High School Sports

Indians fall to 1st Assembly

CONCORD, N.C. -- Football is supposedly a simple game -- block and tackle, run the ball, stop the run.

Failing to stop the run and failing to put together a ground game of its own led to Westminster Catawba's 20-6 loss to First Assembly on Friday night.

The Indians managed only 29 yards on 17 carries rushing while giving up 359 yards on 57 carries to the Eagles.

The Eagles' running game was particularly dominant in the first half. Bo Kinard scored on an 11-yard run to make it 7-0 in the first quarter. Buck Lawrence, who had 133 yards on 22 carries, and Brandon Stegall both scored from 2 yards out to make it 20-0 Eagles at the half.

Westminster Catawba coach Mike Spurlock said he felt his team played a decent game. He also said he felt the defense stepped up in the second half and made good adjustments.

First Assembly 20, Westminster Catawba 6




FA — Bo Kinard 11 run (Travis Sullivan kick)

FA — Buck Lawrence 2 run (kick failed)

FA — Brandon Stegall 2 run (Sullivan kick)

W — Chris Burt 1 pass from Evan Andert (pass failed)



First downs.....11.....20



Passing yards.....110.....6




RUSHING — Westminster Catawba: Evan Andert 5-14, Jason Chevalier 5-13, Brodrique Moore 7-2. First Assembly: Buck Lawrence 22-133, TD; Andrew Burton 15-96; Bo Kinard 8-58, TD; David Brumleve 1-31; Doug Price 5-29; Brandon Stegall 5-17, TD; Tyler Rhyne 1-(-5)

PASSING — Westminster Catawba: Andert 11-24-1, 110, TD. First Assembly: Price 1-1-0, 4; Kinard 1-1-0, 2

RECEIVING — Westminster Catawba: Brad Adams 3-41, Burt 4-28, TD; Hayden Black 2-16, John O’Neal 1-9, Cameron Adkins 1-16. First Assembly: Rhyne 1-4, Daniel Trexler 1-2

RECORDS — Westminster Catawba 3-5, First Assembly 4-5