Prep Football: East shuts out South Davidson
The success of last season carried over into the opener on Friday for East Davidson, as they completely shut down the visiting Wildcats of South Davidson, 34-0.
Even with a lot of personnel shifting over into new positions, the Golden Eagles were dominant and able to do pretty much what they wanted. Nick Bolen rushed for 83 yards and a pair of scores on just four carries, while Skylar Shewcow contributed 51 rushing yards. Quarterback McKagan Barrett had only 53 yards passing, but made them count with three touchdown tosses – one each to Chris Coble, Gage Love and Shewcow. The Eagle defense held SDHS to 89 total yards.
East scored on their very first offensive possession of the year, as Barrett found Coble on a 17 yard connection for six. The PAT from Ryan McIntire had the Eagles ahead 7-0 five minutes in.
After a second three-and-out by the defense, Love returned a punt 40 yards, helping set up a Nick Bolen score from 16 yards out. Just before the conclusion of the first quarter, Bolen found the end zone again with a 15-yard sprint.
Love sent the Golden Eagles into the half with a 27-0 lead after a 10-yard reception from Barrett.
Shewcow capped the scoring early in the third quarter as Barrett found him for a 9-yard pitch and catch TD.
Head coach Vance Hanner was pleased with the effort, but saw plenty of room for improvement.
“We could execute better,” he said. “I thought our backs ran very hard. I was not pleased with my offensive line and their execution. They know what to do and are capable of doing it. It was just an execution thing. We had five penalties on offense and I would like to clean those up.
With South not having a junior varsity, East was able to get a lot of players some action second half. Even with the easy win, Hanner felt the Wildcats did some good things and have improved.
“Physically you can just see a difference in those kids,” he said. “They did some things that hurt us a little bit, so we need to get to work this week because we have a tough game coming up.”
Ledford wipes out West Davidson
Marching into Glosson Stadium Friday evening, Ledford was in control from the start, rocking West Davidson 47-0. The outcome had long been decided at halftime as the Panthers were up 40-0.
Star running back Dalton Harris found the end zone three times while accumulating 115 yards on the ground. Quarterback Koby Younger threw for another two touchdowns. Ledford's defense was all over the Green Dragon rushing attack, holding them to minus-21 yards.