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Walkertown goes to
penalty kicks against
BY TIMOTHY RAMSEY
When Northwest middle school
walked onto the pitch last Tuesday, they
were seeking their first victory of the year.
out as tney went aown two
goals late in the first half,
that appeared to be out of
reach. They fought back and
tied up the score at two in
the second half but fell to
Walkertown in penalty kicks 3-2.
The two teams started the game just
feeling one another out as the defenses
held the upper hand. As the fust half pro
gressed the Walkertown strikers began
asserting themselves, getting multiple
shots on goal, but were unable to score.
Jose Vallabla changed that when he stole
the ball from the Northwest defenseman
and scored the first goal of the game.
The Falcons attempted to go on the
attack to tie the game up but
missed multiple shots on
goal. Stephen Sanchez of
Walkertown capitalized on
his opportunity to score late
in the first half and put the
Wolfpack up 2-0 going into
Walkeitown head coach Angel Tapia
says he just wants to teach his players how
to play the game correctly. He says he was
pleased with his players but they still have
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Photo by Timothy Runicy
A Northwest player displaying some fancy dribbling as he tries to move the ball
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Surry Central running back Daniel Valenzuela, No. 44 in white, is swarmed by a number of Yellow Jacket defenders.
Carver's JV team came into last Thursday's clash
against Surry Central seeking their first victory of the sea
son. The Yellow Jackets were able to overcome some
early penalties and defeat the Golden Eagles by the score
From the opening kickoff the Yellow Jackets were on
the attack. Jonyvi Fogle returned the kick for a touch
down but it was called back because of an illegal block in
the back. That did not deter the Carver offense from scor
ing on the first play from scrimmage when quarterback
for a 42
pass, putting Carver up 6-0.
Surry Central attempted to respond to the early score
but went three and out on their first possession, forcing
them to punt. Upon receiving the kick, Hudgins returned
the kick for an apparent touchdown but was again called
back because of a penalty. As with their first possession,
the Carver offense negated the penalty by scoring on a
quarterback scramble by McMillan but that too was called
back because of yet another penalty flag.
Fortunately for the Yellow Jackets, their defense held
strong and prevented any momentum from Surry Central.
Early in the second quarter, McMillan scored from 16
yards out on a scramble to extend the lead to 12-0.
The Golden Eagles, who primarily run the ball, were
unable to find any running room against the Yellow Jacket
defense until they drove deep into Carver territory during
the second quarter. They scored their one and only touch
down of the game when they ran off tackle and scored on
a run from 10 yards out, shrinking the lead to 12-8 going
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Carver looks for two in a row against N. Surry
BY TIMOTHY RAMSEY
The Carver Yellow Jackets will face
off against the North Surry Greyhounds
this afternoon. The Yellow Jackets are
seeking back-to-back victories after
defeating Surry Central 30-8. North
Surry is coming off of a bye week. The
Greyhounds want to shake off their last
game, which was a loss against West
Stokes with a victory against Carver.
The Yellow Jackets are coming off
of a decisive victory last week against
Surry Central, which was their first win
of the year. Carver JV head coach
Walter Black says he was most
impressed with the teamwork his guys
1 displayed. He says their offensive con
I cepts are very simple and his guys exe
I ciited very well.
While talking about last week's
game, Black said, "D'Angelo McMillan
played well, and he is the guy most peo
ple will remember, but I love the way
the team contributed to his success.
They did a great job as a team last
Black continued by saying, 'Tm
happy we came away with the win, but
at the same time I feel like we have to
improve defensively. I think defense
usually comes quickly but every week
people will try new things to defeat your
defense. North Surry is going to be very
good, so our defense is going to have to
be very disciplined, and we have to fig- ?
ure out what we are going to take from
them. We can't take away everything,
so we have to figure out what they do
well and try to take that away from
The Greyhounds' last game against
West Stokes was a hard-fought defeat.
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Members of the Carver receiving corps practice their formation in prepara
tion of tonight's game against North Surry.
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