The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


September 24, 2012

Bulls take down the Bears on the road

Monday, September 24, 2012 — The South Stanly Rebel Bulls varsity football squad  made the long trek to Chatham County on Friday for a Yadkin Valley Conference road game against the Chatham Central Bears.

The Bulls spoiled the homecoming night for the Bears and held off a spirited late effort by Chatham in a 41-25 win.

Anthony Smith had a monster night for South Stanly (4-2, 1-1 YVC) as the senior running back carried the ball 13 times for 204 yards and touchdowns. He also returned a fumble for a touchdown as well.

South Head Coach Tasker Fleming talked about Smith’s efforts, saying, “He has stepped up this year. He has a 3.7 GPA and is just looking for the right place to go to college and play football.”

Fleming added that if college scouts would have seen Smith’s efforts against Chatham Central, they would come to the conclusion that he could play at any level of football.

“He was carrying tacklers all night, struggling for every inch. Not once in the game was he brought down by a single tackler; it always took two to bring him down,” Fleming said.

Devante Hamilton also had a strong night for South. He added 115 yards on 20 carries as well.

Fleming also gave credit to all 10 members of the offensive line that played Friday night, along with assistant coach Bob Myers.

Defensively, South forced four first-half turnovers, including intercepting quarterback Chase Fuquay three times, with Div. I college prospect Jordan Starnes returning one pick 30 yards for a touchdown.

Fleming gave the credit to his defensive coordinator, Brad Frodge and assistants James Lilly and Danny Dennis for their work with the defensive squad, which he said gave their “best effort of the year.”

The South head coach also said that the Bulls played a large number of players in the game, saying that the experience that they gained “will help in the long run.”

South Stanly returns home on Friday night to take on East Montgomery (2-4, 1-1), who suffered a 45-13 loss to North Rowan in their last game.

Text Only
  • hunterdavis.jpg Stanly County Baseball Notebook

    In high school baseball games this week, West Stanly faced a non-conference matchup before two critical Rocky River Conferene games, while Albemarle also ventured out of conference play with a home game against West Montgomery.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • tjsmith.jpg North Stanly's T.J. Smith receives offer to play football at Dartmouth

    It was last spring when North Stanly head coach Ralph Jackson was approached by a student who wanted more than anything to become a Divsion. I collegiate football player.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Pfeiffer women's basketball coach resigns

    Pfeiffer head women’s basketball coach Roy Dow resigned his position with the university on Monday, according to school officials.

    April 17, 2014

  • jayandrew.jpg Gray Stone wins golf match at Tillery Tradition; Albemarle's Jay Andrew wins medalist honors

    In a Yadkin Valley Conference West golf matchup on Monday at the Tillery Tradition Golf Club in Mount Gilead, the Gray Stone Knights claimed the team win but it was an Albemarle golfer that claimed the individual title.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • ws1600.jpg West Stanly girls place third at RRC track meet

    The Rocky River Conference championship track meet was held this past Wednesday at Monroe High School.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • aaronroten.jpg South Stanly tennis tops North Stanly

    Monday’s tennis matches marked the end of the regular season for the teams of the Yadkin Valley Conference West.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • hopemoua.jpg Gray Stone girls' soccer earns wins

    The Gray Stone women’s soccer team rebounded from the team’s first loss of the season to Union Academy by winning the next four matches on the schedule, including wins over North Moore 7-0, Chatham Central 10-1 and a 7-0 win over South Stanly on Monday night.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • bomb1 VIDEO: A year after marathon bombing, Boston remains strong

    The City of Boston came together Tuesday to honor those who were injured and lost their lives at the Boston Marathon on the one-year anniversary of the bombing. While the day was sure to be emotional, those affected by last year's race are showing they won't let the tragedy keep them down.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • tylerhuneycutt.jpg Stanly County Baseball Notebook

    In high school baseball games this week, conference play was the focus as the teams of Stanly County faced key conference challenges.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • heidismith.jpg Stanly County Softball Notebook

    In high school softball games this week, West Stanly moved one game closer to clinching the regular-season conference title, while North Stanly faced Queen’s Grant in a doubleheader.

    April 14, 2014 2 Photos

Twitter Updates
Seasonal Content