ment with perfection and
ended the season at 10-0.
"It was a championship
game played by two very
good teams," said coach
Jared Eure of West Forsyth.
"They could have just as
easily beat us, just like we
beat them. A lot of people
thought it was over, but our
kids fought to the end."
The situation looked
bleak for visitors early in
the fourth quarter. North
Davidson, up by four
points, got a scintillating
run from Zi Russell
to give his team a
lead. From that
point, the Titans
and the offense
took full advan
K e n y a r
an ODenine around
left end and scored from 13
yards out. Wide receiver
Jamon Brown threw a pass
on a reverse to Kallai
Buyna for the two-point
PAT to close the gap to 31
28 with 4:31 left to play.
Another defensive stand
allowed West Forsyth to
get the ball back with 3:09
showing on the game
"Our defense stepped
up and got three, 3-and
outs in a row," said Eure.
"The offense got the ball
back and we have the
weapons to put the ball in
the end zone. That's how
we won. You play this
game until there are two
zeros (showing) on that
clock. No matter what hap
pens, win or lose, give it all
you've got and play as hard
as you can. If you do that,
then I can deal with the out
A mix of McPhatter
runs and passes from Drew
Latham to Brown set the
stage for the game-winning
63-yard drive. McPhatter
put his team on top for
good with a 21-yard touch
down run with 1:50
North Davidson (7-2)
still had one last opportuni
ty to tie the game or win it
at the end. The Black
Knights drove 50 yards to
the Titans 35-yard line with
33 seconds left. On third
down, quarterback Josh
a pass over the
Davis, who was
tackled after a
as the final gun
to gift-wrapping this game.
The Titans lost two fum
bles on punt returns inside
their own 15-yard line. The
Black Knights scored 10
points of those turnovers to
build a 24-20 working mar
After recovering the
first fumble, North
Davidson edged ahead 21
20 on Sicignano's 4-yard
touchdown pass to Jacob
LaFlesh and Jacob Yonts'
conversion kick. On the
next fumbled punt by the
Titans, North Davidson
took over in the red zone,
but the Titans defense
locked in and the Black
Knights were forced to set
tle for Yonts' 21-yard field
goal with 2:59 remaining in
the third quarter.
"What I'll remember
most is being down 31-20
and seeing the faces on the
sidelines," said Eure.
"They were just deter
mined and they didn't hang
their heads. The kids
fought for each other. The
coaches made the calls, but
it was the kids who execut
ed out there on the field."
The first half featured
two ties and three lead
changes. Latham had a
hand in all of the Titans
opening-half scoring with
three touchdown passes.
West Forsyth got on the
board first on Latham's 31
yard touchdown pass to
Davis Latham. North
Davidson answered on
Russell's 4-yard run to tie
Buyna caught a short
pass from Latham and
turned it into a 63-yard
touchdown reception for
West Forsyth. "Hie Black
Knights tied the game
again when Sicignano con
nected with Themus Fulks
on a 17-yard post pattern
for a touchdown.
The Titans pulled ahead
right before the end of the
half. Drew Latham hooked
up again with Davis
Latham for a score on a 19
yard fade route in the left
corner of the end zone.
West Forsyth led 20-14 at
Photo by Gratg T. Greenlee
Titans linebacker Joseph Wassong (52) grabs Black Knights runner Hunter Morgan (22) at the line of
scrimmage as Mason Berrier (56 in black) and Michael White (76 in white) battle in the trenches.
West Forsyth 50, Walkertown 0
West Forsyth 41, East Forsyth 33
West Forsyth 28, Statesville 20
West Forsyth 43, High Point Central 30
West Forsyth 35, Parkland 8
West Forsyth 44, Davie 25
West Forsyth 21, Mount Tabor 6
West Forsyth 36, Reagan 7
West Forsyth 28, Reynolds 6
West Forsyth 34, North Davidson 31
from page Bl
quarter and added another score when he
caught a 27-yard pass from Davis at the
end of the third quarter.
Issac Sutton scored late in the fourth
quarter on a 30-yard run. In the final sec
onds, Arrington Jones intercepted a pass
and ran it back 97 yards for a touchdown.
Kemersville led 19-0 at halftime.
Mint Hill scored its first touchdown in
the third quarter on Korey Hunter's 5-yard
run. The Mountaineers scored again early
in the fourth when Hunter fired a 29-yard
pass to Bryan Stewart.
"Early in the game, we scored quickly,
and that took Mint Hill out of its power
running game," said coach Dennis Dolesh.
"Another factor was our speed, which was
too much for them to handle. I was very
pleased with how much production we got
from our passing game. Our offensive line
protected well and that was key."
Junior Midgets (12-13): It didn't take
long for the Packers to overwhelm under
manned Mint Hill. Pfafftown was never
pressed and won in a 46-6 blow-out.
"This was a case of our team having
too much size and too much speed," said
coach Gary Warren. "So now. The Show'
is going to Florida. We're going to work
hard these next few weeks so we'll be pre
Four first-half touchdowns was all the
Packers needed to call this game a wrap.
