 7-0 after one quarter and had 21 points in the second quarter and in the third quarter to lead 49-0.
Nordre Battle, Trey Piercy and Ethan Watson each had one rushing TD for Hibriten.
Griffin Bryson had the final points for the Panthers on a 30-yard field goal.
At 0-6, West Caldwell is still chasing the first victory of Mike Biggerstaff’s return as head coach. His teams won 75 games in his first tenure at West Caldwell, and he is 75-32 in eight-plus seasons with the Warriors.