The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

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August 25, 2013

North Stanly opens football season with win at Central Academy


Sunday, August 25, 2013 —

On a fourth and 1, the Comet quarterback threw a “jump ball” pass in senior wideout Kasey Caulder's direction. Caulder and the Cougars’ defender both reached for the football. From there, Caulder pulled it down and ran to the end zone for a 37 yard touchdown. Williams two-point conversion made the score 14-0 with 2:14 in the game.

On the ensuing kickoff,  Cougars kick returner Sergio Gomez would return it for 79 yards to the Comets 12 yard line. But once again, the Comets' defense held Central to another three and out to ensure they would leave the Bickett with the shutout victory over Central Academy by the count of 14-0. As Coach Jackson shared his final thought on tonight's game, "My guys played hard for four quarters and they play as a unit."

North Stanly will be at home next week to face the Randleman Tigers from 2A Piedmont Athletic Conference. Kickoff is set for 7:30 at R.N. Jeffery Stadium.

NS    0    0    0    14    14

CA    0    0    0    0    0

NS – Lacey Riggins 17 run (2-pt. conv. failed), 11:06, 4th

NS – Kasey Caulder 37 pass from Meleek Thomas (Williams run), 2:14, 4th.

Team Stats

    NS    CA

1st Downs    11    5

Rushing    40-218    26-138

Passing    73    16    

C-A-I    6-16-0    2-10-0

Punts    6-37.5    6-42.0

Penalties    13-67    6-55

Fum.-Lst.    3-1    2-1    

TOP    27:30    17:45

Individual Statistics

Rushing: NS  – Williams 28-189; Riggins 7-42, TD; M. Thomas 4-(-13); Moore 1-0. CA – Gomez 13-36; Morrison 8-70, Anderson 1-0; Heda 6-32.

Passing: NS – M. Thomas 5-15, 75 yds, 1 TD. CA – Heda 2-10-0, 16 yds.

Receiving: NS – Caulder 2-43,TD; Blalock 2-23; Almond 1-9; Crisco 1- (-2). CA – Hamilton 1-13; Davis 1-3.


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