Boiling Springs top Nation Ford
Nation Ford stayed close with Boiling Springs on Friday, but the homestanding Bulldogs pulled away in the third quarter for a 62-27 win.
A key play early in the third quarter turned the game in the Bulldogs’ favor.
Nation Ford, trailing 27-21 at halftime, didn’t pick up a first down on its first drive of the second half. Then the Falcons came up one yard shy on a fake punt run at their 30 yard line. Two plays later, Boiling Springs quarterback Daniel Thompson connected with Jason Hill on a 30-yard touchdown pass for a 34-21 lead.
The Falcons’ next drive stalled at the Bulldogs’ 22-yard line, and Boiling Springs’ Jalene Kennedy sniffed out fake field goal attempt to end the threat. Boiling Springs then drove 78 yards in 12 plays on a touchdown drive to make it 41-21.
The Falcons took the lead early. Following a Bulldog fumble, Nation Ford scored first on a 38-yard pass from quarterback Cole Martin to Josh Shade to make it 7-0.
Boiling Springs then scored on its next two possessions to make it 13-7. But the Falcons answered with a nine-play, 60-yard drive capped by a 14-yard scoring pass from Martin to Hank Tuipulotu to make it 14-13. Davelle Green added a 19-yard run late in the third quarter to give Nation Ford a 21-19 lead.
Martin finished the first half 16-of-22 for 183 yards and two touchdowns.
Blacksburg notches win over Lewisville
Both the Lewisville Lions and the Blacksburg Wildcats offenses were in attack-mode Friday night. But their methods were much different from each other. The Wildcats won the game, 46-36.
The Wildcats ran 58 rushing plays in the game. And not one passing play. They finished with 395 rushing yards. Running back Tyrone Nichols led the way with 111 yards on 16 carries.
Lewisville did its work through the air. Quarterback Trey Keels went 27-48 with 291 yards and four touchdowns. The Lions, who only had 15 running plays, used screen passes and short tosses in place of the ground game, allowing receivers Cody Montgomery and Hunter Davenport to churn up yards along the sideline.