The Anson Bearcats won their first round in the playoffs against the Southern Guilford Storm in Greensboro on Friday with a score of 30-20.
Despite a rough start, the boys turned the game around after halftime.
In the first quarter, Southern Guilford made a touchdown and PAT, earning 7 points to Anson’s 2 safety points. Both teams made touchdowns and PATs in the second quarter, bringing the score to 14-9 in Southern Guilford’s favor by halftime. J’Maine Harris (#6) scored the team’s first touchdown while Manuel Alonso (#11) made the PAT.
Things began to turn around in the third quarter when Bearcat Jekev Robinson (#25) made a touchdown and Southern Guilford failed to score. Although Anson’s attempted two-point conversion failed, Robinson’s touchdown brought Anson just ahead of Southern Guilford 15-14. While Southern Guilford did make a single touchdown in the final quarter, bringing the score to 20-15, the Bearcats pushed ahead for a definitive win with two touchdowns, a PAT and a two-point conversion. C.J. Bivens (#1) made one touchdown and the team successfully completed a two-point conversion, making the score 23-20, Bearcats. Then, with about 1:27 left in the quarter, Harris made another touchdown and Alonso made a PAT, bringing the score to the winning 30-20.
Coach Luke Hyatt praised the team’s efforts. “It was a big win for us,” he said. “The kids came out and dug ourselves into a little hole, but then they dug ourselves out of it. We got the ball back and made a lot of plays and controlled the football. Defense did a great job, too. J’Maine Harris played great and got in a couple of first downs in the fourt quarter and was a real good leader.”
This game was part of the 3-A tournament in the 2013 North Carolina High School Football Playoffs. The boys will play the next round in the playoffs against Havelock High School this Friday at 7:30 p.m.
|#||Athlete’s name||TD||Kick points||Conversion||Safeties |
|1||C.J. Bivens (Jr.)||1||0||0||6|
|6||J’Maine Harris (Jr.)||2||0||2||14|
|11||Manuel Alonso (Jr.)||0||2||0||2|
|25||Jekev Robinson (Sr.)||1||0||0||6|