Fans could have headed home at halftime of Friday night’s football game between Alexander Central and Wilkes Central and not missed much. The Cougars downed the Eagles 28-6 which was the score at half.
For the second straight week, Alexander Central took the opening kick and marched to the end zone. The Cougars went 61 yards in 6 plays capped by Tevin Clark’s 6 yard run. The PAT failed giving the Blue and Gold a 6-0 lead in Moravian Falls.
Clark would score again before the end of the opening period, this time from 4 yards capping a 9 play drive that covered 74 yards. The PAT was successful as Steven Montgomery ran it in to make it 14-0.
Wilkes Central would score what turned out to be their only points of the game early in the second period when JoRaye Morrison streaked 41 yards to pay dirt. The PAT failed but the Eagles were in it at 14-6. The drive for the Eagles was penalty marred as they at one point faced a second down and 32 yards to go. The Cougars would help out the Eagle cause with some penalties of their own including a personal foul that gave Wilkes Central another set of downs.
Quarterback Gunnar Anderson would score twice before half on runs of 9 and 2 yards leaving the score at the break 28-6 in favor of the visitors from Taylorsville.
The second half was a back and forth, penalty strewn, affair that netted no points. Anderson had a big night through the air going 8-11 for 187 yards. Kendall Flowers caught three passes covering 116 yards. Tevin Clark led the Cougars on the ground for the second straight week picking up 87 yards on 18 carries. Senior Bryson Godfrey was held in check by Wilkes Central as the speedster managed just 40 yards on 8 carries. Godfrey had 3 catches for 72 yards, he played just one series in the second half after suffering what is being called a “minor ankle injury.” Tray Lackey and Lyndon Strickland both collected 7 tackles to lead the defense.
For the second straight week, coach Butch Carter’s team was flagged for over 100 yards in penalties.
The 2-0 Cougars will remain on the road next Friday as they head to Olin for a battle with former conference foe, North Iredell. The Raiders were defeated Friday by Forbush 37-13. North Iredell will enter the game with a losing streak of 16 dating back to 2015.