LENOIR – Spencer Piercy ran for 124 yards and three touchdowns on just four carries on Friday night, leading South Caldwell High to a 62-13 romp past West Caldwell in Northwestern 3A-4A football.
Piercy opened the game’s scoring with a 31-yard TD run and had scoring runs of 73 and 17 yards as part of the Spartans’ 36-point second quarter as they improved to 2-4 overall and 1-1 in league play with head coach Marc Kirkpatrick’s third career victory.
South Caldwell quarterback Jason Martin completed 5-of-7 passes for 155 yards and one TD and Avery Raynor added 144 passing yards after completing seven of nine attempts, two of them for scores.
Austin Raynor caught six passes for 153 yards – including an 80-yard pass from Martin in the closing seconds of the first half as the Spartans led 50-6 at halftime.
Nate Brown scored on two runs (2 yards and 1) for the Warriors (0-6, 0-2), who have now been outscored 326-19 this season.
South Caldwell had run 27 plays by halftime and gained 436 yards. The Spartans finished with 589 yards.
West Caldwell was within 14-6 after a second-quarter TD run by Brown but Piercy broke a 73-yard run and then a 17-yard run to extend the Spartans’ advantage to 28-6.
Piercy posted his third 100-yard game of the season – he had 205 against East Rutherford and 123 against R-S Central – as South Caldwell won at West Caldwell for the seventh time in 19 games there since 1982. He has 341 yards rushing in the last three games and, unofficially, has 476 on 41 carries this season.
The victory gives the Spartans an opportunity to win back-to-back games for the first time since Kirkpatrick became head coach. South Caldwell’s only win last season (1-11) came against McDowell, which comes to Hudson on Friday for a 7:30 p.m. league game.
West Caldwell, which last went winless in a season in 2012, plays a league game at St. Stephens on Friday at 7:30 p.m.