G'Mone Wilson ran back the opening kick
off for an 82-yard touchdown and four
minutes later, Ahmani Marshall bedazzled
the Mountaineers with a 50-yard touch
down run. By intermission, the game
belonged to the Packers, who bolted to a
Marshall and Jeremiahy Jackson fin
ished the night with two touchdown runs
apiece and Micah Crowell picked off a
pass and ran it back 55 yards for a score
early in the third quarter.
"This is the best group I've ever
coached, and that's not only from a talent
aspect," said Warren. "Grades, parental
supports, attitude - they're the best in
every way you can think of. Some have
joined us from different organizations.
Many were the top players on the teams
they came from, and they have sacrificed
playing time and made the commitment it
takes to compete at the highest possible
Mighty Mites (9-and-Under): South
Fork put the Gstop Sabres on lock-down
from start to finish in a 19-0 win. For the
defense, spearheaded by Khadlje (KJ)
Johnson, it was the ninth consecutive shut
Johnson found an opening up the mid
dle and ran 30 yards for South Fork's first
touchdown. Gavin Hardy followed up with
a 45-yard scoring run. Quesean Brown,
whose nickname is "Mr. U-P-S," added the
finishing touches when he darted past
defenders for a 62-yard touchdown.
"The key for us (on defense) was to
contain the outside and bring pressure
from the interior," said coach Javon
Manley, whose team is 9-0. "As a unit, our
defense played so well that I really can't
single out any one player over the others."
Tiny Mites (7-and-Under): The Tiny
Indians made a second-half comeback to
earn a 12-6 victory over the Gtop Sabres.
Trailing by a touchdown late in the third
quarter, Jordan Tate scored on a 25-yard
run off a quarterback bootleg to tie the
On the Sabres next offensive posses
sion, Therin Thacker of the Indians recov
ered a fumble deep in Gtop's territory. A
few plays later, Kolby Spainhour scored
the game-winning touchdown on a 5-yard
"Our defense had its best game of the
season," said coach Leonard Green. "The
Sabres had that long touchdown run (50
yards). But after that, everything they ran
went for negative yardage. No doubt, that
fumble was the game-changer."
Junior Pee Wees (10-11): The Panthers
defense delivered when it mattered most in
a 14-7 win over the Gtop Sabres. With his
team clinging to an 8-7 lead with 6:26 to
go in the game, Nasir Graham stripped a
Sabres runner of the ball in the end zone
and Jahnaul Ritzie-Pouncey recovered for
the game-winning score.
Gtop put together a frantic scoring
drive in the waning seconds. On the final
play of the game, Panthers cornerback
Charles Miller made an open-field tackle
on a Sabres receiver at the 5-yard line to
prevent Gtop from potentially tieing the
Tremaine Pate put South Fork (9-0) on
top when he scored on a 25-yard touch
down run in the first quarter. The Panthers
gave up their first touchdown of the season
in the state title game. A year ago, South
Fork finished third at the AYF nationals.
"All season long we've stood on our
defense which has bailed us out," said
coach Steve Keaton. "This team showed
heart. They could have laid down after the
Sabres scored on that long touchdown mn,
but they didn't." 1
Although this wasn't a high-scoring
contest, quarterback Kamron Hill's accu
rate passing helped his team establish
enough offensive balance to keep the
Sabres defense from focusing on stopping
the run. On defense, Will Mensh was a
key contributor at cornerback.
Cadets (9-10): James Galloway scored
twice in the first half, but it wasn't enough
to keep the Panthers from suffering a 25
12 loss to the Beatties Ford Saints.
The game was tied 12-12 at the half
and stayed that way until late in the third
quarter when the Saints scored on a short
run. They added a final score in the fourth
quarter to seal the victory.
On two occasions, Galloway took a
hand-off on a reverse and outmaneuvered
the defense on touchdown runs of 30 and
"Turnovers killed us today," said first
year head coach Jamal Hill, whose team
finished the season at 8-1. "They capital
ized off our mistakes. But our kids contin
ued to fight until the very end. You can't
ask for more than that."
Photo by Craig T. Greenlee
Packers linebacker Michael Lownes (4) applies pressure on Mint Hill quarter
back Jalen Hinton during the Junior Midgets contest.
Photo* by Craig T Greenlee
Coach Issac Pitts gives
from the Pharaohs
from page 61
Emmanuel Nzekwesi finished with 10
points and was the only Moravian player
to score in double figures.
Corprew, who has verbally committed
to Arkansas-Little Rock, took the game
over in the third quarter with an 11-point
outburst. One sequence involving Corprew
from the night stands out. From the top of
the key, he sliced through defenders, ele
vated in traffic, and hit a floater while
making contact with a would-be shot
blocker. At the end of the play, he shouted,
"I felt that I had an excellent game in
the second half," said Corprew. "Other
than that, I'm trying to get to the basket and
get the ball to the shooters, so that every
body gets involved (in the offense). We're
still getting to know each other. I believe
we're going to have a very good team this
right, scored a game
high 26 points in QEA 's
season opener last week.