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A bad week for most local football teams

Sep 19, 2019 11:22AM

The Red Raiders burst onto the field against Forestview. Photos by Calvin Craig/Superraiders

By John Wilson

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It really was not a good week for many area football teams. The South Point Red Raiders, East Gaston Warriors and Stuart Cramer Storm all lost in non-conference games.

Lincolnton 14

East Gaston 3

The East Gaston Warriors continue to look for their first win of the season after losing to Lincolnton 14-3.

Lincolnton had a clear advantage in offensive performance. The Wolves generated 292 yards of offense while East Gaston managed 170 yards.

Carter Beck scored the Warriors only points of the game when he nailed a 35-yard field goal just before half-time.

Offensively, KJ Dagout had 54 yards off of 18 carries and Abel Alvarez had two catches for 48 yards.

This week the 0-3 Warriors will host the East Lincoln Mustangs.

Mountain Heritage 38

Stuart Cramer 0

After crushing the East Gaston Warriors 34-0, Stuart Cramer hit a brick wall this week.

Burnsville’s Mountain Heritage Cougars made the most of their long bus ride to Gaston County by steamrolling the Storm 38-0.

The normally reliable Cramer defense was unable to stop the Cougar ground game. Mountain Heritage backs ground out 345 yards of rushing offense.

Despite the fact that his team was having a tough night, Arias Nash had a good game. Nash chalked up 10 tackles, eight of which were solo stops. 

Mountain Heritage also did a good job keeping the Storm offense in check. Cramer only managed a meager 79 yards of total offense.

After the loss, Cramer fell to 2-2.

Forestview 41

South Point 21

So far it’s been a tough season for the South Point Red Raiders.

The Raiders fall to 1-3 after losing to the Forestview Jaguars 41-21. South Point last loss to the Jags in 2014. 

Simply put, Forestview out-produced the Red Raiders on both sides of the ball.

Forestview had 390 yards of total offense compared to South Point’s 297.

South Point’s offense just couldn’t get going and the defense just could not stop the Jags.

South Point’s Javus Davis ran for 45 yards and two touchdowns, while on the defensive side Devon King had 12 tackles.

This week the Red Raiders will host Cramer.

While this game is a non-conference matchup it comes at a time where both teams need a win to get back on track.

Look for teams to work hard to get that win.