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Mount Tabor's Qumar Price (14) runs for yardage as Tyson Gallagher of West Forsyth pursues.
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had a shut-out going. But, we always think in terms of
improving from one week to the next. So, we're looking
for the next game [at Reagan on today, Oct. 22] to be the
best we've played."
West Forsyth's offense suffered an early setback when
running back Mack Duke suffered a lower leg injury on
the second play from scrimmage. Duke, one of the team's
leading rushers, never returned.
With Duke out of commission, Kenyar McPhatter,
who usually splits time in the backfield with Duke, got
most of the carries and responded nicely with over 100
rushing yards and one touchdown.
Quarterback Drew Latham took advantage of the
Spartans defense, keying on McPhatter and scored twice
on short runs in the ted zone.
"We've got a stable of running backs, so it was good to
see Kenyar step up the way he did," said Eure. "Drew
really came through for us at quarterback. He kept his
composure and controlled the game."
West Forsyth opened the scoring with a sustained
drive late in the First quarter. McPhatter scored from two
yards out and Christian Kaplan kicked the PAT conver
sion. The Titans led 7-0 at the half.
Mount Tabor (4-3) had two trips inside West Forsyth's
25-yard line in the first half, but came away empty. As
Thursday, October 22
North Forsyth @ Asheboro, 7 p.m.
Glenn @ Northwest Guilford, 7 p.m.
West Forsyth @ Reagan, 6 p.m.
Mount Tabor @ Parkland, 6 p.m.
North Stokes @ Winston-Salem Prep, 7 p.m.
Southwest Guilford @ East Forsyth, 7 p.m.
Reynolds @ North Davidson, 6 p.m.
Carver @ Forbush, 7 p.m.
Mount Airy @ Atkins, 7 p.m.
Monday, October 26
Carver @North Forsyth. 7 p.m.
Mount Tabor @ Reagan, 6 p.m.
things turned out, the night proved to be somewhat of an
offensive nightmare. In addition to not converting scoring
opportunities, the Spartans had two touchdowns called
back in the second half because of penalties.
"Not taking care of the small details really hurt us,"
said Coach Tiesuan Brown of Mount Tabor. "We were
able to move the ball on them in the first half. But we just
couldn't capitalize when we got in scoring position and
that cost us."
The Titans began to pull away in the final minutes of
the third quarter with 65-yard drive which featured runs
by McPhatter and Latham along with a first-down recep
tion by Jamon Brown. Latham scored on a five-yard run
to put his team up by a couple of touchdowns.
On the ensuing kickoff, it initially appeared that
Mount Tabor was back in contention. Matthew Powell
reeled an 81-yard return that would've made it a one-pos
session. Instead, the Spartans were flagged for holding. To
make matters worse, they were penalized for unsports
manlike conduct, which put them deep in their own terri
tory at the 10-yard line.
West Forsyth's defense held Mount Tabor to a three
and-out and forced a short punt. The Titans took over at
Mount Tabor's 32, and five plays later, Latham scored on
a two-yard run.
The Spartans scored their first and only touchdown
with 3:45 left to play in the game. Qumar Price broke at
least three tackles on a 79-yard touchdown run.
"Our defense got a little tired and started missing tack
les [in the second half]," said Brown. "When you face a
team like West Forsyth who has all those offensive
weapons, that's what happens when your defense is on the
field for too many plays."
Photo by Craig T Greenlee
Running back TJ. Boyce is the centerpiece in Carver's bruising rushing attack.
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way," said Winfield. "I'm pleased with our
progress. Everyone has bought into what
we're doing. We rely on playing strong
defense and executing well on special
"Plus, we're going to stick with our
running game and we place heavy empha
sis on not turning the ball over. Our guys
will continue to improve as they gain a
better and deeper understanding of how to
execute our game plan."
Defense is the undeniable calling card
for Carver. Brown-Middleton and Legette
are major components on a stop unit that
has grown immensely since the beginning
of the season. Over their past four games,
the Yellowjackets have two shut-outs and
have limited opponents to 63 points per
Offensively, Carver typically over
powers defenses with its ground attack.
Boyce does most of the damage as a speed
back who can run between the tackles.
Although the Yellowjackets aren't known
as a passing team, they do have the ability
to stretch defenses. Legette has emerged as
an explosive receiver who can go deep, or
tum a short-yardage pass reception into a
Two newcomers have become viable
contributors for the Yellowjackets in
recent weeks. Cornerbacks David Thorns
and D. Dillworth have excelled as depend
able pass defenders who also provide
depth at wide receiver,
Photo by Craig T. Greenlee
Jaelon Maxie (17) is East Forsyth's leading rusher.
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Conference. "We didn't
have to punt much at all
and the passing game was
That's a bit of an under
Bullins threw four touch
down passes and Jordan
Barrett was on the receiv
ing end of three of those
scoring tosses. Barrett fin
ished with four touch
downs, which included a
14-yard run, along with
touchdown receptions of
65,61 and 19 yards.
"Brandon played lights
out," said Horton. "He was
really locked in. I'm very
hard on him because I
know what he's capable of.
Over these past few weeks,
he's beginning to meet the
high expectations I have
Barrett (187 receiving
yards) wasn't the sole
source of offense against
Glenn. AJ. Hall caught a
20-yard pass for a score
and the ground game didn't
Uke back seat, either. Top
rusher Jalen Maxie scored
on a 10-yard run and
broke free at the line of
scrimmage and ran 65
yards for a touchdown. The
Eagles closed with a heavy
flurry by scoring 22 points
in the fourth quarter.
Even though East
Forsyth delivered as
expected at the skill posi
tions, it was the play of the
offensive line that set the
tenor. The Eagles are fairly
young in the trenches, but
they held up well in giving
Bullins ample time to
throw while handling the
Bobcats defensive pres
As a unit, the front line
of AJ. Williams, James
Smith, Danny Fradenburg,
Tristan Look, Van Boozer,
Jesse Ross and Caleb
Howell turned in their best
performances of the sea
son. Of that group. Howell,
Ross and Fradenburg are
"We have some young
players up front and at
times, it's been a struggle
for them," said Horton.
"But they've stayed the
course and now they're
much better at taking care
of their assignments.
Looking back on how we
played against Glenn, I
believe our people on
offense have come to
understand just how good
they can be."
Defensively, the Eagles
cannot be viewed as a sure
fire, lock-down unit based
on their stat line. With
three games left in the reg-j
ular season, they've
allowed 23.6 points per
While it's clear that the
defense is a work in
progress, it does have some
key pieces that will help
East Forsyth coming down
the final stretch of the sea
son. Linebacker Nathan
Dupke, defensive end Alec
Neugent and cornerback
DJ. Hodge are the comer
"The defense did a
fine job, especially in the
first half," said Horton.
"They came up with some
key stops, which gave us
good field position to start